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Timings : 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM and 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Friday: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM and 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Time Required : Less than 1 hour

Entry Fee : No entry fee

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Malabar Muslim Jama'ath Mosque, Singapore Overview

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. The mosque gets its unique charm from a blue and white facade that is glorified with a golden dome on top making it popular as the “Golden Dome Mosque.” It is also renowned as the little cousin of the Sultan Mosque because of similar golden domes structures.

Malabar Muslim Jama'ath Mosque is a nucleus of faith for its followers and is packed elbow to elbow during Friday prayers, Eid prayers and celebrations. The edifice reflects traditional Islamic architecture with domes and an octagonal minaret atop a crescent and a star. Malabar Masjid is spacious with a main prayer hall, kitchen, toilets, ablution areas, separate room for the ladies to pray along with tranquil verandas for community bonding. Malabar Muslim Jama'ath Mosque can be visited by all age groups to attend classes and Quran memorization too

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Architecture of Masjid Malabar

Malabar Mosque has been built upon the gorgeous conventional Islam architectural style, with a glittering golden onion dome topped with a crescent moon and a star. The central tower, octagonal in shape, is connected to its various levels through a series of staircases. Two-storey galleries on its three sides encompass the hall where the devotees bow their heads in prayer, and just beneath them is the room of the Imam along with a sizeable space for study. The frontal facade as well as the interiors, saving a small portion, is ornate with gaudy green, white and azure tiles which only enhance the charm of this spectacular architectural brilliance.

Malabar Muslim Jama-ath Mosque
The onion dome with crescent moon and star (Source)

History of Malabar Mosque

Originally descending from Kerala, the Malabar Muslims formed their own community in 1927. In the former days, they dealt primarily with jewellery and textiles, before deciding they needed to set up a mosque for themselves. On 10th April 1956, in a grand ceremony officiated by Tuan Syed Alwi Adnan, the mufti and a representative of the Sultan Ibrahim bin Abu Bakar of Johor, the foundation stone of the mosque was laid.  However, the construction came to an end due to lack of money. The community commenced fund-raising projects, and after receiving funds from several people irrespective of their religion, the Malabar Muslim Jama-Ath Mosque was officially declared open on the 24th of January 1963 by Yusof Ishak, the Yang di-Pertuan Negara.

Malabar Mosque
The outer view (Source)

How to Reach Malabar Muslim Jama'ath Mosque

Bus: Get on the bus 2, 7, 12, 32, 33, 51, 61, 63, 107, 107M, 133, 145, 175, or NR7 and disembark at the bus stop on Victoria Street. The Malabar Mosque lies only a minute away from there.

MRT: Alight at the Lavender MRT Station and take the Exit B. It is a six-minute walk from here to the magisterial Malabar Mosque. 

Masjid Malabar
The interior of the mosque (Source)

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