Indian Muslim Mosque is located next to St. Michael’s Institution at Jalan S.P Seenivasagam (formerly known as Clayton Road). The foundation stone of the mosque began back around 1897. It was completed in 1908 by a wealthy Indian Muslim named Shaik Adam who was a famous merchant in Ipoh at that time.
The mosque was once known as Mohamadien Mosque, and there is also a local community calling it ‘Masjid Padang Ipoh’ (Ipoh Field Mosque) as opposed to Ipoh Field.
According to sources, the mosque land is also owned and bought by Sheikh Adam for $ 500,000 which he earned from the profit of his business. This tycoon philanthropist continues his success and establishment, among others, through Kinta Ice Works and the Kinta Aerated Water Factory. He also acquired huge houses and property in the area.
Aside from its strong Indian influence, the mosque is known to many for its signature ‘Bubur Lambuk’, given only during the holy month of Ramadan to the public for free. Located next to St Michael Institution Ipoh, there are also dorms and rooms available for rent at the mosque.
1908; 110 years ago
Jalan S.P Seenivasagam, 30000 Ipoh, Negeri Perak
Chaitya India - Moghul
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The design of the Indian Muslim Mosque tends to be influenced by Chaitya from India, which is heavily towards Moghul-style architecture.
Its distinctive arches has some similarities with Diwan-I-Khas (Red Fort) in Delhi, and Interestingly, this rectangular mosque remains in its original form and is unchanged from its physical form. According to sources, this mosque building is constructed using materials such as bricks, limestone, and eggs material.
Square in plan, it has verandahs on three sides with scalloped archways inspired by the Chitty architectural style of South India. A single pyramidal roof caps the prayer hall, and there are two minarets. A square gateway leads into the compound.
There are also some materials imported from British-England like iron fences and stairs located inside the mosque.
The mosque was once known as Mohamadien Mosque, and there is also a local community calling it ‘Masjid Padang Ipoh’ (Ipoh Field Mosque) as opposed to Ipoh Field. According to the mosque committee, this mosque was built as the ‘Hanafi’ mosque even though it was the Shafie sect to be the official practice during that time. Although there is a difference in a particular perspective, it remains to be respected based on Islamic Teaching and also as a unique historical value to this day.
Before the 1990s, the management of the mosque was entirely located to the Members of the Mosque Committee, and several years later, the Perak Islamic Religious Council took over in the election of a new Committee member for the next term (3 years).During the construction of the Perak State Mosque, the Mosque of the Muslim Mosque was once used as a place of prayer Friday. After the State Mosque was completed, Friday prayers were no longer done by the Indian Muslim Mosque. However, the Imam of the Indian Muslim Mosque was given the opportunity to provide the ‘tazkirah’ (general sermon) in Tamil around 20 minutes before they listen to the ‘ Khutbah’ preach.
Around the 1990s the AJK mosque reappointed to hold a Friday prayer at their place. So far Friday prayers will be read in Tamil which becomes a highlight and uniqueness in the mosque.