The Biography of the Sultans of Kilwa

33 Chapter 4 Occupation of the Kilwa Island When the storm subsided, six of the seven ships, which ended at the African coast, managed to sail back to Yanbu' so that the passengers could do their Hajj. The seventh ship was too stuck in the mud to be rescued. So, there it remained. This was the one blown away to Kilwa. On board of this ship was Ali, the son of the Sultan of Shiraz. The Arabs nick-named him al-Wāsil, while the Persians called