WHY DID VIKINGS HAVE 'ALLAH' EMBROIDERED INTO FUNERAL CLOTHES?

THE DISCOVERY RAISES NEW QUESTIONS ABOUT THE INFLUENCE OF ISLAM IN SCANDINAVIA, WRITES JOURNALIST THARIK HUSSAIN.

HOWEVER, IT IS MORE LIKELY THESE FINDINGS SHOW THAT VIKING AGE BURIAL CUSTOMS WERE INFLUENCED BY ISLAMIC IDEAS SUCH AS ETERNAL LIFE IN PARADISE AFTER DEATH.

"However, it is more likely these findings show that Viking age burial customs were influenced by Islamic ideas such as eternal life in paradise after death."
Ali was the cousin and son-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad, having married his daughter Fatima.
He also became the fourth leader of the Muslim community after Muhammad died.

Researchers in Sweden have found Arabic characters woven into burial costumes from Viking boat graves. The discovery raises new questions about the influence of Islam in Scandinavia, writes journalist Tharik Hussain. They...

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