Kowloon Masjid and Islamic Centre

Features

  • Biggest Islamic mosque building in Hong Kong.
  • South Asians and Africans in the area enter at prayer times.

Overview

The Kowloon Mosque and Islamic Center is a big and beautiful square building with a pink roof and a dome on the top. The architectural detail can be seen from above, but the building's structure and detail can't be fully seen from the street level in front of the building. The building is a large building with four spires that stands out because of its while color and architecture. It is located in Tsim Sha Tsui where there is a big population of Pakistanis, south Asians and Africans. It is Hong Kong's biggest Islamic Mosque, and it has a history dating back to the 1800s.

Detailed Descriptions

kowloon masjid and islamic centreThe Kowloon Mosque and Islamic Center

The building was designed by architect I.M. Kadri. It can accommodate about 3,000 people at one time. The pavement and the facade are made of white marble that makes the temple look ethereal. The minarets are 11 meters tall and mark the corners of the building. In the building, there are prayer halls, a community hall, a medical clinic and a library. The main prayer hall can accommodate 1,000 people. The smaller women's prayer hall is on the second floor surrounded by a pink terrace. On top is a dome 5 meters in diameter and 9 meters in height.

The building is on Nathan road in Tsim Sha Tsui. The Tsim Sha Tsui area of Hong Kong has a big population of people from Muslim countries. They live in the area or are there temporarily as merchants, businessmen and refugees. Many in the area go to the building during prayer times.

Location

105 Nathan Road. It is at the corner of Nathan Road and Haiphong Road, and is only a few blocks away from the Space Museum. It is next to a small park called Kowloon Park.

History

There was a Kowloon Mosque in the area that was built in 1896. It was built to serve the Asian Muslim troops of the British army. But due to the construction of the Metro system, the building suffered damage. The new mosque was built in 1984 with money given in compensation by the Mass Transit Railway Corporation and by donations.

Traveling Information

Only Muslims are allowed in the facility. Non-Muslims are not permitted to enter.

Nearby Attractions

Half a kilometer or just a few minutes walk down Nathan Road are three of Hong Kong's highlights along the bay: the Space Museum, the Hong Kong Museum of Art and the Hong Kong Cultural Center. Along the bay, stretching from the Star Ferry to the Museum of Art is a pedestrian sidewalk called the Avenue of Stars with the handprints of stars of the Hong Kong movie industry.

Also nearby only about a kilometer away are the Science Museum and the Hong Kong Museum of History. See famous churches and mosques in China.

Questions and Answers About Kowloon Masjid and Islamic Centre

jeje 2013-03-24
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Hi, can you recommend about hotel near kowloon station (AE ) and kowloon mosque?thank you

Hi Jeje, below are two hotels recommended:

3 star:Metropark Hotel Mongkok - Hong Kong

  • Address: 22 Lai Chi Kok Road, Mongkok, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
  • Tel: 00852-23976683(Book this hotel, call 800-2682918)
  • Hotel Name in Chinese: 香港旺角维景酒店

4 star: YMCA of Hong Kong

  • Location: TsimSha Tsui
  • Address: 41 Salisbury Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon
  • Tel: 00852-22687000 (Book this hotel, call 800-2682918)
  • Hotel Name in Chinese: 香港基督教青年会

More hotels in Hongkong, please check here:http://www.chinahighlights.com/hotel/hong-kong-hotels/

Whitney Liao replied on 2013-03-26
Balkis 2013-03-17
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I will travel to Hong Kong on October bringing two small kids. Hence I need hotel nearest to halal food, transportation and shopping areas. I also like to know where to shop muslim textiles or clothes?

Hi Balkis, for hotels in HK, please check here: http://www.chinahighlights.com/hotel/hong-kong-hotels/

For shopping in HK, please check here: http://www.chinahighlights.com/hong-kong/shopping.htm

Whitney Liao replied on 2013-03-19
Fairus Kusairi 2013-02-21
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Salam. I heard about halal dim sum but i am not sure where exactly it is located. May i ask for few recommendations please. Thank you
Dear Fairus, Here are two Muslim restaurants I know for your reference. You could order some halal dim sum there. 1. Qing Zhen Beef Restaurant Address: 1 Lung Kong Rd, Kowloon City,Ground Floor (九龍城龍崗道 1 號) 2. Habibi Muslim Restaurant Address: 112-114 Wellington St. Shop B & D, Ground Floor in Sheung Wan west of Central District We also listed other kinds of restaurents on our website. Please click this link to realize it: http://www.chinahighlights.com/hong-kong/restaurants.htm Lussie Lu replied on 2013-02-21
Nora Bawany 2013-01-11
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Salam. My son (18yo) will be doing his internship in hong kong. I did not realised how expensive rentals are in hong kong. He is only paid 5k hkg dollar which does not incl rental, meals and transport. But i think the experience willbe good for him. Could u recommend a plc for him in wan chai area please? His internship starts from March to September 2013.!
Dear Nora, Thanks for your question. It seems that your son will stay in Hong Kong for 6 months, it is suggested him to stay at a apartment. Please click this link to get more information about apartment renting: http://hongkong.cityleases.com/ Nancy Nancy Deng replied on 2013-01-12
herdiyanmaulana 2013-01-07
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Hi HongkongMy names is Maulana, I will visit hongkong for the next week (14 Jan - 18 Jan) and stay at Island Pacific hotel, can you give us a guide to the nearest mosque, halal food, and MTR. Thank you very much for your respond and attention.
Dear Maulana, The nearest mosque from Island Pacific Hotel is Jamia Mosque, it also named Shelley Street Mosque. It is about 2 km from the hotel. You could take a taxi to get there. About the Muslim restaurant, we only have two options for reference. 1. Qing Zhen Beef Restaurant Address: 1 Lung Kong Rd, Kowloon City,Ground Floor. Here is the address in Chinese for a driver: 九龍城龍崗道1號. It is near Olympic Garden and Prince Edward Road West in Kowloon. 2. Habibi Muslim Restaurant Address: 112-114 Wellington St. Shop B & D, Ground Floor in Sheung Wan west of Central District. This hotel is far from the subway station, but they provide free transfer to the subway station. Lussie Lu replied on 2013-01-09
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