Islam religion is practiced by a vast majority of the people in Kerala. This religion is thus the second most popular community in the state. In Kerala, their population is mainly concentrated in the Northern side called Malabar.
Kerala was one of the major centers which had Trades with the Arabs. Muslims in Kerala are said to come from the Arabian countries.
Islam in India is said to begin with Kerala. The ancient Muslim mosques in Kerala remain a proof for this. These ancient mosques that remain specimens of Kerala-Arabic legacy attract Muslims fromacross the globe. These mosques are renowned Muslim pilgrim centers in Kerala.
Majority of the Muslim pilgrim centers in Kerala are in Kozhikode, Malappuram, Kannur and other North Kerala districts which form Malabar.
Ponnani Juma Masjid, Pazhayangadi Mosque, Cheraman Juma Masjid, Beemapally Mosque, etc. are a few among the many Muslim pilgrim centers in Kerala.
Beemapally Mosque is situated in Thiruvananthapuram, the capital of Kerala. The mosque is widely visited by people of all religions and castes. Tomb of Syedunnisa Beema Beevi is one of the major attractions of this mosque. She was a Muslim lady who had divine powers. Her son Syedushuhadamaheen Abubacker also… read more
Cheraman Juma Masjid, the first Masjid in India, was constructed in 628. Over the years, renovations have been made to the mosque quiet a good number of times and the last one was made in the year 1974. Cheraman Juma Masjid, where the Friday prayers are conducted for the past… read more
Sheikh Fariddudin Mosque or Kanjiramattom Mosque is located around 25 km away from Ernakulam. The mosque is said to be built on the place where the Islamic guru and saint Sheikh Fariddudin was entombed to rest. Thus the mosque is believed to be built in memory of him. Currently, it… read more
Located at Thalangara, Malik Ibn Dinar Mosque is one of the top Muslim pilgrim centers in Kasaragod, Kerala. The mosque is believed to be constructed by Malik Ibn Dinar, an Arabian Islam missionary who is one among the pioneers to bring Islam to India. The mosque is known after his… read more
Mishkal Masjid Kuttichira is one of the top pilgrim centers in Calicut, Kerala. Built over 700 years back, this mosque is the oldest in the district. The mosque is also known as Mithqal palli. Mishkal Masjid is named after Nakhooda Mishkal, the Arab merchant who built this mosque. Portuguese attacked… read more