The Biography of the Sultans of Kilwa

60 be looted while the people of Kilwa were determined to actively nd and kill him to reap the handsome awards and favours promised by Sultan Isma'īl. In a twist of events, al-Hassan ibn Sulaimān ibn Muhammad (the Just King) extended his protection over Sa'eed, and brought him to Sultan Isma'īl who granted him his pardon. For the next four years, Sa'eed did not go out of his house(1) until Sultan Isma’īl passed away after ruling Kilwa for twenty three years. The rule then rotated to the al-Wāsil's family with Prince Muhammad ibn Sulaimān ibn Muhammad (the Just King) becoming the Sultan of Kilwa succeeding (1) He was most likely put under house arrest as part of the pardon deal.