His Majesty Was A Christian.
The thing which I am saying is that his Majesty and his entire family were christians, and that there was a religious war between the christians and the Islamites for ages, over which religious group have the right to sit upon the Ethiopian throne. His Majesty's Father Ras Makonnen was a devoted christian, so, Tafari grow up as a devoted christian.
But the war about the throne between the Islams and the christians, started long before Tafari was born, but then he was born and it continued over into his time. Lij Iyasu and Tafasri grow up together and played together, they are supposed be family related, Emperor Menelik was a christian too, as a matter of fact, all of the Emperors who sit on that throne were supposed to be chritians. The trouble started in Tafari time, when Lij Iyasu who was Menelik's grand son, to who the throne was left for by Emperor Menelik, changed from being a christain, and was trying to sit on the throne as a Islamic Emperor, which was not allowed to be by the Elders of the Village. And he was running all over the country preaching Islamic doctrine and practicing Islamic laws and disrupting the harmony which existed. All the Elders and community people, know him from he was a child, so, they called him many times and told him that what he was doing, would not be allowed to go on, but he egnored them and and continued to do as he pleased, and so, they took away the throne from him and gave it to Menelik's daughter, who became Empress Zawadi. At this period of time, Dejazmatch Tafari was promoted to Ras Tafari, and became the Crown Prince, which means, that he was net to sit on the throne, after Empress Zawadi time was finished. I do hope this post answered your question since there is so much information, so, I have to take it step by step. I do think that people should make an effort to read the history of what really took place in Ethiopia in the early days.
Take the best care of yourself and your people.
Again I send many oceans of blessings and self
determination to african people everywhere.
ONE BLACK HEART ONE BLACK LOVE
Baba Ras Marcus.