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Hajjah Fatimah (Exact dates of birth and death unknown)

Hajjah Fatimah was a very rich business woman with the rare distinction of having a mosque named after her. The honorific “hajjah” indicates that she had made a pilgrimage to the holy city of Mecca in Saudi Arabia.

The Hajjah Fatimah Mosque is situated in Beach Road on the land where her house originally stood. This house was built around 1830. It was burgled and set on fire but she was unharmed as she was away at the time. She believed that it was divine providence that saved her. She donated the land and money to build the mosque. The mosque was completed in 1846.

Stamp: 1978 Aug


Written by victorkoo

23 April, 2008 at 10:00 am

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