Cherussery Zainuddeen Musliyar

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Cherussery Zainuddeen Musliyar (Zainul Ulama)
Sheikuna Zainul Ulama
PredecessorShamsul Ulama E.K. Aboobacker Musliyar
SuccessorProf.K. Ali Kutty Musliyar
1942, September 25
Kondotty, Malappuram, Kerala, India
Died2016, February 18
Kondotty, Malappuram, Kerala, India
Burial2016, February 18
SpouseBangalath Mariyumma, Khadeeja
Full name
Zainul Ulama Cherussery Zainuddeen Musliyar
FatherCherussery Muhammed Kutty Musliyar
OccupationFormer General Secretary of Samastha Kerala Jamiyyathul Ulama, Founder pro-chancellor of Darul Huda Islamic University

Cherussery Zainudheen Musliyar (Arabic: جرشاري زين الدين مسليار , Malayalam: സൈനുല്‍ ഉലമാ ചെറുശ്ശേരി ഉസ്താദ് ) was an Indian, Sunni Muslim religious scholar. He was from the state of Kerala.[1] He served as General Secretary for Samastha Kerala Jamiyyathul Ulama, the religious organization of Sunni Muslim scholars and clerics, which has the largest number of followers in Kerala,[2] and the Pro Chancellor of Darul Huda Islamic University. Called the Shining Scholar ("Zain-ul Ulama") by followers, he is often regarded as the successor of E.K. Aboobacker Musliar, the former stalwart of Samastha Kerala Jamiyyathul Ulama.[1][3][4][5]


Musliyar worked as a Mudarris (religious teacher) at Kodangad, Kondoty, Malappuram for eighteen years. He then worked at Chemmad Juma Masjid, also as a Mudarris, for several years.

He was selected to Samastha Mushawara, the supreme scholarly body of the Samastha Kerala Jamiyyathul Ulama, in 1980.

In 1994, he joined Darul Huda Islamic Academy as Principal, and served there as Pro chancellor till his death. He is Qhatheeb (Juma pray Imam) at Qaziyarakam Juma masjid, Kondoty, Malappuram, Kerala.

Musliyar was the general secretary of Samastha Kerala Jamiyyathul Ulama the supreme council of Islamic Scholars in Kerala from 1996 to 2016. He was also the Fatwa committee chairman of the Samastha.[2] He served as Pro-chancellor of Darul Huda Islamic University, Chemmad, Kerala, Malappuram also. He was Quazi of hundreds of Mahalls in different parts of Kerala.


He died on 18 February 2016 at a private hospital in Kozhikode and was buried in Darul Huda Islamic University campus.[6][7][8][9]


  1. ^ a b "Home |". Manorama Online. Retrieved 2011-10-31.
  2. ^ a b Reporter, Staff (2016-02-19). "Cherusseri Zainuddin Musliar passes away". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 2019-03-05.
  3. ^ "Kerala / Kozhikode News : 'Government going back on its promises'". The Hindu. 2008-04-21. Retrieved 2011-10-31.
  4. ^ "Kerala / Kozhikode News : Samastha State meet from April 19". The Hindu. 2008-04-17. Retrieved 2011-10-31.
  5. ^ "Kerala / Kozhikode News : Samastha to support Sunni unity". The Hindu. 2008-04-09. Retrieved 2011-10-31.
  6. ^ Online, Kerala Kaumudi. "Kerala Kaumudi Online".
  7. ^ " | Indian scholar Cherusseri Zainuddin Musliar dies".
  8. ^ "Islamic Scholar Cherussery Zainudheen Musliyar Passes Away". The New Indian Express.
  9. ^ Reporter, Staff (February 19, 2016). "Cherusseri Zainuddin Musliar passes away" – via

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