Early People History
In early times based on the Historical Literature, our people are known to be Koothan. Infact there are 2 types of Koothan mentioned in the Literature. They were,Vellalaraana kootha mudaliar and Otta Koothaar. It's evidant, descendant of Narikudiyar(family name) was the first family to convert to Islam in Koothanallur.
The early descendant of Koothanallur people might have worked as farmers.
It is understood that various community people have lived harmoniously in Koothanallur. There was no distinction on caste or religion basis. Numerous temples found in and around koothanallur stand as evidence to this fact.
It is also true that, even at that time Koothanallur people were reasonably wealthy enough to employ various community people for their harvesting or other related works.
Beginning of Islam & Growth of Islam
Probably ( AH 550-600 CE 1150-1200),When Islamic Scholars have begin to propagate Islam. Islam might have penetrated into Koothanallur. The initial mosque was built with Coconut Leaf (like a Tent) in the harvesting land which belong to Narikudiyar. Salebbai and Katulebbai were the assistance of first Imam who known to be Arabi Hussain who conduct the daily prayer in Koothanallur mosque.
The Muslim population tend to grow considerably in Koothanallur at the later stages.When great saint Shahul Hameed Badusa(oli..) ( spiritual saga, who was responsible for the existence Nagore Durga & Nagore) Visited koothanallur he was welcomed with hospitality. The prosperity of koothanallurians could also attributed by his Prayer. The first mosque (Big mosque at big street) was build in A.C 1560 .
The first Village Commitee(Panchayat ) was run by following family
(First 4 People setup this commitee to look after the welfare and manage social issues regarding Koothanallur)
These People Joined later as commitee members.
Initially our village size was about 1 1/8 square kilometer . About 100 years later after Nagore Badusa Nayagam left the village, 2nd mosque was built in Koothanallur.
The other spiritual saga Aalimsha appa came back to Koothanallur after attaining his spritual knowledge by going various places.Aalim Abdul Mahmud Valliyullah was born from the family of Vanchilabbai (father side) (take note that Vanchilabbai was in fact one of the branch of Sayaraathar family) and the mother from Narikudiyaar(the first family in Koothanallur who converted to Islam). He stayed in koothanallur to practice and teach Islamic concept and Thauheed.He was one of the pioneer to attain the Aalim Title (Graduate in Islamic Teaching and History at that time) In the 18th Century.
The first Religious Institute known to be Shaduliya Javiya was started in AH 1227 - CE 1812. It was the first one in Tamil Nadu. Manba-Ul-Ula (Religious Institute as well as Education School) was established in 1892.
Thus we can know that koothanallur has a great history rooting back to so many years. We will update you with more interesting facts about Koothanallur history.
These facts were gathered by Tajdeen. Please forgive me if there is any factual error. Report to us if there is anything need to be changed or corrected with proof.