Masjid Abdul Gafoor, Singapore

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The mosque features a unique fusion of Moorish, South Indian and Western architectural designs, and it was gazetted as a national monument in 1979. Abdul Gafoor Mosque took over the site and religious functions of the former Al-Abrar Mosque. The area was a lively business hub, so the old mosque largely catered to South Indian merchants. One of its trustees, Abdul Gafoor, a Muslim Tamil chief clerk at a law firm back then, had built shophouses around it and collected enough income to construct a new mosque. He passed away in 1919 as the sole trustee of the mosque and its related properties. Today, Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura (MUIS) - also known as the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore - owns the mosque.
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  • The majority of the rooms were covered by soundproof sheets. It seems to be under renovation, and there was a big sign that asked for donations. There were people who visited the shrine in the early morning, but there seemed to be no visitors. Ruling, I looked down from the rooftop of the hotel near where I stayed, and the roof part which melted into the surrounding building was seen.
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  • This mosque is situated in Singapore's Little India neighborhood and is one of the country's national monuments. This magnificent Singapore mosque was originally constructed of wood in 1859 to service...  more »
  • This dates back to 1907..this was when the population was mainly Muslim immigrants, many who were horse groomers and trainers. Very hectic when is prayer time.  more »
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  • A bit little but beautiful mosque. There are free books for everyone interested in Muslim teachings. The books are even available in different languages. Open for tourists but you have to remove your footwear and put on the free robe if you're wearing shorts like I did. That's if you're going to enter the mosque to pray.
  • Get uncle to explain for you. He treated us tea and even wanted to treat dinner. Explain about Islam and the 5 pillars.
  • It's a beautiful Masjid. Whenever I visit there to pray, I feel peaceful ❤
  • Well managed place of worship. Ladies facilities closed at times. Additional prayer space available in basement hall with TV screens showing the Speaker to accommodate the large crowds.
  • Nice place, nice building, such an old school design, of course it is clean because it is a place to pray for muslim people and pretty big mosque too. It was located around little india. :)
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