The Ethiopian government has been appealing for the restitution of items pillaged during the siege for decades. In 2019, the nation renewed calls for the return of 11 wood and stone religious tablets, known as tabots, which sat for decades in the storeroom of the British Museum amid a wealth of Maqdala treasures. The British Museum responded by offering the possibility of a long-term loan agreement.
The London-based Scheherazade Foundation has returned a collection of artifacts that were looted from Ethiopia in 1868. Tahrir Shah, one of the Scheherazade Foundation’s cofounders, bought some of the works privately at the Busby auction house in Bridgeport, England. The artifacts were pulled from public auction the day before the sale was set to take place amid an outcry from the Ethiopian Embassy in England. Ethiopian officials were quick to praise the handover as a major restitution—one that they said acts as a recognition of the violence wrought by British colonial forces within the country.
GOD prohibits His Messenger and the Believers from insulting the false deities of the idolators. Insulting their deities will lead to a bigger evil than its benefit for the idolators might retaliate by insulting GOD as the Believers [Muslim] believe “Allah,” none has right to worship but He لآ إلَهَ إلاَّ الله
“O you that believe! Fear Allah and believe in His messenger, and He will bestow on you a double portion of His Mercy: He will provide for you a light by which you will walk (straight in your path), and He will forgive you (your past): Because Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.“
GOD will say on the Day of Judgment, ‘Son of Adam, I was sick, but you did not visit me.’‘My Lord, how could I visit You when You are the Lord of the Worlds?’‘Did you not know that one of My servants was sick and you did not visit him? If you had visited him, you would have found Me there.’
Then GOD will say, ‘Son of Adam, I needed food, but you did not feed Me.’‘My Lord, how can I feed You when You are the Lord of the Worlds?’‘Did you not know that one of My servants was hungry, but you did not feed him? If you had fed him, you would have found its reward with Me.’
‘O Son of Adam, I was thirsty, but you did not give Me anything to drink.’‘My Lord, how could I give you a drink when You are the Lord of the Worlds?’‘Did you not know that one of My servants was thirsty, but you did not give him a drink? If you had given him a drink, you would have found its reward with Me.’
Holy Hadith – AL Bukhari
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Serving people needs no other motive than our seeking GOD.In service to others and giving to others, we open a path to our finding GOD.In His Mercy, the path to GOD is one of peace and improving the world around.In the feeding of the poor, relieving the thirst and suffering, and comforting the sick lies an incredible closeness to The All-Mighty GOD, so much that He is there Himself, Glory to GOD.