A Tradition of Building Legacies
In 1873, Wak Tanjong, a trader and philanthropist, created a Wakaf by donating a piece of land at Kampong Wak Tanjong along Paya Lebar Road for the purpose of building a mosque. According to his great-great-grandson, Ustaz Mohammed Noor Taib (founder and then principal of Madrasah Wak Tanjong Al-Islamiah), Wak Tanjong had initially built a wooden mosque on the land. The current Masjid Wak Tanjong, with a blend of Anglo-Indian bungalow architecture and Malay kampong typology, was believed to be built in 1933.
In 1972, the mosque was expanded and later underwent a series of upgrading works in the late 1970s, 1990s, and the latest in 2018, with support from the Mosque Building and Mendaki Fund (MBMF)—a community Wakaf contributed by all Muslim employees in Singapore. Thanks to this community contribution, the mosque was given a breath of new life with a fresh coat of paint and is now family-, disabled- and elderly-friendly with lift, nursing room and ramp access.
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Social Service Officer @ Jalan Besar: 1800 222 0000
69 Jellicoe Rd, #01-03, Singapore 208737
PPIS Family Service Centre (East): 6015 6970
Wisma Geylang Serai, 1 Engku Aman Turn, #03-01, 408528
THK Centre For Family Harmony @ Circuit: 6747 7514
37 Circuit Rd, #02-455, Singapore 370037
To register to receive Zakat financial assistance, registration must be done via partner Social Development (SD) Mosques.
Masjid Wak Tanjong is not a designated partner SD mosque.
The nearest SD mosques are:
1) Sallim Mattar Mosque
1 Mattar Rd, Masjid Sallim Mattar, Singapore 387725
Phone: 6749 2382
2) Darul Aman Mosque
1 Jln Eunos, Singapore 419493
Phone: 6744 5544
For other mosques, please refer to this directory.
Do note that Masjid Wak Tanjong does not provide ruqyah assistance.
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Masjid Wak Tanjong
25 Paya Lebar Road
Office Operating Hours
Mondays to Fridays
9.00am - 5.00pm
Weekends & Public Holidays
+65 6747 2743 (Call)