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Masjid Abdul Gafoor, Singapore

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Masjid Abdul Gaffoor for Abdul Gaffoor Mosque; is a mosque in Singapore. It is located at Dunlop Street in the Rochor Planning Area, within Little India off Jalan Besar.The mosque was constructed in 1907, and major restoration of the building was completed in 2003. The mosque is currently owned by Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura .The mosque is also known by the following variant names: Abdul Gafoor Mosque, Abdul Gafor Mosque, Abdul Gaffor Mosque, Abdul Gaphore Mosque, Abdul Gapore Mosque, Dunlop Street Mosque and Indian Mosque.HistoryMasjid Abdul Gaffoor is located in the area known as Kampong Kapor, which was an active business hub for Indian merchants and for those who worked at the old race course at Farrer Park. The mosque on this site was originally a building with timber partitions and a tiled roof known as Masjid Al-Abrar, built in 1846 to serve the religious needs of the South Indian Muslim merchants and Baweanese syces and horse trainers residing in Kampong Kapor.In 1881, a deed of assignment dated 14 November 1881 created the Dunlop Street Mosque Endowment or wakaf. The two trustees were Ismail Mansor and Shaik Abdul Gaffoor bin Shaik Hydert. Abdul Gaffoor was chief clerk at a legal firm. The wakaf was created for the building of a mosque for the Muslim community in Singapore. The deed of assignment also placed in trust several other properties including a Muslim burial ground and a house in Race Course Road. The burial ground was closed in 1921.
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  • The staff really made the difference here. We were firstly attracted by the architecture and only taking some pictures, when they notice us, immediately invite us in and gave a full tour and some teac...  more »
  • This is a beautiful coloured mosque at dunlop street little india.good to take a picture there. Women must wear something to cover body and hair. The staff of the mosque gave us for free. Before you e...  more »
  • It is a very beautiful mosque located in little India. Many cute ones feel the historical buildings around, walking, staff were very helpful.
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  • Good mosque with very interesting traditional architecture, outside and inside. There is madrasah (Islamic school) in the building's wing. Praying here was calming.
  • The mosque is very beautiful design, very quite place , Organised by India Tamil community, well maintained, architecture Wes Super, Must go and visit this place.
  • The mosque was not well maintained as the gates are rusty and wall colors are fading. Very much different feom what i expected, considering the pics are good. It would be great if the mosque committees can do something abt it :) Ps: i went there around 2 months ago
  • Such a beautiful masjid in the busiest street of Little India.
  • beautiful mosque under blue sky, not allow short pants and skirt when visiting inside, robe is free borrow to girls ☺️

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