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Archaeologist claims Prophet Muhammad had Egyptian roots

Egyptologist Wissam al-Sisi sparked controversy with claims that the Prophet Muhammad was of Egyptian, not Arab, origins.
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CAIRO — Recent statement by an Egyptologist about the origins of Prophet Muhammad have raised controvery in Egypt. 

In televised statements Aug. 22, Wassim al-Sisi, an Egyptologist, said, “Prophet Muhammad is the son of Abd Manaf, who hails from Egypt, which means that the Prophet has Egyptian roots, and Egyptians are his descendants.”

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