Abdullah Mashhoor Kunhikoya Thangal

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Abdullah Mashhoor Kunhikoya Thangal
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Kunhikoya Thangal

(1948-08-08)8 August 1948
(A.H. 1367 Shawal 2)
Thazhengadi, Vadakara, Kozhikode
Died10 June 2017(2017-06-10) (aged 68)
(A.H. 1438 Ramadan 15)
Vadakara, Kerala, India
Resting placeMakham'ul Waseela, Karimpanapalam, Vadakara
  • Muhammed Mashhoor Mullakoya Thangal (father)
  • Aysha Atta Beevi (mother)
DenominationQadiriya order of Sufism
LineageMashhoor[citation needed]
Known forSpiritual Master,[citation needed] Sufi Scholar,[citation needed] Ayurveda Physician[citation needed]
Senior posting
Period in office1987- 2017[citation needed]
SuccessorMuhammed Mashhoor Fasalkoya Thangal[citation needed]
Hamid Mashhoor AttaKoya Thangal[citation needed]

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Abdullah Mashhoor Kunhikoya Thangal (Arabic : سيّد عبد الله مشهور كنجكّوي تنجض البريريّ القادري , Malayalam: സയ്യിദ് അബ്ദുള്ള മഷ്ഹൂർ കുഞ്ഞിക്കോയ തങ്ങൾ⁠⁠⁠⁠ ) (1948-2017) was an Indian Sufi, and was known as Vadakara Thangal.

Early life[edit]

He was born to Muhammed Mashhoor Mullakoya Thangal Vadakara[1] and Aysha Atta Beevi on 8 August 1948 (Shawal 2nd, 1367) in his ancestral house called 'Aanantavida' at Vadakara.[citation needed]

After primary education, he completed his studies at Manarul Uloom Madrassa High School, the first educational institution at Vadakara.[2][3] He then took up medicine (Ayurveda) as a profession with his father and spiritual master Muhammed Mashhoor Mullakoya Thangal Vadakara.[citation needed]

He grew up by putting into practice what he learned from his father.[4] He received knowledge in medical profession under the guidance of his father and assisted him in it. He received government recognition and registration to manufacture medicine and practice as an ayurvedic physician. In addition to having in depth knowledge in widely popular medical texts, he had received knowledge of rare medical procedures and medicine handed down to generations from an ancient stream of Siddha Vaidya.[citation needed]


The Mashhoor lineage started in Kerala through Sufi Scholar Abdurahman Mashhoor who came to Kerala in 1710 C.E from Yemen.[citation needed]

He married Asma Muthubeevi from a family of Ponnani Vettom Pokkiriyakam.[5]

He was a descendant of Sufi scholar and spiritual master Cheruseethi Thangal (1669 - 1771).[citation needed]

Thangal was the 37th grandson of the Islamic prophet, Muhammad.[citation needed] Thangal who was a master of the Qadiriyya Sufi Order was the 25th generation in the lineage of Sufi masters from Sheikh Abdul-Qadir Gilani and 42nd from Muhammad.[citation needed]

In the spiritual world[edit]

He was attracted to Sufi Tariqa and received disciple-hood from his father Sayyid.[citation needed]

Following to his father's death, he became the spiritual master of Qadiriyya, Chisthiya (chisti), Tabaqathiya and Zuharawardiya paths of Tariqa. He has a lot of disciples [6]both inside and outside Kerala.

He offered wisdom to people irrespective of national, religious and caste differences.[citation needed]


Sheikh Thangal died on 10 June 2017 (15th Ramadan 1438 A.H).[7][8] He is buried at Makham'ul Waseela at Karimpanapalam, Vadakara in Kozhikode.[citation needed]

Makham'ul Waseela, the tomb of Abdullah Mashhoor Kunhikoya Thangal at Karimpanapalam, Vadakara


  1. "Mashhoor Mullakoya Thangal and Vadakara".
  2. Chapter published by, Baithul Ayshabi (2016). "Book Chapter about Sheikh Thangal".
  3. KMCC, Vadakara. "Magazine".
  4. "Mashhoor Moulid, Mashhoor Mala, Moulid Paribasha and Thawassul Baith".[dead link]
  5. About ponnani, Malabarile Makkah. Malabarile Makkah. T.V. Abdurahman Kutty. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  6. Mashhoor kunhikoya thangal, Margadarshi. "Margadarshi bublished by disciples".
  7. Death News. "Divine Grace Departed".
  8. News. "Vadakara Sheikh Mashhoor Thangal Departed".

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