ISLAM and MUSLIMS IN SINGAPORE

      

General Information

Republic of Singapore

Land area: 241 sq mi (624 sq km); total area: 267 sq mi (692.7 sq km)

Population (2007 est.): 4,553,009

Capital and largest city (2003 est.): Singapore, 3,438,600

Monetary unit: Singapore dollar

Languages: Mandarin 35%, English 23%, Malay 14.1%, Hokkien 11.4%, Cantonese 5.7%, Teochew 4.9%, Tamil 3.2%, other Chinese dialects 1.8%, other 0.9% (2000)

Ethnicity/race: Chinese 76.8%, Malay 13.9%, Indian 7.9%, other 1.4% (2000)

Religions: Buddhist 43%, Islam 15%, Taoist 9%, Hindu 4%, Catholic 5%, other Christian 10%, none 15% (2000)

Literacy rate: 93% (2003 est.)

Economic summary: GDP/PPP (2007 est.): $228.1billion; per capita $49,700. Real growth rate: 7.7%. Inflation: 2.1%.

The Republic of Singapore consists of the main island of Singapore, off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula between the South China Sea and the Indian Ocean, and 58 nearby islands.

Inhabitants of the Malaysian peninsula and the island of Singapore first migrated to the area between 2500 and 1500 B.C. (see Malaysia). British and Dutch interest in the region grew with the spice trade, and the trading post of Singapore was founded in 1819 by Sir Stamford Raffles. It was made a separate Crown colony of Britain in 1946, when the former colony of the Straits Settlements was dissolved. The other two settlements on the peninsula—Penang and Malacca—became part of the Union of Malaya, and the small island of Labuan was transferred to North Borneo. The Cocos (or Keeling) Islands and Christmas Island were transferred to Australia in 1955 and in 1958, respectively.

Singapore attained full internal self-government in 1959, and Lee Kwan Yew, an economic visionary with an authoritarian streak, took the helm as prime minister. On Sept. 16, 1963, Singapore joined Malaya, Sabah (North Borneo), and Sarawak in the Federation of Malaysia. It withdrew from the federation on Aug. 9, 1965, and a month later proclaimed itself a republic.

 

Islamic History and Muslims

Sunni Islam is the religion of about 15% of Singapore's population; mainly the sizeable Malay minority, who constitute about 13.9% of the country's population. Other adherents include Tamil, Pakistani and Arab Muslim communities together with a tiny number of Chinese and Eurasian followers of Islam.

Tamil Muslim traders pioneered the settlement of Serangoon in early 19th century. Today, the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura) plays a very important role in the organization of Islamic affairs and therefore of the Muslim community. Authorized by the 1966 Administration of Muslim Law Act, the council, composed of members nominated by Muslim societies but appointed by the President of Singapore, is formally a statutory board that advises the president on all matters relating to the Muslim religion. It acts to centralize and standardize the practice of Islam. The council administers all Muslim trusts (wakaf); organizes a computerized and centralized collection of tithes and obligatory gifts (zakat); and manages all aspects of the pilgrimage to Mecca, including registering pilgrims, obtaining Saudi Arabian visas, and making airline reservations.

The council also helped the government reorganize the mosque system after redevelopment. Prior to the massive redevelopment and rehousing of the 1970s and 1980s, The Muslims in Singapore were served by about ninety mosques, many of which had been built and were funded and managed by local, sometimes ethnically-based, communities. Redevelopment destroyed both the mosques and the communities that had supported them, scattering the people over new housing estates. The council, in consultation with the government, decided not to rebuild the small mosques but to replace them with large central mosques.

Construction funds came from a formally voluntary contribution collected along with the Central Provident Fund deduction paid by all employed Muslims. The new central mosques can accommodate 1,000 to 2,000 persons and provide such services as kindergartens, religious classes, family counselling, leadership and community development classes, tuition and remedial instruction for school children, and Arabic language instruction.

The government has been regulating Muslim marriages and divorces since 1880, however, the 1957 Muslim Ordinance authorized the establishment of a centralized Sharia Court, with jurisdiction over divorce and inheritance cases. The court, under the Ministry of Community Development, replaced a set of government-licensed but otherwise unsupervised kathi (Islamic judges) who had previously decided on questions of divorce and inheritance, following either the traditions of particular ethnic groups or their own interpretations of Muslim law.

