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The Muhammad DNA Project

Are you a descendant of the Prophet Muhammad? The genetic origin analysis of the Mohammed DNA profile and search for relatives living today.

The Prophet Muhammad had no sons who reached adulthood. His daughter Fatima married Mohammed's cousin Ali and had two sons, al-Hasan and al-Husain. All purely male descendants of these two grandchildren of the Prophet are related to Muhammad in the purely paternal line and thus bear the Y-DNA profile of Muhammad and his clan, the Hashemites. The Arab noble family of Hashemites goes back to Hashim, the great-grandfather of Muhammad. Today the royal families of Morocco and Jordan belong to this family.

Origins analysis of Muhammad

The Y-DNA profile of this line could now be determined through a test by two members of the Jordanian royal family. So far only the exact haplogroup has been known: J1-L859. The following profile provides an indication of belonging to this line.


The Hashemites belong to haplogroup J1. This group arose around 16,000 years ago in the Middle East, probably in Anatolia or Mesopotamia. It migrated from there to the Arabian Peninsula, where it spread the most. Even today, this group is most common in the Middle East and North Africa, but also in Europe. The exact subgroup J1-L859 is typical for the Arabian Peninsula.

Ancient tribe and region of origin

The Hashemites are a family from the Arab tribe of the Quraish. This tribe ruled the region around Mecca in the west of what is now Saudi Arabia at the time of the Prophet. The Y-DNA profile confirms this origin.

Descendants living today

Muhammad's grandchildren, al-Hasan and al-Husain, had numerous descendants and the ancestry of the Hashemites is still passed down in many families today. In our project we are now looking for more descendants of this line.


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Questions and answers about the DNA test

How long does a DNA origin analysis take?

After we have received the samples it normally takes 6-8 weeks for the fist results. Depending on the chosen test the result is thus already fully ready or further analysis are done.

How can I order a DNA origin analysis for someone else?

If you order and pay for a test set for somebody else online, the address of the other person under “Comments”. We will then send the collection kit to the address of this person. You can also place your order by phone or e-mail.

This is how the DNA origin analysis works

A Mucus Sample suffices to get a sample of your DNA. Taking the sample is simple and painless and can be done at home. Send the samples with the envelop included in the sampling kit.

Order test kit:

by telephone, e-mail or on the website

Get test kit:

delivery takes a few days

Take samples:

at home, simple and painless

Send in samples:

with the enclosed envelope


online after approx. 6 - 8 weeks

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