IF THE 21st century Nouman ibn Al-Mundhir comes out of his cave in Beirut’s southern suburb (Dahieh) announcing his intention to increase elements of his group in Yemen on the side of Houthis’ Abraha, definitely the response will only come from Sanaa, Hadhramaut and Hudaidah. This is due to the fact that the land is the graveyard of new Persians. Today’s Abyssinians will never have a place on that land.
Yemen’s history is full of lessons and sermons which cannot be overlooked, contrary to the ongoing movement of events, because they are recurring episodes of history.
This marvelous nation was the first in the world to build dams since the 4th B.C. The most famous of these dams is Maarib Dam whose collapse triggered the legendry spread of Yemenis in the Arab world.
Before that, the Jurhum Tribe migrated to Makkah where Almighty Allah allowed them to settle in His House — the Kaaba. They continued living there when Hagar allowed them to share the Zamzam water on the condition that they teach Arabic Language to the children of Ishmael (PBUH).
Historically, Yemen was described as the house of wisdom. Its people performed miracles in construction which is currently known as ‘skyscrapers’ on top of the hills. This is in addition to creating gardens on such heights for the benefit of the inhabitants of the hills.
It is the same land that invaders have occupied over and over again. The occupiers could not defeat the willpower of these people who expelled them despite the suffering they go through as a result of the occupation.
In this region of dense and rugged hills, Abyssinia’s Abraha constructed ‘Al-Qalis Church’ for people to have a house to visit as a place of pilgrimage, instead of the Kaaba in Makkah.
For this reason, Abraha prepared an army reinforced with elephants to destroy Kaaba. Nonetheless, he did not find anyone among the Yemenis to show him the route apart from Abu Rughal who became the symbol of treachery in Arab literature.
Considering this house (Kaaba) is protected by its lord as made clear by its custodian Abdul Mutalib to Abraha, Almighty Allah sent swamps of scattered birds which smote the invaders with stones of baked clay making Abraha’s army like straw eaten up (by cattle).
Abu Rughal was killed while Abraha returned to Yemen defeated. He later died livid and his empire started to crumble.
Yemen has been dealing with invaders since then, including those who supported its people like Abu Murra Sayf bin Dhi-Yazan (Himyarite king of Yemen) who wanted to restore the dynasty of his tribe by cooperating with the enemies.
Dhi-Yazan did not find any helper apart from Nouman ibn Al-Mundhir (the last Lakhmid king of Al-Hirah) who brought him close to Khosrow Anushiruwan (king of the Sasanian Empire) who gave him an army led by a general called ‘Vahrez’ (Boes) who become the ruler of Yemen. The Himyarites rule was just a façade and had no actual power. They were used as a Trojan horse.
The Persian rule in Yemen continued until the emergence of Islam which expelled them from that land when their dynasty collapsed and Khosrow’s crown was crushed.
All these events reflect the old adage: “Yemen, the grave of invaders.” Today, Houthi’s Abraha is repeating word by word the history of treachery which happened many centuries ago, although there are variations in episodes and titles.
Here he is making allies with Mullah’s Khosrows to champion his Yemenis and seek assistance from Lebanese Abu Rughal in order to destroy the Kaaba with Iranian-made missiles, perhaps for the pilgrims to turn to another place.
Nevertheless, all the calamities and massacres he caused have not been able to break the Yemenis and their resistance army which is supported by the Arab coalition to confront and disassemble the Trojan horse and crush the Persian invaders together with their allies — the Houthis.
Today, it seems the Mullahs have changed their strategy as the role of Lebanese Abu Rughal’s group ended in Syria and Hassan Nasrallah recently announced his intention to increase the presence of his fighters in Yemen.
Observers of the positions taken by the ‘Hezbollah’ have realized the meaning of his words: “We neither confirm nor deny our presence in Yemen. I am ashamed that I am not with the Yemeni fighters on the western coast. I wish I was with them.” Every brother in resistance says the same. Undoubtedly, ‘Hezbollah’ is the last bullet in the Mullahs of Tehran’s war on Yemenis and the neighboring countries. If their affiliate, Lebanese Abu Rughal, wishes to participate in the war on Yemenis; this means the knife, which has not dried from the blood of Syrians, is being prepared to start slaughtering innocent Yemenis.
This move is aimed at paving way for the 21st century’s Sayf bin Dhi-Yazan — an Iranian puppet — to rule the Arab country and house of wisdom.
This wisdom has difficult options, similar to Yemen’s rugged hills and terrain. Certainly, it will not be an easy prey for the new Abraha or another Sayf bin dhi-Yazan. Of course, no reward will be given to Lebanese Abu Rughal. Instead, their fate will be similar to that of Abu Rughal who showed the route to Abraha Al-Ashram.
By Ahmed Al-Jarallah – Editor-in-Chief