Hajah Rahimah Bee Ahmad Angullia

Hajah Rahimah Bee Ahmad Angullia

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In 1956, Hajah Rahimah bought a house in Angullia Park from her father’s executive trustees. In 1981, Hajah Rahimah sold her house and donated $1.6 million for Masjid Kebun Limau in Whampoa in remembrance of her daughter who passed away in 1976. She was 48 years old at that time. In honour of her generosity, the mosque was later renamed after her, Masjid Hajjah Rahimabi Ahmad Angullia.

Hajah Rahimah belonged to the prominent Indian Muslim family called the Angullia that started from humble traders to rich land-owners. The family had made many contributions to the Muslim community especially in the construction of mosques. Her father, A.M.S. Angullia built the Angullia Mosque at Angullia Park while her grandfather, M.S.E. Angullia built the Angullia Mosque in Serangoon Road. Hajah Rahimah’s elder sister, Hajah Mominbi Ahmad Angullia, donated $2 million towards the building of a mosque in Bedok South. After her husband, Haji Ahmad Piperdi died in 1979, Hajah Mominbi sold the family house in Angullia park and donated the entire sum with the encouragement of her five children.

 

Source:
http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/newspapers/Digitised/Article/straitstimes19810929-1.2.123.aspx
http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/newspapers/digitised/article/straitstimes19811001-1.2.65.aspx
http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/newspapers/digitised/article/straitstimes19810928-1.2.63.aspx
http://www.nhb.gov.sg/places/trails/balestier/trail-sites/places-of-worship/masjid-hajjah-rahimabi-kebun-limau