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Malik Dinar Mosque Kasargode
Residing in the Kasargod district of the state of Kerala, South India is the Malik Dinar Mosque. Through every passing year, the mosque has been on a rising parameter of importance as a major islamic centre on west coast as well as a sacred caricature of Malik Ibn Dinar. Not much far away in the region of Thalangara is the popular, attractive and well kept mosque, Juma Masjid. A creation of one of the descendants of Malik Ibn Dinar, Malik Ibn Muhammad, the holy place holds the last remains of the deity figure. Besides the above two, the land of kasargode is also enriched by the presence of yet another famous mosque, The Theruvath Mosque.
Since the time Malik Dinar Mosque was constructed, it was successful in winning the sentiments of the entire muslim community. Holding the last remains of one of the descendants of Malik Ibn Dinar, Malik Ibn Muhammad, the mosque works as a good medium of communicating to the Hazrat.
Residing on the west coast,Thalankara, is the most eye-catching and well kept mosque-the Juma masjid. Having a typical kerala style architecture, the master piece was a construction of Malik Ibn Dinar. The place is also popular by name Malik Ibn Dinar Juma Masjid.
Infact, Malik Ibn Dinar was the first person responsible for the introduction of islam in India. Accompanying with his 12 trade associates, Malik Ibn Dinar landed in Kerala in 624 AD. Their main motive was not only to trade but to promote islam all around the world.With Sharaf Ibn Malik, nephew malik Ibn Habeeb Ibn malik, Brother Malik Ibn Dinar as a part of the delegation, the mission first landed in Kanhirakode( now kasaragod). The uniqueness with which they promoted the religion attracted and forced the attention of the then ruler Cheraman Perumal. On his inquisitiveness about the religion, the delegation linked its acceptance to have arisen from their honest trade practising.
Impressed by the doctrines of islam, the ruler was forced to embrace it. The delegation along with the participation of the ruler got many mosques constructed like 22 Hijra (A.D 642), 13th Rajab. Mohammad Ibn Muhammad was appointed as the Qazi of this sacred place. However, with the generous contribution of the native people, the mosque underwent reconstruction in A.D 1809. Comprising of the remnants of one of the descendants of Malik Ibn Dinar, Malik Ibn Muhammad, the mosque celebrates the arrival of Malik Ibn Dinar every year.
Malik Dinar Mosque is one among the last survivors of the first ten mosques built by Malik Ibn Dinar and his team. Having a blend of typical kerala style architecture, the mosque is one among the most attractive and well maintained mosques till date. Consisting of a tomb of Malik Ibn Muhammad in its premises, the mosque with the generous contribution from all its disciples grew into a complex structured architecture from a thatched figure. “Uroose” is celebrated as one of the grand events here with the participation of hundreds of its believers.
How To Reach
Where there is a will, there is a way. Reaching the Malik Dinar Mosque is not at all a difficult job as you have all the three ways at your service to reach there.
Kasargod has two airports nearing it, one being in Mangalore located at a distance of 50 kilometre whereas the other being at Cochin at a considerable distance of 400 kilometres. The tourist can opt any of them according to his/her convinience.
Kasarkod has its local railway station and many trains running from and to to this region. Thus is a rail route is also a comfortable mode of communication to reach the place.
Kasarkod, is well connected to all its neighbouring states and cities via a good channel of roads. One can hire any one of the easily available private cabs or buses to reach the place.
Special Event or Festivals Celebrated in Malik Dinar Mosque
Through the entire year, Malik Dinar Mosque celebrates two important events with one commemorating the arrival of Malik Ibn Dinar whereas the other “Uroos” is the death anniversary of Hazrat. To celebrate the arrival of Malik Ibn Dinar, many pilgrims and people from all over the world become a part of this festival.
However, Urs or “Uroos” celebrated at a lapse of every 3 years, also witnesses a humongous religious crowd being a part of the event. Besides the believers paying homage to the saint, many religious speeches, clothes and food are also distributed among the poor.
General Facts About Malik Dinar Mosque
- visitors are expected to take their shoes in the premises of the mosque
- be clean and neat before visiting the mosque
- moreover, the tourists are expected and advised to cover their knees and arms before entering the mosque.