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The Yemeni people are facing destructive projects, Iran seeks to implement jointly with the Houthis, targeting its religious, ideological, social and cultural structure by seeking to propagate not only deviant and false ideologies but also intellectual and behavioral poisons that have nothing to do with any Islamic doctrine, not a Shiism nor a Sunnism, such as the “temporary marriage” that Iran seeks to spread in Arab societies that have succeeded in penetrating, especially the Yemeni society, with the aim of destroying it and deflecting it from the right religious and cultural beliefs.

Iran’s political goals meet Houthi’s erotic goals in spreading this phenomenon in the areas controlled by the Houthi militias. Iran seeks from spreading these poisons to weaken the Yemeni societies and change their beliefs and entrap them within the Iranian sphere of influence by dyeing it with the Iranian-Shiite color. On the other hand, the Houthis believe that spreading this phenomenon under the guise of Shiism meets their sexual desires. In addition, this will bring in the deviant youth to join their militias for the enjoyment of sex without any restriction or need to pay high cost.

In fact, all reports confirm that the Yemeni people, with all its components and spectra, reject such poisons and fight them with all force, because all Yemenis forbid such marriages, whether they are Shiites, Sunnis or even Jews. They do not accept such a marriage at all and consider it haram, a manipulation with their daughters and a destruction to their societies and youth. However, the Houthi group, in coordination with Iran, seeks to introduce it into Yemeni communities, especially since the group had already started to promote the Mut’ah marriage in Saada, the stronghold of the Houthi group, during the six wars there between 2004 and 2009 and tried once again, after the coup against legitimacy in 2014 and the increased Iranian influence in Yemen, to spread these poisons and Iranian ideas in other areas under the control of its militias, which was rejected and resisted by the Yemeni people, prompting Houthi to resort to satanic methods coming from Iranian think tanks in spreading temporary marriage in the Yemeni communities.

Al-Houthi began his plan in Saada and then moved to the areas he controlled after the coup in many ways, starting with issuing fatwas that allow Mut’ah marriage in Yemen, and then forcing women to marry in such way. The fatwas were issued by senior Houthi clerics and their political leaders. In this context, Badreddin al-Houthi said: “Enjoying the mujahedeen is a great reward and Zinbiyat must not spare their money and their bodies as this would help to spread the doctrine”. In another fatwa in 2006, Badreddin al-Houthi said: “It is well known that the Mut’ah marriage is blessed halal in our sect and Sunnis have tried to question us for fear of our growing number and that we become a great force, so we advise the sons of our sect not to avoid anything related to Mut’ah marriage and that holding meetings for sexual fun is one of the things authorized by our greatest references, while taking care not to let anyone into those gathering except the sons of our doctrine”.

Houthi militia’s Mufti, Shams al-Din Sharaf al-Din, has also issued a fatwa forbidding marriage from those who align with legitimacy, considering it a treachery that called for punishment in the areas controlled by the putschists. He said: “No one should marry his daughter or sister to those who are in the areas of legitimacy control, and that this betrayal and those who do it must be punished”.

In fact, this fatwa is aimed at forcing women and girls under Houthi’s control into the Mut’ah marriage promoted by Iran and the militias in Yemen and encouraging young people to have such marriage with the condition of joining the militias.

in an exploitation of the illiteracy and ignorance of some Yemenis in areas controlled by al-Houthi, Iranian and Houthi authorities have distorted many fatwas issued by well-known clerics in Yemen in favor of the legitimization of Mut’ah marriage as one of the means to spread this phenomenon and inculcating it into the Yemeni society.

The Iranians also opened several centers to regulate the Mut’ah marriage contracts in Saada and a number of areas controlled by the Houthi militias, which raised the concern of human rights organizations and women’s rights defenders, because these centers, run by Iran and under the supervision of Iranian clerics but with Yemeni hands, are exploiting the weakness and poverty of women from one side, and force them to this type of marriage after attempts to convince its legitimacy and necessity on the other.

Al Mezmaah Studies & Research Centre

February 14, 2019

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