Masjid Temenggong Daeng Ibrahim

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Masjid Temenggong Daeng Ibrahim
مسجد تماڠڬوڠ دايڠ إبراهيم
Basic information
Location Singapore 30, Telok Blangah Road, Telok Blangah, Singapore
Geographic coordinates 1°15′59″N 103°49′27″E / 1.2663521°N 103.8242979°E / 1.2663521; 103.8242979Coordinates: 1°15′59″N 103°49′27″E / 1.2663521°N 103.8242979°E / 1.2663521; 103.8242979
Affiliation Islam
Branch/tradition Sunni Islam
Country Singapore
Ownership Flag of Johor.svg Johor Darul Ta'zim
Architectural description
Architectural type Mosque
Completed 1993
Construction cost RM 2.5 million
Capacity 1,500

Masjid Temenggong Daeng Ibrahim (Jawi: مسجد تماڠڬوڠ دايڠ إبراهيم; Malay for Temenggong Daeng Ibrahim Mosque) also known as Masjid Diraja Teluk Blangah, is a mosque located along 30 Telok Blangah Road in Singapore. Near the mosque is Johor's Royal Mausoleum and Tanah Kubor Temenggong Johor,[1] a small unkempt cemetery all co-located on site. The grounds of the mosque, mausoleum and cemetery are owned by the Johor state government and under the sovereignty of Malaysia. It is one of two mosques in the country not under purview by Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura but come under management of the Johor Religious Department.[2]

History[edit]

In 1824, the grounds originally served as a palace of Temenggong Abdul Rahman and his followers. Upon the demise of Temenggong Abdul Rahman in 1862, his son (And the father of HRH Abu Bakar of Johor), Temenggong Daeng Ibrahim demolished the palace in place of an Audience Hall with a pentagonal shaped roof to cater his growing influence. Temenggong Daeng Ibrahim then later moved his office from Telok Blangah to Tanjung Puteri in Johor in 1866. Sometime later in 1871,[3] the "Audience Hall" was converted into mosque, and the surrounding compound became a cemetery. During this time, the mosque as it was originally known was named Masjid Kampong Telok Blangah. The remnants of the palace could still be seen on the mosque's grounds.[4]

In 1991, the original building was demolished.[5] Following the pentagonal footprints of the former building,[6] construction of the new mosque was completed in 1993 at a cost of RM 2.5 million. It was financed by the Sultan of Johor. To showcase its rich history, the mosque was named Masjid Temenggong Daeng Ibrahim.

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