The court attempts to consistently enforce sharia law, a standard Islamic law as set out in the Qur'an and the decisions of early Muslim rulers and jurists, and to reduce the high rate of divorce among Malays. In 1989 the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore took direct control of the subjects taught in Islamic schools and of the Friday sermons given at all mosques.

Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura (MUIS) :: Islamic Religious Council ...

Darul Arqam Official Website...islamic religious conversion centre ...


 

With its massive golden dome and huge prayer hall, the Sultan Mosque is one of Singapore's most imposing religious buildings, and the focal point of Muslims in Singapore. The mosque, designed by Denis Santry, was built in 1928. The mosque is situated on Arab Street in Singapore. 

Masjid Hajjah Fatimah

 

                                    Nicely decorated lighting during Fasting month & Hari Raya Celebration in Singapore
 

  Al Abrar Mosque, Singapore

 

The Nagore Durgha is a shrine in Singapore built by the Muslims of southern India in 1828 -1830 , and was originally known as Shahul Hamid Durgha. When this shrine was first built, Telok Ayer Street , where the shrine was located, was a sandy beach crowded with sailing craft. While its physical surroundings has since change, the monument has changed little since the late 19th century. It has a unique blend of Classical and Indian Muslim motifs.
 

Dyna is my 3 years old princess.....

 

Faatimah berdoa, praying for...world peace? Or perhaps just more toys to her collection! 

 

 Islamic Centers and Organizations

Abdul Aleem Siddique Mosque, Marine Parade, Singapore
URL: http://www.aleemsiddique.org.sg   Phone: 65-63460153

Al Mukminin Mosque, Jurong
Phone: +65-65677777

Al Muttaqin Mosque, Ang Mo Kio, Singapore
URL: http://www.mosque.org.sg/almuttaqin/default.asp   Phone: 65-64547472

Alsagoff Arab School, Singapore
Phone: 62945909

Association of Muslim Professionals, Singapore
Phone: 64163966

Abdul Azeez Indian Muslim Food, Defu Industrial Estate
Phone: 2812664

Al-Istighfar Mosque, Pasir Ris, Singapore
Phone: 65-65838711

Abdul Malik Eating House, Henderson
Phone: 2723955

Madrasah Al-Irsyad Al-Islamiah, Singapore
URL: www.irsyad.sg   Phone: 62389080

A & A Muslim Restaurant, Sembawang, yishun
Phone: 62570949

Abdul Aleem Siddique Mosque, Marine Parade
  Al Istiqamah, Serangoon
  Al Mukminin Mosque, Jurong
  Al Muttaqin Mosque, Ang Mo Kio
  Al-Amin Mosque, Telok Blangah
  Al-Iman Mosque, Singapore City
  Al-Istighfar Mosque, Pasir Ris
  Al-Khairiah Islamic School, Singapore
  An Nur Mosque, Woodlands New Town
  Assyakirin Mosque, Jurong
  CENTRE FOR MUSLIM LANGUAGES AND CULTURES PTE LTD (CMLC), Singapore
  Darul Aman Mosque, Geylang
  Darul Aman Mosque, Geylang Serai
  Darul Ghufran Mosque, Tampines
  Darul Makmur Masjid, Nee Soon
  Darul-Arqam, Eunos
  En-Naeem Mosque, Hougang
  Germiston Location Jamaat Khana, Germiston
  Iman, Singapore
  Islamic Center Jamiyah Singapore, Singapore
  Islamic Center Jamiyah Singapore, Singapore City
  ISLAMIC CENTRE OF SINGAPORE, Singapore
  Islamic Centre of Singapore, Singapore
  Kampung Siglap Mosque, Marine Parade
  Madrasah Al-Arabiah Al-Islamiah, Singapore
  Madrasah Al-Ma'arif Al-Islamiah, Singapore
  Madrasah At-Tahzibiah Al-Islamiah, Singapore
  Madrasah Wak Tanjong Al-Islamiah, Singapore
  Majid Hajja Fathima, Singapore City
  Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura (MUIS), Singapore City
  malabar mosque, Serangoon
  Masjid Abdul Aleem Siddique, Singapore
  Masjid Abdul Ghaffor, Singapore
  Masjid Abdul Hamid, Singapore
  Masjid Abdul Razak, Singapore
  Masjid Abrar, Telok Ayer
  Masjid Abrar, Singapore City
  Masjid Ahmad, Singapore
  Masjid Ahmad Ibrahim, Singapore
  Masjid Al'Firdaus, Singapore
  Masjid Al'Firdaus, Choa Chu Kang
  Masjid Al-Abrar (Koochoo Pally), Singapore
  Masjid Al-Amin, Singapore
  Masjid Al-Ansar, Singapore
  Masjid Al-Falah, Cairnhill Place
  Masjid Al-Falah, Singapore City
  Masjid Al-Falah Cairnhill Place, Singapore
  Masjid Al-Firdaus, Singapore
  Masjid Al-Huda, Singapore
 
