What evidence is there that Sundiata, though a Muslim, did not always act like a Muslim ruler?

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linda-allen | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

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One piece of evidence showing that Sundiata was not a devout Muslim is his reliance on magic. Islam forbids magic, even just reading the horoscope or palm reading. An example of Sundiata's use of magic came in a battle with Soumaoro. Sundiata was told that he could defeat his enemy if he used an arrow that had been tipped with a magical rooster's claw.