Samastha General Secretary Cherussery Zainudheen Musaliar dies

Thursday, Feb 18, 2016,10:57 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Kozhikode: Samastha Kerala Jamiyyathul Ulama (EK) General Secretary and prominent Islamic religious scholar Cherussery Zainudheen Musaliar (72) has passed away. He died at a private hospital here Thursday morning.

His funeral will be held at Darul Huda khabaristan, Malappuram, at 4. 30 pm today.

Born as son of Cherussery Muhammed Musaliar and Pathummunni at Morayur in 1937, Sainudeen Musaliar started religious teaching at a young age.

He served as the Mudarris of Chemmaad Mahal, and as the principal of Chemmad Darul Huda Islamic Academy for long. He was also a member of Samastha Mushavara and Fatwa committees.

He wrote several books. He was Quazi of hundreds of Mahalls in different parts of Kerala.

When Samastha split in 1980, Sainudheen Musaliar remained loyal to E K Aboobacker Musaliar faction.

He became the General Secretary of Samastha EK faction after the death of E K Aboobacker Musaliar in 1996.