Upgrading Works for Angullia Mosque
Posted on 24th February, 2018
Masjid Angullia Launch of Mosque Upgrading Works
Commencement of Upgrading Works
Minister for Communications and Information, Minister-in-charge of Cyber Security and Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim launched the upgrading of Masjid Angullia earlier today (23 Feb 2019). Upgrading works will commence in the first quarter of 2018, and is projected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2019. This upgrading project is part of the Mosque Upgrading Programme (MUP), Muis’ continued efforts to upgrade our mosques to better meet the needs of the congregation
Masjid Angullia was first built by the late merchant and philanthropist Mohammad Salleh Eusoff Angullia in 1890. The 128-year-old mosque was rebuilt in the 1970s and currently serves the religious needs of workers in the bustling Little India district as well as the residents of Farrer Park.
Preserving Heritage – Masjid Angullia Gatehouse
- The original Gatehouse was conserved by the Urban Redevelopment Authority in 2014 and will be restored along with the upgrading project. A new courtyard will be built between the gatehouse and the proposed new mosque. The current mosque building will be demolished and a new four-storey building will be constructed.
Increased prayer space and a new lease of life
When completed, the construction project will add 1,000 more prayer spaces, accommodating 2,500 congregants at any one time. The new mosque’s main prayer hall will be moved to the second storey which will allow for a larger multi-purpose area on the first storey. This can double up as additional prayer spaces on most Fridays and during Eid prayers.
The new building will feature a lattice steel dome, as well as a minaret. Additionally, an auditorium and a roof terrace on the fourth storey will also be constructed. Other enhancements include new classrooms and a dedicated floor just for female congregants.
- The cost of construction for the mosque is approximately $6.35 million with the Mosque Building and Mendaki Fund (MBMF) funding $500,000. The Mosque Management Board has begun reaching out to the Muslim community for donations to raise the remainder amount required for the upgrading project.
Mosque Temporary Closure
- Throughout the construction works, the mosque will be closed from public use following its last Friday prayer on Friday, 23 February 2018. Congregants are encouraged to proceed to six nearby mosques; Masjid Abdul Gafoor, Alkaff Upper Serangoon, Bencoolen, Hjh Fatimah, Malabar and Sultan. The mosque office however, will remain to function and to receive donations from the community.
MAJLIS UGAMA ISLAM SINGAPURA