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Political programme of the Islah party



1. The human being

2. The state

3. The economy

4. Defence and security

5. Foreign policy


Allah says:

"Against them make ready your strength to the utmost of your power, including steeds of war, to strike terror into (the heart of) the enemies, and others besides, whom you may not know, but whom Allah does know. Whatever you shall spend in the of Allah, shall be repaid unto you, and you shall not be treated unjustly". Al-Anfal (8:60)

Allah also says:

"It is those who believe and confuse not their beliefs with wrong - that are (truly) in security, for they are on (right) guidance". Al-An'am (6:82)

Allah also says:

"For the covenants (of security and safeguard enjoyed) by the Quraysh, Their covenants (covering) journeys by winter and summer, Let them adore the Lord of this House Who provides them with food against hunger, and with security against fear." Quraysh (106:1-4)


The internal stability and the provision of security for individuals and communities, the protection of the constitutional institutions, the consolidation of the shura democratic methodology, guaranteeing the peaceful alteration of authority as well as the maintenance of the national sovereignty and preserving the existence of civil society, are all necessary pre-requisites for the achievement of comprehensive development and realisation of the Yemeni civilisational project. However, it is unlikely that all this can be achieved as an experienced reality without the building of the military institutions on the belief and national basis way from all other desires and narrow sectarianism.

Hence, the YIP shall work to build our defence and security policies on the following basis:

  1. Defence of the homeland, preservation of its security and its protection from any internal or external threat is the duty of every Yemeni citisen. This a duty on all able persons. Neglecting this duty is a great sin, and national treason.

  2. The armed forces are the preventative shield of unified Yemen, and on it is the prime responsibility of defending the country, preserving its unity, safeguarding its wealth, protecting its values, traditions, civilisation, republican system and national and constitutional unity.

  3. The army and security forces are national institutions that must be kept aside from political conflicts and allegiances political parties, regions, clans, sects or any other conflicts or narrow allegiances that distract it from its responsibilities.

  4. Society is the main support for the armed forces and its on going supply. Soldiering is an honor and a social and religious duty for which society must be trained to undertake, for the army to be for the people and from the people.

  5. Obligatory National Service is a right for all able, and duty on every entrusted, and is considered a s one of the most important popular participation in the armed forces and the achievement of the balance of powers in society.

  6. The armed forces contains an important proportion of the lively elements and effective energies of society which must be directed during peace towards, construction and development, realising the principle of "the army is for [development?] and construction".

  7. Security is a broad notion and an associate of faith, the precondition of development and justice is one of its basis, so is the consolidation of internal unity of society.

  8. Modernising police systems, improving their abilities and raising their awareness is a fundamental pre-requisite for the establishment of the state of law and order.

  9. Fighting crime is a social responsibility undertaken jointly by the state and society.

  10. The complementary roles of the army and security institutions is a fundamental pre-requisite for its success in undertaking the assigned tasks in the best manner.

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Last revised on 06 August, 2015