The story of Islam in Kerala is a story of organic assimilation, best exemplified by the older mosques.



A mosque in the Malabar Coast in the period 1919-1929. Note the traditional architecture very similar to any other structure in the region. The influx of money from the Gulf replaced these with the dome structure,  removing a big cultural legacy that was essentially a trademark of the integration of the Mappila community into the society in Kerala

THE MADAYI MOSQUE-MALABAR AREA,KERALA STATE

 

Story of Islam in Kerala:-http://mappilahistory.blogspot.com






                                                   Jama Masjid, Thazhathangad[1000 YEAR OLD]


A model of the older structure of the Cheraman mosque.

The Miskal mosque, Kozhikode, with its pond.


 
The ornate wooden motifs of the Jama Masjid.


 
STRIKING STRUCTURES: The Jama Masjid.







                                                   Jama Masjid, Thazhathangad[1000 YEAR OLD]



SJID
HASANIYYAH MASJID KURIYEDAM


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MALIKDEENAR MASJID





"Origins of Islam in Malabar"
from an Arabic manuscript of the
 Tuhfat-ul-Mujahideen published by
The Historic society of Hyderabad