Masjid Al-Ansar

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Masjid Al-Ansar
مسجد الأنصار
Al-Ansar Mosque
Masjid Al-Ansar 2016.jpg
Current Masjid Al-Ansar in Bedok, Singapore, after the extensive renovation on the building.
Basic information
Location Singapore 155, Bedok North Avenue 1, Bedok, Singapore 469751
Geographic coordinates 1°19′37″N 103°55′35″E / 1.3269°N 103.9264°E / 1.3269; 103.9264Coordinates: 1°19′37″N 103°55′35″E / 1.3269°N 103.9264°E / 1.3269; 103.9264
Affiliation Islam
Branch/tradition Sunni Islam
Country Singapore, Malaysia
Architectural description
Architectural type Mosque
Architectural style Islamic architecture
Completed 1981 (old)
2015 (current)
Construction cost S$15.9 million (2015)
Capacity 4,500

Masjid Al-Ansar, or Al-Ansar Mosque, is a mosque in Singapore that was among the first few to be built under Phase One of the Mosque Building Fund Programme. It was completed in 1981 and is located in the Bedok North area, at the junction of Chai Chee Street and Bedok North Avenue 1.[1] The mosque originally could accommodate up to 3,500 people at any one time. Apart from daily and Friday prayers, the mosque offers madrasah classes during weekdays and weekends. It is also one of the few mosques that organizes religious classes in Tamil, and is one of only two mosques in Singapore with a full-time welfare officer.

In October 2011, the mosque chairman announced that the masjid would undergo a major renovation, which began in October 2012. The upgrade took almost three years to complete, but increased the accommodation size to 4,500 people, while improving access to the building for the elderly. The only surviving part of the original mosque is the minaret, which has been turned into an elevator shaft.

The mosque officially re-opened on the 24 April 2015. The new mosque has a total of seven floors, including a basement car park. Other features include barrier-free access, ramps, and a family prayer area.[2]

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  1. ^ "4,000 visit new mosque to pray". The Straits Times. 20 June 1981. p. 15. Retrieved 13 August 2016 – via NewspaperSG. 
  2. ^ Bedok's Al-Ansar Mosque reopens | http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/bedok-s-al-ansar-mosque/1805196.html

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