Sharif Kabungsuwan

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For the Philippine province, see Shariff Kabunsuan.
Muhammad Kabungsuwan
Sultan of Maguindanao
Reign Sultanate of Maguindanao: 1520-1543
Full name Sultan Muhhamad Dipatuan Kudarat
Birthplace Maguindanao
Died 1543
Predecessor none
Successor Sultan Maka-alang Saripada
Wives Daughter of Macaapun Rajah Simbaan of Malabang
Angintabo (Maranao princess)
Masawang (Angintabo's niece)
Issue Sultan Maka-alang Saripada, Dayang Daragat, Layagun, Aloyodan, other nine issues
Father Ali Zein ul-Abedin of Mecca
Mother Daughter of Sultan Iskandar Jukarnain of Malacca
Religious beliefs Islam

Shariff Muhammed Kabungsuwan[1] (Malay: Muhammad Kebungsuan) was the first Sultan of Maguindanao in the Philippines. A native of Johor in Maritime Southeast Asia, Kabungsuwan re-settled in Mindanao in the Philippines where he preached Islam to the native tribes around the region.[2][3]

Kabungsuwan invaded Malabang, Cotabato, facing armed resistance from the non-Muslim natives, nevertheless successfully vanquishing and subjugating them to his (Islamic) rule through the might of his Samal warriors.[4]

Kabungsuwan was of Arab-Malay ethnicity. He married a local princess and established the Sultanate of Maguindanao in the 16th century.[2] The sultanate was usually centered in the valley of Cotabato.

The former province of Shariff Kabunsuan in the Philippines was named after him.

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Regnal titles
Preceded by
none
Establishment
Sultan of Maguindanao
1520-1543
Succeeded by
Sultan Maka-alang Saripada