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Kazimar Big Mosque and Maqbara

     
Kazimar Big Mosque and Maqbara
  • Kazimar mosque was the first Muslim place of worship in Madurai.
  • It was constructed under the supervision of Kazi Syed Tajuddin, who is believed to be a descendant of the prophet Muhammed, who came from Oman and received the piece of land from the then Pandya ruler King Ku Pandiyan during the 13th century.
  • It is claimed to be the oldest Islamic monument in Madurai, although there are doubts regarding the accuracy of the records.
  • It’s known as Periya Pallivasal in Madurai and is constructed by Hazrat Kazi Tajuddin a descendant of prophet Muhammad.
  • The descendants of Kazi Syed Thajuddin, the Kazi of the sultans, are known as the Huqdars (Share holders).
  • They have managed the mosque since his time and have lived in the locality of Kazimar Street for more than 700 years.
  • They are known as Syeds and among them are appointed Kazis to the Government of Tamil Nadu till today.
  • The dargah of Madurai Hazrats called as Madurai Maqbara is located inside the mosque.
  • The mosque is being managed by a board of four trustees selected from, among and by the Huqdars of this mosque who are the descendants of the founder of this mosque Hazrat Qazi Syed Tajuddin.Their tenure is for three years.