Monday, June 28, 2010
Or, for a detailed collection of narrations about salaat and wudhu, compiled by a Zaidi scholar, go to www.zaydiyyah.wordpress.com
This is our sister blog where we present English translations of Zaidi books.
Friday, June 25, 2010
In this regard, there is agreement between the Zaidis and the 12 Imamers, according to the following quote from their book "Tathkira bi Usool al Fiqh":
“And the intellects permit that the Book may be abrogated by the Book, and the Sunna by the Sunna, and the Sunna by the Book, however the tradition has brought that Allah ta`ala does not abrogate His speech by (anything) other than His speech with His saying "What we abrogate of a verse or cause to be forgotten We bring a better than it or its like". (2:106) So we know that the Book is not abrogated by the Sunna, and we permit what is other than that of what we have mentioned.”
Thursday, June 24, 2010
"Muslims are not brothers when they accuse each other and kill each other."
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Here is a link about the Hashemite leader of Jordan, i.e. a descendant of Hassan bin Ali, and a promoter of peace. His wife Rania is an inspiration to all women. Their Hashemite parliamentary monarchy is an example of what Hashemite leaders can achieve. May Allah continue to bless their
You can learn more about Queen Rania's initiatives at this site:
Read about the
See page 24 about the leadership of King Muhammad VI.
I'm not saying that these leaders are Zaidi, my point it that these countries with Hashemite leaders are peaceful stable countries, which compare favourably with other Muslim countries controlled by non Hashemites.
Monday, June 21, 2010
Saturday, June 19, 2010
The following article would suggest that the widespread use of the burqa in Yemen these days is a salafi inspired phenonomen (perhaps encouraged by the ikhwanis as well?). ....
The niqab, with its unrelenting blackness broken only by a narrow slit for the eyes, has become a symbol for the lack of women’s rights in the Islamic world, and in
“I am a Muslim. I pray, I fast, I follow what is in the Koran,” said Ramzia Aleryani, head of the Yemeni Women’s Union in
Aleryani arms herself and her visitors with photocopied packets of Koranic passages and the prophet Muhammad’s sayings defending women’s rights. She says the niqab was imported to
Thirty years ago, many Yemeni women wore traditional dresses or Western attire, and shared meals with men. The current vice governor of the southern port city of
To accept the niqab, Aleryani said, would be to accept many more often intolerant and regressive edicts.
“We are at war with the Salafists,” she said, unblinkingly. “It us versus them.”
Salafists and conservative political groups in
“Our women are cared for, respected and protected according to the Koran,” said Sheik Ali Werafi, a Salafist and a conservative member of parliament. “We cover them up to protect them. They have everything they need. The world comes to them. We do not need Western ideas imposed on our culture.”
(excerpt from “The Bridal Shower”, by Haley Sweetland Edwards, in the L.A. Times)
To read more on the burqa and hijab in Zaidism, see the July post "Zaidism and Women's Liberation"
The Zaidis in the Sa’ada region of
- The Yemeni government:
Although Yemeni President Abdullah Saleh’s family are originally Zaidi, he feels threatened by the Zaidis in Sa’ada region because they regard his government as illegitimate, as he is not a Hashemite. He knows that half of
Al Qaeda fighters who’ve been kicked out of other countries including
- The Salafis of
Salafis who returned from
- The Ikhwanis:
Sheikh Zindanee is a very influential sheikh in
- The Saudi government:
There was a time when the Saudis supported the Hashemite Zaidi royal family against the Egyptian backed republicans (in the 1960’s) but then they switched sides, and as a result the Zaidi Imam (Muhammad Badr) was forced to flee to the
It is difficult to get the full story because journalists are not allowed in. See Jane Novak's web- site "Armies of Liberation" for the latest developments on Sa'ada.
One Zaidi summed up their position two years in these words:
"President Saleh has been trying to implant by force the Wahhabi school of thought in Zaidi areas.... We are fighting a defensive war against a dictatorship, not republicanism. We also demand substantial autonomy in the governorate." (from Jane Novak's site in 2008)
To read "A Quick Introduction to Zaidiya" (Zaidiya is the Arabic word for Zaidism) written by a Zaidi, click on the following link: