Hussein al-Houthi

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Hussein al-Houthi
حسين الحوثي
Hussein Al-Houthi.jpg
Official portrait
Born20 August 1959
Marran district, Saada Governorate, Yemen
Died10 September 2004 (aged 45)
Marran district, Saada Governorate, Yemen
Known forFounder of the Houthi movement
Allegiance Houthis
Years of service2004
Battles/warsHouthi insurgency in Yemen

Badr al-Din al-Huthi (Arabic: بدرالدين الحوثي, romanized: Badr al-Dīn al-Ḥūthī; c. 1926–2010) was a Yemeni political and religious leader.[1]

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.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Yemeni forces kill rebel cleric". BBC News. 9 October 2004. Retrieved 5 February 2008.