Best Mosques (“Masjid”) in Singapore
- Singapore’s best and most famous Mosques (“Masjids”) are listed below.
- The architecture of Singapore’s Mosques is influenced by Islamic Saracenic (mix of Turkish, Persian, Middle Eastern, Classical and Moorish designs), Indian, Malay and Modern styles of architecture.
- All Mosques/Masjids in Singapore are administered by Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura (MUIS), also known as Islamic Religious Council of Singapore.
- Singapore has a Mosque Building Fund (MBF) that is used to construct new Mosques/Masjid. This has led to many new, modern Mosques in Singapore.
- 14.7% of Singapore’s residents are followers of Islam. Majority of Singapore’s Muslims are Sunni.
Sultan Mosque (Masjid Sultan)
“Masjid Sultan” (Sultan Mosque) is one of Singapore’s oldest and most famous Mosque. Construction on the original mosque started in 1824. The old Islamic mosque was replaced by the new Sultan Mosque in 1928. The new Masjid Sultan was designed by Architect Denis Santry and has minarets, golden domes and balustrades. The design of Sultan Masjid is influenced by Islamic Saracenic (Persian, Turkish, Classical and Moorish) architecture. In contrast to the beautiful architecture on the outside, the interior is plain, so as not to distract worshippers. Singapore’s Sultan Mosque is a gazetted National Monument. Both Men and Women are expected to dress modestly; temporary cover-up clothes are given free to visitors. The Sultan Mosque is beautifully lit at night. Non-Muslim Tourist visitor timing is 10 am to noon and 2 to 4 pm. There are interesting shops and dining options around Masjid Sultan.
Abdul Gaffoor Mosque (Masjid)
Abdul Gaffoor Mosque is a lovely small mosque in Little India. Abdul Gaffoor Masjid is a mix of South Indian, European and Moghul architecture. Key architectural features of the Abdul Gaffoor Masjid are the central dome surrounded by minarets on top of a hexagonal tower, a sundial at the entrance of the prayer hall, coloured pane glass and calligraphic inscriptions in the mosque. The sun dial at the main entrance of the mosque has 25 rays, which denote 25 prophets. Abdul Gaffoor Mosque has undergone a major restoration in 2003. The construction of Masjid Abdul Gaffoor started in 1907. The original mosque built in 1846 was called “Masjid Al-Abrar”. Abdul Gafoor Mosque is a gazetted National monument. Masjid Abdul Gaffoor is a major attraction for tourist touring Singapore’s Little India.
Darul Aman Mosque
Darul Aman Mosque is a lovely mosque that has incorporated Malay design features. Darul Aman Mosque has a pitched roof structure, which is common to Malay architecture. It has a central hall with exposed roof beams, 8 classrooms and two small buildings linked to the main Mosque. Masjid Darul Aman can accommodate 4,000 worshippers. For its tropical architecture, Darul Aman Mosque has been nominated for the Aga Khan Award in 1989.
Architecture of Al-Istighfar Mosque is based on the famous Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey. The 3 storied Al-Istighfar Masjid has a striking blue dome, modern Islamic architecture, high ceiling and wide roof eaves. This relatively new mosque in Singapore was officially inaugurated in 2000. Al Istighfar Masjid offers Kindergarten and religious classes. Masjid Al-Istighfar has the capacity to accommodate 3,300 devotees.
Masjid An-Nahdhah is a new mosque that opened in 2006. The mosque is housed in a modern building with a tall minaret. The An-Nahdhah Mosque minaret is non-traditional and has a large and distinctive star and crescent moon at its top. In additional to religious prayers, An-Nahdhah Masjid also offers space for the Muslim community for social activities, youth activities, religious education and more. An-Nahdhah Mosque is also home to MUIS’s Harmony Centre which shares information about the Muslim Community in Singapore.
