Manrique who had witnessed the coronation of the King Salim Shah II, used the Muslim name only,he did not use the Magh name of the king. Not only one king but almost all reigning for more than two hundred years used the Muslim names and inscribed the same in the coins. In striking the coins the policy of inscribing Islamic creed (kalima) and the Muslim names of their kings in Arabic or Persian character, modern Arakanese Muslims believe for certain that those Arakanese kings were Muslims. There is no evidence that they were not Muslims.
By Abul Faiz