Masjid Hajjah Fatimah, Singapore

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Masjid Hajjah Fatimah is a mosque located along Beach Road in the Kampong Glam district within the Kallang Planning Area in Singapore. The mosque was designed in a mix of Islamic and European architectural styles, and completed in 1846. The mosque is named after an aristocratic Malay lady, Hajjah Fatimah, who commissioned its construction.HistoryThe building of the mosque was initiated by Hajjah Fatimah, who was originally from a wealthy Malaccan family. She married a Bugis prince from Celebes who ran a trading post in Singapore. However, her husband died while she was still young, and she continued to run his business after his death, acquiring a large fortune with her ships. In the late 1830s, her house on Java Road was broken into twice, and set on fire on the second time. Hajjah Fatimah however was away when the arson attack occurred and was therefore unharmed, and to express her gratitude for her safety, she instructed the building of a mosque on the site where the house once stood.The mosque was designed by an unnamed British architect. It has been suggested that the minaret was designed by John Turnbull Thomson due to a perceived similarity to the design of the first spire of St Andrew's Cathedral, there is however no evidence for this. The mosque was built in 1845–1846.
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  • April 29, 2017
    A shrine erected in 1845 in honor of the Malaysian wife of a rich sultan of Burgis. We just see the building from the outside as inside access is not evident and we dared not ask to visit.
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  • January 7, 2017
    I walk time in American cheese road, came across this mosque. Its design plan is a mixture of his other and the 歐 CHOW Construction Forum style, and was completed in 1846. It is named after the Muslim women. In the Southeast Nigerian, named for women is a very rare see things. If your conditions, its spires look up sharp 頂 is more like a church.
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  • July 12, 2016
    Very firm as all mosques but somewhat less severe personally I did appreciate that the surroundings
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  • March 13, 2017
    One of Singapore's historic mosque. It's next to Kampong Glam C.C and Golden Mile Food Centre.
  • January 1, 2017
    Alhamdulillah, theres a worship (Mosque) in this busy city. This is the historic mosque in Singapore. Been here to rest from the busiest day.
  • October 22, 2016
    Nice and well-kept masjid a stone's throw away from the popular Beach Road food centre.
  • October 10, 2016
    Old and comparatively small masjid but well-kept. Nice peaceful place within a busy city.
  • October 23, 2016
    Exactly opposite golden mile complex next to food centre. Clean and quite even in a busy city area.

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