Muslims pack new Yusof Ishak Mosque on eve of Ramadan

Singapore's newest mosque, which opened last month, found itself packed to the brim with worshippers last night. The Yusof Ishak Mosque in Woodlands, which can hold about 4,500 people and is named after the Republic's first president, was filled with
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Singapore's newest mosque, which opened last month, found itself packed to the brim with worshippers last night.

The Yusof Ishak Mosque in Woodlands, which can hold about 4,500 people and is named after the Republic's first president, was filled with Muslims performing the tarawih prayers.

Muslims believe that the tarawih prayers - held in mosques all over the world every night during the fasting month of Ramadan - brings many blessings.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 27, 2017, with the headline 'Muslims pack new Yusof Ishak Mosque on eve of Ramadan'. Print Edition | Subscribe