Thursday, December 20, 2012


Dargha Shareef of Qutubu Zaman Syed Moula al Bukhari al JALALI (qs),at KannurCity,Kannur,Kerala.INDIA
__-His Holiness Bukhary Thangal was born in 1144 A. H. (1731 AD) in a beautiful Island called ANDROTH in the Indian Ocean of the Western Coast of Kerala. His real name was seyyid Muhammad. His father was Seyyid Ahmed a descendant of our Beloved Prophet Muhammad (Rasool Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam).
He belonged to the famous clan of the house of Bukhary. After an illustrious service in the cause of Education, Spiritual knowledge and Social Service, His Holiness departed from this world at the age of 63 in 1207 AH (1792 AD) and is enshrined in Cannore[Kannur City] Kerala. His Holiness travellewd to various parts of India propageting Religion and morality to the people of various faiths, and especially to the Muslim.
A deputy of Bukhar Thangal His Holiness Abdul Quadhir Valiyullah, a missionary in those parts is enshrined in Malacca and is the Maternal Grand Father of His Holiness Seyyid Muhammad Ma'apilli Lebbai Alim well-known as Imamul Aroos, founder of Aroosiyyathul Quadhiriyyah World Sufistic Order in South East Asia, including Sri Lanka and India (1232- 1316 AH/1816 - 1898 AD).
Imamul Aroos served in Sri Lanka throughout the 19th century and was instrumental in erecting and refurbishing more than 355 Thakkiyas in Sri Lanka, most of them at his own expenses. He introduced a novel method of imparting the religion on short-term and long-term basis. While writing detailed books on Arabic Language on long-term basis he was the first to translate into Arabic-Tamil (Arwi), these religious books as a short-term method for beginners, and starting Arabic Colleges. Among them, Madrasathul Bari at Galbokke Weligama was the first Arabic College established in Sri Lanka (1884 AD.1302 AH) after the Portuguese onslaught.
The foundation for the Maradana Mosque was laid by Allama Imamul Aroos Ma'apillai Alim in 1840 AD/1256. Further, it has to be taken into consideration that, among the Mosques in the City of Colombo i.e. Bukhary Thaika - Forbes Lane, Devatagaha Mosque - Cinnamon Gardens, Magnamus Suadha Thaika - Old Moor Street, Layards Broadway Thakkiya, The Thakkiya just behind R. Premadasa Stadium, Kalandhar Sahib Thakkiya behind Kaleel's Nursing Home Maradana, Masjid Muhiyyaddeen (Mina Mosque) Dematagoda, Katakkalamarathady Thakkiya, Clifton Lane and The Temple Road Thakkiya were built under the aegis of Imamul Aroos Ma'apillai Kebbai Alim.
His two illustrious Sons Al Quthub Seyyid Abdul Quadhir popularly known as Khalwath Nayagam and Al Quthub Sheikh Shahul Hameed well known as Jalwath Nayagam greatly contributed to the Spiritual and Social welfare to the people of Sri Lanka and Managed the Thakkiyas/Madrases and Mosques established by their father. His Grand Son His Holiness Thaika Ahmad Abdul Quadhir Valiyullah, very popularly known as Periya Sheikh Nayagam followed their footsteps and was instrumental in further constructing Thakkiyas in remote areas of Sri Lanka, which is continued to be followed by his Son Al Haj as Sheikh Afdhalul Ulama Moulavi Fazi, Aroosi Dr. Thaika Shu'aib Alim B.A. Hons. M.A. PhD. D.Litt (Jalali).
Bukhary Thangal was very bold, emphatic and at the same time very eloquvant and gentle in imparting the Spiritual thoughts in the minds of the people with his strong exhortation. It is said that more than 400,000 people have entered the right path upon his preaching based on the Holy Qur'an and the teachings of our Beloved Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam. Bukhary Thangal held severe divine powers since his childhood. He exposed such powers on various occasions. [M. Ameen Mubarack JP
Jt. Secretary Aroosiyyathul Quadhiriyyah World Sufistic Order Sri Lanka Branch]

hajul Ulama Syed Abu Rahiman al Bukhari,Ullal,D.K,THE LIVING LEGEND AMONG BUKHARI SYEDS OF KERALA[2012 December]

