The Sultanate of Sulu Dar al-Islam was an Islamic Tausūg state that ruled over many of the islands of the Sulu Sea, was founded in 1457 by a Johore-born Arab explorer and religious scholar Sayyid Abu Bakr Abirin after he settled in Banua Buansa Ummah (ummah is an Arabic term for "community"), Sulu. After the marriage of Abu Bakr and local dayang-dayang (princess) Paramisuli, he founded the sultanate and assumed the title Paduka Mahasari Maulana al Sultan Sharif ul-Hāshim.
Painting. Portrait. A bashful, pensive youth. Mashq-i Muʿín Musavvir. On an Indian mount. Painted in gouache and gilded on paper. Producer nameMade by: Mu'in Musavvir biography School/styleIsfahan School Culture/periodSafavid dynasty term details Date1676 (AH 1087)