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Singapore

Abdul Gaffoor Mosque
The Abdul Gaffoor Mosque is one of the oldest religious buildings in Singapore. It is a single-storey masonry structure built in 1907 to replace the Al-Abrar Mosque, which was constructed half a century earlier in 1846. As an active community centre for the local Indian Muslims since its inception, the Mosque has expanded its services from being simply a place for worship to providing classes in religious and secular education such as in computers, information technology and language courses. Lack of space became an inhibiting factor for further expansion of the mosque's services, therefore an addition to the building was constructed in 1998 with construction commencing in June 2001 and completed in April 2003.