Speech of Sayyed Houthi on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammad in 1438 AH
Translated by: Malak Ali Almakhadi
I seek refuge in Allah from Satan, the accursed. In the name of Allah, the most compassionate the most merciful, ([All] praise is [due] to Allah, Creator of the heavens and the earth, [who] made the angels messengers having wings, two or three or four. He increases in creation what He wills. Indeed, Allah is over all things competent), (What Allah out of his Mercy doth bestow on mankind there is none can withhold: what He doth withhold, there is none can grant, apart from Him: and He is the Exalted in Power, full of Wisdom). I bear witness that there is no god but Allah with no partner and none equal to him, as he has witnessed and so do the angels and those of knowledge, (Allah witnesses that there is no deity except Him, and [so do] the angels and those of knowledge – [that He is] maintaining [creation] in justice. There is no deity except Him, the Exalted in Might, the Wise). I bear witness that Muhammed is his slave and messenger of guidance and of the religion of truth, a bearer of glad tidings, a warner; one who invites to Allah´s grace by His permission, and as a lamp that giveth light. He has proclaimed the clear message; establishing the argument for Allah to the worlds and eliminating with light all the darkness. He has imprinted with truth all the falsehoods and delusions. (Allah and His angels send blessings on the Prophet: O ye that believe! Send ye blessings on him, and salute him with all respect), O Allah, send your prayers upon Muhammad and Al Muhammad (his family), and bless Muhammad and Al Muhammad as you have sent prayers and blessed Ibrahim and Al Ibrahim, you are the Praise-worthy, You are the Glorious. O Allah! Peace be upon Muhammed and for the family of Muhammed as peace has been upon Ibrahim and for the family of Ibrahim, amongst the worlds. Give your consent for his good companions, the migrants and supporters and all your other righteous slaves.
Dear Yemeni Muslim people, brothers and sisters in the blessed celebration square of all different sectors, on top of them the esteemed scholars. Peace be upon you all and congratulations on this cherished holy glorious anniversary of our Islamic nation, the anniversary of the birth of the seal of the prophets and messengers, and the elite of Allah to the worlds, “Mohammed Ibn Abdullah Ibn Abdul Muttalib Ibn Hashim”, peace be upon him and his family. The holy auspicious arrival of whom Allah has made him a savior of mankind and a mercy to the worlds, (Say, [O Muhammad], “O mankind, indeed I am the Messenger of Allah to you all, [from Him] to whom belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth. There is no deity except Him; He gives life and causes death.” So believe in Allah and His Messenger, the unlettered prophet, who believes in Allah and His words, and follow him that you may be guided.)
Our Yemeni Muslim people have the honor with its excellent interaction in this anniversary, as Yemen is the Yemen of faith, Yemen of victory, and a generation after another inherited this faith, sticking to the principles of truth and infusing dignified morals. They carry a good spirit, love, reverence and courtesy towards the messenger of Allah, peace be upon him. The obscurantist stray disheartened forces had unsuccessful efforts in changing this good habit and honorable affiliation of this Muslim society. In addition, the suffering of our people caused by the Saudi American brutal oppressing aggression did not prevent the celebration of the anniversary last year as well as this year, because it is an occasion we bound to by instinct. It increases the events and challenges, as it is important and rich of lessons needed by the nation today and is beneficial to all humanity in correcting its position, fixing its reality and facing the dangers after the aggravation of the humanity’s conflicts by the juggernaut and the arrogant unjust obscurantism, seeking for corruption on earth; filling it with injustice and iniquity.