Masjid Al-Iman, Bukit

  Masjid Al-Istighfar, Singapore
  Masjid Al-Istiqamah, Singapore
  Masjid Al-Istiqamah, Singapore City
  Masjid Al-Istiqamah, Serangoon Garden
  Masjid Al-Istiqamah, Serangoon New Town
  Masjid Al-Khair, Singapore
  Masjid Al-khair, Choa Chu Kang
  Masjid Al-Muttaqin, Singapore
  Masjid Al-Raudhah, Bukit Gombak
  Masjid Alkaff Kampung Melayu, Bedok Reservoir
  Masjid Alkaff Kg Melayu, Singapore
  Masjid Almukminin, Singapore
  Masjid An-Nur, Singapore
  Masjid Angullia, Singapore
  Masjid Annur, Woodlands
  Masjid Ar-Raudhah, Singapore
  Masjid Assyafaah, Singapore
  Masjid Assyakirin, Singapore
  Masjid At-Taqua, Singapore
  Masjid Awam Changi, Singapore
  Masjid Azamiah, Singapore
  Masjid Ba'alwie, Singapore
  Masjid Ba'alwie, Singapore
  Masjid Bencoolen, Singapore
  Masjid Bidadari, Singapore
  MASJID DAARUL SALAM, Clementi
  Masjid Darul Aman, Singapore
  Masjid Darul Ghufran, Singapore
  Masjid Darul Makmur, Singapore
  Masjid Darul Makmur, Yishun
  Masjid Darussalam, Singapore
  Masjid En-Naeem, Singapore
  MASJID EN-NAEM, Hougang New Town
  Masjid Ghufran, Singapore City
  Masjid Haji Mohd Salleh, Singapore
  Masjid Hajjah Fatimah, Singapore
  Masjid Hajjah Rahimabi, Singapore
  Masjid Hang Jebat, Singapore
  Masjid Hasanah, Singapore
  Masjid Hj Mohd Salleh (Geylang), Singapore
  Masjid Hj Yusoff, Singapore
  Masjid Hj. Salleh, Kallang Basin Estate
  Masjid Hussein Sulaiman, Singapore
  Masjid Jalan Majapahit, Singapore
  Masjid Jamae (Chulia), Singapore
  Masjid Jamae Chulia, Singapore City
  Masjid Jamae Queenstown, Singapore
  Masjid Jamiyah Ar-Rabitah, Singapore
  Masjid Kampong Delta, Singapore
 
Masjid Kampong Holland, Singapore

  Masjid Kampong Siglap, Singapore
  Masjid Kampung Siglap, Singapore City
  Masjid Kassim, Singapore
  Masjid Khadijah, Singapore
  Masjid Khalid, Singapore
  Masjid Malabar, Singapore
  Masjid Moulana Md Ali, Singapore
  Masjid Muhajirin, Singapore
  Masjid Mujahidin, Singapore
  Masjid Mydin, Singapore
  Masjid Naval Base Assyafaah, Singapore
  Masjid Omar Kg Melaka, Singapore
  Masjid Omar Salmah, Singapore
  Masjid Petempaten Melayu Sembawang, Singapore
  Masjid Pulau Bukom, Pulau Bukom
  Masjid Pulau Bukom, Singapore
  Masjid Pusara Aman, Singapore
  Masjid Radin Mas, Singapore
  Masjid Sallim Mattar, Singapore
  Masjid Sallim Mattar, MacPherson Estate
  Masjid Sultan, Singapore
  Masjid Sultan, 3 Muscat Street, Singapore City
  Masjid Tasek Utara, Singapore
  Masjid Temenggong Daeng Ibrahim, Singapore
  Masjid Tentera Di Raja, Singapore
  Masjid Wak Tanjong, Singapore
  Muslim Society Students Center, Singapore City
  PERGAS, Singapore
  Sultan mosque, Singapore City
  The Muslim Association Of Singapore, Singapore City
  The Muslim Association Of Singapore, Singapore
  The Muslim Missionary Society, Singapore City
 
