Abdullah Hamidaddin is a researcher on Islam and currently chair of Daratel Yemen, a Dutch NGO dedicated to the social and political development of Yemen. From 1994 to 2010, he chaired the Zaid bin Ali Cultural Foundation, an NGO concerned with the preservation of Yemen’s Islamic heritage in the country’s private libraries. Hamidaddin’s books include Harmonious Being: The Quest for God in Our Fluid Lives; Strategic Mediums of Development; Zaydism: A Reading of the Project and an Exploration of Its Component Parts; and Tweeted Heresies: Saudi Islam in Transformation. On Twitter: @amiQ1.

Writing in the Cairo Review