The cause of the people of Sulu is not THEIR cause. It is OUR cause. They are our brothers. The Deen of our grandfathers are in each of their faces. WE SUPPORT THEM. Shaykh Umar shares his experience and journey to the Sultanate of Sulu Darul Islam recently. '"Starting today 2/1/2012 the currency of the Tausug citizens of the Sultanate of Sulu Darul Islam will be Dinar and Dirham.
Abu Bakr As-Sadiq, may Allah be pleased with him, said: "Obey Allah with fear of Him, and fear Allah with obedience of Him". This is Shariah, worshipping Allah; and Haqiqa, witnessing Allah. But do not jump so quickly to the conclusion of "I understand". Say instead I understand a little. Leave room to the immensity of the secret that lays inside this wisdom. Allow yourself to deepen into its meaning as you go along. Don't ever say you have arrived, but you are traveling as in a path. That traveling and that path is Tariqa. Tariqa is traveling towards Allah.
His work has inspired our work in America. All of this came from one man whom with to Morrocco and was completed by the Qutb of the age. The meeting of Shaykh Abdal Qadir as Sufi and Shaykh Muhammad ibn Habib radiallahu anhu. From them have sprung great men of Allah Shaykh Umar, and the majestic wali Mawlana Sidi Abdallah Powell may Allah engulf him in His Mercy. By Allah we will never abandon this work until victory is achieved or martyrdom in the way of Allah.