Syed ALAVI IBN MOULADAWEELA BA ALAWI(QS);Mampuram Thangal,He was born in Tarim, Hadramaut, Yemen in 1166Hijri.Learnt all knowledge including Sufism of Ba Alawi way,before 17 years * sailed abroad,reaching Malabar Coast(Kozhikode ),with his uncle ,when he was 17 years of age. He settled in the present Mampuram,Tirurangadi ,of Malabar ,married there & finally in a house ,named as Maliyekkal. He became the great leader of Muslims/a Sayyid in a true sense ,both on political (anti-British) & spiritual fronts.He attained the position of Qutb,in Sufism. Died in 1269Hijri & funeral was performed by his own son SYED FAZAL(QS) ,who had become famous later,as governor,under Ottoman Sultan & he had died in Istanbul,Turkey.

sYED MUHAMMAD ALI SHIHAB THANGAL (n.m)__Panakkad Syed Mohammedali Shihab Ba-Alawi Al-Hussainy (Malayalam: പാണക്കാട് മുഹമ്മദലി ശിഹാബ് തങ്ങള്‍) (May 4, 1936 – August 1, 2009)_Shihab Thangal was born as the eldest son of Panakkad Syed Ahmed Pookoya Thangal, who was a renowned Islamic leader of Kerala. He had his primary education at the M.M. High School, Calicut. He continued his religious education at Thalakkadathur and Kananchery Dars under Ponmala Moideen Musliar. In 1958, he left for Egypt for further studies and obtained his master's degree in Arabic literature from Al Azhar University in 1961. He continued his studies in Cairo University and pursued a Doctorate in Arabic Literature in 1966.After spending about eight years in Egypt he returned home in 1966.


Thangals are the various Muslim communities of ,mainly Yemeni Arab origin &also from Bukhara found scattered and isolated in the state of Kerala, India They migrated to Kerala during the 17th century to expand their business,and propagated Islam as they are Muslims, and do not belong to the Mappila Muslim community of Kerala. In Malayalam, thangal is an honorific Muslim title almost equivalent to the Arabic term Sayyid (Arabic: سيد) which is given to males believed as descendants of Holy Prophet Muhammad (s) through his grandsons, Hasan ibn Ali and Husayn ibn Ali (RA), who were the sons of his daughter Fatima Zahra(RA) and son-in-law Ali ibn Abi Talib(KWJ). It has two basic divisions called ba-hassan and ba-alawi. Jamallulaily, Al-Jifri, Al-Bafakhy, Al-Saqaf, Bukhari,bahabooth are considered as important Sayyid families (Khabeelas). Thangals residing in Panakkad, Malappuram district are often regarded as the most powerful and influential Thangals of Kerala. The Thangal of Panakkad is the supreme leader of the Sunni faction of Muslims of Kerala and the hence plays an important role in local politics.
Origins (1) Thangals are descended from Sayyid families, who migrated from the historic city of Tarim, in Hadramawt Province, Yemen, during the 17th century in order to propagate Islam on the Malabar Coast. Sayyids selected coastal areas like Kannur, Koyilandy, Kappad, Mampuram, Ponani and Kochi to settle.
(2) Bukhari Sayyid family migrated from Bukhara in Uzbekistan and now these families are living throughout India. The Delhi imam is one of the famous personality coming from the bukhari family. Bukhari family have played an important role in spreading the 'Sufism' throughout India. A town, Nizamuddin near New Delhi is known by the name of Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia Dargah who comes from this family. sayyids are widely spread in various regions of India such as Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka Lakshadweep etc. In Kerala sayyid family members are located mainly in Thrissur district (Chavakkad Bukhara, Padoor, Mathilakam), Malappuram district, Calicut district, Kannur district and Kasargod districts.

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