Ahmad Shah I, Sultan of Gujarat
r. 1411-1442/813-845 AH
Shihab al-Din ibn Muhammad, who took the regnal title Ahmad Shah I, was Sultan of Gujarat from 1411 to 1442/814-846 AH. Although his grandfather Muzaffar Khan was the first to claim the royal title of Sultan, Ahmad Shah is responsible for consolidating power for his family and Islam in Gujarat. He also founded the city of Ahmedabad, now the largest city and cultural capital of Gujarat, constructing a fortress, city walls, a congregational mosque, and numerous other monuments therein. 


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Page, J. Burton. "Gud̲j̲arāt." Encyclopedia of Islam, Second Editionhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_islam_COM_0242 [Accessed January 24, 2018].
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Variant Names
Ahmad Shah I, Sultan of Gujarat
احمد شاه بن محمد بن مظفر
Ahmad Shah I b. Muhammad b. Muzaffar
Ahmed Shah
Alternate transliteration
Sultan Ahmad Shah
شهاب الدين
Shihab al-Din