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“First Mosque built in India by the companions of Prophet Mohammad (Peace be upon him)”

Cheraman Juma Masjid Mosque
New Delhi, India
Level 6 Contributor
91 reviews
33 attraction reviews
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“First Mosque built in India by the companions of Prophet Mohammad (Peace be upon him)”
Reviewed 13 November 2016

When companions of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) came to India from Arab, they started trading in the region. This was the first ever mosque built in India when the King Cheraman Purenmel embraced Islam after being influenced by good behavior and fair trade practices of those Muslims who came from Arab for trading.
This is must visit place due for muslims for historical reason, the place is around 30 KM from Kochi and easily accessible through taxi, buses etc.

Visited October 2016
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Bangalore, India
Level 5 Contributor
40 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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“First Masjid in India”
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Must visit place to see the first Masjid in India built in 629 AD. The main Masjid is right in the center and there is lot of renovation and construction is happened.

Visited October 2016
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Doha, Qatar
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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“AD 629 !!”
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Must visit place for those who love history. Quite and beautiful. The ancient oil lamp inside the mosque is a much see one. Dont miss the museum beside the mosque.

Visited September 2016
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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“History ”
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

First Mosque in India. Symbol of friendships with Hindus & Muslims!! Must visit place in Kerala. Good place to visit History lovers

Visited April 2016
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Yerevan, Armenia
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Historically signigicant, the Mosque is rather bare, but is very friendly to visitors.”
Reviewed 14 February 2016

Cheraman Perumal was an Indian king, who legend has it, travelled to visit The Prophet during his lifetime. On the way back he died and his tomb is in Salala, Oman. He sent orders to build the mosque while he was away. Like all mosques, there are specific sections where women are not allowed entry. Avoid Prayer times and Fridays.

Contact the office near the Mosque to arrange a tour (nothing spectacular). Its worth a visit if you are into history.

Visited June 2015
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