Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong joined 400 Muslims who broke their fast over a meal of kabsa rice and bamia mutton at Masjid Alkaff Upper Serangoon yesterday.
The Arabic-style meal was a nod to the heritage of the 89-year-old mosque. Built in 1930 by the Alkaff family - wealthy Arab traders who came to Singapore from Yemen in 1852 - the mosque features a combination of architectural styles, such as a pencil-like minaret, characteristic of Islamic Ottoman architecture.
At the event yesterday, PM Lee met Ustaz Mohaimin Tokyan, the only Islamic religious teacher in Singapore who can teach the Quran in braille. Ustaz Mohaimin, who is himself blind, has been conducting classes since 2017.
PM Lee was accompanied by Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs Masagos Zulkifli, Potong Pasir MP Sitoh Yih Pin, Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (Muis) chief executive Esa Masood, as well as community and grassroots leaders of Potong Pasir estate.