The Biography of the Sultans of Kilwa

26 where the Mongols butchered the majority of Sharafuddin's men, who dispersed aimlessly. Sharafuddin himself was killed together with Sultan Al-Hassan ibn Ali and many of their entourages. Learning of the killing of both Sayyed Ibrāhīm Sharafuddin and Sultan Al-Hassan ibn Ali Shah, Hulagu ordered the massacre in Shiraz to stop. In the meantime, the Mongols started looking for Ali, the son of Sultan AlHassan ibn Ali Shah, around the Kuwar village. But Ali ibn Al-Hassan, his remaining family members and the visirs had managed to speedily escape towards the sea heading from Persia. The shortest road to the sea was the one connecting Shiraz and Reishahr, on the Persian coast.