Malik al-Dhahir: Aceh King who provide a junk to Ibn Battuta to travel to China

Returning to the delta, he took ship at Sunarganw (near Dacca) on a junk boundfor Java (i.e., Java Minor of Marco Polo, or Sumatra). Touching on the coast of Arakan or Burmah, he reached Sumatra in forty days, and was hospitality received at the court of Malik al-Dhahir, a zealous disciple of Islam, which had then recently spread among the states on the northern coast of that island. The king provided him with a junk in which to prosecute his voyage to China.
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