Hajjah Fatimah Mosque, Singapore

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Masjid Hajjah Fatimah is a mosque located along Beach Road in the Kampong Glam district within the Kallang Planning Area in Singapore. The mosque was designed in a mix of Islamic and European architectural styles, and completed in 1846. The mosque is named after an aristocratic Malay lady, Hajjah Fatimah, who commissioned its construction.
The building of the mosque was initiated by Hajjah Fatimah, who was originally from a wealthy Malaccan family. She married a Bugis prince from Celebes who ran a trading post in Singapore. However, her husband died while she was still young, and she continued to run his business after his death, acquiring a large fortune with her ships. In the late 1830s, her house on Java Road was broken into twice, and set on fire on the second time. Hajjah Fatimah however was away when the arson attack occurred and was therefore unharmed, and to express her gratitude for her safety, she instructed the building of a mosque on the site where the house once stood.
The mosque was designed by an unnamed British architect. It has been suggested that the minaret was designed by John Turnbull Thomson due to a perceived similarity to the design of the first spire of St Andrew's Cathedral, there is however no evidence for this. The mosque was built in 1845–1846.
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  • The mosque is between high building in a small park, open for visitors. During a visit pay respect for true believers.  more »
  • It is a Muslim mosque along the Beach Road. The octagonal tower is impressive. It is understood that it is influenced by people in various countries like Europe, Malay, and Chinese.
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  • I visit this this beautiful mosque in my trip to Singaphore in March 2019.This place is attract tourist espically muslim and Also, It It was completed in 1846 in the Kampong Glam district. The archite...  more »
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  • the location is on a large road precisely beach road, the road where we were dropped off from the bus. The mosque is nice and comfortable, the toilet is clean and can be used as a bath for backpackers.
  • The Hajjah Fatimah mosque was built in 1845–1846. The mosque is named after an aristocratic Malay lady. Her grave is located in a private mausoleum in the Mosque. The main prayer hall was rebuilt in the 1930s. Masjid Hajjah Fatimah was gazetted as a national monument on 28 June 1973.Today the mosque is owned by Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura (MUIS).
  • Masha Allah ,,, very quiet, calm and clean. Love it so much.
  • Nostalgic place of Muslim worship.
  • Prayers hall so spacious
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