85 Sa'eed was told, "You came out with the intent to have war against us. You are doing so in spite of the fact that we had sent you a number of messengers that you should approach us in peace, but you did not heed our words. Instead, you have now arrived with all those men with you. So, what is the purpose of all this?" In his response, Sa'eed claimed that his father, Hassan ibn Yārik, had sent him to make sure his house was ready for his reception, and that his father would be arriving in peace the following day. The people of Kilwa did not believe him. Instead, he was told: "You did not come to this land with all these people except that you wanted to instigate troubles here." Sa'eed denied this to be his intention.