Information About Yemen

Ethnic minorities, land, and religions

Republic of Yemen is a relatively a new state. Despite its ancient roots as the crossroads of Africa, the Middle East and Asia, Yemen became a settlement of a mixed ethnic minorities of Indians, Africans, Somalis, Bani Israeli’s (Israelites not the new term Yemenites), Arabs, and Egyptians. Republic of Yemen was created after the communist South Yemen and traditional North Yemen merged in 1990, following years of hardship of economic struggle.

Today in Yemen theres is now mostly; Yemenis, Bani Israeli’s, Indians, Somalis and Afro-arabs. Though, there is only a hand full of Bani Israeli’s (Israelites) now left, due to the Yahood Israelis kidnapping or manipulating them to settle in the new state of Israel! (Israel is the new city name that was created after May 14th 1948. Before this date, the city/state of Israel was called Eretz Yisrael). Most of the Bani Israeli’s in Yemen follow the Torah and small references of Moses scripts written in animal parchments or paper, unlike the Khazars or Zionists in state of Israel that follow the Talmud (The Yahood that read the Talmud that disgraces Jesus/Isa ibn Maryam) and the (new short version) of the Torah. But some wise Bani Israeli’s are still living in Yemen knowing that the word “Jew” only came in to existence from the year 1775 and that the Israelis living in the state of Isreal now are mostly Europeans that are tagged “Jews” that follow the Yahood culture. “Bani Israel” and “Yahood” are both written in the Quran. To understand; Yahood (یهود) as it is used in the Qur’an refers specifically to the Jews during the time of the prophet, whereas Bani Israel’s  (بنی اسرائیل ) refers to all descendants of Israel. All Yahood ( یهود) are Bani Israel’s ( بنی اسرائیل) but not all Bani Israel’s  (بنی اسرائیل ) are Yahood ( یهود). The Yahood now label the Bani Israel’s as Yemenites not Israelites for thier own political agenda.

In other religious grounds Yemen is more of an Islamic society. Nearly all Yemenis are Muslims, with approximately 56% are Sunni Muslims, the majority belonging to the “Shafi’i school of thought” and approximately 44% Shia Muslims, the majority belonging to the “Zaydi school of thought”. Zaidiyyah or Zaidism (as of 2014) constitutes roughly 0.5% of the world’s Muslim population. Meaning mostly all of them are living in Yemen. Zaidis are named after Zayd ibn Ali, the grandson of Husayn ibn Ali who they recognize as the 5th imam. Their main priority when debating about Islam is the fifth imam (Zayd ibn Ali) and not recognizing Muhammad ibn Ali as the fifth imam like in most Shia Islamic sect. This is how Zaidiyyah or Zaidism sect emerged in the 8th century out of Shi’a Islam. But Zaydis though still believe that Ali ibn Abi Talib should have been the successor after prophet Muhammad like all Shia Islamic sects.

The Sunni branch of Islam does not have imams in the same sense as the Shi’a believe. Even though Shai’s look at Abu Bukhari and Umar Ibn al-Khattab as wrongly chosen imams while Sunnis recognizing them as Caliph’s.  A Caliph is an elected leader by a majority Muslims. Sunni Islam beliefs and practices are from the Quran with a use of small amounts of hadiths as references. Shia’s mostly debate about the successor of prophet Muhammad and all the Hadiths. This is what makes Sunni Muslims different to Shia Muslims and Zaydi Muslims.

There is approximately 3,000 Christians in Yemen that mostly follow the old Bible in Latin due to the Roman’s confiscating segments of the Gospel (Injeel) that was first written in Aramaic. Now the Yemeni Christians read the Bible/Vulgate in Latin through the old power of the Roman Republic, which became the dominant language, initially in Italy and subsequently throughout the Roman Empire. This is the difference between Yemeni Christians, new era European Christians or Anglicans ‘s and the Catholics. The Catholic’s now follow some (little) of Jesus teachings, but the Catholic cult only came popular in the late 1400’s to 1503. Before, Catholicism was kind of a secret cult or society as the Roman empire banned Christianity and then created Katholikos (the word Catholic in Greek) cult which means universal. Today in Yemen mostly all Christians do not wear the golden/wooden cross around their necks and go to their local churches that are covered with gargoyles, and start the day by drinking red wine thinking its Jesus’s blood and eating a waffer or a piece of bread thinking it has something to do with Jesus’s body. This is why the Yemeni Christians are totally different compared to other new era Christian/Catholic sects.

Family Culture In Yemen

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Arthur: Mr Saeed Q Salih