USA: Discovery Of 9th Century Quranic Manuscripts Predate Columbus Travels By Five Centuries

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For centuries it was believed that Christopher Columbus was the first man from the Old Continent to cross the Atlantic to the New World, but new evidence from a research team from the University of Rhode Island suggests Muslim seafarers might just be the first people to have settled on the shores of America, a possibility that could rewrite history as we know it.

The discovery completely took the researchers by surprise admits professor Evan Yuriesco, in charge of the research team.

” We were expecting to find traces of prehistoric Native American settlements, as we have in the area for the past decades. We were not prepared to find 9th century clay pots containing ancient manuscripts written in the Arabic language ” he explains.

The team of researchers fell upon what could be the mass tomb of 9th-century seafarers. The four skeletons that have been found on the site are in a state of advanced decomposition which could make DNA testing impossible, warns the expert, although the teeth showed premature decay which could explain the cause of death by a poor diet or an unknown illness.

The four skeletons that have been found on the site are in a state of advanced decomposition which could make DNA testing impossible, warns the expert, although the teeth showed premature decay which could explain the cause of death by a poor diet or an unknown illness.

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Researchers from Rhode Island University were not expecting a discovery of such a controversial nature

A number of items were also found, as cloths, coins, and two scimitars, yet the remaining artifacts were in such a bad state that they are barely recognizable, as rust has destroyed any possible recognizable trace of writing on the swords and coins, and the pieces of cloth having rotten due to age and the extreme humidity of the area.

Two clay pots were also found in a surprisingly good state, one of them containing the precious manuscripts and the other a mixture of unidentified dried spices which, when identified, could bring further proof of the origin of these sea dwellers.

Islamic medieval scholar Karim Ibn Fallah from the University of Massachusetts has determined that the age of the manuscripts is from the 9th century based on the Kufic script of the manuscripts.

“Kufic is the oldest calligraphic form of the various Arabic scripts and consists of a modified form of the old Nabataean script” he explains.

“Kufic developed around the end of the 7th century in Kufa, Iraq, from which it takes its name. The discovery of Kufic scripts in pre-Columbus America is extremely fascinating” he adds, visibly excited.

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The documents are thought to be of the 9th century based on the Kufic script of the manuscripts, claim experts

Byron Kent, museologist at the Smithsonian, admits the find is extremely troubling.

“There is no question that Arab maps were the best in the world, but none of the existing early maps demonstrates any knowledge of the Americas” he ponders.

Even though the burden of historical evidence has been against the idea of Muslim populations traveling across the Atlantic in pre-Columbus times, the expert does not dispute that Muslims could have beaten Columbus to the New World.

“They certainly possessed the technological expertise to have done so; but, until now, there was no reliable evidence that they did. This discovery, however, is compelling proof that they, in fact, did” admits the expert.

Richard Francaviglia of Willamette University and Best Selling author of “Far Beyond the Western Sea of the Arabs…’: Reinterpreting Claims about Pre-Columbian Muslims in the Americas” also admits the discovery is unexpected.

“The premise of pre-Columbian Islam in the New World is attractive because it is so plausible. The navigational accomplishments of Muslims were significant indeed. The record confirms that they rapidly explored and colonized a substantial portion of the Old World by the ninth and tenth centuries CE. Columbus himself was clearly indebted to Muslim seafaring skills, and there is little doubt that Muslims had the technological expertise to have reached the New World”.

Muslim historian and geographer Abul-Hassan Ali Ibn Al-Hussain Al-Masudi (871-957 CE) wrote in his book Muruj adh-dhahab wa maadin aljawhar (The meadows of gold and quarries of jewels) that during the rule of the Muslim caliph of Spain Abdullah Ibn Mohammad (888-912 CE), a Muslim navigator, Khashkhash Ibn Saeed Ibn Aswad, from Cortoba, Spain sailed from Delba (Palos) in 889 CE, crossed the Atlantic, reached an unknown territory (ard majhoola) and returned with fabulous treasures.

In Al-Masudi’s map of the world, there is a large area in the ocean of darkness and fog which he referred to as the unknown territory, which many scholars believe to be the Americas. 

52 Comments on "USA: Discovery Of 9th Century Quranic Manuscripts Predate Columbus Travels By Five Centuries"

  1. katherine isheim | December 1, 2014 at 9:36 am | Reply

    Muslims did not explore the old world they came and killed and enslaved the old world people. If it hadn’t been for Charles the bald stoping them in France and running them out of Europe we all would be speaking Aribic. Get ur facts straight and stop trying to be so political correct. Early Muslims were murderers and thieves. Then Christians from Europe returned the madness by murdering everyone they could find in the Middle east. In the name of god It is always in the name of God. And btw the Vikings were here before Islam. And maybe the Japanize before them

    • japanize????

