Muhammad Rumfa Emir of Kano

Muhammad Rumfa was the Sultan of the Sultanate of Kano, located in modern-day Kano State, Northern Nigeria, it was believed that Muhammad Rumfa migrated from Daura, long after Bagauda. He reigned from 1463 until 1499.

Among Rumfa’s accomplishments were extending the city walls, building a large palace, the Gidan Rumfa, promoting slaves to governmental positions and establishing the Kurmi Market.

He was also responsible for much of the Islamization of Kano, as he urged prominent residents to convert.

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