Malabar Masjid (Malabar Mosque)
Malabar Muslim Jamaath Mosque (“Malabar Masjid”) was originally built by Muslim immigrants from the Indian state of Kerala. The two storey mosque has 3 golden colored domes topped with the star and crescent moon. Malabar Mosque has blue and green tiles all around the internal and external structure. Work on this mosque started in 1956 and the architect was A.H. Siddique.
Hajjah Fatimah Mosque
Masjid Hajjah Fatimah is a mix of Islamic and European architecture. Its most distinctive feature is the minaret (tower) that leans at an angle of 6 degrees. Renovation work has been done to straighten the minaret. Hajjah Fatimah Mosque is named after Malay business woman, Hajjah Fatimah, who donated land and money for this mosque. The mosque was constructed between 1845 and 1846.
The beautiful Al-Iman Mosque has a jewel shaped dome and six minarets. Al-Iman Mosque opened in May 2003. In addition to the prayer hall, the four floored Al-Amin Masjid has an auditorium, 18 classrooms, conference room and computer room. Al Iman Mosque can accommodate 5,000 worshippers.
The most striking element of the blue colored Al-Ansar Mosque is its tall minaret (tower) which has an onion dome on top of it. There is a plan to create a new steel girder structure around the original mosque. This will create a large ground plaza and will increase the capacity of the mosque from 3,500 to 4,500. Al-Ansar Masjid is popular among the Tamil Muslim community of Singapore.
Jamae Mosque (Chulia Mosque, Maideen Mosque)
Located in Singapore’s Chinatown, the blue colored Jamae Mosque is influenced by South Indian architecture. At the entrance of the mosque are two octagonal minarets with onion domes on the top. Constructed by members of the Chulia community from Tamil Nadu in India, the Jamae Masjid is popular among Singapore’s Tamil Muslims. The original Jamae Mosque was constructed in 1826, making it among Singapore’s earliest mosques. Jamae Mosque is a gazetted National monument.
Masjid Omar Kampong Melaka
Originally built in 1820, Omar Kampong Melaka Mosque is Singapore’s first mosque. Architecturally, this is a simple mosque. There is a minaret at the entrance of the mosque. Masjid Omar Kampong Melaka can seat 1,000 devotees. Omar Kampong Malacca Mosque was originally built by an Arab merchant from Palembang, Indonesia.
Al-Abrar Mosque (Masjid Al-Abrar, Masjid Chulia, Koochoo Pally)
Al-Abrar Mosque is a small mosque situated on Telok Ayer Street, in Chinatown. Initially built as a thatched hut in 1827, Al-Abrar Mosque is among Singapore’s oldest mosques. Architecturally, Al-Abrar Mosque is influenced by South Indian Architecture. This two storied mosque can accommodate 500 worshippers. Al-Abrar Mosque is also known as “Masjid Chulia” after Indian immigrants from Tamil Nadu who patronized this mosque and Kuchu Palli (hut mosque). Masjid Al-Abrar is a gazetted National monument.
