The grave adornment (Mazar) of Malik Deenar
|Disciple (صحابة) of Muhammad, Islamic Missionary, Theologian|
|Died||about 648 C.E.
possibly Thalangara, Kasaragod, Kerala, India
|Major shrine||Malik Deenar Mosque, Thalangara, Kasaragod, Kerala, India|
|Influences||Muhammad, Ali, Hasan of Basra|
Malik Deenar (Arabic: مالك دينار, translit. Malik Dīnār, Malayalam: മാലിക് ദീനാര്) (died 648 CE) is the first follower of the Islamic prophet, Muhammed, to come to India in order to propagate Islam in South Asia. Even though historians do not agree on the exact place of his death, it is widely accepted[by whom?] that he died at Kasaragod and that his relics were buried at the Malik Deenar Juma Mosque in Thalangara, Kasaragod.
Malik Deenar was from the generation of the tabi'i. He is called a reliable traditionalist, transmitted from such authorities as Malik ibn Anas and Ibn Sirin. He was the son of a Persian slave from Kabul who became a disciple of Hasan al-Basri. He died in 123 AH
- Al-Dhahabi, Siyar a`lam al-nubala', vol. 5, p. 362.
- Al-Hujwiri, "Kashf al-Mahjoob", 89
- Ibn Nadim, "Fihrist", 1037
- "History". Malik Deenar Grand Juma Masjid. Retrieved 18 November 2011.