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People Behind the Mosque

Mosque Chairman
Abdul Matin bin M A Majid, 2001

Mosque Chairman

All mosques in Singapore are managed by a Mosque Management Board which sets the directions and policies of the mosque. The members of the board are volunteers elected for a two-year term according to the rules established by Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS).

Abdul Matin is a MUIS official and he holds the position of Chairman of Masjid Darul Ghufran and Masjid Alkaff Kampong Melayu. As chairman, he works with his staff to ensure everything at the mosque and its activities run smoothly.

"It is very fulfilling to be able to share my vision on the community at the mosque level. I get satisfaction from the fact that I can do something which has a major implication on the community...feel that mosques should complement each other instead of competing with one another. They should look after the needs of the surrounding community first before trying to attract others."

Exhibition is on at the Asian Civilisations Museum till 31 December 2002. This document is part of a joint project of the Asian Civilisations Museum and the University Scholars Programme, National University of Singapore. The image and accompanying text appear here with the kind permission of the Asian Civilisations Museum.

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Last updated: February 2002