|Born||20 August 1959|
|Died||10 September 2004 (aged 45)|
|Known for||Founder of the Houthi movement|
|Years of service||2004|
|Battles/wars||Houthi insurgency in Yemen|
Ancestry and early life[change | change source]
Badr al-Din was born in c. 1926 in Dahyan, Saada. He belonged to the Arab tribe of Huth.
He studied under the prominent scholar Majd al-Din al-Mu'yyadi.
Leadership of Zaydis[change | change source]
In the 1970s–1980s, Badr al-Din gained scholarly reputation among the high-ranking clergy of Zaydi Shi'a in Yemen. (Salmoni, Loidolt, Wells 100).
Following the death of Husayn in September 2004, Badr al-Din briefly took over the leadership of the Huthis before transferring the office to his son Abd al-Malik.
Bibliography[change | change source]
- Salmoni, Barak; Loidolt, Bryce; Wells, Madeleine (2010). Regime and Periphery in Northern Yemen: The Huthi Phenomenon. Rand Corporation. ISBN 9780833049742.