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Top 10 Singapore Mosques to Visit as a Tourist

Top 10 Singapore Mosques to Visit as a Tourist

Mosques in Singapore are known for their beautiful acoustic properties and some of the most famous mosques in the world, such as the Istana mosque and the Masjid Sultan Omar Shah. The mosques have been playing an important role in the spiritual lives of Muslims in Singapore for centuries. Today, they continue to be centres of Islamic education and community activity. As a visitor, here are ten beautiful mosques to visit in Singapore.

 Top 10 Singapore Mosques to Visit as a Tourist

#1 – Sultan Mosque

Introduction:

Welcome to Masjid Sultan, a premier mosque in Singapore and prominent landmark in the Kampong Glam Malay Heritage District. The district is a show-case for tourists to learn, understand the religion, culture and the diverse ethnic group that make up the Muslim Singaporeans today.

MASJID SULTAN has a long history that goes back to 1824 and has passed through many development stages before becoming what it is today.

The Mosque has a prayer hall which can accommodate up to 5000 people in mass prayer.

By deed of trust, it is managed under a Board of Trustees of 12 members who represent 6 ethnic groups namely Malays, Bugis, Javanese, Arabs, Southern and Northern Indians.

Later in 2005, the Mosque Management Board was given the mandate by Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS) to manage the activities of the mosque with the Board of Trustees being in-charge of the structure and land of the historical mosque.

Various committees of volunteers are set up to be involved the mosque’s activities such as Islamic Learning (Ibadah & Dakwah), Projects (Ramadan, Islamic Major Events, Fund-Raising, Korban & etc), Maintenance of the mosque, Youth Activities & Docents.

These committees are supported by Mosque Management Board’s full-time staff.

Services

  • Queries For Ustaz
  • Solemnisation / Nikah Ceremony
  • Rental of Facilities
  • Legal Counselling
  • Korban / Aqiqah
  • Zakat / Fidyah Payment

Opening Hours:

Mondays to Fridays: 9.00 AM to 6.00 PM
Saturdays: 9.00 AM to 1.00 PM
Closed during Prayer Times (1.00 PM to 2.00 PM & 4.00 PM to 5.00 PM)

Tourist Visiting Hours
Saturdays to Thursdays :
10.00 AM to 12.00 PM
2.00 PM to 4.00 PM
Fridays: 2.30 PM to 4.00 PM

Price of Admission: No Entry Fee

Location & Address: 3 Muscat St, Singapore 198833

Contact: +65 6293 440, Email: [email protected]

Website: Website Link Here

 


#2 – Masjid Al-Ansar

Introduction:

The history of Masjid Al-Ansar began in 1974 when a meeting was held among a few Muslim community leaders within the area. They wanted a mosque to be built in the estate. Subsequently, a proposal to set up a Mosque Building Committee (MBC) was forwarded to MUIS.

Services

  • Zakat / Fidyah
  • Solemnization
  • Tahnik.
  • Korban
  • Rental of Facilities in Al Ansar Mosque
  • Volunteer

Opening Hours:

  • Monday to Thursday: 2.00 pm – 5.00 pm

Price of Admission: No Entry Fee

Location & Address: 155 Bedok North Avenue 1 Singapore 469751

Contact: +65 6449 2420, Email: [email protected]

Website: Website Link Here

 


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#3 – Hajjah Fatimah Mosque

Introduction:

Hajjah Fatimah Mosque is located along Beach Road in the historic Kampong Glam area. The mosque was designed in a mix of Islamic and European architectural styles, and completed in 1846. The mosque was named after Hajjah Fatimah, a wealthy businesswoman. It is the first local mosque to be named after a woman. The mosque used to be known as Java Road Mosque, after an adjoining road that has since been expunged. Hajjah Fatimah Mosque is the only structure left of the former settlement of Java Road. The mosque was built at this site which used to be the residence of its founder, after whom it is named.Combining eastern and western design elements, the mosque is known for its unique minaret, and its noticeable tilt, leading it to be nicknamed the “leaning tower of Singapore”. The mosque was gazetted as a national monument on 28 June 1973. The mosque was named after Hajjah Fatimah, a wealthy businesswoman. It is the first local mosque to be named after a woman. The mosque used to be known as Java Road Mosque, after an adjoining road that has since been expunged. Hajjah Fatimah Mosque is the only structure left of the former settlement of Java Road. The mosque was built at this site which used to be the residence of its founder, after whom it is named.

