History Sculptures of Somalis and South Arabians found in Somaliland

@BigShaq @Som You both should read this. It suggests these sculptures and writing tablets were unique to the region and were very different from the ones in southern Arabia and Ethiopia but rather they were a local flourishing in-land culture with buried cities. We need more archaeologists to discover these lost civilizations.

I agree. Geez and south arabian script are easily identifiable, same with sculptures. Someone should really look into it. The discovery an ancient indigenous somali civilization could have very huge political and social effects. Unfortunately somalis are generally not educated on their history especially pre-islamic history. The average somali doesn't know about Opone, Malao Sarapion etc and these things aren't really taught in school


ala manhaj an nabuwwa
Sahih Muslim 969 a, 969 b
Abu'l-Hayyaj al-Asadi told that 'Ali (b. Abu Talib) said to him:
Should I not send you on the same mission as Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) sent me? Do not leave an image without obliterating it, or a high grave without levelling It. This hadith has been reported by Habib with the same chain of transmitters and he said: (Do not leave) a picture without obliterating it.

حَدَّثَنَا يَحْيَى بْنُ يَحْيَى، وَأَبُو بَكْرِ بْنُ أَبِي شَيْبَةَ وَزُهَيْرُ بْنُ حَرْبٍ قَالَ يَحْيَى أَخْبَرَنَا وَقَالَ الآخَرَانِ، حَدَّثَنَا وَكِيعٌ، عَنْ سُفْيَانَ، عَنْ حَبِيبِ بْنِ أَبِي ثَابِتٍ، عَنْ أَبِي وَائِلٍ، عَنْ أَبِي، الْهَيَّاجِ الأَسَدِيِّ قَالَ قَالَ لِي عَلِيُّ بْنُ أَبِي طَالِبٍ أَلاَّ أَبْعَثُكَ عَلَى مَا بَعَثَنِي عَلَيْهِ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم أَنْ لاَ تَدَعَ تِمْثَالاً إِلاَّ طَمَسْتَهُ وَلاَ قَبْرًا مُشْرِفًا إِلاَّ سَوَّيْتَهُ ‏.‏ وَحَدَّثَنِيهِ أَبُو بَكْرِ بْنُ خَلاَّدٍ الْبَاهِلِيُّ، حَدَّثَنَا يَحْيَى، - وَهُوَ الْقَطَّانُ - حَدَّثَنَا سُفْيَانُ، حَدَّثَنِي حَبِيبٌ، بِهَذَا الإِسْنَادِ وَقَالَ وَلاَ صُورَةً إِلاَّ طَمَسْتَهَا ‏.‏
Reference : Sahih Muslim 969 a, 969 b
In-book reference : Book 11, Hadith 120
USC-MSA web (English) reference : Book 4, Hadith 2115