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WHEN was first Indian mosque built ?

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Asked by azam khan, 13 Dec '11 12:31 pm
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Cheraman Juma Masjid is a mosque in Methala, Kodungallur Taluk in the Indian state of Kerala.[1] The Cheraman Masjid is said to be the very first mosque in India, built in 629 AD by Malik lbn Dinar. But, according to Nathan Katz, the accuracy of these claims is uncertain
Answered by LIPSIKA, 13 Dec '11 02:10 pm

 
  
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India's first Masjid is believed to be built in 628 AD at the behest of legendary ruler Cheraman Perumal, who died in Arabia after embracing Islam.

Legend has it that before he died, Cheraman Perumal sent an emissary to Kodungalloor to seek the help of his descendant there to propagate Islam along the Kerala coast.

The original Hindu architectural scheme of the mosque has been retained intact to a great extent, though essential additions have been made over the years.

Situated at the northern end of the Periyar River, about 50 km from Kochi, Kodungaloor has been the gateway for Christianity, Judaism and Islam in India.
Answered by jameel ahmed, 13 Dec '11 12:59 pm

 
  
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It appears that despite the claims for the Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque in Delhi, the
Cheraman Juma Masjid in Kerala is considerably older, although whether it was continuously in use is open to question. It would make sense that the Kerala mosque is older, as Islam was spread in the early centuries through navigating the oceans and Kerala is a coastal area of India on the Arabian Sea.
Answered by Ataur Rahman, 13 Dec '11 12:32 pm

 
  
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Cheraman Juma Masjid is a mosque in Methala, Kodungallur Taluk in the Indian state of Kerala.[1] The Cheraman Masjid is said to be the very first mosque in India, built in 629 AD by Malik lbn Dinar. But, according to Nathan Katz, the accuracy of these claims is uncertain
Answered by pichku tube, 26 Oct 08:57 am

 
  
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