Wamy Southeast Asian Office, Singapore

AL-QUDWAH, Tampines New Town
  Alsagoff Arab School, Singapore
  Association of Muslim Professionals, Singapore City
  Association of Muslim Professionals, Singapore
  Binary Tehcnology & Services, Singapore City
  Farasha Restaurant Pte Ltd, Jurong
  Hong Kah North Community Club, Singapore
  Indonesian Muslim Association Singapore (IMAS), Singapore City
  ISLAMIC FELLOWSHIP ASSOCIATION, Singapore
  ISLAMIC RELEGIOUS COUNCIL, Singapore
  Lembaga Biasiswa Kenangan Maulud, Singapore
  MUIS, Serangoon
  Muslim Missionary Society Singapore, Singapore City
  Muslim Missionary Society Singapore Library, Singapore
  Muslim Mom Club, Singapore City
  Nasi Briyani lounge- Ask & Answer things which interest Singapore muslim society, Singapore City
  Ngee Ann Polytechnic Muslim Students Society, Jurong
  Perdaus Centre, Singapore
  Perdaus Centre (Bedok), Singapore
  Registry of Muslim Marriages, Singapore
  Ridzwan.Com, Singapore City
  Sekolah Ugama Radin Mas, Singapore
  SINGAPORE TOYS LLP, Singapore City
  Tahfiz Al-Qur'an Centre of Singapore, Singapore
  The Muslim Converts' Association of Singapore, Singapore
  The Muslim Converts' Association of Singapore, Geylang Serai
  The Muslim Converts' Association of Singapore, Geylang
  THE SINGAPORE RELIGIOUS TEACHERS ASSOCIATION, Singapore
 
YOUNG WOMEN MUSLIM ASSOCIATION, Singapore

Madarsah Al Maarif Al- Islamiah, Singapore City
  Madrasah Al-Irsyad Al-Islamiah, Singapore
 
Madrasah Aljunied Al-Islamiah, Singapore

   Muslim Owned Business

2Hot Halal Café, Singapore
  786 YASSIN RESTAURANT, Serangoon
  A & A Muslim Restaurant, Sembawang
  A B Mohd Restaurant, Serangoon
  A B Mohd Restaurant, Singapore
  A1 MONEYCHANGER AND NEWSTAND, Singapore City
  Abdul Azeez Indian Muslim Food, Defu Industrial Estate
  Abdul Malik Eating House, Henderson
  ABSOLUTE CATERING TEAM, Singapore City
  Abu Bakar & Sons Food, Changi
  Active Foto & Electronics, Singapore City
  Afghanistan Restaurant, Tampines
  AG Kymari Kedai Kopi, Hougang
  AGE CONSULTANT PTE LTD, Kampong Bugis
  Ahlannet Internet, Singapore City
  Al Ameen Eating House, Singapore
  Al Aziz Restaurant, Joo Chiat
  Al Firdaus Travels Pte Ltd, Singapore City
  AL FIRDAUS TRAVELS PTE LTD, Singapore City
  Al-Barakath Muslim Food House, Telok Blangah
  AL-NOOR DISTRIBUTION, Singapore City
  Al-Nur Restaurant, Changi
  Alaturka, Singapore
  Alhambra Satay, Singapore
  Amirah's Grill & Café, Singapore
  Amiran's Café, Singapore
  Anatolia, Singapore
  Anbu Restauran, Serangoon
  ANGGERIK HOLIDAYS PTE LTD, Singapore City
  Ansari Eating House, Singapore
  AR & H Chicken Rice, Bukit Merah
  Aroma Café, Singapore
  Asian Wok Restaurant Pte Ltd, Singapore
  Asmah Muslim Food, Yishun
  Ayam Penyet Ria, Singapore
  Azman Abdullah, Changi
  Bagus La Mian Yong Tau Fu, Singapore
  Bali Thai, Singapore
  Bilal Muslim Restaurant, Singapore
  Bismi Indian Muslim Food, Lokyang
  BlendInn Café, Singapore
  BR Enterprises, Joo Chiat
  Breeks!, Singapore
  Bridge To Trade, Singapore City
  Bukhara, River Valley
  Bumbu Restaurant, Singapore
  Café De Laila, Singapore
  Café Lé Caire, Singapore
  Café Samar, Singapore
 
