Masjid Abdul Gafoor, Singapore

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Tucked away from the bustle of Little India, this mosque started as a simple wooden building in 1859, and was built to its present form in 1910.This more than 100 years old mosque was restored to its original splendor in 2003 at a cost of more than $7 million dollars.

The Masjid Abdul Gafoor named after Shaik Abdul Gaffoor bin Shaik Hyder, is secured by massive Corinthian columns decorated with intricate capitals in a leaf design. Painted in green and yellow, it is crowned by onion-shaped domes and minarets with stars and crescent moon.The main entrance of this mosque boasts an elaborate pediment, the center of which is a sundial. The sunburst has 25 rays, decorated with Arabic calligraphy denoting the names of 25 chosen prophets and is the only one of its kind in the Islamic world.Standing on a total area of 2,449 sqm, the mosque's unusual symmetry, layout and incorporation of Moorish details set it apart from other mosques.

Declared as a National Monument in 1979, Masjid Abdul Gafoor primarily catered to the Indian Muslim migrants who settled on the area in the olden days.

The mosque can be seen filled to capacity during the weekly Friday prayers with a prayer space for a congregation of almost 4000.

Other than conducting prayers , Masjid Abdul Gafoor (MAG) also conducts -

● Madrasah (Madrasah Mifthool Uloom)

● Moulid

● Ramadan & Korban activities

● Nisfu Syabaan & Isra Migraj

● Tafsir & Hadith class

● Free Legal Consultations

● Social Welfare Services

● Dawah

● Programmes & classes for ladies

● Engaging Youth Activities (Youth-Wing)
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  • This mosque is still used as a school for teaching and follows the Muslim way of teaching males and females separately. Worth Seeing.  more »
  • I walked from the sliviramakariaman Temple. Walk and 10-bit. I think from raucher station takes 10 minutes. Just see the look that did not come true because it was early in the morning to walk into 10-minute staff. With the atmosphere of the mosques I think Unlike European style building in elegant shades, wonderful. Because this area is very large building with a nice atmosphere to explore and recommend the.
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  • We passed by this mosque while walking from Little India to Arab Street. It is beautiful from the outside. Remove your shoes and observe the dress code to get inside.  more »
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  • Very beautiful architecture of the masjid. Peaceful atmosphere over here. Many visitors often visit here. Ladies prayer section is also available. Managed by Tamil people. Neat and clean
  • This place is inside little india area and you can spot easily from street. They have tour schedule for travelers who is interested to this mosque.
  • If you're looking for a tamil bayan for Friday masjid then this is the place for you. Available for visitors most of the time. Masjid is air conditioned. Every Thursday there is a bayan. Available nearby many good restaurants and nearby three MRT's (Rochor, Little India, Jalan Besar).
  • Nearest prayer hall for muslim traveller taking CW2 bus operated by Causeway Link to Malaysia via bus station nearby. Convenient facility with water cooler drink to refill drinking bottle.
  • This masjid has here and there sculptures. Green and yellow tones simply enriched the whole lovely architecture. The rooms are clean and neat. The non Moslem tourist could enter the masjid but only to the allowed section. If we stepped up to the roof we can find the top part of it which looks like a full-sculptures-small compartment.

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