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Kerala Nadvathul Mujahideen

Kerala Nadvathul Mujahideen
Abbreviation KNM
Motto Quran and Sunnah in accordance with ‘Salafi Manhaj’
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Type Religious based organization
Headquarters Mujahid center Calicut
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Kerala Jamiyyathul Ulama
Affiliations Islahi movements of Kerala
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Kerala Nadvathul Mujahideen (KNM) is an Islamic organization in Indian state of Kerala, Founded on 20 April 1950 to provide orthodox Islamic beliefs to Muslims of Kerala. The Kerala Nadvathul Mujahideen considered as a Salafi Muslim organization. Its founding principle was the unity of Muslims based on the message of Quran and the teachings of Prophet Muhammed in accordance with 'Salafi Manhaj' (The path of the Salafu Salih). The Kerala Nadvathul Mujahideen formed as consequence of renaissance activities of scholars and clerics like Sheikh Hamadani Thangal, K.M. Moulavi and Vakkom Moulavi for Kerala Muslim renaissance. Kerala Nadvathul Mujahideen is considered as a the successor of "Kerala Muslim Aikhya Sangam",the first Muslim organization in Kerala, formed in the year of 1924.

The social cultural educational and religious activities of Kerala Nadvathul Mujahideen enhances the Kerala Muslim renaissance, and enable them to create their own characteristics and peculiarities that distinguish them from other Muslim communities in India by achieving high percentage of literacy and a prestigious social status.[1][2]

The office of Kerala Nadvathul Mujahideen situated at Calicut.


the first and far most aim only fight with sunni ulamas and perform rituals against sunni those are doing. aThe consensus among historians is that Islam arrived in Kerala through Arab traders either during the time of Prophet Muhammed himself (AD 609 - AD 632) or in the following few decades. Kerala has a very ancient relation with the Middle East even during the Pre-Islamic period. Muslim merchants (Malik, son of Dinar) settled in Kerala by the 8th century AD and introduced Islam. For a long time they keep the Islamic beliefs based on the message of Quran and the teachings of Prophet Muhammed(SS).Later the Muslim community divided into different groups because of religious and political reasons. By the 16th century AD Colonization and illiteracy thrown them to a culturally, economically, and educationally deprived condition.

Kerala Muslim Aikhya Sangam

The history of Kerala Muslim renaissance begins in the 18th century AD by Sayyid Sanaulla Makti Thangal. He enlightened Muslims to settle their differences by returning to the message of Holy Quran and the teachings of the Prophet Muhammed (SS). Sayyid Sanaulla Makti Thangal died on 1912, but he inspired many scholars such as Sheikh Hamadani Thangal, K.M. Moulavi and Vakkom Moulavi.[3] They form the first Muslim movement in Kerala the Kerala Muslim Aikhya Sangam at Kodungallur in 1922. The movement enlightened Muslims to settle their differences by returning to the message of Holy Quran and the teachings of the Prophet Muhammed (SS). This message attracted the educated and thinking Muslims slowly gained confidence of the Muslims of kerala. The efforts of Aikhya Sangam promoted the formation of several formal and informal associations in other areas of Kerala. The "Muslim Nishpaksha Sangam" and` "Islam Dharma Sangam" were important among them. The primary aim of all theses associations were the unity of Muslims based on the message of Quran and the teachings of Muhammed (SS). The annual meetings of Kerala Muslim Aikhya Sangam gained attention by the participation of international Islamic scholars such as Marmaduke Pickthall.

Kerala Jamiyyathul Ulama

Many Muslim scholars in different areas of Kerala attracted by the message of "Kerala Muslim Aikhya Sangam" but they could not interact due to the lack of a common forum. Therefore, leaders of "Kerala Muslim Aikhya Sangam" decided to form a forum of Muslim scholars for discussing religious matters. It resulted in the formation of the First forum of Muslim scholars Of Kerala in the Annual General Meeting of Kerala Muslim Aikhya Sangam in 1924 at Aluva. This scholars' forum named as "Kerala Jamiyyathul Ulama Ahlussunna wal Jamaath" shortly known as Kerala Jamiyyathul Ulama (KJU). It acted as the advisory body of the Aikhya Sangam until the latter dissolved in 1934 and still is an active body in giving religious leadership to Kerala Nadvathul Mujahideen.

Formation of Kerala Nadvathul Mujahideen

The KJU decided to propagate the Islamic ideologies with the participation of peoples of all intellectual levels under its guidance. So on April 12, 1947, in a working committee meeting of KJU they decided to form a public organization. And Kerala Nadvathul Mujahideen officially formed on 20 April 1950 in a meeting held at office "Al manar" Magazine at Calicut. The organization registered in 1957 under the society act.


KNM has given birth to a number of feeder organizations under the religious leadership of Kerala Jamiyyathul Ulama (KJU) to achieve its objectives at all levels of the society.

