Masjid Muhajirin opened in 1977 and was the first mosque in Singapore to be built with financial contributions from the Mosque Building Fund scheme. After a major rebuilding in 2006, the mosque shares its grounds with the headquarters of the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS) and Al-Irsyah Al-Islamiah madrasah.
Established in 1977, Masjid Muhajirin was funded through community efforts and the Mosque Building Fund (MBF) scheme, which saw contributions from every Muslim employee in Singapore. Thus, the mosque is a significant marker of community action in Singapore.
The mosque’s roots lie in the Muslim Benevolent Society formed in Toa Payoh in the late 1960s. The society provided funds for funerals and assistance for disadvantaged Muslim families residing in Toa Payoh, among many other services.
The original mosque featured an onion-shaped dome designed in a Persian-Indian architectural style atop its minaret. After a major remodelling in 2006, the new mosque building now features a floral (arabesque motif) on its exterior wall claddings, as well as arabesque geometric designs on its barricades with timber coloured concrete roof supports.
The mosque now shares its grounds with the headquarters of the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS) and Al-Irsyah Al-Islamiah madrasah.