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Advice to Ahl al-Sunnah In Yemen Who are Being Fought by the Hūthiyūn

Al-ʿAllāmah Ṣālīḥ ibn al-Fawzān

An explanation on the affliction that was upon Ahl al-Sunnah in Yemen at the time, why it occurred, and what was necessary upon the Muslims there at that time.

[Q]: What is your advice to our brothers from Ahl al-Sunnah in Yemen who are being fought by the Hūthiyūn (Rāfiḍah Shīʿah)?

[A]: Upon them is to depend upon Allāh and to supplicate to Him abundantly. They should defend themselves and their wealth according to their ability. What has afflicted them is as a result of their differing among themselves. If only they united under one banner nobody would have been able to interfere in their affairs. However, when they split, and each one wanted what he desired, it occurred [upon] them what you see. Yes, I advise them to have patience and to carry out that which is required, and from that is to come together and not be divided:

وَلاَ تَنَازَعُواْ فَتَفْشَلُواْ وَتَذْهَبَ رِيحُكُمْ وَاصْبِرُواْ

Do not dispute (with one another) lest you lose courage and your strength departs, and be patient.
[Sūrah al-Anfāl: 46]

وَلاَ تَكُونُواْ كَالَّذِينَ تَفَرَّقُواْ وَاخْتَلَفُواْ

And be not as those who divided and differed among themselves.
[Sūrah Āl ʿImrān: 105]

So upon them is to unite. This partisanship and differing causes harm to the Muslims. Upon them is to unite as one group upon the Qurʾān and the Sunnah and they should be together against other than them.

Published: August 22, 2023
Edited: August 22, 2023

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