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We would like to conclude our article with this important note made by Dr Anne-Maria Brennan, Chair of CE4t F: The ring was found in the 19th Century, and only recently has the Arabic inscription been noticed.It makes you wonder, how many other artefacts are out there that are undiscovered?However other scholars such as Muhammad al-Idrisi (1100-1165), Ibn Khurradadhbih / Ibn Khordadbeh (820-910), al-Tartushi (1059-1127), al-Mas’udi (896-956), al-Muqaddasi (940-991), Ibn Rustah (10th Century) , Miskawayh (932-1030), Ibn Hawqal (10th Century), Ahmad al-Ya’qubi (897-898), Ibn Qutiya (10th Century), Yaqut al-Rumi (1179-1229), Yahya Ibn Hakam al-Bakri (772 - 866), al-Maqqari (1578-1632) and Ibn al-Athir (1160-1233) also share their observations of these saqalibah, a term first employed in the 10th century translated as “They keep their clothes clean and the men adorn themselves with armbands of gold...They are generous to each other, honour their guests and treat well those who seek refuge with them, and all who come to visit them. And whenever anyone dares to treat them unfairlythey help and defend them From the 8th to the 11th century, the Vikings were renowned for roaming the world and covering large distances, which preceding them some historians hold was a feat never done before.It is worth noting however that this was not the only contact documented between the Viking and Muslim Civilisation.This featured story has been extracted from “A Tale of Two Civilisations: The Viking and the Muslim World” One account in particular that was written and narrated by the 10th century traveller from the Muslim Civilisation, Ahmed Ibn Fadlan, seems to be most widespread and extensive in terms of content.Islam the primordial faith Islam regards itself, not as a subsequent faith to Judaism and Christianity, but as the primordial religion, the faith from which Judaism and Christianity are subsequent developments.In the Qur’an we read that Abraham ‘was not a Jew nor a Christian, but he was a monotheist, a Muslim’ (Âl 'Imran ).
Some named it the “mysterious ring”, some actively deliberated and debated questions as well as made up theories of how or why it arrived in Sweden.Today we increasingly hear and read that Christianity and Islam ‘share’ Jesus, that he belongs to both religions.So also with Abraham: there is talk of the West’s ‘Abrahamic civilization’ where once people spoke of ‘Judeo-Christian civilization’.This shift of thinking reflects the growing influence of Islam.These notes offer some information and reflections on the ‘Muslim Jesus’, to help put this trend in its proper context. Numbering systems for the Qur’anic verses are not standardized: be prepared to search through nearby verses for the right one.