The Biography of the Sultans of Kilwa

48 is about to return from Hijaz. What will happen when he does? "There is no dispute between me and my brother; the land is his and the rule is his", Daoud responded. "I am just acting on his behalf until his safe return, and I will be obedient to him", He added. When the mother made sure all matters were ne between the two brothers, she removed the cover, and called her son, alHassan, out to meet his brother. When Daoud saw his brother, he greeted him with the proper titles, and handed over the rule of the land to him. Al-Hassan was thankful for his brother's seless act. However, he said to Daoud: "You stay as you are, and I will return to the ship. Tomorrow, I will come back (as if I had just arrived)".