Seven Killed in Yemen: Worst Since Truce

Posted in Reminders on May 1, 2010 by fearthedunya

By Mohammed Ghobari

Thursday, April 29, 2010; 9:12 AM

SANAA (Reuters) – A gunfight between Yemeni Shi’ite rebels and pro-government fighters killed seven people in the deadliest clash since a February truce calmed a northern war, officials said Thursday.

The clash broke out after dozens of armed rebels descended on a village — said to be a pro-government stronghold — for a rally in support of families of rebels killed in the war that raged on and off since 2004, a local official said.

The tribal fighters, who fought alongside the state in the war, tried to stop the rebel rally, and a melee erupted.

“The Houthis wanted to hold a rally in Damaj but the locals prevented them. They engaged in a quarrel, which escalated to an armed clash in which three tribesmen and four Houthis were killed,” a local official said, referring to the rebels by the clan name of their leader, Abdel Malek al-Houthi. Continue reading


Yemeni President: War is Over

Posted in dammaaj on March 22, 2010 by fearthedunya

Friday, March 19, 2010; 8:41 AM

DUBAI (Reuters) – Yemen’s war with northern Shi’ite rebels has ended, the country’s president said in a television interview according to a tape received by Reuters.

“We can say the war is over; not stopped or in a truce,” Ali Abdullah Saleh told Al-Arabiya in an interview to be aired on Friday.

Sanaa, struggling to stabilize the country, has come under international pressure to end the northern war and focus on fighting al Qaeda, whose Yemen-based arm claimed responsibility for a failed attack on a U.S.-bound plane in December. Continue reading

Timeline of Events in Dammaj

Posted in dammaaj, Hijrah on March 22, 2010 by fearthedunya

Taken from

Note: This article was published Friday, 01 January 2010

As was mentioned earlier, Shaykh Yahyaa al Haajooree – may Allaah preserve him – advised his students to observe patience and that he preferred to preserve the Da’wah and the lessons being taught there rather than get involved in a battle. He clarified that their stance was that they will not betray a treaty with the Rafidah (Shee’ah), but it is they who are the oppressors and they will not stand by while being attacked.

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Q&A – Eid Al-Fitr

Posted in Islamic Rulings, Reminders on September 18, 2009 by fearthedunya
Fataawa Series from the Scholars in Yemen – 6 : Eid al-Fitr

By the Muhaddith , Sincere Advisor and Successor to Shaykh Muqbil (may Allah have mercy on him) in Dammaj
Abu Abdur Rahman Yahya ibn Ali Al-Hajoree (May Allah preserve him)


1. Question: What is the verdict for Ghusl on Eid day ?

Answer :  There isn’t anything authentic narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) made Ghusl on Eid day. However there is no harm if a person does it for cleanliness. It has been reported that Ibn Umar (may Allah be pleased with him) made Ghusl on this day.

2. Question : Are there two Khutub on the Eid or only one ?

Answer : There is only one Khutub for the Eid for the men. This is what the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) did. If the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) did two, it would have reached us through authentic narrators. There isn’t anything authentic which states he made two khutub on the Eid. It has been mentioned in Saheeh Muslim that he (peace and blessings be upon him) performed one khutbah.

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Fierce Battles Waged in Yemen

Posted in Reminders on September 5, 2009 by fearthedunya

Calling oneself Salafee = self-tazkiyah?

Posted in Reminders on February 14, 2009 by fearthedunya

Debate b/w Ibn AlQayyim & Jewish Scholar

Posted in Reminders on February 14, 2009 by fearthedunya

Once in Egypt, I had a debate with a man who is considered by the Jews to be the most renowned in knowledge and leadership. During the course of speech I said to him:

[Ibn Qayyim] «In disbelieving Muhammad (peace be upon him) you have discredited God in the most affronting way.»

[the Jewish scholar] «A man like you says that!?»

[Ibn Qayyim] «Listen to what I have to say. If you say that Muhammad is a tyrannical king who oppressed the people by the sword, who is not a messenger sent by God, who spent twenty three years assuming that he is the Messenger of God, sent out by God, to all the people of the world saying that God bid avail. And then, he says that God made it lawful for him to take into captivity the off-springs and the women of those disbelieve him and raise enmity against him, to pillage… their monies and possessions as booties of war, kill their men, and yet all but to no avail. And that he keenly endeavoured to change the religion of the prophets, evoke hostility and in their people, and abrogate their laws -; if this was the case, then it implies that either God, Most Sublime, was aware of it, seeing it happening and knowing it, or it escaped Him and He did not know about it.

If you say He did not know about it, then you would have attributed to Him the most disgraceful degree of ignorance: for it means that a mortal who knew about it is more knowledgeable than He!

If you say that all of these happenings took place with His complete knowledge, it implies that either He was able and capable to have changed the course of events and prevented them, or He is not.

If you say He is incapable, then you would have attributed to Him the most infamous degree of decreptitude which is contradictory to godhood.

If he is capable but in spite of that He kept providing them with strength, victory, support, and elevation, advancing his word, answering his please, empowering him over his foes, showing through him what exceeds a thousand of miracles and virtuous wonders (Karamat), making him surmount he whoever reaches him with bad intentions, and answering every single plea he requested before Him; then your assumption is one of the gravest sorts of inequities and insolence that does not befit any of the prudent men: how about befitting the Lord of Heavens and the Earth Who bore witness to him by making him steadfast in his message, steadfast in what he says, and supporting him all the way through?!.» And you call this “false testimony” and “deception”!?

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