Café Vienna, Singapore

Cafeela Seafood Restaurant, Singapore
  Cahaya, Singapore
  Cappadocia Cafe Restaurant, Singapore
  Captain Cook, Singapore
  CHAI CHEE SEAFOOD RESTAURANT, Singapore Changi
  CITIAD INTERNATIONAL, Sembawang
  Citywalk Shoes, Singapore City
  Citywalk Shoes, Choa Chu Kang New Town
  Consulticorps global pte. ltd, Singapore City
  DABZEE ENTERPRISE PTE LTD, Serangoon
  Dadi, Singapore
  Dahlia, Singapore
  Darul Aman Retaurant, Geylang
  Dawood s/o Mohd Shariff, Jurong West
  Del Rasaa Bistro, Singapore City
  Desa Kartika, Singapore
  Digital Commerce, Singapore City
  Eden Seafood Restaurant Pte Ltd, Singapore
  El-Sheikh, Singapore
  Elmaya Trading, Tg Katong Complex, Singapore City
  EMT First Rescue Singapore, Singapore City
  Ephesus International Pte Ltd, Singapore
  Es Teler 77, Singapore
  ESAD, Singapore City
  Escafe Where Arts Meet, Singapore
  Esmail & Ahmed Brothers(1922)Pte.Ltd., Singapore City
  Ethnic Asia, Tampines
  Family Joy Coffee Terrace, Bukit Batok
  Fatmans Satay, Old Kallang Airport Estate
  Fauziah Cafeteria, Bukit Chermin
  Fir-Iqbal, Singapore
  FIRARI- TAPS & BATHROOM ACCESSORIES, Singapore City
  Focus Softnet Pte Ltd, Singapore City
  Gerai Saudara Kita, Woodlands
  Global Quest Group Pte Ltd, Singapore City
  Grand Court, Singapore
  H M Hanifa Restaurant, East Coast Park
  Hajah Maimunah, Singapore
  Hajah Ratna Restoran Padang, Singapore
  Hakim Restaurant, Singapore
  Halal Food Court, Singapore
  HALIJAH TRAVEL PTE LTD, Singapore City
  Hani Food stall, Singapore
  HARDI TRAVEL & TOURS PTE LTD, Singapore City
  HARUMAN MAKKAH Pte Ltd, Changi
  Hidayah Restaurant, Singapore
  House of Biryani, Singapore
  House of Javanese Satay, Singapore
  House of Sundanese, Singapore
  HTHT ADVISORY SERVICES PTE LTD, Jurong
 

