Cheraman Mosque Restoration - The Hindu
November 10, 2019 at 6:30:00 PM
"The Cheraman Juma Masjid Renovation was initiated by the Department of Tourism as a part of Kerala’s largest heritage conservation project, the Muziris Heritage Project. The article in the Hindu discusses the Cheraman Masjid restoration inauguration by Hon'ble Governor Arif Mohammed Khan. It even pens down a brief story of the evolution of the mosque with time. The Cheraman Juma Masjid at Kodungalloor, India’s first-ever mosque, gives a great message of communal harmony and our rich cultural heritage to the world, Governor Arif Mohammed Khan has said."
He was speaking after inaugurating the renovation of the masjid, built in 629 AD, at a function at Kodungalloor on Sunday. Kodungalloor was rich in monuments, which represented various stages of Kerala History. “We don’t have the right to manipulate history,” said Finance Minister T.M. Thomas Isaac who presided over the function. He added that the Muziris project took us to the roots of the history and traditions of the land. The oral tradition says Cheraman Perumal, the king went to Arabia where he met the Prophet and embraced Islam in the early 7th century. The masjid will be renovated at 1.13 crore."