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Masjid Al-Amin, 2001

Masjid Al-Amin, 2001

The roof structures of Masjid Al-Amin were inspired by the sloping roofs of Minangkabau buildings in Sumatra. A member of the mosque management board was inspired by the call of 'Amin' which pilgrims make while on the Haj (pilgrimage), and suggested this as a name for the mosque. He then recollected that Prophet Muhammad was also known as 'Al-Amin', which means trustworthy.

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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