As odd this may sound, it is the truth. The British Royal family has Arab Muslim descendants (maybe some other ethnic groups too) but what is so interesting is that Queen Elizabeth II is believed to have descended from the Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H). If she were a Muslim, she would be a Syed (get out!).
Take a look at this (Burke’s Peerage, well known British Royal Family Genealogist):
United Press International
October 10, 1986
MOSLEMS IN BUCKINGHAM PALACE
Mixed in with Queen Elizabeth’s blue blood is the blood of the Moslem prophet Mohammed, according to Burke’s Peerage, the genealogical guide to royalty. The relation came out when Harold B. Brooks-Baker, publishing director of Burke’s, wrote Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher to ask for better 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 said. Probably realizing 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.”
Brooks-Baker said the British royal family is descended from Mohammed through the Arab kings of Seville, who once ruled Spain. By marriage, their blood passed to the European kings of Portugal and Castille, and through them to England’s 15th century King Edward IV. ‘
Here it would be important to mention that if looked at, lot of Egyptians, Lebanese and other Arab cultures would find themselves descending from the crusaders. It is all interconnected and it should not be a surprise that Queen Elizabeth II descended from the Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H).
Islam spread like a wild fire in its earlier days and kept on growing after the death of Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H). Muslims started to migrate and discover new land in order to spread the message of Islam. During that gruesome period, some obviously didn’t stick on to Islamic religion as Muslims started marrying into other religions.
It is not surprising to find the name Hussein (Prophet’s grandson Al-Husayn) in Europe and the name Fatima (Prophet’s daughter) in Latin America still being very common amongst Christians and people of other religions. Look at the current Presidential nominee for the U.S Presidency, Barack Hussein Obama. His descendants were Muslims from Africa, obviously he is not a Muslim but the name usually stays.
My wife is still a skeptic of this thought that the Queen Elizabeth II descended from the Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) and so are many other Muslims. Well, what can I say, if this were not true, the royal family would be out there debunking the myth but it doesn’t seem to matter to them, at least not yet.