  Hussain B Abdullah, Hougang
  IMS Marine Services Pte Ltd, Jurong
  Indulge Patisserie, Singapore
  International Arts Correspondence School, Bedok
  Isar Bebe Hj Merasar, Bukit Timah
  Islamic Restaurant, Singapore
  Ismail Dollah, Changi
  ISMAS MARKETING (SINGAPORE), Singapore City
  JARS TECHNOLOGY PTE LTD, Jurong
  Jubilee Classic Restaurant, North Channel
  Kampong Food Enterprise, Singapore
  Kebab Station, Singapore
  Kebab Station, Singapore
  Kebab Station, Singapore
  Khazana Cuisine, Woodlands
  Kintamani, Singapore
  Komala Villas, Singapore
  Lal Qeela, Singapore
  Lezzeti Kebap Express, Singapore City
  Mackenzie Rex, Singapore
  Makmur Restaurant, Changi
  Malaysia Restaurant, Joo Chiat
  MARICAN MEDIA CONSULTANCY, Singapore
  Masjid Alkaff, Singapore
  Mayson Bakery, Singapore
  Mazmazza Café & Restaurant, Singapore
  md media design pte ltd, Singapore City
  Merdeka, Changi
  MUHIBBAH TRAVEL, Singapore City
  Mukmin Restaurant, Bedok
  MUSA BaliLane, Singapore
  MUSA CONSULTANTS (S) PTE LTD, Singapore City
  Muslim Restaurant, Joo Chiat
  Muzshop com, Serangoon
  Naazreen Traders, Changi
  Naderah, Singapore
  Nana Thai, Singapore
  Nasi Padang, River Valley
  Nasi Padang Sabar Menanti II, Singapore
  New Saba Muslim Restaurant, Bedok
  Noreen, Singapore
  Nur Emelda, Yishun
  Pelangi Food Court, Geylang
  Pondok Gurame, Singapore
  Porta Porta, Singapore
  Puncak, Singapore
  Pusat Rawatan Darul Ilaaj, Changi
  Rajah Inn Restaurant (Pte) Ltd, Singapore
  Ramenten, Singapore
 
Razack Seafood Kitchen, Singapore

Reliable Impex Pte Ltd, Singapore City
  Restoran Habib, Singapore
  Restoran Padang Jati, Singapore
  Restoran Tepak Sireh, Singapore
  Restu Muslim Seafood Restaurant, Singapore
  Restu Muslim Seafood Restaurant, Singapore City
  Rezki Restaurant, Serangoon
  Ridwan Eating House, Bedok
  Ruby Agarwood and Perfumes Trading, Singapore City
  S.A.M. THAHA & CO, Bedok Reservoir
  Sabar Menanti Restaurant & Catering, Singapore
  Sakura Nana, Singapore
  Salero Bagindo, Singapore
  Santan Berlada, Singapore
  Sanur Indonesian Restaurant Pte Ltd, Singapore
  Sarpino's Pizzeria, Singapore
  Segar Restaurant, Singapore
  Seoul Garden Table BBQ, Singapore
  Seri Kampung Restaurant, Singapore
  Sha Zah, Singapore
  Shafiah Textiles, Singapore City
  Sinfosys Technology, Woodlands
  Sofra Turkish Café & Restaurant, Singapore
  Spize - The Mediterranean Grill, Singapore
  Straits Kitchen, Singapore
  Strive Computers, Singapore City
  Sundanese Food Pte Ltd, Singapore
  Sundanese Food Pte Ltd, Singapore
  Taac Solutions Pte Ltd, Singapore City
  Taj Authentic Indian Cuisine, Singapore
  TAJ PRINTERS - TAJ CARDS, Singapore City
  TalibAni Trading, Bedok
  TalibAni Trading, Singapore City
  TeamworkBound Training and Consultancy, Singapore City
  The Pie Factory, Singapore
  Thosai Singapura, Singapore
  Thosai Singapura, Singapore
  Timesphere Technology Pte Ltd, Singapore City
  Tini Café, Singapore
  Viet-Thai The Food Bar, Singapore
  Wak Dindang's Café, Singapore
  Wak Jof Muslim Food, Singapore
  Wang Yhingthai, Singapore
  Warong M Nasir, Singapore
  Warung Nasir, Singapore
  Wismangan Gourmet, Singapore
  Yamin Nasi Padang, Bukit Merah
  YATHRIB EMPLOYMENT SERVICES, Singapore City
  Zabee Muslim Food, Yishun
 
Zam Zam, Singapore

  Zeenath Islamic Restaurant, Singapore
 
Zing Do Noodles, Singapore

References
Islam in Singapore ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islam_in_Singapore   , September, 2008).
Info please ( http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0107963.html   ,  September, 2008).
Islam Finder ( http://www.islamicfinder.org/cityPrayerNew.php?country=singapore  , September, 2008).
World Religions Statistics ( http://www.adherents.com/adhloc/xx , September, 2008).
Anonymous, Documents from Representatives of Islamic Organizations in Singapore, September 2008.