Services

  • Seminar

Opening Hours:

  • (Office hours) Monday to Friday: 9.00am – 5.00pm

(Closed on public holidays, Closed during prayer times)

  • (Prayers) 5.00am – 7.00am , 12.30pm – 9.00pm

(After Friday Prayers, the Masjid is open for Muslimah from 3.30pm)

Price of Admission: No Entry Fee

Location & Address: Hajjah Fatimah Mosque, 4001 Beach Road, Singapore 199584

Contact: +65 6297 2774, Email: [email protected]

Website: Website Link Here



#4 – Masjid Darul Ghufran

Introduction:

The mosque was completed and opened to the public on 7th December 1990.
It was officially opened by Hj Othman Harun Eusofe, Member of Parliament GRC Marine Parade on 13th July 1991 (1 Muharram 1421H).

MDG was built under the Mosque Building Fund (phase 2) program, at a cost of $6.2 million ($0.6m for the land). The mosque had a capacity to hold 4000 people and 3 storeys high.

Darul Ghufran Mosque received the “Honourable Mention” from the 3rd Singapore Institute of Architects’ Architectural design award in 1991.

The mosque was closed and renovated for two years and reopened at the end of 1999. At that time, all activities were carried out at a musolla which was placed adjacent to the present site.

Also known as Menara Biru (Blue Minaret) among the Tampines Residents. The Minaret stands at 10 stories high (130ft).

As the community in Tampines flourished, there was a rising need to upgrade the mosque. In September 2016, the Blue Minaret was closed and went through massive upgrading works until March 2019 when it re-opened. During the upgrading period, all activities were carried out at a musolla beside the present site.

The mosque was officially opened by Madam President Halimah Yacob on 20 April 2019.

It is currently Singapore’s largest mosque with a capacity to hold 5500 people and floor area of 5,910 sq metres.

Services

  • Al Quran Programs (Tilawah Basic, Immediate, Advanced, Short Courses)
  • Zakat Collection Centre certified by MUIS
  • Tahnik
  • Akad Nikah/Solemnization Venue
  • Education for the young

Opening Hours:

  • (Customer Service Counter Operating Hours)

Monday – Thursday: 9.30 am to 1 pm, 2 pm to 5.30 pm

Friday: 9 am to 11.30 am

  • Zakat Counter Operating Hours

Monday – Thursday: 9.30 am to 1 pm, 2 pm to 5.30 pm

Friday: 9 am to 11.30 am

Saturday:  9 am to 1 pm

The office is closed on Sundays and Public Holidays

Price of Admission: No Entry Fee

Location & Address: 503 Tampines Ave 5 Singapore 529651

Contact: +65 6786 5545, Email: [email protected]

Website: Website Link Here

 


#5 – Jamae Mosque

Introduction:

The name of this Mosque is Masjid Jamae (Chulia).

As early as 1826, Jamae Mosque has already existed, a testimony to the large number of Tamil Muslims in Chinatown. The present brick and plaster building was completed between 1830 and 1835. It is not a coincidence that the street on which it is located is named ‘Mosque Street’ and this mosque is always referred to as ‘Periya Palli’, which means ‘Big Mosque’ in Tamil.

Within a short period of time, three Islamic heritage buildings were built in the heart of Chinatown; Jamae (Chulia) Mosque, Al-Abrar Mosque and Nagore Darga (located in Telok Ayer Street).

Jamae (Chulia) Mosque became a ‘Waqaf’ mosque in 1917. A Waqaf mosque is one that was constructed by individuals or by committees on land donated by them and placed in trust for the Muslim community, and cannot be used for any other purposes.

