Cheraman Jama Masjid Mosque

The second oldest Mosque in the world and built just 7 years after the Prophet's migration to Medina

This Mosque resembles temple. Built in 628 AD, in Al Hijra 7, that is, 7 years after Prophet’s migration to Medina, it is the oldest Mosque in India and the second oldest in the world.

The legend has it that King Cheraman Perumal converted into Islam and accepted the name of Thajudeen. It was after the conversion he married the sister of Jeddah King of Saudi Arabia. Before his death Thajudeen had handed over letters addressed to various Kings in Kerala, requesting help to propagate Islam, to his brother-in-law. The history has to say that the King of Jeddah came to Kerala and sought help of the King of Kodungallur to build a Mosque. The Kodungallur King offered all help and the Juma Masjid named after Cheraman came up.

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