"Lordes," quod she, "ye knowen everichon,
How that my sone in point is for to lete
The hooly lawes of our Alkaron,
Yeven by Goddes message Makomete.
But oon avow to grete God I heete,
The lyf shal rather out of my body sterte
Or Makometes lawe out of myn herte!

– Geoffrey Chaucer

The Canterbury Tales, The Man of Law’s Tale. The Sultan’s mother tells her counsellors that her son is about to become a Christian and abandon the holy laws of the Koran given by God’s messenger Mohammed. She vows that she would rather die than forsake Islam.