Malik Deenar Mosque in Kasargod
This Mosque is located at Thalangara in Kasargod. It is a sacred Mosque to Muslims and a place of pilgrimage
Malik Dinar Mosque is a historical mosque in Kasargod District of Kerala state, south India. Over the years, Kasargod 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.
The mosque, Juma Masjid, which is one of the best kept and most attractive in the district, is located at Thalangara. It contains the grave of Malik Deenar, one of the Sahabah or companions of Prophet Muhammed and the place is sacred to Muslims.
Malik Ibn Dinar, a slave’s son, was an ardent disciple of Prophet Mohamed. He was the initiator of Islam's propagation in Kerala. This Mosque was built by him. The body of Ibn Dinar was buried below the Mosque.
There is annual Urs festival which is celebrated to commemorate the arrival of Malik Dinar in Kasargod. The Urs attracts pilgrims from all over India in thousands.
Another notable mosque, in Kasargod is the Theruvath Mosque which is in the center of the town.