Malabar Mosque in Jalan Sultan - Singapore
Masjid Malabar (full name: Malabar Muslim Jama-Ath Mosque, Malay for Malabar Mosque) is Singapore's only Malabar Muslim mosque. The mosque is located at the junction of Victoria Street and Jalan Sultan in the Kampong Glam district, in the Rochor Planning Area within the Central Area, Singapore's central business district. The mosque was constructed in 1962.
In 1927, the Malabar Muslims, originally from the southern state of Kerala in India, formed Malabar Muslim Jama'ath, an association to look after the matters of their community, made up of mostly textile and jewellery merchants.
On 10 April 1956, the foundation stone for a mosque was laid. Construction halted as money ran dry. Fund-raising efforts were stepped up and donations poured in from Muslims and non-Muslims alike. On 24 January 1963, Malabar Mosque was declared open by the Yang di-Pertuan Negara, Yusof Ishak.
Today, Malabar Mosque continues to be the focal point of the Malabar Muslim community who gather there every Friday and on Hari Raya and other religious occasions for prayers and celebrations.;
Malabar Muslim Jama’ath Mosque
471 Victoria Street,
Singapore – 198370
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