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By Shafeeq Hudawi
One of the foremost voices in Islamic jurisprudence in Kerala, Cherussery Zainudheen Musliyar, passed away last month. He was 78 years old. Musliyar, who was born in 1937 in Kondotty, Malappuram, was better known as Zainul Ulema for his ‘shining knowledge.’ Musliyar had worked as religious teacher at Kodangad, Kondoty, Malappuram for 18 years. He was a leading religious teacher at Chemmad Juma Masjid for several years before taking charge of Darul Huda Islamic Academy, Chemmad, as Principal in 1994. He later became the pro-chancellor of the institute. He had also worked as the president of Samastha Kerala Sunni Education Board, the state president of Sunni Mahal Federation and Manager at Islahul Uloom Arabic College, Thanur.