The birth of the messenger of Allah, peace be upon him and his family, in Al Feel age, where the strange incident took place. The incident related to the signs of the blessed arrival of the seal of the prophets, Allah said:
In the name of Allah, the most compassionate, the most merciful: (Have you not considered, [O Muhammad], how your Lord dealt with the companions of the elephant, Did He not make their plan into misguidance, And He sent against them birds in flocks, Striking them with stones of hard clay, And He made them like eaten straw.”, Allah Almighty has spoken the truth. Before the resurrection of the prophet peace be upon him, the whole world was living in ignorance, where delusion and blindness had been intensified and confusion overwhelmed. The arrogant powers dominated with its strength and its might, misleading and oppressing. The circuit of light diminished on earth, engulfed by darkness, the darkness of ignorance towards the truth, and the darkness of superstition, falsehood and of corruption. It had been taken over by injustice, oppression and aggression. Humanity lost its consciousness on its sacred existence and its responsibility in life. The human became a vagabond; not aware of his role and does not carry interest but to eat and live and live to eat; living like cattle, enabling arrogant dominating iniquitous criminals to make of a myth a doctrine, and perversion and corruption a behavior and a habit, and customs and traditions out of ignorance and mendacity. They made the forbidden permissible and the permissible forbidden. They disbelieved and deceived worshippers of Allah, reaching a level of unloading the humanitarian emotion from the human being (Even so, in the eyes of most of the pagans, their “partners” made alluring the slaughter of their children, in order to lead them to their own destruction, and cause confusion in their religion. If Allah had willed, they would not have done so: But leave alone them and their inventions). They got them to the point of a father slaughtering his child or his newborn baby girl, scared of poverty or considering her shameful. All of those myths, cons and ignorance turned into beliefs they sanctify and cling to as much as possible, and traditions they display fanaticism for, which had been normalized by generations, a generation dies and another begin living with these traditions. It overshadowed the lives of people, persisted and even managed to become constants along with the bad consequences it causes in a reality of misery, suffering, injustice, oppression, dispersion, discrimination, rivalry, conflict, misery and humiliation. The human society needs change, but it will not be an easy mission facing a reality that has reached this level. The forces of the juggernaut protect and care for this deviation, and it increases it. Landmarks of the message of Allah in the prophets and former apostles perished in its affiliates. The Jews have lost the landmarks of Allah’s message to Moses and the prophets of Israel, while Christians lost the inheritance of the guidance and morality of Jesus, leaving all of them with ritual and formalities with no meaning, and devoid of any effect, they became part of the reality; not good nor reformers, but perverts and of those who distort, deceived and deceiving, corrupt and corruptors, and turned the book of Allah into wrappers, showing and concealing many of them. They turned them into written phrases not valid for implementation, ceased and cannot be guided by nor work with what they express. They distorted them into misleading means to use their name and state slanderous lies against Allah, they are misled and they mislead many, straying from the straight path.
At the climax of the juggernaut and the arrogant having control, Al Feel people took an action with the aim of eliminating what they see as a future threat, signs, news and indicators allowed them to know that the source of light and salvation will occur with the arrival of the seal of the prophets from the sacred house of Mecca that year. They took an action using their army, wanting the direct control and eliminating the divine project in its infancy, and excluding the divine message, just as the Pharaoh did in his quest to prevent the divine will on Moses, peace be upon him, and was encountered with failure, faced with disappointment. They also aimed for the destruction of Kaaba, the sacred house of Allah, the teacher of religious rites and the remaining code that unites the word of Arabs at that time on its sanctification, despite all their other differences. In the front of their armies they accompanied an elephant to scare away the Arabs with this uncommon huge being they possessed. Many of them thought that it is irresistible.
