ABOUT THE MOSQUE
An-Nahdhah Mosque was opened to the public on 6th January 2006 to serve the needs of the Muslim community around the Bishan area.
The mosque is the sixth one to be built under Phase III of the Mosque Building Fund programme and can accommodate about 4,000 people. The mosque complex also houses MUIS's Harmony Centre where visitors could learn of the Muslim community and Islam as practiced in multi-cultural Singapore.
Being the first of its kind in a Singapore mosque, the 2-storey Harmony Centre showcases exhibits, artifacts and information on Islamic civilisation and lifestyle. Contemporary issues in Islam and Inter-faith understanding will also be a feature at the Centre through talks and activities.
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 and gracious 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 as well as as a center for Information Services and Referrals.
Conceptually, the Mosque reflect the Muslim community's support towards multi-racial intergration and coexistence with the community at large. Adopting an open and interactive approach, An-Nahdhah Mosque's modern Islamic facade is unique and blends well with the surroundings, projecting a positive image of Islam that is not only contemporary but one which is also outward looking in promoting religious awareness within the larger Singapore.
The distinctive minaret is symbolic as a unification of the five pillars of Islam whereas the curtain wall facade expresses dynamism signifying modern day relevance.
Oriented towards the kiblat, the prayer hall is the focal point of the mosque. A decorative coloured glass feature with Arabic incription and marble cladded columns accentuates the mihrab wall.
Flanked by solid timber doors dressed with intricately designed motifs, the sense of calm and serenity in the hall culminates with a decorative ceiling illuminated by carefully focused direct lighting.
Prominent and acting as a beacon recognisable from afar, the minaret distinguishes the mosque from commercial buildings in the vicinity. Though not similar in form as other traditional minarets, it remains distinct and unique yet identifiable.