The Biography of the Sultans of Kilwa

62 Sultan Ahmed ruled for only one year. After his death, Sultan al-Hassam ibn Isma’īl ibn al-Hassan of the al-Mahdi family succeeded him to the rule of Kilwa. His uncle, Sa'eed ibn al-Hassan AbulMawāhib remained as the visir. Ten years later, al-Hassan died, and Sa'eed ibn alHassan Abul-Mawāhib became Sultan.