LONDON (Web Desk) – Queen Elizabeth-II of United Kingdom, the world’s oldest living monarch who marked her 90th birthday last month, has had a number of myths spring around her in the past.
Most astounding among these myths is the claim that she is from the lineage of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), from his 43rd generation, via her Spanish-Muslim ancestry.
Although disputed, genealogical records of early-medieval Spain also support the claim.
It is claimed by some historians that Queen Elizabeth belongs to the family of Abu al-Qasim Muhammad ibn Abbad, a descendant of Muhammad (PBUH) through his daughter Fatima (RA) and grandson Hasan ibn Ali (RA).
Al-Qasim was originally a judge appointed by the Caliph of Cordoba but he seized power and formed his own dynasty, the Abbadids. He became the ruler of Seville in al-Andalus in 1023.
Six decades later, in 1091, the Almoravids of Morocco attacked the Abbadid kingdom, then being ruled by al-Qasim’s grandson Al-Mu’tamid ibn Abbad. Ibn Abbad was defeated and dethroned.
In the meanwhile, his daughter named Zaida fled north and took refuge at the court of King Alfonso VI of Leon. In the years to come, she adopting the name Isabella after her baptism. The king married her after the death of his first wife and fathered three children with her.
Two centuries later, in 1352, a descendant of Zaida and King Alfonso, Maria de Padilla, had children with King Peter of Castille, who was publicly known as ‘the Cruel.’ The king fathered four children with her, two of whom married sons of King Edward III of England.
Here’s the ancestry of Queen Elizabeth in full:
Elizabeth II, Queen of the UK – daughter of
George VI, King of the UK – son of
George V, King of the UK – son of
Edward VII, King of the UK – son of
Victoria, Queen of the UK – daughter of
Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn – son of
George III, King of Great Britain – son of
Frederick, Prince of Wales – son of
George II, King of Great Britain – son of
George I, King of Great Britain – son of
Sophia, Electress of Hanover – daughter of
Elizabeth of Bohemia – daughter of
James I/VI, King of England, Ireland & Scotland – son of
Mary, Queen of Scots – daughter of
James V, King of Scots – son of
Margaret Tudor – daughter of
Elizabeth of York – daughter of
Edward IV, King of England – son of
Richard Plantagenet, Duke of York – son of
Richard of Conisburgh, Earl of Cambridge – son of
Isabella Perez of Castille – daughter of
Maria Juana de Padilla – daughter of
Maria Fernandez de Henestrosa – daughter of
Aldonza Ramirez de Cifontes – daughter of
Aldonza Gonsalez Giron – daughter of
Sancha Rodriguez de Lara – daughter of
Rodrigo Rodriguez de Lara – son of
Sancha Alfonsez, Infanta of Castile – daughter of
Zaida (aka Isabella) – daughter of
Al-Mu’tamid ibn Abbad, King of Seville – son of
Abbad II al-Mu’tadid, King of Seville – son of
Abu al-Qasim Muhammad ibn Abbad, King of Seville – son of
Ismail ibn Qarais – son of
Qarais ibn Abbad – son of
Abbad ibn Amr – son of
Amr ibn Aslan – son of
Aslan ibn Amr – son of
Amr ibn Itlaf – son of
Itlaf ibn Na’im – son of
Na’im II al-Lakhmi – son of
Na’im al-Lakhmi – son of
Zahra bint Husayn – daughter of
Husayn ibn Hasan – son of
Hasan ibn Ali
There are 5 other lines that are claimed by the historians. One of the top genealogical researchers and publishers of the world, Burke’s Peerage, endorses the claim above. It is a fact that many devout Muslims were forcibly converted to Christianity after the loss of Spain from Muslim hands. Many were also murdered, among these there were many who were from the lineage of the Holy Prophet (PBUH). We may never know for sure, but it is claimed by many historians that Queen Elizabeth is from the line of one of the Spanish Muslim Sayyeds.
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that would make her sort of a cousin of HM The King of Jordan and HM The King of Morocco
Everyone’s related to everyone, somewhere down the line. Most Europeans descend from Charlemagne, and most Asians from Genghis Khan. Still fascinating, though!