Historians believe the Queen is a descendant to the founder of Islam – after tracing her family tree back 43 generations.
The claim makes the British monarch a distant ancestor of the Prophet Muhammad.
The findings were first published in 1986 by Burke’s Peerage, a British authority on royal pedigrees.
But the claim has recently resurfaced after a Moroccan newspaper said it had traced the queen’s lineage back to the Prophet.
According to their findings, Elizabeth II’s bloodline runs through the Earl of Cambridge in the 14th century, across medieval Muslim Spain, to Fatima, the Prophet’s daughter.
Although disputed by some historians, genealogical records of early-medieval Spain also support the claim and it has also been verified by Ali Gomaa, the former grand mufti of Egypt.
Burke’s publishing director wrote to the-then Prime Minster Margaret Thatcher in 1986 calling for increased security for the royal family.
‘The royal family’s direct descent from the prophet Mohammed cannot be relied upon to protect the royal family forever from Moslem terrorists,’ he wrote to Thatcher.
Recognising the connection would be a surprise to many, he added, ‘It is little known by the British people that the blood of Mohammed flows in the veins of the queen. However, all Moslem religious leaders are proud of this fact.’
The study from Burke’s Peerage first officially suggested the Queen’s connection to the Prophet Muhammad.
They claimed the Queen descends from a Muslim princess called Zaida, who fled her home town of Seville in the 11th century before converting to Christianity.
Zaida was the fourth wife of King Al-Mu’tamid ibn Abbad of Seville. She bore him a son Sancho, whose descendant later married the Earl of Cambridge in the 11th century.
But British magazine the Spectator points out Zaida’s origins are ‘debatable’. Some historians believe she was the daughter of a wine-drinking caliph descended from the Prophet. Others say she married into his family.
The reaction to the Queen’s reported links to the Prophet have been mixed.
Abdelhamid Al-Auouni welcomed the news in his piece in Moroccan newspaper Al-Ousboue, writing: ‘It builds a bridge between our two religions and kingdoms.’
Meanwhile a tongue-in-cheek headline on the Arab Atheist Network’s web forum read: ‘Queen Elizabeth must claim her right to rule Muslims.’
One person on internet forum Reddit rubbished the claims however, writing: ‘This is just propaganda used by the British monarchy to appease the growing number of Muslim subjects.’
Buckingham Palace has been contacted for comment.
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Would you look at this display of English absurdity. It seems that, nowadays, the English don’t want to be far behind the Americans when it comes to absurd things. Yes, English “historians” are now claiming that the queen is related to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Well, the queen sure isn’t related to the blessed prophet, who’s the most virile man that ever lived and the hairiest prophet that ever lived, but some members of the English royal family surely will be after Islam finishes conquering England and after Muslims storm Buckingham Palace. Of course, in the civilized Islamic world, it’s well known that the spirit of the Prophet Muhammad sometimes comes down from paradise in order to have his way with certain women, just as he did when he was alive. After this incredible supernatural experience, it’s not surprising that these women immediately convert to Islam. But I doubt that the queen’s mother could have attracted the attention of the prophet’s virile spirit even in her prime, when she was 14 years old and still of proper breeding age.