Malik Dinar Mosque

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Malik Deenar Grand Juma Masjid
Thalangara Dargah Gate.jpg
Dargah Gate
Religion
AffiliationIslam
DistrictKasaragod
ProvinceThalangara
Ecclesiastical or organizational statusMosque, Masjid
LeadershipMalik Deenar رضي الله عنه
Year consecratedHijrah 110 - 120 (around 720-740 AD)
Location
LocationIndia Thalangara, Kasaragod, India
StateKerala
Geographic coordinates12°29′06″N 74°59′20″E / 12.4849°N 74.9890°E / 12.4849; 74.9890Coordinates: 12°29′06″N 74°59′20″E / 12.4849°N 74.9890°E / 12.4849; 74.9890
Architecture
Architect(s)Malik Deenarرضي الله عنه
TypeMosque
StyleIslamic,
CompletedHijrah 110-120 ( Year not known )
Specifications
Direction of façadeKa'ba
Capacity2000
Materialswood and stone
Website
malikdeenargreatjumamasjid.com
www.facebook.com/malikdeenarmasjid

Malik Dinar Mosque is one of the oldest mosques in India, situated 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 Taabi’eens (people who had seen 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]

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]

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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 5 October 2012.

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