Kowloon Mosque and Islamic Center, Hong Kong

Kowloon Mosque and Islamic Center, Hong Kong

Kowloon Mosque and Islamic Center also known as the Kowloon Masjid and Islamic Center is one of the four main mosques in Hong Kong. The mosque is located next to Kowloon Park, at the corner of Nathan and Haiphong Road. Currently, the Mosque is the largest Islamic house of worship in Hong Kong. The mosque and its complex can accommodate almost 2000 people.

The Kowloon mosque was established in 1896, on the current site of the Tsim Sha Tsui Police Station. It was built in order to serve the Indian Muslims present in the British army, who had been stationed at the nearby Whitfield Barracks. Today, the barracks site has been converted into the Kowloon Park.

In 1984, a new Mosque was built to replace the old one, due to the damage the building received when underground construction was carried out for the Mass Transit Railway. The mosque was designed by Muslim architect I.M. Kadri. Its design was based on traditional Muslim architecture and it distinguishes itself from the nearby modern commercial buildings. The mosque is flanked by four minarets that are 11 meters high. White marble has been extensively used on the paving and the facade. The Islamic center consists of a community hall, three prayer halls, a medical clinic and a library.

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Sight Name: Kowloon Mosque and Islamic Center
Sight Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Sight Type: Religious
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