Malabar

    In May 2009, TwoCircles.net paid a visit to Malabar to learn about the Muslims and their rich history. In this special ten part series on Malabar we also look at some new trends –some positive and some negative- that will shape the future of this vibrant community of Muslims.




    “vilakkatherrikal” or “sitting by the lamp” – the famous lamp of Ponnani

    Part 1 : Mappilas: The first Muslims of India

    Part 2 : Cheraman Juma Masjid: The first Masjid of India

    Part 3: Historical mosques of Malabar

    Part 4: System of Islamic education in Kerala

    Part 5: History of modern education among Malabar Muslims

    Part 6: A reading revolution

    Part 7: Mappila culture: A harmonious mix of Arab and Kerala traditions

    Part 8: Muslim women of Malabar

    Part 9: Economic success of Mappilas

    Part 10: Muslim organizations of Kerala

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