They came from Malia, the Red Sea, these Hauka, these "sons and daughters" of Bilali. Muhammed's black African confidant, Bilali was a man, who, as the mystical alter-ego of Dongo (the deity of thunder), possessed the power to burn villages and kill villagers without remorse. The Hauka, the descendants of Dongo-Bilali, captured some of their father's power.