It makes us wonder if Yemen would return to the era of the imamate
and announce the end of the republic?
Abdul-Malek was the most dedicated of the late Hussein al-Houthi's cause of reviving the Zaidi Imamate
Usually the form of governance introduced in Iran by Khomeini--wilayat al-faqih--is considered a culmination of the evolution of Shi'a political thought in Islamic studies textbooks, but it appears that despite its effectiveness, this form of governance is a deviation from the most prominent views and theories, as it is based on an esoteric approach to the Imamate
In the world of religious competition that murky politicians abscond, Zayidi laws are not that much more different from Sunni rulings, although Shiites in general and Zayidis in particular believe in the Imamate
as a cornerstone of religion.
Yemeni Hashemites, heir to a powerul Imamate
that once ruled over northern Yemen, make up roughly twelve percent of the population.
He went on to say "during its three-century reign, the Imamate
ruling's achievements were poverty, ignorance and disease", adding that just two foreign doctors were serving in Sana'a 51 years ago.
Tehran still clings to its right to acquire nuclear weapons not because it wants to strike Israel, but only to impose a (de facto) Shi'ite imamate
, he added.
He focuses on the British Aden Protectorate, which carved a series of "native states" out of Yemen's southern territory based on the princely India model; and the Zaydi-Shi'ite Imamate
of the Hamid Al Din family, which established a hybrid state in the north that combined elements of the Ottoman state model with Sunni reformist ideology.
Iran's theocracy is being projected as a trans-national imamate
of the Safawi order.
Before it became a republic in the 1960s, North Yemen used to be a monarchy and, in religious terms, a Zaidi imamate
2600 officials from sectors of guidance, preaching, counseling, rhetoric, imamate
of prayer observers and teaching of Holy Quran are participating in the forum, which is to continue till March 19th.
Where Khusraw himself stood in relation to these predecessors is a question De Smet cannot answer, but his contribution well illustrates what he calls the great subtlety and high technical level of an arcane philosophical debate that nevertheless bore on the proofs required for the grandiose claims on behalf of the Fatimid Imamate
to be the lynchpin of the divine order.
Valeri is highly critical of the imamate
as the embodiment of "traditional democracy" (pp.
The government says the rebels want to revive the imamate
rule in Yemen, and accuse Iranian sides of financing Yemeni rebel operations--a claim both the Houthis and Tehran deny.
The Yemeni government accuses the Houthis of seeking to restore an imamate
overthrown in a 1962 coup that sparked eight years of civil war.