Wakaf: Hajjah Fatimah Mosque

Philanthropist #2: Hajjah Fatimah

Gazetted as a National Monument in 1973, Masjid Hajjah Fatimah is one of the mosques named after a woman. This is in recognition of the generosity of this wealthy tradeswoman, who contributed much to help the poor and needy in Singapore. She also generously built several houses around the area for the poor to reside.

Consistent with the spirit of perpetual giving in wakaf, she wanted her charitable acts to continue even after she had passed. Thus, Hajjah Fatimah made a bequest that upon her death, the income from the leased houses was to be used for the maintenance of the mosque. Hajjah Fatimah’s grave lies in a private enclosure within the mosque’s compound, together with her daughter, Raja Siti Kraeng Chanda Pulih and son-in-law, Syed Ahmad Bin Abdulrahman Alsagoff.


Source: MUIS

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