In 1968, this Mosque was put under the charge of MUIS (Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura), the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore.

Currently, Jamae Mosque excels as an ‘educational’ Mosque. In addition to facilitating religious activities, prayers and sermons, it organizes seminars and discussions on religious/ social thoughts and beliefs for both Muslims and Non-Muslims.

The Mosque’s architectural style is eclectic. While the entrance gate is distinctively South Indian, the two prayer halls are Neo-Classical style, typical of George Drumgoole Coleman. This unique appearance has made the mosque a well photographed landmark, seen in postcards from the 19th century to the present day.

This Mosque was gazetted as a national monument on 19 November 1974, and is believed to be the oldest of the five mosques gazetted as national monuments in Singapore; Jamae Chulia mosque, Al-Abrar mosque, Sultan mosque, Abdul Gafoor Mosque and Hajjah Fathimah Mosque.

About

  • SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
  • FITRA COLLECTION
  • RAMADHAN
  • QURBAN & AQIQAH
  • SOLEMNIZATION
  • FAMILY COUNSELING
  • FREE LEGAL CLINIC

Opening Hours:

Saturday to Thursday: 10:00 am to 6.00 pm

Friday: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm / 2:30 pm to 6:00 pm

COMING HERE BY BUS:
South Bridge Road:

Bus No: 61, 80, 145, 166 & 197
Upper Cross Street:
Bus No: 51, 63, 124, 174, 186, 851, 961 & 970

COMING HERE BY (MRT)
Chinatown (North East Line) – about 5 minutes walk
Chinatown (Downtown Line) – about 5 minutes walk

Price of Admission: No Entry Fee

Location & Address: 218, South Bridge Road, Singapore 058767

Contact: +65 62214165 / +65 63235971, Whatsapp: 92974192, Email: [email protected]

Website: Website Link Here

 


#6 – Masjid Omar Kampong Melaka

Introduction:

The oldest masjid in Singapore, it has humble beginnings as a wooden surau way back in 1820. Monetary contributions from wealthy merchant Syed Abdullah bin Omar Aljunied made possible its rebuilding in 1855. The old generation masjid located in the Central, underwent yet another major rebuilding project several years ago in which a tall minaret with a small roof dome is added at the entrance of the mosque. With a capacity of 500 people, it is the focal point for office workers during daily and Friday prayers

About:

  • Your Basic Obligations
    • Fidyah
    • Haj
    • Zakat
  • Your Contributions
    • Dana Madrasah
    • Mosque Building and Mendaki Fund
    • Wakaf
  • Knowledge & Practice
    • Appeal Board
    • Asatizah Recognition Scheme
    • Fatwa Khutbah Religious Advice
    • Islamic Education
    • Islamic Education Centres and Providers
    • Madrasahs
    • Mosques
    • Muis Academy
    • Career and Competency Framework
    • Committee on Future Asatizah
    • Exhumation (Phase 8)
    • Financial Schemes
    • Halal Certification
    • Student Career And Welfare Office

Opening Hours:

Counter Operating Hours:

Mondays to Thursdays:
8:30 am to 1:00 pm
2:00 pm to 5:30 pm
(Final queue ticket will be issued at 4:45 pm)

Fridays:
8:30 am to 12:30 pm
2:30 pm to 5:30 pm
(Final queue ticket will be issued at 4:45 pm)

Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays:
CLOSED

Price of Admission: No Entry Fee

Location & Address: 10 Keng Cheow St, Singapore 059607

Contact: +65 6532 6764, Email: [email protected]

Website: Website Link Here

 


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#7 – Masjid Maarof

Introduction:

At Maarof Mosque, we commit to provide quality services at every level so as to nurture a community that is compassionate and strives for excellence. Through exposing various facets and knowledge of Islam, we seek to be a Tech-Hive of Knowledge Driven by Excellence in Conduct, while incorporating values like Wisdom, Integrity, Kindness, Inclusiveness and Steadfastness into our work.

