IMPORTANT MOSQUES IN KERALA
 

Cheraman Juma Masjid  (Trissur. Dt.)

 

Cheraman Juma Masjid at Kodungallur is the first mosque in India. It has a unique place in the history of Kerala and India. As per Government of India Model Regulations this historical and heritage site is catogorised as grade – 1. It is located in Methala, Kodungalloor, hardly 20 kilometer from the Irinjalakuda railway station.

Legend says King Cheraman Perumal of Kodungallor left for Mecca, embraced Islam, accepted the name Thajuddeen, This mosque was designed and constructed based on Hindu art and architecture. It was built in 629 A.D. and resembles a temple in appearance.

There is a historical museum and a guest house

 

Beema palli  (Trivandram - Dt.)

 

Located 5 km of Thiruvananthapuram, this mosque is famous for the Chandanakkudam Festival which is said to be the death anniversary of Bheema Beevi, a devout pilgrim who came to Kerala from Mecca

 
 
 

Ottapalam Juma Masjid (Palakkad-Dt)

 

Located 1 km from Palakkad. Mortal remains of Uthman Auliya, a revered man in Muslim Community here, is entombed here. Prayers are held in this mosque on Fridays. An annual festival is held in January-February, during which a grand procession bringing ceremoniously various articles such as rice, coconut, etc to the mosque . Next day, a grand feast is held for the poor.

 

Mamburam mosque (Malappuram)

 

Another famous Mosque is the Mamburam, is a major Pilgrimage centre and has the mausoleum of Sayyid Alawi thangal(RA) and other ahlu baiths. (respected members of the Muslim community).

 

The Jama-at Mosque

 

The Jama-at mosque is important for Kerala Muslims. The annual Nercha festival of the mosque is celebrated for four days in April. Adjoining the mosque is a mausoleum of the Malappuram Shaheeds whose brave exploits have been immortalised in Mappilla Ballads

 
 

MALIK DEENAR GREAT JUMA'MASJID COMMITTEE(Regd.)

THALANGARA PO, KASARAGOD, KERALA,
INDIA 671122 PH: 04994224171

 

Kasaragod, vicinity with a lot of historical events was blessed to embrace Islam at the very time of Prophet (pbuh). Sahabas (maph) who were delegated to various places to spread Islam at the behest of prophet got also in the varied coasts of Kerala and built mosques there all, as a result they were able to take the helm of Islamic propagation and teaching as masjids their centres.

The history of Islam’s arrival to Kerala runs thus: The king Cheraman Perumal took to Makah and embraced Islam from prophet(pbuh), later he returned to Kerala along with a group of preachers in the leadership of Malikbn Deenar(mabh), and he asked his co-travellers to pursue the journey to kerala,when he fell ill at Salala.At the advent ,sahabas were given a red carpet welcome on the soil of kerala,as the rulers of Kerala facilitated them massively for the journeys and Islamic preaching through out Kerala.

So the emissary of the Malikbn Deenar (maph) paid visit to kodungallur, kollam, cherupattanam, ezhimala and kasaragod and erected masjids there all. The splendid sight of Malik Deenar Juma masjid at thalangara (near by Chandragiri river, 3 kilometers south from kasaragod town and half km distant from kasaragod railway station) built in Hijra 22 by Malik bin Deenar (maph), with all it’s splendor and charm will keep everybody’s pleasure boundless.

Thus, the Malik Deenar Juma masjid built in the leadership of Sahabas assumes an integral significance in the history of Kasaragod. Ranging from Malik bin Habeeb (maph), who had been the first Quazi of the masjid so many great scholars served as Quazis and guided the people enthusiastically in religious matters.

As today, in older times too Quazis and Mahallu Mutawallis paid greater heed in advising those clear-cut jurisdictions and solutions for the religious topics, and in creating an Islamic atmosphere amid the people. It is highly laudable that still Quazis and masjid’s handlers keep highly vigilant for the preservation of that tradition.

Later, though the masjid was expanded for the sake of assembling more devotees the masjid committee was adamant on sustaining its old form and genuineness. It is commendable that the committee always takes necessary measures to sort out the educational and cultural backwardness of the community, and to attain this goal it gave shape for an institution with its studies blended both religious and material knowledges as per the demand of the time.

The predominant objective behind the establishment of this college is to mould preachers who will be capable of spreading the principles and teachings Islam all over the globe. The college Malik Deenar Islamic Academy is named after the Sahaba Malik bin Deenar (maph). By providing education about to 300 students from inside and outside of Kerala by meeting their great expenses, the committee performs an outstanding duty to society and community.

 

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