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Kowloon Mosque & Islamic Centre – In The Heart Of Shopping Paradise on Nathan Road

April 13, 2021

Name (English): Kowloon Mosque & Islamic Centre
Name (Chinese): 九龍清真寺
Category: Religion & Belief
Phone Number: +852 27240095
Address (English):  105 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Address (Chinese): 九龍尖沙咀彌敦道105號
Address Google Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/aVmNzXZJHN6Hi7Ek9
Address longitude and latitude: 22.29895258891419, 114.17173243894031
Nearest MTR Station: Tsim Sha Tsui Station Exit A1
Nearest MTR Station Google Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/LMDVNDb2eUziJaiZ9
Nearest MTR Station longitude and latitude: 22.29829791221846, 114.171828807634
How far from the nearest MTR Station: 2-minute walk from Tsim Sha Tsui Station Exit A1
Opening Hours:
MON 05:00 – 22:00
TUE 05:00 – 22:00
WED 05:00 – 22:00
THU 05:00 – 22:00
FRI 05:00 – 22:00
SAT 05:00 – 22:00
SUN 05:00 – 22:00
Budget (per person): Free of charge
Recommended Time to Visit: Anytime during opening hours
Accessibility Note: easy access
Reminder: May need to call the above phone number before visit during Covid period. Need to observe certain religious rules.

The majestic square building with a dome-shaped rooftop standing proudly and prominently at the heart of the shopping paradise on Nathan Road, is something hard to miss. The Kowloon Mosque and Islamic Centre does not only serve as an iconic landmark of the culturally diverse city, but also bring the 300,000-strong Muslim population together ever since 1896. Feel free to pop in this chamber of worship filled with welcoming Muslims, to learn more about the different facets of Hong Kong’s history and cultures. 

The original mosque was indeed situated at where the current Tsim Sha Tsui Police Station stands, adjacent to the Whitfield Barracks (the site of Kowloon Park now). It was founded by Muslim Indian soldiers that served the British army for their “Salat” (worships) during the colonial times. But its structure got damaged due to the construction work for the MTR station nearby. It was rebuilt in 1984 at the present location, where can now accommodate up to 3,500 Muslim worshippers from all parts of the world in its community hall. 

Shoes off!

Show some respect before entering the spiritual space – shoes off at the door and try to cover as much skin as possible. Do ask around first for the permission to explore but they are usually enthusiastic to tour you around briefly. The building consists of prayer halls, madrassas (teaching room where kids receive religious lessons), library and a community hall. You are more than welcome to join their prayers to get an insider’s look. Just a heads up that the prayer room on the ground floor is for men, whereas the one on the first floor is for women. If you are lucky, you can even get a free Quran for self-learning!

When visiting a mosquewear modest, conservative clothing which exposes a minimum of flesh.
The nearest exit: Tsim Sha Tsui MTR Exit A1 (turn left)

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