In the 18th century, a Muslim who had been a royal member of a West African family was captured and enslaved for forty years. He would often draw in the sand to preserve his literacy. When a letter he had scribed in Arabic eventually reached the King of Morocco, in addition to the intervention of a US president, he was eventually freed. What was his name?

  • A. Ali ibn al-Husayn
  • B. Muhammad Said
  • C. Ayuba Sulaiman
  • D. Yarrow Mamout
  • E. Abdulrahman Sori