Masjid Al-Abdul Razak was built in 1965 and has actively held religious classes and religious discussions for the benefit of Muslims in Singapore that were conducted by well known Ulamas & Asatizahs from the beginning of its days.
This tradition of learning and improving Islamic living endures through the efforts of our esteemed Asatizahs and our dedicated MMB (Mosque Management Board) & staff members. With the added help of technology, we are able to bring our lectures online and connect to larger audiences.
Our mosque continues to undergo structural improvement works for the betterment of our community.
To cultivate Guardianship & Leadership of Islamic knowledge in our Community.
To be the mosque of choice for Islamic leaders.
The mosque was named after an Arab business man from Kuwait, Abdul Razak, who owned the land where the mosque is and sponsored its construction. The late Tuan Syed Hussain Ali Habsyi was appointed as the Imam of the mosque. He lived at the quarters located behind at the mosque itself. He, together with several elders who resided in the area were the original caretakers of the mosque before any official appointments were made; initiatives that were inspired from their sincere love and care for the mosque. It was through his efforts of inviting well-known and respected clerics to Masjid Al Abdul Razak that led to its reputation of "Masjid Pilihan Ulama - The choice of Masque for Islamic Leaders".
The mosque was initially open exclusively to male congregation only. After the formation of the first MMB (Mosque Management Board), which comprised of the the late Imam Tuan Syed Hussain Ali Habsyi and other active individuals from the congregation, efforts were made to have a segregated area in the mosque for the female congregation to perform their prayers.
Our mosque never had an official education department, but well-known and respected clerics and Asatizahs began Da'wah and knowledge sharing initiatives at our mosque from its early days. Mawlid Dibaie is one of Masjid Al Abdul Razak's longstanding tradition that is regularly held up till now. Another is the weekly Fardhu Ain classes for Muslimah conducted by Ustazah Habsah Senin that is also still ongoing. These sessions grew together with the mosque as did our Jemaah and Asatizahs alike.
Construction of the mosque started in mid-1964 during which Singapore was under Malaysian rule. The mosque was completed at the end of 1965, after Singapore's independence from the Malaysian Federation. In March 1966, it was officially opened by the late Mr Yusof Bin Ishak, Singapore’s first President of the Republic of Singapore. In 1991, the mosque was taken over by Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura (MUIS), the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore.