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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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TripAdvisor
  • In the near distance from the Indian district is located very nicely preserved Mosque, which was built in 1907. Attraction of free, on-the-spot is the ability to talk.
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  • Little India side, found there was too great even for the original plan, but the appearance itself was to be the first step towards visitors is a brochure for the water and and shorts or a short dressed like the gown to the people going to go inside in lent gave really did to raise the friendly was one of the great deep
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  • 入內必須要脫鞋子並且注意服儀,在這可欣賞美麗的建築物,不確定這邊有沒有導覽,如果有導覽可幫助了解應該會更好。  more »
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  • The mosque was constructed in 1907. Named after Sheikh Abdul Gafoor. Great architecture and fully air-conditioned.
  • they provide free tour guide and thorough introduction of the religion to tourists
  • Comfort mosque very near from Sim Lim Square
  • Alhamdulillah!
  • Nice Masjid.