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Ḥūthīs
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Ḥūthīs (Houthis), a Zaydi movement in Yemen whose name is derived from the eponymous al-Ḥūthī family. The movement was founded in the early 2000s by Ḥusayn al-Ḥūthī and has been led by his half-brother ʿAbd al-Malik al-Ḥūthī since 2004. Arising out of the Yemeni Zaydi revival movement of the 1990s, the Ḥūthīs are deeply rooted in Northern Yemen’s Zaydi tradition, which the movement combines with doctrinal charac…

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Brandt, Marieke and Weissenburger, Alexander, “Ḥūthīs”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 02 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_SIM_062041>
First published online: 2021
First print edition: 20230913



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