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Mosque Name: Cheraman Juma

Country: India

City: Methala, Karala

Construction Date: 600-699 CE

Claimed year of construction (AH): 8 AH

Claimed year of construction (AD): 629 AD

GPS: 10.223355° 76.166579°

Gibson Classification: Unknown

Rebuilt facing Mecca: 11 century


The Cheraman Juma Masjid is a mosque in the Indian state of Kerala. There are those who claim that it was built in 629 CE, by Malik Dinar, an Arab propagator of Islam and a follower and contemporary of Islamic Prophet Muhammad. This mosque was renovated and totally reconstructed in the 11th century CE facing Mecca. The original qibla is unknown.

An old photo of the mosque.

An old photo of the mosque.

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