Welcome to Masjid Moulana Mohamed Ali

Masjid Moulana Mohamed Ali (MMA) had its origins in Singapore at 16 and 18 Market Street, a pair of double-storey shophouses comprising an area of 1660 sq. ft. These were purchased in 1953 and 1955 for use as a Mosque by 3 far-sighted gentlemen who understood the need to have a place of worship in the central business district.

In the late 70s and 80s, the business district was expanding rapidly, The then trustees of the mosque were faced with the reality of a probable widening of the road in Market Street which would probably have resulted in the property being acquired.

Against this backdrop, which United Overseas Bank Limited ("UOB") had plan for a massive development which could not proceed because MMA was smack in the middle of it. UOB had bought up several properties surrounding the mosque for its intended development.

After extensive negotiations, in June 1982, an agreement was entered into for the exchange of the two Market Street shophouses for the present mosque which comprises an area of approximately 6500 square feet in the 1st basement , 4 times larger than the existing site. This however is one of its unique features as not many of us have ever been to a mosque below ground level.

The site for the mosque was handed over to the Mosque Management Board (MMB) in the early nineties. Much work went into fitting out the mosque which opened for prayers at the end of 1995 allowing the
congregation to reap the fruits of labour of many volunteer who worked tirelessly to achieve this objective.

Completed in 1994, it had a capacity for 350 people and the usually peaceful abode of tranquillity is transformed into a sea of worshippers clad in long-sleeved shirts and business ties during Friday prayers.

Recent Renovation

The Mosque has now undergone a renovation to cater to the growing needs of the Muslims in the city and also to maximise the usage of available space. The Management Committee extend their gratitude to your generous donations towards this renovation project.
May Allah(swt) bless you & your family for your kind act.
 
FACT SHEET

THE RE-OPENING AND TO MARK
THE COMPLETION OF THE UPGRADING WORKS
Friday, 10 April 2015

On 10 October 2014, after Isyak prayers, the mosque was temporarily closed for six months for its first major addition and alteration (A&A) works. The mosque reopen its doors on 10 April 2015/20 Jamadilakhir 1436 with a bigger prayer hall and upgraded facilities – toilets, ablution and muslimah areas.

The Moulana Mohammed Ali Mosque has not undergone any renovation since its completion in year 1994. With this current upgrading, the entire mosque was refurnished and the ancillary areas rezoned to reduce the circulation space and to make the entire mosque more space efficient. The main prayer hall is now able to accommodate a larger congregation than before.

Mosque Info
Site Location - 80 Raffles Place #B1-01 UOB Plaza
GFA (gross floor area) - 603 m²

Upgraded Facilities
The purpose of the upgrading work is to improve the existing essential and ancillary facilities including the mechanical and electrical services to better serve the congregants’ needs.

a. Increased capacity of Prayer Hall (from 470 to 567 jemaah within the prayer hall).
b. New operable wall provide flexibility.
c. New Pantry added.
d. Separate zoning/entrance for Male and Female congregants.
e. Toilets and ablution upgraded to MUIS standard.
f. Improvement works to existing mechanical & electrical services.
g. Fire protection system upgraded.
h. New modern look incorporating feature reflecting its origins/ founding member; the Indian Muslim community.

The table below shows the information of the mosque prior to and after the upgrading works:

FUNCTION 

Before Upgrading (m²)

After Upgrading (m²)

No of Units

Main Praying Hall

282.5

340.5

1

Female praying area

27.5

38

1

Female locker area

5

10.5

1

Female Ablution/ Toilet

18

15.5

1

Male Ablution/ Toilet

43

43

1

Meeting Room/ Office

22.5

18

1

Iman Room

19

16

1

Pantry

-

6

1

AV Room

6

7.5

1

Store Room

8

7

2

DB Room

3

3

1

Circulation/ Corridor

168.5

98

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