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Beemapally, a suburb of Thiruvananthapuram (12 km from the main city), is famous for the mosque known as Beemapally Dargah Shareef where there is the tomb of Syedunnisa Beema Beevi, a Muslim woman. who is believed to have divine mystic powers. Her son Syedushuhadamaheen Abubacker was also entombed here.
Every year there is a popular festival held to venerate Beema Beevi and it attracts thousands of pilgrims from all faiths and castes.
Beemapally Masjid is an attractive and eye-catching building with its imposing façade and soaring minarets. Beema Beevi is believed to have related to the Prophet Mohammed’s family and no body knew how she got the amazing miraculous power to cure people of all ailments. Her close association with the Prophet Mohammed’s family had sanctified this Durgah and it is quite obvious, people of all faiths come to this holy place of veneration for prayer and cure.
According to the Legand Cheraman Perumal met Prophet Mohammed at Jeddah and attracted by his preachings, he became a convert to Islam and changed his name to Thajuddin. He married the sister of the then King of Jeddah and settled down in Arabia. Before his death, he handed over many letters to the king of Jeddah; they were addressed to several rulers of Kerala requesting their their support in spreading the tenets of Islam in Kerala.
After Thajuddin’s death, the King of Jeddah visitedto Kerala and met the Rajah of Kodungalloor who helped him to alter the Arathali Temple into a Juma Masjid. This mosque was designed and built by Hindus based on their art and architecture.
Next to Beemapally Mosque, are the graves of three renowned disciples who were intered there. Cheraman mosque is the first in India and the second in the world where the Juma prayers were started.
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The annual Uroos (Chandanakudam Mahotsavam) of Beemapally Mosque is famous which attracts lots of pilgrims from all walks of life. It marks the death anniversary of Beema Bheevi and the festival
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