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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 small but attractive and well cared for Abdul Gaffoor Mosque is located in a quiet part of Singapore's Little India. The adherents present made a lone female feel welcome to visit and said my calf...  more »
  • Walked in and had a great conversation with one of the volunteer staffs there. Discussed with him some of my curiosity in Islam and he gladly brought me around the compound.  more »
  • Wonderful place for those who are interested in religious places and muslim ones in particular. I highly recommend you to go inside even if you are not of muslim religion.  more »
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  • 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
  • beautiful mosque under blue sky, not allow short pants and skirt when visiting inside, robe is free borrow to girls ☺️
  • I live a good 500m from the mosque near Sim Lim Towers. Despite having my windows closed, every morning at around 5:45 to 6am, I would be waken up by their Azzan call. This despite government mandating that loud speakers are supposed to turn inwards. Is the mosque flouting the rule? I hope the people at the mosque can be considerate as in this age, Azzan calls can be installed as handphone alarm on those who need them. I am a non Muslim, as are 85% of the population. And we need our sleep, thank you.
  • Beautifully designed historic mosque, built by the Indian Muslim community in Singapore.