The faction known as the Zaidis
chose Ali's son Zaid as the fifth Imam.
Fighting between the Zaidis
and Yemeni forces following the 2004 rebellion killed thousands of people before a ceasefire was reached in February 2010.
first poetry book, Zangeerein/Roshni, (chains /light) was published in Allahabad, India in 1949 under the pseudonym Tegh Allahabadi (Sword of Allahabad), when he was just nineteen.
According to details of Ms Zaidis
case, a candidate Najma Ahmad had challenged Zaidis
election for a seat reserved for women, alleging that Zaidi
was not a graduate and that she had also been elected as an MPA in previous Punjab assembly on a fake BA degree.
They are neither Twelvers [Ethna Ashari], nor Zaidis
, nor Shafis, nor Jafaris.
The organization condemned the arrests in a statement on its website, saying that Zaidis
were being accused of being part of the political conflict in the north because they shared a common religious belief with the Houthi rebels.
The government accuses the rebels, known also as Huthis, of seeking to restore the Zaidi
imamate which ended in a republican coup in 1962 and says they are backed by Iran, charges which the Zaidis
Summary: The leader of Shiite rebels accused the government on Sunday of discriminating against his group, the Zaidis
, vowing to continue the fight against the army.
are a minority in mainly Sunni Yemen but the majority in the northwest regions.
Whereas the majority of Shiites believe that a finite line of 12 Imams succeeded the Prophet Muhammad, Zaidis
assert that Zaid ibn Ali, after whom they are named, should have rightfully been recognized as the 5th Imam instead of his brother.
contributions will gain amazing significance with the passage of time as publication of sixteen volumes of Jinnah Papers under his Editorship have documented the history of the freedom movement of Pakistan with skill, scholarship and authentic overtones.
An offshoot of Shiite Islam, Zaidis
is a minority in mainly Sunni Yemen but form the majority in the north.