Monday, September 1, 2014

Seeing Islam in Wan Chai, Hong Kong


It was indeed a heart warming experience to be visiting one very impressive mosque in Hong Kong. Masjid Ammar occupies 2 levels of the 8-storey building known as Osman Ramju Sadick Islamic Center or simply 'the masjid in Wan Chai' according to Sister Insiyah who kindly volunteered to be our guide since the first time we met her at Masjid Kowloon at Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong. 

The Masjid Ammar & Osman Ramju Sadick Islamic Center was officiated in 1981.
Masjid Ammar was originally a small mosque
adjacent to the first Muslim cemetery in Hong Kong.
The oldest grave in the cemetery was dated 1864. 
The plaque at the Islamic Center main entrance and canteen
in honor of Haji Osman Ramju Sadick
and his wife Hamida Sadick. 
Main prayer hall

Lobby of Masjid Ammar/Osman Ramju Sadick Islamic Center
The Imam of the masjid is a local
The library at the Masjid & Islamic Center is named after
Haji Imam Mohamed Yaqub Ma Tat Ng.
Quran classes for children are scheduled on Sundays.

Canteen at the Islamic Center
offers halal Cantonese food
Briefing on hajj for the would-be pilgrims
organized by Ustaz Muhaimin who will be leading
30+ Hong Kong Jemaah in the upcoming hajj.

My mother with Sister Insiyah,
an Indonesian who has been working in Hong Kong for the past 9 years.
She works as carer for the elderlies.

Alhamdulillah wa shukrulillah that Allah "sent" us a guide
 to make our visit to Hong Kong more meaningful.

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