To : Head Fixer
gue copas lagi bantahan hoax elo :ANALYSIS Is Cheraman Perumal the same person as Chakrawati Farmas?
The evidence that they are the same people comes from the fact that the story you told relates to both Chakrawati Farmas and Cheraman Perumal. Also, the account of Cheraman Perumal is identical or very similar to that of Chakrawati Farmas, particularly with respect to the Hajj:http://www.islamreligion.com/articles/151/
- “King Chakrawati Farmas of Malabar was a Chera king, Cheraman perumal of Kodungallure.” (I notice they make the same “There were no astronomers back then” argument you do. Anyway, I thought you’d trust a Muslim website, so I did my best to find them for this.)
Cheraman Perumal is also thought to be Rajasekhara Varman (820-844). http://www.kerala.cc/keralahistory/index20.htmWhat do the Religious Legends say about when Cheraman Perumal lived?
According to the Muslims, Cheraman Perumal lived during Muhammad’s lifetime as they claim he witnessed the ‘splitting of the moon’ incident.http://www.themodernreligion.com/quotat ... _india.htm
– “There was a Muslim community in Malabar, southwest India as early as 618 C.E. as a result of King Chakrawati Farmas accepting Islam at the hands of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).”http://www.indiatraveltimes.com/travelogue/mosque.html
– “The Cheraman Juma Masjid was built by Malik bin Dinar, one of the 13 followers of Prophet Mohammad who reached the ancient port of Musuris on the spice route in Malabar in 629 AD. Legend has it that Cheraman Perumal, a Hindu ruler of Musuris (modern Kodungallur), embraced Islam at the behest of Dinar, abdicated his throne and left for Mecca to meet the prophet. Perumal is reported to have died at the port of Zafar, Yemen, where the tomb of the "Indian king" was a major attraction to Muslim pilgrims for many centuries.”
A new discovery suggests Cheraman Perumal left for Mecca sometime around 642-643 AD. According to Dr. G.S. Khwaja of the Archeological Survey of India, some missionaries led by Maalik Bin Dinaar, a Sufi saint from Basra and a contemporary of the prophet came to Kerala in the seventh Century.
They presented themselves in the court of Cheraman Perumal, a Zamorian dynasty king, in 642-43 AD or Hijia 22 (22 years after the prophet's migration from Mecca to Madina).
An epigraph about the Islamic mission, written in difficult-to-read, ancient version of Arabic language, was founded executed on a wooden Lintel of the Jami mosque at Kasargod in Kerala…
…The Kasargod mosque lintel inscription bears out the earliest reference to Islam in Kerala in an ancient Arabic book, "Tohafatul Mujahideen" written by Zainuddin Malabari. It narrates the story of arrival of what could be the first Islamic mission to Kerala by sea, led by Maalik Bin Dinaar.
According to the book, a Zamorin dynasty king, Cheraman Perumal, was ruling then and the missionaries presented themselves in his court in the year 642-43 AD or Hijra 22.
The king welcomed the mission and asked about Islam. So impressed was he with Malik's interpretation of the religion that he embraced Islam, the book says. Cherman Perumal became Abdullah Sameri and undertook Haj pilgrimage to meet prophet Mohammed at Mecca. On his way back, Sameri died at Zulfar, a coastal town in Yemen, where records show that a grave with the name of Sameri engraved on it still exists.
Alas, this Muslim discovery proves the Muslim legend in error as The Prophet Mohammed died in 632 AD, thus making it truly miraculous that Cheraman Perumal could have personally witnessed the ‘moon splitting’ incident at least a decade after the Prophet’s death.
The Christians, however, believe Cheraman Perumal lived when St Thomas migrated to Malabar in the fourth century. In other words, that he would have been long dead by the time of the Prophet.
So we have conflicting religious sources as to when Cheraman Perumal lived. Nevertheless, there are conflicting Muslim accounts of when he left for Mecca, namely around 629 AD or 643 AD.
When did this ‘moon splitting’ incident supposedly occurred?
Muslims tend to agree that this incident took place at Mina in Makkah about five years before the Holy Prophet's Hijra (migration) to Madinah. As Hijra is traditionally accepted to have occurred in the year 622 AD, the ‘moon splitting’ incident must have occurred sometime around 617 AD. This means that Malik bin Dinar’s arrival in Malabar in 629 AD was about 12 years too late for Cheraman Perumal to have witnessed the ‘moon splitting’ incident. More likely Malik bin Dinar told the king this lie, rather than the king himself witness the incident. Through time, the legend changed from Cheraman Perumal being told the incident to him witnessing the incident.
So, after examining the evidence, it seems clear that even from Muslim accounts, the story cannot be true. What about historical (non-religious) accounts?