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Old 09-26-2014, 07:09 PM
 
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The first mosque in India



The story about this Masjid is that the king of Kodangallur, Raja Rama Kulasekhara accepted Islam at the hands of the Sahabi of our prophet Muhammad (peace and blessing of Allah be upon him), Malik Dennar, who came here in 4 Hijri

The King gave Malik Deenar and his companions land to build a Masjid.

The Masjid resembles a Keral Temple in construction and has a brass lamp for lighting.
Inside it has a Mimbar-e-Rasool and Mihraab.

Just outside the main Chamber are the graves of Malik Deenar's son and his wife.

Malik Deenar left Kodangallur and went to Kasargod where he died and was buried there.

This Masjid is a Historic proof that Islam has been in India from 629 AD (4 Hijri).


Raja Rama Kulasekhara (later Tajuddin) is regarded as the first Indian Muslim in the history of Islam. He was the king of the Chera Kingdom who, according to legend, saw the moon splitting from his palace that eventually led him to meeting the Islamic Prophet Muhammad and embracing Islam in front of him. He, however, died on his way back to India in an area known as the Rub Al Khali (the empty quarter).






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Old 09-26-2014, 07:46 PM
 
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This stuff gets old but muslims just cannot concieive reality.

I suppose you have documents from the time it was built and not documents 300 years later like all of Islam.

You do realize 629 is during muhammeds lifetime, and as of yet there were no ventures into India
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Old 09-26-2014, 08:40 PM
 
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also the accepted Islamic story, is that the muslims were persecuted in Mecca and ran there.

Total fail


Maybe you can give some more information on why this cannot be so.
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Old 09-26-2014, 09:11 PM
 
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Stories like this are so comical, they seem to just make up whatever they want regardless of the fact it can be researched.

It seems muslims just blindly believe anything they are told.
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Old 09-29-2014, 05:39 PM
 
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Stories like this are so comical, they seem to just make up whatever they want regardless of the fact it can be researched.

It seems muslims just blindly believe anything they are told.
Sindh was a province of India (Modern Day Karachi in pakistan) and it came under Islamic Rule in 711 AD. Here, Kerala had maritime relations with Arabian Peninsula for trade and Commerce and it is quite possible that first Islamic preachers reached Kerala by that time. What makes you think that it is not possible????
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Old 09-30-2014, 11:46 PM
 
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leaving aside the question of truth or legend...and simply speculation...one could suppose a possibility......

During the persecution of Muslim converts in Mecca, some of them sought asylum Abyssinia (present day Ethiopia) in 613 and 615 CE and it is said some of the party may have traveled to India and China from there....

"The party of migrations (613-15) included famous persons as Sa`d ibn Abi Waqqas, Abd-Allah ibn Jahsh, Uthman ibn Affan and his wife Ruqayyah bint Muhammad. The first batch was led by Abd-Allah ibn Jahsh. Sa`d ibn Abi Waqqas did not return to Arabia straight away but went to Chittagong port (now in Bangladesh), and then to Kamrup-Manipur (now in northeast India)in 615 and reached China with other companions including two Sahabahs. Waqqas reached China in 616, preached for sometime in Canton and elsewhere among the Hui Chi (later Hui Hui) and then returned to Arabia."---wikipedia

The region of present day Yemen and Oman was the route of the spice trade even before Islam and by 628-630 the region had converted to Islam.

...so, it may not be completely beyond possibility that an early mosque/community existed along the trade routes of both the silk road and the spice trade. The Eastern Christian Church had already sent missionaries on these same trade routes from very early in the Christian era and by the 4th century, Eastern Christian mission existed in China and India...and some say as far as Japan. (This is the Early Christian Church of the East and its historical trajectory is different from the Western Roman Catholic Church and its offshoots)
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Old 10-01-2014, 12:09 AM
 
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some info.......the Early Christian Church of the East was a Syriac Church and eventually came to be based in Persia...it came under Nestorian influence around about the 4th century.....?....

from: Wikipedia

"The Church of the East had a vigorous corps of missionaries, who proceeded eastward from their base in Persia, having particular success in India, among the Mongols, and reaching as far as China and Korea.

The Saint Thomas Christian community of Kerala, India, who trace their origins to the evangelism of Thomas the Apostle, had a long connection with the Church of the East. The earliest known organized Christian presence in Kerala dates to the 3rd century, when Nestorian Christian settlers and missionaries from Persia settled in the region. The Saint Thomas Christians traditionally credit the mission of Thomas of Cana, a Nestorian from the Middle East, with the further expansion of their community. From at least the early 4th century, the Patriarch of the Church of the East provided the Saint Thomas Christians with clergy, holy texts, and ecclesiastical infrastructure, and around 650 Patriarch Ishoyahb III solidified the church's jurisdiction in India...."
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Old 10-01-2014, 10:47 PM
 
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Abu Saeed Al-Khudri reported that
A king from India presented the Messenger of Allah with a bottle of pickle that had ginger in it.
The Prophet distributed it among his companions. I also received a piece to eat.
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Old 10-03-2014, 09:26 AM
 
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What we seem to be missing from this, is there was no persecution of muslims in mecca.
There were only a dozen followers when Muhammed was thrown put of town, and they went with Muhammed to Yathrub.
Several years later, muhammed conquered Mecca, so it was all in muslim control then.
according to Ishaq, it was non-muslims who were persecuted.

The 629 date cannot not be correct, as the first ventures into India are almost 100 years later.
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Old 10-03-2014, 09:28 AM
 
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We have claims of previous contact, but lets see where these claims come from.
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