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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. Its eclectic style of architecture amasses the Middle Eastern, Indo-Islamic and European styles and makes it stand out from other mosques.
This mosque is a testimonial to the flourishing Muslim communities who made generous contributions for building it. The masjid is visited by many residential Muslims of Singapore and on Fridays' prayers, the number doubles up. Islamic Religious Council of Singapore manages this Masjid currently. It was gazetted as a national monument in 1973 and was earlier known as Java Road Mosque because of its location.
Designed by an unknown English man and built by French contractors with the help of Malay labourers, the Mosque bears similarities with the classical elements of an Arab styled dome, Doric columns, Chinese detailing and many such European elements. The most prominent feature of the mosque is its minaret, which some call as the "Singapore's Leaning Tower", which is a four-level minaret tilting at a six-degree angle due to moisture seepage. Besides this, this Masjid is said to resemble the St.Andrew's Cathedral at the City Hall.
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