K. Ali Kutty Musliyar

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Prof. K. Ali Kutty Musliyar
Born Ali Kutty
Thirurkad, Malappuram, Kerala, India
Nationality India
Education Post-graduation in Islamic studies (Faizy)
Alma mater Jami'a Nooriya Arabiya
Occupation General Secretary of Samastha Kerala Jamiyyathul Ulama,
Known for command in Islamic jurisprudence, Islamic academician
Title Sheik al-Jamia (شيخ الجامعة)
Predecessor Zainul Ulama Cherussery Zainuddeen Musliyar
Religion Sunni Islam
Spouse(s) Fatima
  • Moosa Haji (father)
  • Beeyathu Kutty (mother)

Sheikh al-Jamia Prof.K. Ali Kutty Musliyar, (Arabic: شيخ الجامعة عالي كودي مسليار, Malayalam:പ്രഫ. ആലിക്കുട്ടി മുസ്ലിയാർ) is an Islamic scholar, writer, orator, thinker and spiritual leader from Kerala, South India. He is the general secretary of Samastha Kerala Jamiyyathul Ulama, the largest Muslim organization in the south Indian state of Kerala.[2] He is the principal of Jamiya Nooriya Arabic college, Pattikad and the Quazi(chief jurist of islamic affairs) of Kasaragod. He is known for his skills in Islamic jurisprudence and was enrolled as the member of International Fiqh Council, under Rabiyathul Alamin Islami.

Early life[edit]

He was born in 1945, the son of Moosa Haji and Biyathukutty. He received his primary education from his grandfather, Ali Haji and then from Saithali Musliyar. He then enrolled in Darse (masjid based Arabic college), studying under Vallappuram KT Muhammad Musliyar Poottanangadi and then transferred to another Islamic seminary under Moideen Musliyar. He accepted the guidance of Koyi Musliyar (5 years) and Baputti Musliyar (3 years). He was unable to continue his studies due to poverty.

He moved to Jamiya Nooriya Pattikad for the post-graduation. He developed fluency in English under the supervision of Late Sayid Umarali Shihab Thangal and in Urdu under KP Usman Sahib. During his period in Jamiya Nooriya, he received tuition from Shamsul Ulama EK Aboobacker Musliyar, Kottumala Aboobacker Musliyar, Kumaramputhur Kunjalavi Musliyar, KC Jamaluddin Musliyar, Vellore Aboobacker Hazrath and Kaderi Musliyar. He completed his postgraduate degree in 1968.

Prof. Ali Musliyar at coronation ceremony as Qazi of Kasaragod


He was appointed as Khatib (chief orator in Masjid) at 14 and was installed as Quazi (chief jurisprudent) of Tirurkad by 20. After his course in Jamiya Nooriya Pattikad, he served as Meenar Kuzhi Darse. In 1970, he became the general secretary of Samastha Perintalmanna Taluk chapter and in 1976 as Malappuram district joint secretary of Samastha. In 1978, he was elected general secretary of Pattikad Jamiya Nooriya alumni, in 1986 as the member of Mushavara council and in 1991 as the general secretary of SYS. In 1979 he started lecturing in Jamiya Nooriya Pattikad and by 2003 had become principal of the institution.

International figure[edit]

He was known for his presentation in international seminars such as Hyderabad international seminar (1986), where he presented a paper on ‘Post Modern issues and Islamic jurisprudence’ and Hyderabad national seminar (1989), where he presented a paper on the rearrangement of Arabian-Persian studies. In 1998, he participated in an Arabic language and literature refresher course and presented a paper. He is a member of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board and served as chairman of the Kerala State Hajj Committee from 2003-2006 and vice chairman of Haj Committee of India in 2006. He was chief editor of Sunni Afkar, the official magazine of SYS, Al Muallim monthly, Annur Arabic and Muslim Lokam Year Book, published by Data Net based on Tirurkad. in 2012, He was invited by UAE Awqaf as one of the Ramnadan guest of the President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.[3]


He occupied many positions at various institutions such as general secretary of Vettattoor Anvarul Huda Islamic complex, vice president of Tirurkad Anvarul Huda Islamic complex, president of Ponnani Maunatool Islam Arabic College[4] and president of Vadakara Hujjathul Islam Arabic College. He is vice president of the Sunni Mahell Federation (SMF) as well as the Samastha Kerala Vidyabyasa Board. He was installed as leader of Kasaragod Quazi on October 18, 2013.[5] After the demise of Cherussery Zainuddeen Musliyar, he was elevated as general secretary of Samastha Kerala Jamiyyathul Ulama