Malik Deenar

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Malik Deenar
Malik Dinar.JPG
The grave adornment (Mazar) of Malik Deenar
Disciple (صحابة) of Muhammad, Islamic Missionary, Theologian
Born Kufa, Iraq[1]
Died about 648 C.E.
possibly Thalangara, Kasaragod, Kerala, India
Venerated in Islam
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)[2] is the first follower of the Islamic prophet, Muhammed, to come to India in order to propagate Islam in South Asia.[3][4] 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.[2][3] He died in 123 AH

Legacy[edit]

View of the Malik Deenar Mosque from the gate

References[edit]

  1. ^ Al-Dhahabi, Siyar a`lam al-nubala', vol. 5, p. 362.
  2. ^ a b Al-Hujwiri, "Kashf al-Mahjoob", 89
  3. ^ a b Ibn Nadim, "Fihrist", 1037
  4. ^ "History". Malik Deenar Grand Juma Masjid. Retrieved 18 November 2011.