Although the Arabs have inherited the sainthood of the house of Allah since the era of prophet Ibrahim and his prophet son Ismail, peace be upon them, and do hold to Hajj rituals, they have become the consequences of segregation and distinction they were in, and the dark concepts that controlled their thoughts and their point of views. The flaw they lived in, they suffered from in their realities, as well as the loss of hope in Allah, therefore they did not act seriously confronting the elephant owners, defeat and despair overcame them. They fled away from the confrontation and said at the end: (The House has a lord to protect it). Allah then protected its sacred house and enforced his will on the coming of the blessed baby, Muhammad peace be upon him and his family, and Allah has full power on his command, but most people do not know. The people of the elephant had been perished and their guile and cunning ended and strayed, not fulfilling what they wanted. Allah Almighty’s will and his mercy on his slaves caused salvation and relief after delusion reached its peak, and the control of the juggernaut and arrogance persisted in every diameter of life, filling with darkness the hearts of humanity thus blinding their visions. By darkening their realities, it worsened their lives. After the divine message of the prophet peace be upon him, and his honorable coming, it changed each one of them into a guide and a teacher, an educator and a mujahid, bearing and sacrificing. It changed all of their reality on the Arabian Peninsula, spreading the effects of this change on various levels to the entire world. The nation that was segregated, ignorant, obscurantist and one day was scared of a single elephant at the front of an army, has changed its reality after being enlightened with Islam; guided on the right path and depended on the Quran and the raising of the prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him and his family. They had confronted the armies of empires and major arrogant powers, and were not terrified of armies accompanied with many elephants. They were expecting that Muslims will fear them again if they see the elephants, as they had been from a single elephant. The armies provided many elephants but failed to scare the Muslims. Muslims had been strengthened by the truth and won victory with the help of Allah when it has become a nation holding the greatest project and the most sacred cause, and when it turned into hope for all the oppressed in this world. This project is not framed within a title of geography, color, blood or nationalism. It is entitled by the words of the Quran addressed to people, where it states, “(O People). Prophet Muhammed and his family have been able, through the Quranic movement and what Allah has granted him of high potentials and great perfection, and with the support of Allah, to make a paradigm change in history, establishing a new era by sealing the messages of Allah to prophets. As for the miracles of the divine message, its followers, supporters and the victors are actually the underdogs and not the arrogant. The victory of the divine message was not based on the forces of arrogance. They have always been its enemies, disagreeing with it because it is contrary to their greediness, tyranny and their enslavement of mankind. It was the underdogs that believed, cherished it, they became more powerful and used it to change their reality following the changing within themselves.
It has been proven that the strength of arrogance today, led by America and Israel, exacerbates the problems of humanity, causes corruption on earth, infringes on people, loots goods and creates wars and crises. It does not provide humanity anything but more tragedies and calamities. It has become worse in the Muslim world, especially in the Arab region because of the blind dependency by some countries that are considered to be representing Islam, such as the hypocrite Saudi regime. The regime has made itself an evil tool for implementing the plots of enemies and the demolition of the nation’s entity from the inside. This is with no doubt an obscurantist unjust extension of the arrogant powers, and represents a state of deviation and distortion within the nation. This nation and other similar nations had been influenced by the level of deviation and distortion in the law of Moses and the law of Jesus peace be upon them.
The Holy Quran makes subordination to the enemies of the nation by the arrogant a departure from the truth, away from guidance and a betrayal of the nation, Quran says: (And whoever is an ally to them among you – then indeed, he is [one] of them. Indeed, Allah guides not the wrongdoing people). The biggest suffering experienced by the nation today is this dependency that represented a condition of a breakthrough that is mischievous and saboteur within the nation. The nation must be careful from it; protects itself by awareness and confront the conspiracies and plots with full responsibility. Those who chose to be traitors and perverts will only achieve defeat, proving the promise of Allah in Surah Al Maida in Holy Quran. The nation should confront the internal challenges with the forces of the hypocrite, and the external forces of tyranny and arrogance by being closely relating to his message. The message of Allah strengthens and by its teachings you succeed, and by holding to it you win because it’s a message containing the teachings, guidance and wisdom of the power elements. If the nation sticks to the elements of power, it will achieve the victory and help of Allah, Allah Almighty said, ” and uphold given the nation the victory of God and His help of God Almighty said: (It is He who has sent His Messenger with guidance and the religion of truth to manifest it over all religion, although they who associate others with Allah dislike it).
Our Yemeni society had the great honor, especially the believers who possess great faith, jihad and interacts with the message of Allah Almighty, winning the medal of great honor as narrated from the messenger of Allah, peace be upon him and his family, saying ( Faith is Yemeni and Yemeni is wisdom). By this faith, our society has been firm and cohesive in the face of the US-Saudi aggression, despite the amount of suffering as a result of murder, imposed siege and destruction. By its consciousness, it was not affected by misinformation, except for the traitors, hypocrites and mercenaries. The masses of our people with their great patience, steadfastness and tender presented to the world in the most beautiful picture the grandeur of the values of Islam and the impact of faith. The families of the martyrs, the wounded, the heroes of the field from the army and popular committees, and the masses of the people of all sects have proven to all that power is the power of the principles, the power of moral values and the strength of relying on Allah and trusting him.
