Masjid An-Nahdhah

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Masjid An-Nahdhah
مسجد ان-نهضه
An-Nahdhah Mosque
Masjid An-Nahdhah 2.jpg
Masjid An-Nahdhah exterior
Basic information
Location Singapore 9A, Bishan Street 14, Bishan, Singapore
Geographic coordinates 1°12′41″N 103°30′38″E / 1.211262°N 103.510466°E / 1.211262; 103.510466Coordinates: 1°12′41″N 103°30′38″E / 1.211262°N 103.510466°E / 1.211262; 103.510466
Affiliation Islam
Branch/tradition Sunni Islam
Country Singapore
Website https://www.annahdhah.org/
Architectural description
Architectural type Mosque
Completed 2006
Construction cost S$ 9.0 million [1]
Capacity 4,000
Masjid An-Nahdhah Prayer Hall

Masjid An-Nahdhah, (Jawi: مسجد ان-نهضه; Malay for An-Nahdhah Mosque) is a mosque located in Bishan. The mosque was the sixth to be built under Phase III of the Mosque Building Fund program. Opened on January 6, 2006, it can accommodate about 4,000 worshippers[2].

Co-located within the mosque complex is the Harmony Centre @ An-Nahdhah visitor center[3].

Design Concept[edit]

Situated in the heartland of Singapore, An-Nahdhah Mosque is a new generation mosque serving both the religious and spiritual needs of the Muslim community as well as providing platform for other social services.

In line with the concept of a mosque being multi-functional with the prime role facilitating the creation of an excellent Muslim community, the design approach goes beyond the traditional notion and expectations of a mosque

Apart from fulfilling its basic function as a centre for religious practices, the design encompasses and provides for the mosque to perform other pillars of the mosque's activities - Religious Education, Family, Youth and Social Development and as a center for Information Services and Referrals.

The mosque is designed so that most area can be used as extensions to the praying area (e.g. basement, theaterette, multi-purpose room and classrooms).[4]

Harmony Centre @ An-Nahdhah[edit]

Harmony Centre @ An-Nahdhah
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Harmony Centre @ An-Nahdhah.jpg
Entrance to Harmony Centre
Established October 7, 2006; 10 years ago (2006-10-07)
Location 9A Bishan Street 14, Bishan, Singapore
Type Visitor center
Director Ustaz Muhammad Fazalee Ja'afar
Public transit access Bishan MRT Station
Website https://www.facebook.com/pg/Harmony.Centre/

Harmony Centre @ An-Nahdhah is a visitor center co-located within Masjid An-Nahdhah. Officially opened on October 7th 2006 by Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong, the centre represents one of the key initiatives of the Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura to bring about a greater understanding of Islam and Muslims amongst society of Singapore[5]. Since April 2013, the centre has been headed by Ustaz Muhammad Fazalee Ja'afar[6].

Purpose[edit]

The 2-storey Harmony Centre showcases exhibits, artifacts and information on Islamic civilisation and lifestyle[7]. Inter-faith understanding will also be a feature at the Centre through talks and activities.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/infopedia/articles/SIP_1534_2009-06-23.html#An Nahdhah
  2. ^ [1], MUIS Mosque Management
  3. ^ http://www.theismaili.org/heritage-expressions/harmony-nahdhah-mosque
  4. ^ [2] An-Nahdhah About Us
  5. ^ https://www.facebook.com/pg/Harmony.Centre/about/
  6. ^ http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/muis-appoints-new-head-for-harmony-centre
  7. ^ http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2016/06/21/singapore-muslims-play-big-role-in-promoting-religious-harmony/

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