The original Masjid Maarof is an Islamic legacy steeped in history. It was one of Singapore’s oldest mosques that serves a multitude of devotees living and working in the vicinity of Kampong Jawa and Beach Road during its 116-year existence. Anecdotes of inspiring stories fill its past and continue to live in the memory of Muslims today. The mosque was built in the late 19th century along Cylde Street and at the end of Jedda Street for the growing Javanese community in Kampong Jawa. In 1873, four-fifths of the land it sat on was assigned in to trust to Haji Ahmad Abdul Shakoor, and the rest to Syed Mohammed Ahmad Alsagoff and Haji Mohamed Arshad Mohamed Kassim.

About:

  • FACILITIES
  • NIKAH
  • TAHNIK
  • VOLUNTEER

Opening Hours:

NIKAH
Venue: Main Prayer Hall, Level 1 (Dewan Solat Utama)
Fee: Free of charge or any kind of donation
Time: Fri Only 5pm-6pm.
Sat and Sun 11.30am-12.30pm, 2.30pm-3.30pm, 5pm-6pm

COURSES
Youth Hadith Weekly Session
Prophetic Legacy: Mannerism in a Muslim’s Daily Life
by Ustaz Muhammad Hafiizhuddiin Bin Khamis
Medium: English
Every Sunday, 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM
No fees required

FARDHU ‘AIN CLASSES
EVERY THURSDAY
VENUE: ZOOM
TIME:
SLOT 1 – 8.00 PM – 8.30 PM
SLOT 2 – 8.30 PM – 9.00 PM
SLOT 3 – 9.00 PM – 9.30 PM
Rate: $10 for 30 minutes (per slot)

Price of Admission: 

  • MPH – BASEMENT
    • Minimum blocked booking 4 hours.
    • $300 for 1st hour and
    • $70/hr subsequently
  • BASEMENT CARPARK
    • Event fee $1200 (from the day before the event 5 pm-5 pm to the next day)
    • Subsequent hour $70
  • FUNCTION HALL (LEVEL 4)
    • For seminars, workshops, and lectures
    • 1st hour – $350
    • Every subsequent hour – $80
    • Maximum Capacity: 120 adults
  • CLASSROOMS (LEVEL 2 & 3)
    • Capacity: 30 adults
    • 1st hour – $150
    • Every subsequent hour – $50
    • Capacity: 50 adults
    • 1st hour – $170
    • Every subsequent hour – $70
    • Capacity: 60 adults
    • 1st hour – $180
    • Every subsequent hour – $80

Location & Address:  20 Jurong West Street 26, Singapore 648125

Contact: +65 6515 5033

Website: Website Link Here

 


#8 – Al-Istighfar Mosque

Introduction:

The Al-Istighfar Mosque (Malay: Masjid Al-Istighfar) is a mosque in Pasir Ris, Singapore.

This three-storey mosque is one of the most recent mosques built under Phase Three of the Mosque Building Fund programme. Completed in 2000, it is located in the East, along Pasir Ris Drive 3. it can be recognized by its outstanding blue dome and modern yet Islamic architecture. The mosque, which can accommodate a congregation of 3,300 people offers madrasah and kindergarten classes. It is a hive of activities during the evening when religious classes open its doors to Muslims in the vicinity.

The mosque is wheelchair accessible as there are ramps and a lift that serves all floors. The mosque is fully air conditioned in all of the prayer halls. As the number of Muslims in the neighbourhood increases, the mosque is overcrowded due to the high demand during peak periods such as Friday prayers and Ramadan night prayers.

On the 27 January 2017, the Masjid Al-Istighfar opened a new temporary prayer facility located opposite the mosque. This is to cater to the large number of Muslim worshippers for its Friday prayers.

The temporary prayer facility, which can house 500 worshippers, is a sheltered structure with large fans hanging from its ceiling. It is about 15m across the road from the mosque.[1]

To be scheduled to be completed by end-December 2018, overflow prayer spaces are built to meet with the ever increasing worshippers every Fridays. These overflow spaces are tiled with rows where worshippers can pray accordingly. Large fans are installed on the metal roof so worshippers can pray comfortably. Additionally, ablution spaces are built along the perimeter of the upgraded mosque.