    • Eric Hatschek | December 6, 2014 at 9:38 am |

      Certainly the Irish monks in oak framed and leather hide covered sailboats!

    • Ali Raza Mir | December 9, 2014 at 11:41 am |

      Dont be Jealous 🙂 … in the end we all are human…. i like the way you put get your facts straight…. 😛

    • You are so full of hatred What have Muslims done to you. Are you afraid for some reason.

    • …and you would have yourself having sex with at least 50 guys, and your mother cheating on your father on his bed, and your daughter getting pregnant at age 15, and you sister acting in porno movies, and much more if you want.

    • Muslims were enlightened when Europe was in the dark ages, you hate like an uneducated person, go pick up some books, Muslims used to protect the Jews, Islam ruled spain in glory for over 700 years, thats 400 years more than the US has been around. Muslims gave Columbus the knowledge to navigate among many other things. Its amazing you would be so backward in this day and age, I am sorry for you.

    • It wasn’t Charles the bald. Not yet at least. At that point he was Charles with the receding hairline.

    • BY THEY WAY, WHERE ARE THOSE WHO WERE LIVING THE AMERICANS WHEN Columbus ARRIVED?
      WHO KILLED MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF THOSE?
      SICKNESS HAS NO REMEDY

    • native indians ????

    • Hahaha. yet it was the white Americans that murdered 30 million natives and enslaved millions of Africans… the fucking Irony.

    • Do you read English? May be the research team is Muslims that is why you are skeptical> These are facts whether you like it or not >

    • murdering everyone they could find in the Middle east. – See more at: http://worldnewsdailyreport.com/usa-discovery-of-9th-century-quranic-manuscripts-predate-columbus-travels-by-five-centuries/#sthash.0TWUNIQ6.dpuf
      This is what the Christians from Europe succeeded 1st and 2nd world war ,nuclear weapons, killing humanity everywhere Iraq invasion for fuel oil killing 5 M. Innocent …God punish America for its crimes

    • Eat your heart out cousin Isheim

    • Excuse me, did you ever ask yourself if you have a reason to hate Muslims so much? I mean a reasonable reason. You may answer yourself, not me. May peace be with you!

    • I think what you are talking about is what Grate British and before them Spain did to the earth not Muslims

    • No. Evidence says Muslims were there before Columbus yyyeeeeeaaaaaa buddy!

    • “they came and killed and enslaved the old world people”
      i think you are talking about Columbus
      “speaking arabic” Islamic Malay , Turkey !! etc etc
      It is so obvious that you are one-sided

    • You sure need some help, katherine!

    • when bigotry speaks, take cover!

    • You are very biased and hateful and have a
      twisted thinking and scares mind , its a shame .

    • Read”the sun of Allah rises on the West” for Dr Sigrid Hunke, German professor of orientalism,”Allah is something different” as an example of many western esteemed writers & books….Read !!!!it will not heal you from this evil fanaticism but it may help you feeling shy of showing this utter ignorance & bitter hatred.

    • You will speak Arabic soon XD

    • it wasnt the muslims that nearly wiped out the NATIVE population of the Americas now was it?

    • Murdering and plundering was done on a massive scale by the catholic church. more than 50,000 women burnt alive at the stake by branding them witches during the dark ages. Aborigines eliminated in Australia and the Spanish conquests killed millions of native americans too.

      I do not follow islam or christianity being an atheist however the ignorance of the above woman is expected from someone from the states.

    • katherine isheim, you are blind ignorant!

    • What an idiotic and racist statement by isheim – garbled and ridiculous words of ignorance..! When the Muslims were in their golden age, Europe and the West were in the Dark Ages. The renaissance was aided and founded on a great deal of the preserved knowledge, science and erudite information left by the Arab and Islamic world from their superb age of enlightenment.
      The world would be a much better place without the bias of the likes of you..

    • please get your facts straight!! during the Islamic civilization, they were mostly known of science and math and biology and Astrophysics … they never conquered, they only spread their culture,they were way open for their time, only darkness came after them and the church burned anyone they thought was a threat including great scientists…

    • The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were held on 6 and 9 August 1945 at the initiative of the United States after the Japanese leaders musulment making it

    • I advise you to read about Islam before speaking, you have to be objective, without prejudice …….
      it should read

    • no proof of what you say ,just your hater of islam is sominating you.hope you try to be objective

    • Are you sure?! I like to see your evidance please!

    • You’re full of hatred. Get over it…

    • The “old continent” and crusaders never colonized the Arab world before Islam came into prominence and spread “christianity” by the sword, sure!

