The Biography of the Sultans of Kilwa

27 Chapter 3 The Loaded Ship As soon as Ali ibn Sultan Al-Hassan ibn Ali Shah arrived with his company to the coast, they boarded a cargo ship that travelled between the cities of the Persian coast. They headed to the Island of Hurmuz in early Sha'ban,(1) 663 AH (May 1265 CE). The Kingdom of Hurmuz had already been established on the island. The King of Hurmuz at the timeAli and his group arrived (1) The 8th month of the Islamic lunar calendar.