Therefore, our people today and with the charter of Islam given by the heart of Islam, the prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him and his family, for their faith, victory and altruistic, confirming with power and actions their continued persistence on the right path and the pursuit of clairvoyance, as well as the progress of faith, if Allah wills, and on this occasion we confirm the following:
First: the decision of our dear Muslim people is steadfastness and confrontation facing this criminal brutal aggression that kills human beings, occupies land, violates the sanctities, spreads discrimination, imposes a siege on an entire society and its resistance and way of living. There is no weakness and humiliation nor surrender, Allah refuses this and so does his prophet and believers. We are proud people with dignity and faith, glory be to Allah, his prophet and the believers. As long as this aggression keeps going on, we will spare no effort in repelling with determination, and with trusting Allah Almighty and his promise of victory for us. That is why everyone in our country is concerned by virtue to be responsible, preserve the unity of the internal situation, and mobilize all energies and capabilities to face this aggression. No one would forget this priority and ignores this aspect, but a rogue that has no consciousness and is emotionless, hollow and empty of the human feeling.
Second: our people and their Islamic affiliation, identity of faith and humanity still adhere to the nation’s issues and will not be spared by the concern to confront the aggression, and its many problems, notably the central issue of the oppressed Palestinian people, occupation of Al-Aqsa, the holy sites and the land of Palestine, and what the Israeli enemy represents of danger to the entire nation. For that we emphasize our constant and sincere support for the Palestinian people and its resistance along with the Lebanese resistance.
Third, we call upon the people of the whole region to remain in a state of caution and vigilance and hold responsibility in the face of the excommunicating danger. It is undoubtedly an American Israeli made danger, which hires and invests to target the nation from the inside by dividing and separating it. Most notably the regimes that sponsor and offer all the materialist, political and media support. We also congratulate our brothers in Iraq and Syria for the major victories confronting this danger. We ask Allah victory for our Yemeni people whom are also facing the forces of evil altogether; Daesh organizations and groups; all of them directly.
Fourth: we call on all the nations of liberty to stand in humanity with our people going through ordeal and oppression, and to the responsible interaction with the Yemeni government that has granted the confidence of the deputies’ council. According to the regulations, constitutions and laws, it is considered to be the legitimate government that reflects and represents the people. The government is the result of the free will; free will of the people without any external interference. In addition, I call on the government to make every effort and serve the people, taking care of their needs with all that’s possible, taking care of the army and popular committees and all that would strengthen the resilience in the face of aggression. I call on our dear people to stand by the government, cooperate with it and understand the circumstances it’s going through as a result of the imposed siege and aggression. With patience, perseverance, honesty and trust in Allah, we can overcome the challenges. We also emphasize that monitor agencies will have an active role to limit any corruption, and we assure that we will not be the umbrella of protection for any criminal betraying his sincerity, particularly because of the large suffering, and the sensitive phase we are going through. We will not be the umbrella of protection for any criminal committing any crime against his people, whether he is considered to be part of the popular committees, the security agencies or a part of any other component. Everyone must be committed to truth and honesty in taking responsibility.
Fifth: We point out to the need of being aware of malicious rumors and false propaganda designed to distract people from their primary responsibility in responding to the aggression, journalists hold great responsibility in practicing and being aware, and making the absolute priority is to respond to the aggression.
Sixth: We urge everyone, especially those in good financial conditions, to help the poor, the destitute and the needy and to keep an eye on social interdependence care. Our people are generous people, and now is the time they must stand in solidarity with the poor and orphans, until Allah grant us victory.
In conclusion, I address my pieces of advice to my Saudi neighbor, the neighbor of harm. Your continued aggression will only increase your defeat. The burden of that is large in life and hereafter. It is in your best interest and the interest of the region to cease your aggression, this absurd reckless aggression. Allah does not love aggressors, and he is a supporter of his vulnerable slaves
I ask Allah Almighty to have mercy on our martyrs, heal our wounded, release the prisoners and grant victory to our oppressed people. Peace and mercy of Allah be upon you all.