This brings the total capacity of the mosque combined with the temporary prayer facility to more than 3,800 worshippers.

The mosque will be redeveloped in the near future according to the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS)

About:
aLIVE Madrasah
Islamic Education curriculum for all young Muslims, aged 5 to 20
years old
Kindergarten
4-hour preschool programme for children aged 4 to 6 years old
Madanis
3-hour weekly programme for Children with Intellectual Disabilities

Location: Location Here

Opening Hours:

Tahnik / Cukur Rambut

  • Every Friday after Friday prayers
  • No tahnik services on Public Holiday.

Price of Admission: 

  • Online Donation
  • Dakwah Classes
  • Kindergarten

Akad Nikah Booking:

  • Held at the 2nd Floor Multi-Purpose Hall (MPH) and our Foyer cannot be used for weddings receptions. A fee of $50 will be levied for the use of our MPH and the dais (pelamin).

Tahnik / Cukur Rambut:

  • ​Payment of $50 per child (Registration and payment must be made at least 3 (three) days before the event.)

Location & Address: 2 Pasir Ris Walk, Singapore 518239

Contact: +65 6426 7130, +65 6583 8722

Website: Website Link Here

 


#9 – Assyafaah Mosque

Introduction:

Abdullatif Al Fozan Award for Mosque Architecture addresses new ideas for mosque design around the world and encourages the innovations in planning, design and technology that can form the identity of mosque architecture in the twenty first century.

About

This mosque is the fifth one to be built under Phase III of the Mosque Building Fund programme to serve the needs of the Muslim community in the Northern part of Singapore. It also acts as a replacement due to the closure of two old mosques in the Sembawang area – Jumah Sembawang Mosque and Naval Base Mosque. The mosque which can accommodate about 4,000 people at one time was opened to the public on 9th April 2004.

Opening Hours: Monday to Sunday: 9 am – 6 pm

Price of Admission: No entry fee

Location & Address: 1 Admiralty Ln, Assyafaah Mosque, Singapore 757620

Contact: +65  6756 3008

Website: Website Link Here

 


#10 – Abdul Gafoor Mosque

Introduction:

Tucked away from the bustle of Little India, this mosque started as a simple wooden building in 1859, and was built to its present form in 1910.This more than 100 years old mosque was restored to its original splendor in 2003 at a cost of more than $7 million dollars.

The Masjid Abdul Gafoor named after Shaik Abdul Gaffoor bin Shaik Hyder, is secured by massive Corinthian columns decorated with intricate capitals in a leaf design. Painted in green and yellow, it is crowned by onion-shaped domes and minarets with stars and crescent moon.The main entrance of this mosque boasts an elaborate pediment, the center of which is a sundial. The sunburst has 25 rays, decorated with Arabic calligraphy denoting the names of 25 chosen prophets and is the only one of its kind in the Islamic world.Standing on a total area of 2,449 sqm, the mosque’s unusual symmetry, layout and incorporation of Moorish details set it apart from other mosques.

Declared as a National Monument in 1979, Masjid Abdul Gafoor primarily catered to the Indian Muslim migrants who settled on the area in the olden days.

The mosque can be seen filled to capacity during the weekly Friday prayers with a prayer space for a congregation of almost 4000.

Services:

  • Madrasah (Madrasah Mifthool Uloom)
  • Moulid
  • Ramadan & Korban activities
  • Nisfu Syabaan & Isra Migraj
  • Tafsir & Hadith class
  • Free Legal Consultations
  • Social Welfare Services
  • Dawah
  • Programmes & classes for ladies
  • Engaging Youth Activities (Youth-Wing)

Opening Hours:

Friday :1–9pm
Saturday: 9am–1pm
Sunday Closed
Monday: 1–9pm
Tuesday: 1–9pm
Wednesday: 1–9pm
Thursday: 1–9pm

Price of Admission: No entry fee

Address: 41 Dunlop St, Singapore 209369

Contact: +65 6295 4209

Website: Website Link Here

 


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