Kowloon Masjid is an iconic site in Tsim Sha Tsui, as the first mosque to be built by soldiers in 1896 by the Muslim garrisons of the HK regiment of the British army, a testament to the role that South Asians played in the colonial government. Rebuilt in 1984 it can now accommodate up to 3500 worshippers, with Friday (Juma) prayers overflowing to the streets. Aside from the 5 daily prayers and Eid festival prayers, the mosque also serves as a social centre and a learning institution, regularly offering a series of seminars twice a year and Open days for non-Muslims to know more about Islam. Indeed, it is a conduit for exchange of ideas and is a symbol of the multicultural society in Hong Kong.
Mr Abu Bakar Ma Wing-cheung is the Vice-Principal of Islamic Kasim Tuet Memorial College, Chai Wan. He also teaches Business Studies and Islam at the College.
Time: RAS Group assembles at the main entrance of the Mosque at 10:00 a.m.; guided tour starts 10:30 a.m. and finishes 12:00 noon
Venue: Kowloon Mosque, 105 Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon
Admission: RAS Members $100; Non-Members / Guests $150
Booking: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org in advance to reserve your place and pay at the door
Dress Code: Will be issued prior to the date of visit to all successful registrants
Maximum number of participants: 30