Ithihadushubbanil Mujahideen (ISM)

The youth wing called Ithihadushubbanil Mujahideen (ISM) organized in 1967 the main objective of forming a youth wing was to guide the youth to the message of Holy Quran and the teachings of the Prophet Muhammed (SS), and prevent the youth from terrorism and other anti social activities. From the formation onwards, it conducts youth oriented campaigns, seminars and symposiums on social issues. In December 2006 ISM conducted international exhibition on Islam namely Salvation at Calicut, which gained the international attention and helps the public to clear the misconceptions about Islam. Its second and third editions conducted at Eranakulam and Dubai.

Mujahid Students Movement (MSM)

The students wing Mujahid Students Movement (MSM) formed in 1973 as a part of the attempt to organize all Muslim students under the renaissance activities and promoting them to gain high quality education keeping the Islamic values. MSM conducts annual meetings for students of various fields of study as follows.

  • Profcon : The largest gathering of professional students in India. Students from hundreds of professional colleges and universities participate in these 3-day moral classes. The first edition profcon held at JDT Islam campus, Calicut in 1995
  • NASCO: National Arabic Students Conference
  • Signs: Arts and Science students meet.
  • ILLUMINA: Exclussive conference of medical students,

Muslim Girls & Women's Movement (MGM)

Ladies wing called Muslim Girls & Women's Movement (MGM) organized in 1988.The objectives of forming a women organization was to promote the women's education and to giving awareness to women's about their rights in Islam. MGM conducts study classes and conferences exclusively for ladies.

Besides its feeder organizations, KNM has formed a number of specialized forums to attend to the particular needs of the society. They include,

  • Integrated Medical Brotherhood (IMB), Medical wing of KNM
  • BISMI:
  • ECGC: Education and career guidance centre.
  • Education Board
  • Zakath Cells: Centralized collection and distribution of Zakat
  • Hilal Committee
  • KNM publishing wing
  • Gulf Islahi Centre (GIC).


Kerala Nadvathul Mujahideen is noted for the annual conferences held during initial stages of its formation. Great public attention began to be drawn when it decided to hold quinquennial conferences. The enthusiasm with which people have responded to the call of Kerala Nadvathul Mujahideen has been highly encouraging. After every conference the fame and name of Kerala Nadvathul Mujahideen spread far and wide. Lacks of people have been participating in these conferences. Flow of people from all parts of Kerala and beyond its boarders and from foreign countries made the conference into into big events worthy of a great organization. International scholars of repute, religious leaders of all communities, Heads of states and governments addressed various sessions of the mega conferences. The theme of eighth conference was 'A century of renaissance' which presented the Kerala Muslim renaissance as complete model of renaissance to the world, which touches all the levels of society for a complete social reformation.

Sl.No Year & date Place Inauguration chief guests Theme
1 1979 March 8,9,10.11 Pulikkal Shaikh Mohammed Umar Fallata (Islamic University of Madinah)
2 1982 February 25,26,27,28 Feroke
3 1987 January 1,2,3,4 Kuttippuram
4 1992 December 24,25,26,27 Palakkad
5 1997 December 18,19,20,21 Kannur Bilal Philips
6 2002 December 26,27,28,29 Eranakulam David Musa Pidcock
7 2008 January [4] Changaramkulam Sheik Tharq Saami Sulthaan al Eisa, (chairman of the Ihyau Thuraasul Islami, Kuwait) Yusuf Estes Lord’s message for the redemption of humanity
8 2012 December 27,28,29,30 [5] Kozhikode Sheikh Abdul Azeez Abdulla Mohammed Hanafi (Consulate General of Saudi Arabia)[6] Zakir Naik A century of renaissance


In Kerala it has set up a lot of arts and science colleges such as Jamia Nadwiyya Edavanna and Jamia Salafia Pulikkal, professional colleges like "Jamia Salafia Pharmacy College", Arabic dolleges,Madrassas, training colleges and orphanages.[7]

Jamia Nadwiyya Edavanna

Kerala Nadvathul Mujahideen founded Jamia Nadwiyya Edavanna in 1964. It is a group of education Institutions consisting of Nursing College, Training College,Teachers Training Institute, Arts and Science college, Higher Secondary School for Girls, Residential High School, Thahfeezul Quran etc. The campus located at Edavanna, in Malappuram district, Kerala. With a student strength of 2500 during the academic year 2007-’08, JNE has grown into a large campus spread over 27 acres of land and sufficient infrastructural facilities. A rich blend of qualified and experienced academicians and researchers drawn from various disciplines handle the sessions for the students undergoing the undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at JNE.

Social welfare

The Integrated Medical Brotherhood (IMB), the medical wing of KNM giving the services in the field of distribution of medicines and giving free medical treatments to the poor patients through free clinics, home care, and advice and classes to the patient about health care, treatments through "pain and palliative clinics".[8]


KNM Publishing wing published thousands of books in social, educational and religious areas. Vichinthanam weekly and Al manar monthly are its publications.


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