Known for his intelligence, bravery, shrewdness and generosity his reign saw the extension of Kuwait's commercial interests to what are now India, Yemen and Iraq. It was also during his reign that direct relations were established with representatives of the British East India Company in the Gulf, which turned Kuwait into a major route for the caravans passing from AI-Basra to Aleppo. Notable events during his reign include:
The Battle of Al-Reqqa: the Banu Kaah, an Iraqi tribe, wanted to annex Kuwait to their land, but Kuwait emerged horn the battle victorious.
Kuwait's first defensive walls were constructed.