      Well at least if you’ve been speaking Arabic you’d be bilingual, no? 😉

    • Peter Simpson | January 2, 2015 at 9:52 pm |

      Islam did not kill and enslaved , Islam gave europe the opportunity of life to be developed . Europeans were student in islamic universities in Andalusia / Spain and learned techniques of sailing and got advenced technologies from Muslims in many fields .

    • Katherine, your are a racist and a bigot. You think your better than everyone else. The Muslims brought most of what the west know now. You get your facts straight. Europe was living in the dark ages. You and your kind (bigots/racists that it is) murdered the natives in America. Have some respect. We are all humans and it shouldn’t matter. but comments like your post sucks and show what a racist person you are.

    • أشرب ماء البحر 🙂

    • It’s obvious from your writing, that you barely read.
      I dare you to name only one incident when Muslims enslaved or killed civilians.
      Or else, I declare you an ignorant fanatic.

    • Can you proof it?

    • Kelvin-Kabiyr 'Abdur-Rahiym | November 28, 2015 at 6:16 am |

      Why do we in America use ARABIC NUMERALS for our numerical system?

    • Cindy Strotman | September 5, 2016 at 4:29 pm |

      I’m thinking this is a very interesting read. I personally am Christian and I am interested in what is and could have been.

    • Your hate is strong.

    • The Defender | December 3, 2016 at 1:53 am |

      I see that you use BreitBart for facts. That’s excellent. Now hold your nose and mouth closed and try to blow as hard as you can 🙂

  2. Barbar Amazigh Muslim Tariq Ibn Ziyad Tashfine | December 1, 2014 at 2:31 pm | Reply

    Katherine, rubbish that your telleing needs to be objective, in fact the Muslims spared the Jews and Christians, the proof of this is the very existence of Christians till this day in Sicily, Spain, Portugal, Balkan, the Muslims introduced many crops in Europe like for instance pineapple, oranges, mandarins, olives, palmtrees, sugarcane, and many other vegetables,

    The Muslims also preserved the old Roman, Greek, Phenician, Persian, Indian and Chinese knowledge, they melted it together, preserved it, corrected it and enhanced it and passed it on to the Western people,

    The Europeans those days ware merely savages and barbarians who had just destroyed a millenar civilization which was “The Roman Empire”

    • Christine Erikson | December 4, 2014 at 6:20 pm |

      excuse me? Christianity has been dying out under slow atrition and sometimes persecution in the Middle East all along, while the survival in the lands you mention is because the muslims were violently evicted.

      get your facts right.

    • Muslims did so well spare Christians living in Northern Africa that no one remained a couple of centuries after they came.

      Thank you, dear muslim brothers!

    • @Christine Erikson

      There’s a valid reason the “christian” continent at the time was going through Dark Ages 😉

  3. Barbar Amazigh Muslim Tariq Ibn Ziyad Tashfine | December 1, 2014 at 2:36 pm | Reply

    The benefits the Europeans enjoyed by the Muslims outweigh the damages the Muslims brought into Europe, even Russia has become powerful by the hands of the Muslim Tatars

    The Europeans at that time were hibernating and were sleeping during the Dark Middle Ages, they themselves brought this upon themselves, they destroyed every civilization that you could find, from Britain to Bulgaria,

    Charles Martel could easily be crushed by the Muslims, and Charles Martel was just a follower of the trinitarian paulin heretical doctrine of the pseudo-Christians, so your Christendom which you talking about is BUT A MYTH

    Without the Muslims Europe and Western world would never become what it is now,

    Muslims contributed so many things to the Western world that you should be thankful

  4. The navigators for Columbus on his voyage to the new world,were the moors… They had muslim identity and knew the sea,like the back of their hand… Matter of fact who Columbus traded with when he ‘”discovered “the West Indies ..?. When someone discover something they must be the first to find / encounter it…!.

  5. Near Parahyba, Brazil
    An inscription on Phoenician has been translated, in part, as: “We are sons of Canaan from Sidon, the city of the king. Commerce has cast us on this distant shore, a land of mountains. We set [sacrificed] a youth for the exalted gods and goddesses in the nineteenth year of Hiram, our mighty king.
    We embarked from Ezion-Geber into the Red Sea and voyaged with ten ships. We were at sea together for two years around the land belonging to Ham [Africa] but were separated by a storm [lit. ‘from the hand of Baal’], and we were no longer with our companions. So we have come here, twelve men and three women, on a… shore which I, the Admiral, control. But auspiciously may the gods and goddesses favor us!”

    • That’s it the Phoenician from Sidon (Lebanon)were the first to discover the New World centuries before muslim and Columbus.

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