Masjid Al-Huda (Al-Huda Mosque) is a mosque in Singapore
located in the Bukit Timah
area, at Jalan Haji Alias, off Sixth Avenue. In the past, this old-generation mosque served the needs of residents living in the Malay kampung near Sixth Avenue, Bukit Timah. Built in 1966, the mosque, which can accommodate up to 400 people, has undergone several renovations. Its history, however, dates back to the early years of the 20th century.
With resettlement, the mosque now serves the workers in Bukit Timah area and some residents nearby. Its activities are confined to daily and Friday prayers as well as celebrations of Islamic festivities. With a decline in the population of Muslim residents in the vicinity, the mosque however, still receives a steady flow of worshippers and visitors from time to time.
Masjid Al-Huda sits on wakaf land said to be originally owned by a Hindu moneylender in the early years of the 20th century. In 1905 the land was entrusted to the family of Syed Ahmad Lebbai to be used for a mosque. On 24 February 1925, the family of Syed Ahmad Lebbai represented by Mohamed Yoosof bin Mohamed Kassim and Adamsaiboo bin Madar in turn entrusted it to the family of Haji Dolhalim bin Abdullah (Karto) represented by Haji Abdul Rahman bin Abdul Aziz, Haji Ahmad bin Haji Dolhalim and Haji Mohamed Fathaly bin Haji Dolhalim.
In 1957 new trustees were appointed to replace those who had died. This took place on 26 November 1957 and the following persons were appointed: Haji Ahmad bin Haji Dolhalim, Abdul Aziz bin Haji Abdul Rahman (Amir), Mohamad Said bin Haji Ahamad, Abu Bakar bin Haji Abdul Halim, Haji Mohamed Amin bin Ihsan and Ustaz Ahmad Son Haji bin Mohamed.
Prior to 1925, the mosque was a small wooden structure which served the religious needs of the largely Malay-Muslim villagers residing in the Bukit Timah vicinity. In 1925 the trustees of that time replaced it with a larger mosque made of wooden structures and styled with a close resemblance to the traditional Javanese mosque as most of them hailed from that country. The roof was said to be double layered and the doors collapsible. The mosque looked beautiful compared to the other surrounding village houses of that era. It was named Masjid Kampong Coronation in conjunction with the name of a nearby main street.
The locals, however, preferred to call it Masjid Kampong Tempeh due the its location in the middle of this village (kampong in Malay). There were a few other kampongs in this vicinity, namely, Kampong Banjir, Kampong Cantik and Kampong Holland. The mosque served as a major place of worship for the Muslim villagers residing in this area.