Malik Dinar Mosque

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Malik Deenar Grand Juma Masjid
Malik deenar juma masjid.jpg
Malik Deenar Grand Juma Masjid
Basic information
Location India Thalangara, Kasaragod, India
Affiliation Islam
District Kasaragod
State Kerala
Province Thalangara
Country India
Year consecrated Hijrah 5
Ecclesiastical or organizational status Mosque, Masjid
Leadership Malik Deenar رضي الله عنه
Website malikdeenargreatjumamasjid.com
www.facebook.com/malikdeenarmasjid
Architectural description
Architect(s) Malik Deenarرضي الله عنه
Architectural type Mosque
Architectural style Islamic,
Completed Hijrah 5
Specifications
Direction of façade Ka'ba
Capacity 2000
Materials wood and stone

Malik Dinar Mosque is a historical mosque in Kasaragod district of Kerala state, south India.

History[edit]

Over the years, Kasaragod acquired the considerable importance as a centre of Islam on the west coast. It is the site of one of the mosques believed to have been founded by Malik Deenar.

Location[edit]

The mosque, Juma Masjid, which is one of the best kept and most attractive in the district, is located at Thalangara. Thalangara beach is on the western side of Kasaragod town and it is close to the railway station.

Holy grave[edit]

The mosque contains the grave of Malik Deenar, one of the companions of the Islamic prophet Muhammad and the place is sacred to Muslims.[1] Another notable mosque, in Kasaragod is the Theruvath Mosque which is in the center of the town.

Pilgrim center[edit]

Thalangara mosque is a prominent pilgrim center of Kasaragod district.

Malik Deenar Uroos[edit]

Another view of the mosque

Malik Deenar Uroos (مالك دينار عروس) is the one of the main observations of Indian muslims to celebrate the arrival of Malik Deenar to Kerala, India. It is conducted in the holy month of muharram and lasts for one month. It includes various rituals such as the Ziyarath (visiting of tomb), Pataka Uyarthal (flag hosting) and Annadanam.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pg 58, Cultural heritage of Kerala: an introduction, A. Sreedhara Menon,East-West Publications, 1978
  2. ^ "Official Website of Malik Deenar". Retrieved 2012-10-05. 

External links[edit]