Mosques in Singapore

Mosques in Singapore

Islam being one of the major religions in Singapore, the country has a lot of beautiful mosques in its hold. Combining traditional and Islamic architectural styles, these places of worship are also considered to be places of interest for their immense beauty.

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Here is the list of 6 Mosques in Singapore

1. Malabar Muslim Jama'ath Mosque, Singapore

Sitting in a quiet corner with Victoria Street on one side and Jalan Sultan on the other, the magnificent Malabar Muslim Jama-Ath Mosque, or simply the Masjid Malabar, is the only mosque in the multicultural city of Singapore which is under the management of the Malabar Muslim Community. 

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2. Sultan Mosque, Singapore

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Majestically standing in the historic district of Kampong Glam, Sultan Mosque is one of the most important and beautiful mosques in Singapore. Also called Masjid Sultan, the history of this monument building goes back to 1824. In that year, the mosque was built for Sultan Hussein Shah, the first sultan of Singapore, with the help of a grant from Sir Raffles, the founder of Singapore. 

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3. Abdul Gafoor Mosque, Singapore

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With its bright yellow and green facade and minarets, Abdul Gafoor Mosque is one of Singapore's most important mosques. Originally built in 1859, it exudes immense beauty and grandeur, thus earning the distinction as being one of Singapore's national monuments. However, the mosque is very different from the simple wooden building that the early Indian Muslims of the area put up.

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4. Masjid Al-Abrar, Singapore

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Sitting in a busy corner of Telok Ayer Street in the Chinatown district of Singapore, the Al-Abrar Mosque, more commonly referred to as the Masjid Al-Abrar, is a quaint little mosque built by early Tamilian immigrants. It used to be a thatched hut when it was first established in 1827, before being replaced with a structure made of bricks between 1850 and 1855. 

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5. Jamae Mosque, Singapore

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Jamae Masjid or commonly known as Jamae mosque is one among the earliest mosques in Singapore located on the South Bridge road of Chinatown and established in 1826. This masjid is also known as Chulia mosque or Periya Palli (Big Mosque) among the Tamil-Muslim communities of Singapore. The mosque is next to Sri Mariamman Temple at a rather predominant Chinese location. 

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6. Hajjah Fatimah Mosque, Singapore

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The Hajjah Fatimah mosque is one of the only three mosques in Singapore to be named after a benefactress. Fatimah was a Malaccan woman who accumulated huge amounts after taking over her deceased husband's business. Being one of the oldest mosques, the Hajjah Fatima Masjid has a reputation for being the first mosque to be named after a woman. 

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