Offa Rex Religion

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Offa Rex
Offa was King of Mercia, a kingdom of Anglo-Saxon England, from 757 until his death in July 796. Historians between the east the west had always a conflict in defining whether Offa converted to Islam or no. However many details and evidence proves that he was Muslim.
Firstly, the evidence, which supports Offa's conversion, is a coin which is now on display in the British Museum. It is a copy of a gold dinar by the Abbasid Caliph Al-Mansur, the original of which is dated to 157 AH (AC 774). Along with the Islamic Arabic inscriptions, there is on one side the Latin inscription "Offa Rex", (Offa reigns). It has been suggested by Dr. A Zahoor that this is proof that Offa wanted to declare publically his Islam by making coins with the
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