Yesterday evening, Tuesday, the Yemeni Congregation for Islah held a feast meeting on the occasion of the blessed Eid Al-Fitr in the Naf area, in the presence of leaders, members of the party, its supporters and a group of citizens.
In his speech, the leader of the Yemeni Congregation for Reform, Dr. Miteb, increasingly addressed the reform process, stressing that it represents an extension of the struggles of a group of Yemeni men throughout its contemporary history against the causes of ignorance, backwardness, tyranny and colonialism throughout the Yemeni land.
He pointed out that the struggle of the contemporary Yemeni national movement was mainly focused on resisting the British occupation in Aden and the influence of colonialism in the protectorates, on the one hand, and on the other hand it was a movement of national reform and renewal that opposed the authoritarian front rule in Sanaa, the northern regions and Tihama.
Baziad added: “The Yemenis were united around these goals, and it was almost a single national movement in its aspirations, the intertwining of its goals, and even the unity of its organization in most cases.”
Dr. Baziad said, “The movement against the Imamate crystallized with the emergence of the movement and thought of the free Yemenis, in which Al-Zubayri, Al-Nu’man, Al-Iryani and their companions were among the architects of the Constitution movement, in their vanguard, and Aden was the base of the cultural and intellectual resistance before the armed struggle. The Arab Nationalists, the Arab Ba’ath, and the Islamic trend, schools that attract and organize the anti-colonial movement and incubate the men of the Yemeni Free Movement fleeing from the oppression of the Imam in Sana’a.
He said that the Yemeni Islah party today is proud that it is the descendant of the Yemeni Islah movement, which charted a path of resistance to what the Imamate was trying to impose on the Yemeni people from its own interpretation of Islam, pointing out that this enlightenment line has continued since Nashwan bin Saeed, through Al-Shawkani, Al-Muqbeli and Al-Sanani to Al-Zubayri and Al-Bayhani. And the men of the Constitution revolution 48 AD and beyond.
He continued, “This is a major issue in the struggle of Yemenis over the centuries, since the curse of dynastic sectarian thought was imposed until today, in multiple images and versions, the latest of which is what we see and live in the Houthi version.
He added, “It is true that the national liberation movements were dominated by a nationalist character in the middle of the last century. But in Yemen we were suffering from the consequences of this intellectual contamination over what the country was suffering from from foreign occupation in Aden and the protectorates.
Baziad affirmed that the Yemeni national state, which was established in the two parts, after the overthrow of the Imamate rule and the expulsion of the colonizers in 62 and 67 AD, continued to carry the same common aspirations of the one Yemeni people in building a modern civil state that is independent by its decision and that advances its people.
He indicated that Islah is a political party that did not deviate from the national constants of republicanism, unity and democracy, in the darkest of circumstances, and paid a heavy bill for its national position. At a time when others were late to sacrifice and sacrifice for the sake of Yemen and its pride.
Addressing the recent events that Yemen witnessed at the political level and the formation of the Presidential Leadership Council, a member of the Political Committee in the Riyadh consultations affirmed that the council enjoys regional and international support…and local consensus. In his recent tour of Riyadh and Abu Dhabi, he urged the brothers to quickly support the Yemeni economy and thanked the two capitals for their support to Yemen during the last period.
While the head of the political department of the Yemeni Congregation for Islah in the coast of Hadhramaut, Muhammad Ahmed Balatif, referred to the activities and community events that Al-Islah has been doing during the recent period on the Hadrami arena.
Balataif stressed that it comes within the reform’s directions to unite the masses, and stressed that reform extends its hand to all components of the political and social society, in order to gather the word and unite ranks to achieve comprehensive national issues and establish peace.
In his speech, he urged all party members and supporters to unite with all segments of society and support the people in light of these difficult circumstances that our country is going through.
The reformist leader Salem Abdullah Baltaif had started the meeting with an opening speech in which he welcomed the attendees professionally on Eid Al-Fitr, thanking them for accepting the invitation.
The meeting included interventions and proposals from the participants, and the audience listened to a piece of art by vocalist Abdul Rahman Tarmoom.
This reform meeting comes as an annual tradition witnessed by Rakhiya district on the coast of Hadhramaut.