Policy Reports

Religious Discussions on Coronavirus in Yemen

von Mr Abdulsalam al-Rubaidi & Mr Khalid al-Absi
This policy report focuses on the religious discourses surrounding the pandemic of COVID-19 in Yemen. It aims at discerning this diversification and to point out to some discursive and theological implications that has to do with the current political conflict in Yemen, secularization processes and the polemical debates between the established traditional religious elite and the emerging young public intellectuals. Based on the author’s analysis of the data, they classify the Yemeni religious debate into two main trends: plain religious discourse and rationalized one. Within both trends, they find different voices that belong to different sects and schools of thought in Yemen. Nevertheless, the sectarian and religious orientations of the main interlocutors of this debate are not ignored.
The text can be downloaded at the right.

Fabian Blumberg

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Leiter des Regionalprogramms Golfstaaten

fabian.blumberg@kas.de +962 6 59 24 150

Dr. Mohammad Yaghi

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Programm-Manager | Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter

mohammad.yaghi@kas.de +962 6 59 24 150