Name and Address of All Muslim Mosques in Singapore
|NAME OF MOSQUE IN SINGAPORE||ADDRESS OF MOSQUE|
|Abdul Aleem Sidique Mosque||90, Lor K Telok Kurau|
|Abdul Gafoor Mosque||41, Dunlop Street|
|Abdul Hamid Mosque||10, Gentle Road|
|Ahmad Ibrahim Mosque||15, Jalan Ulu Seletar|
|Ahmad Mosque||2, Lorong Sarhad|
|Al Taqua Mosque||11A, Jalan Bilal Bedok, Off Bedok Road|
|Al-Abdul Razak Mosque||30, Jalan Ismail|
|Al-Abrar (Koochoo Pally) Mosque||192, Telok Ayer Street|
|Al-Amin Mosque||50, Telok Blangah Way|
|Al-Ansar Mosque||155, Bedok North Avenue 1|
|Al-Falah Mosque||Bideford Road, Cairnhill Place|
|Al-Firdaus Mosque||11, Jalan Ibadat|
|Al-Huda Mosque||34, Jalan Haji Alias|
|Al-Iman Mosque||10, Bukit Panjang Ring Road|
|Al-Istighfar Mosque||2, Pasir Ris Walk|
|Al-Istiqamah Mosque||2,Seranggon North Avenue 2|
|Alkaff Kampung Melayu Mosque||200, Bedok Reservoir Road|
|Alkaff Upper Serangoon Mosque||66, Pheng Geck Avenue|
|Al-Khair Mosque||1, Teck Whye Crescent|
|Al-Mawaddah Mosque||151 Compassvale Bow|
|Al-Mukminin Mosque||271, Jurong East Street 21|
|Al-Muttaqin Mosque||5140, Ang Mo Kio Central Avenue 6|
|Angullia Mosque||265, Serangoon Road|
|An-Nahdhah Mosque||9A Bishan Street 14|
|An-Nur Mosque||6, Admiralty Road|
|Ar-Raudhah Mosque||30, Bukit Batok East Ave 2|
|Assyafaah Mosque||1 Admiralty Lane|
|Assyakirin Mosque||550, Yung An Road|
|Baalwie Mosque||2, Lewis Road|
|Bencoolen Mosque||51, Bencoolen Street|
|Burhani Mosque||39, Hill Street|
|Darul Aman Mosque||1, Jalan Eunos|
|Darul Ghufran Mosque||503, Tampines Avenue 5|
|Darul Makmur Mosque||950, Yishun Ave 2|
|Darussalam Mosque||3002, Commonwealth Avenue West|
|En-Naeem Mosque||120, Tampines Road|
|Haji Mohd Salleh Mosque||245, Geylang Road|
|Haji Muhammad Salleh Mosque||37, Palmer Road|
|Haji Yusoff Mosque||2, Hillside Drive, Upper Serangoon Road|
|Hajjah Fatimah Mosque||4001, Beach Road|
|Hajjah Rahimabi Mosque||76, Kim Keat Road|
|Hang Jebat Mosque||100, Jalan Hang Jebat|
|Hasanah Mosque||492, Teban Gardens Road|
|Hussein Sulaiman Mosque||394, Pasir Panjang Road|
|Jamae Chulia Mosque||218, South Bridge Road|
|Jamek Queenstown Mosque||946, Margaret Drive|
|Jamiyah Ar-Rabitah Mosque||601, Tiong Bahru Road|
|Kampong Delta Mosque||10, Delta Avenue|
|Kampong Siglap Mosque||451, Marine Parade Road|
|Kassim Mosque||450, Changi Road|
|Khadijah Mosque||583, Geylang Road|
|Khalid Mosque||130, Joo Chiat Road|
|Malabar Mosque||471, Victoria Street|
|Moulana Mohd Ali Mosque||UOB Plaza, 80, Raffles Place|
|Muhajirin Mosque||275 Braddell Road|
|Mujahidin Mosque||590, Stirling Road|
|Mydin Mosque||67, Jalan Lapang|
|Omar Kampong Melaka Mosque||10, Keng Cheow Street|
|Omar Salmah Mosque||441B, Jalan Mashhor|
|Pertempatan Melayu Sembawang Mosque||27-B, Jalan Mempurong|
|Pulau Bukom Mosque||Pulau Bukom|
|Pusara Aman Mosque||11, Lim Chu Kang Road|
|Salim Mattar Mosque||No 1 Mattar Road|
|Sultan Mosque||3, Muscat Street|
|Tasek Utara Mosque||46, Bristol Road|
|Temenggong Mosque||30, Telok Blangah Road|
|Tentera Di Raja Mosque||81, Clementi Road|
|Wak Tanjong Mosque||25, Paya Lebar Road|
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Sultan Mosque (Top): Image by WolfgangSladkowski. Image taken from Wikimedia Commons. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license. Image has been altered.
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