SANA’A – Massive rallies have been held all over Yemen, celebrating the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), which is annually commemorated on the 12th day of the Islamic month of Rabi al-Awwal, which this year coincides with the Gregorian date of 20 November.
On tuesday, tens of thousands of faithful from all over Yemen flocked to Sabaeen Square in the Yemeni capital of Sana’a, in which mass demonstrations were held in celebration of the Prophet. Other rallies were held in the provincial capitals of free Yemen as well.
Pictures released by Yemen Press Agency show the mass attendance in Sana’a, despite continued threats of Saudi air strikes. Sayyid Abdul-Malik al-Houthi, the Leader of the Revolution, himself has made an appearance in Sana’a as well, giving a speech to the assembled crowds.
The massive majority of Yemen consists out of Muslims, usually either from the Zaydi or the Shafi’i school of thought. The National Salvation Government has always emphasized the unity of the faithful in opposing imperialist intervention like that of the Saudi-led coalition and their Wahhabi mercenaries.