Timings : Fridays: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 2:30 PM - 8:00 PM
All other days: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Time Required : Less than 1 hour
Entry Fee : No entry fee
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Abdul Gafoor Mosque is one of Singapore's most important mosques located in Little India. Gazetted as a protected national monument, it showcases an eclectic mix of Southern Indian, Victorian and Moorish architectural styles. A major highlight is a sundial crowning the main entrance. Each of its 25 rays is decorated with Arabic calligraphy denoting names of 25 prophets.
The mosque is named after its founder, Shaik Abdul Gafoor, a South Indian lawyer's clerk, who felt the tremendous need to replace the dilapidated Al Abrar Mosque which once stood in the same place. The mosque primarily served as the place for worship for Indian Muslim migrants who settled in the vicinity. The Abdul Gafoor Mosque was renovated to its present form in 1907.
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