Duas for Yemen
Yemen is experiencing the world’s worst humanitarian disaster.
For over 5 years, the people of Yemen have endured unimaginable suffering due to a brutal war.
Millions are starving due to famine, disease is spreading and the health care system has collapsed.
The scale of human suffering is unprecedented in modern times.
But it gets worse. According to the United Nations, COVID-19 could “delete Yemen from maps all over the world.”
If there ever was a time for us to come together to help the people of Yemen, it’s now. Our responsibility towards Yemen, however, goes beyond supporting its people due to their desperate plight.
Our Prophet (ﷺ) tells us in many ahadith about Yemen that the land and its people are blessed.
Ahadith about Yemen
If you can’t donate, then something we can all do is learn the significance of this holy land through ahadith and make dua for Yemen. There are dozens of beautiful hadiths about Yemen; we’ve compiled some below.
The Prophet is Yemeni
“…The best of men are the men of Yemen, belief is Yemeni, and I am Yemeni.”
Faith is from Yemen
“Faith is from Yemen and unbelief is from the east. Tranquility is found among people who tend to sheep. Pride and showing off are found among the uncivil owners of horses and camels.”
عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ أَنَّ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ الْإِيمَانُ يَمَانٍ وَالْكُفْرُ قِبَلَ الْمَشْرِقِ وَالسَّكِينَةُ فِي أَهْلِ الْغَنَمِ وَالْفَخْرُ وَالرِّيَاءُ فِي الْفَدَّادِينَ أَهْلِ الْخَيْلِ وَالْوَبَرِ
52 صحيح مسلم كتاب الإيمان باب تفاضل أهل الإيمان فيه ورجحان أهل اليمن فيه
The Prophet (ﷺ) asks Allah to bless Yemen
O Allah! Bestow Your blessings on our Sham! O Allah! Bestow Your blessings on our Yemen."
اللَّهُمَّ بَارِكْ لَنَا فِي شَأْمِنَا، اللَّهُمَّ بَارِكْ لَنَا فِي يَمَنِنَا ". قَالُوا وَفِي نَجْدِنَا. قَالَ " اللَّهُمَّ بَارِكْ لَنَا فِي شَأْمِنَا، اللَّهُمَّ بَارِكْ لَنَا فِي يَمَنِنَا ". قَالُوا يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ وَفِي نَجْدِنَا فَأَظُنُّهُ قَالَ فِي الثَّالِثَةَ " هُنَاكَ الزَّلاَزِلُ وَالْفِتَنُ، وَبِهَا يَطْلُعُ قَرْنُ الشَّيْطَانِ ".
Yemeni hearts are tender
There have come the people of Yemen; they are tender of hearts, the belief is that of the Yemenites, the understanding (of the faith) is that of the Yemenites and sagacity is that of the Yemenites.
جَاءَ أَهْلُ الْيَمَنِ هُمْ أَرَقُّ أَفْئِدَةً الإِيمَانُ يَمَانٍ وَالْفِقْهُ يَمَانٍ وَالْحِكْمَةُ يَمَانِيَةٌ " .
Duas for Yemen
The Prophet (ﷺ) also taught us powerful duas to make for our brothers and sisters - and guided us in how a dua is not just for others, but it’s for us too.
When the angels pray for you
“When a Muslim supplicates for his (Muslim) brother in his absence, the angels say: ‘May the same be for you too.'”
إِذَا دَعَا الرَّجُلُ لأَخِيهِ بِظَهْرِ الْغَيْبِ قَالَتِ الْمَلاَئِكَةُ آمِينَ وَلَكَ بِمِثْلٍ " .
The Prophet (ﷺ) reminded us that a sincere dua is one Allah does not discount, as He loves to answer our prayers.
“Verily your Lord is Generous and Shy. If His servant raises his hands to Him (in supplication) He becomes shy to return them empty”
إِنَّ رَبَّكُمْ تَبَارَكَ وَتَعَالَى حَيِيٌّ كَرِيمٌ يَسْتَحْيِي مِنْ عَبْدِهِ إِذَا رَفَعَ يَدَيْهِ إِلَيْهِ أَنْ يَرُدَّهُمَا صِفْرًا " .
Yemen faces a triple threat: conflict, COVID-19 and a collapsing international response.
Let’s raise our hands in dua for Yemen, that Allah (SWT) alleviates their suffering.
We are on the ground working tirelessly delivering food, water, hygiene kits, PPE and COVID-19 testing kits for hospitals and emergency centres. Over the past 5 years, we’ve helped over 82,000 Yemeni people, thanks to your incredible support. But the situation is worsening and there are still 24 million who need urgent humanitarian aid.
Your help is needed more than ever. We are one ummah - one heart - and we must raise awareness, donate and make dua for Yemen.
WEDNESDAY 1 JAN 2020