Sharif Kabungsuwan

Muhammad Kabungsuwan
Sultan of Maguindanao
Reign 1520–1543
Predecessor none
Successor Sultan Maka-alang Saripada
Born (unknown)
Died 1543
Burial ()
(Butig, Lanao del sur)
Spouse Angintabo (Maranao princess)
  • Daughter of Macaapun Rajah Simbaan of Malabang
  • Masawang (Angintabo's niece)
Issue Sultan Maka-alang Saripada
Dayang Daragat
nine other children
Full name
Muhammad Shariff Kabungsuwan
House Sultan of Maguindanao
Mother Daughter of Sultan Iskandar Zhulkarnain of Malacca
Religion Sunni Islam

Shariff Muhammed Kabungsuwan[1] (Malay: Muhammad Kebungsuwan, Jawi: شريف کبوڠسووان) was the first Sultan of Maguindanao in the Philippines. A native of Johore 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 traded in T'buk(Old name of Malabang) Malabang, Ranao, married to the native princess of Iranun.[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.


  1. Ang Bayan Sa Labas Ng Maynila (2008), pg 195
  2. 1 2 "History/The%20Maguindanao%20Sultanate". Retrieved 2015-08-23.
  3. "WebCite query result". Archived from the original on October 26, 2009. Retrieved 2015-08-23.
  4. Halili, M. (2004). Philippine History. Rex Book Store. p. 52. ISBN 9789712339349. Retrieved 2015-08-23.


Regnal titles
Preceded by
Sultan of Maguindanao
Succeeded by
Sultan Maka-alang Saripada
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