Biography of the head of Dar AL-Salam Organization
Shiekh\ ABDULRAHMAN ALMARWANI
Sheikh / Abdurrahman Yahya Al-Marwani – spent 30 years of his life in peace-building in the tribal communities since 1992 to 2022. He worked through them to innovate and develop exciting ways of interventions that combined between direct interferences to resolve disputes, and to implement hundreds of projects combining training, rehabilitation and awareness campaigns in peace-building and in promotion of tolerance and reduce violent- extremism and extremism. To resolve the causes and factors that lead to violence, he puts a long-term strategy of taking into account the community culture and privacy through which he connected between various religious and political orientations, women and minorities, including some of the Jewish community sons and going beyond religion, doctrine and homeland to a humanitarian, unified relationship as an experiment which can establish peace and co-existence not only at the community level, but also in the Middle East.
Samples gather between programs implemented and its social effects on human security. Hundreds of videos can be watched on our channel on YouTube:
Despite the difficulties and challenges of which the most important one is endangering the Sheikh / Al-Marwani’s life for risks more than once, and the loss of many of his supporters’ lives. the success, that he made, encouraged many of Study and Research Centers, international TV channels and Press to prepare and transmit the full-length films and reports dealt with the biography of his life by sending representatives of those authorities to Yemen to stand on those exciting activities. The most important one is a film prepared and broadcast by Al Jazeera English which can be watched on our youtube channel entitled (Pace-Maker), besides the French media which prepared and broadcast a film in 24 TV channel can be seen
, including study centers and famous newspapers.
For those interested, you can also watch hundreds of exciting videos social on websites through the entrance of Sheikh / Al-Marwani’s name or Dar Al-Salaam Organization.
Also, Yemeni government itself had reviewed his success at international conferences can be seen on English
including Universities and many of international research centers that ,too, had turned his biography in peace-building to graduation projects, and the social effects from the international partnership perspective
* A Summary Combines The Size Of The Problem And The Main Objectives That He Worked On And Its Social Effects
The problem of tribal conflicts and the availability of weapons in the civilians’ hands has represented the main factor in the growth of the culture of extremism and terrorism, which represents the first problem in the Middle East. Thus, The connection of arms with the community culture and creed has represented-any step towards treatment- a red line in front of the State and Civic Organizations. So, to solve the problems, Al-Marwani had taken exciting and serious steps. The most important ones are the following:
1. From 1992, Al-Marwani realized the importance of the use of religion, custom and community in helping himself. So, in order to reach the goal, he has worked for a long time to move between different tribes to gain trust of religious, intellectual and traditional leaders of various religious and political orientations. The inauguration of Sheikh / Al-Marwani’s first conference to reduce violence and revenge in 2002, had represented a measure point for the extent range of community understanding. Here is a video contains models of personal interventions of Al-Marwani and its impacts of convincing many of his supporters to work peacefully in peace-building, despite the loss of many of them their lives which shows important aspects of Al-Marwani’s life that is not dealt with in the international media.
2. In 1997, after Al-Marwani has convinced hundreds of community leaders of his idea to announce the establishment of the Dar Al-Salaam Organization (House of Peace in Yemen).
Dar AL-Salam Organization receives in its main office in Sana'a many ambassadors of the world
Samples Of The Most Essential Social Effects In The Middle East:-
RELIGIOUS MEN SERVE THEIR LIVES FOR PEACE FOR THE FIRST TIME:-
In cooperation with religious and traditional leaders, in preparation of strategies worked on developing and innovating direct interventions to reduce conflicts and worked on the awareness campaigns to treat the causes with the use of positive aspects of religion and custom. So, in partnership with the international community, it had been trained hundreds of the most influenced people of various religious and political orientations, we were able to promote a culture of connecting peace-defense in religious side to ensure internal motivations in trainees to transfer their knowledge to others. The results were stunning, and it came to many of them to lose their lives during the performance of their mission. This method represents a reverse step to the actions of extremists who lead young people to violence under religious motives.
The Return of Youth from Extremism to Peace:
At a time, when extremists use religion to recruit children to kill humans, Al-Marwani used religion for human life and created in his supporters the same enthusiasm of extremists’, and have even managed to change many of the young’s ideas-victims of extremism concepts. Samples of international and local TV channels.
Awareness Campaigns from 1998, and its social effects:
Al-Marwani had succeeded in awareness campaigns to solve the causes and factors that lead to violence. Al-Marwani had organized and leaded dozens of mass marches anti-weapons and violent extremism and the claim with national legislation to reduce them. Also, it represented a measure point to the extent range of change in the tribal society culture about weapons. So, if there had not been Arab Spring revolution in 2011, there would have been a fundamental change.
The following form contains concise models of community activities and effects from 2010 to 2015 translated to English, the bloodiest period in Yemen history.
The most important issues of armed conflicts that represented cases of public opinion, projects and programs that have received coverage of local and international TV channels combined between interventions of reduction for dozens of the most serious conflicts with the implementation of programs to promote a humanitarian culture. It represents an experience that is considered the most dangerous case in facing violent-extremism.
SAMPLES OF INTERVENTIONS TO RESOLVE ARMED CONFLICTS AND BUILDING PEACE AND NON-VIOLENCE IN THE TRIBAL SOCIETY:
1- Sheikh/ Al-Marwani innovates and develops methods for intervention to break up the armed tribal conflicts.
2- Sheikh/ Al-Marwani invents ways for peace-building between different religious groups using religion.
3- Al-Marwani changes weapons use for murder to peace use, exciting story.
4- Sheikh/ Al-Marwani stops many of capital punishment.
5- Sheikh / Al-Marwani pays (118.000$) to stop the death sentence in a case of honor which represented a public opinion in between Yemen and Saudi Arabia.
6- Sheikh/ Al-Marwani build a school to stop the conflict between four tribes after the death of a child .
7- the promotion of minorities rights and intervene to disperse their conflicts including Marginalized , Jews , Somali and Ismailis.
8- Sheikh/ Al-Marwani resolves the biggest dispute case between two provinces. A live TV report via the main news on 1-5-2013 .
9- Al-Marwani, through a the local TV channels, speaks about the challenges and difficulties in the interference to resolve conflicts.
* Samples of the most important projects of training and rehabilitation from 2010 to 2015:-
Programs of training of 2010 had represented the most important programs depending on the generous support of the international partners that enabled the organization to involve representatives from remote and distant provinces which represented the most affected by violent extremism. As well, the selection carefully, in account of trainers, of the academic and the most known moderated personalities had targeted the most influencing fellows on people, such as (preachers and female-guides, media, minorities and religious associations) Also, it targeted activists from the southern and northern governorates during the workshops of promoting peace culture and tolerance as a doctrine in targeted minds using spiritual side to ensure an inner drive to make the trainees transport their knowledge to others. The outcomes were stunning, its explanation will need at least a special folder. So, many of them had lost their lives during the performance of their mission field.