Masjid Al-Istighfar

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Coordinates: 1°22′16.06″N 103°57′50.60″E / 1.3711278°N 103.9640556°E / 1.3711278; 103.9640556 Masjid Al-Istighfar, or Al-Istighfar Mosque (Arabic: '‎‎مسجد الإستغفار) is a mosque in Singapore.

This three-storey mosque is one of the most recent mosques built under Phase Three of the Mosque Building Fund programme. Completed in June 1999, 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 3300 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. There are also temporary tents that are placed at the side of the mosque to shade of the worshipers from the sun. When the mosque is full, worshipers are allowed to pray on the pavement beside the side entrance. Therefore, worshipers praying at the mosque are encouraged to come earlier than the usual time. [1]

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  1. ^ [1], MUIS Mosque Management

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