A community that is knowledgeable, pious and beneficial to all
1. Instilling a positive learning culture
2. Shaping pious and righteous character based on the Al-Quran and As-Sunnah.
3. Cultivating a spirit of benefiting the community
On 25th May 1957 a group of students from Madrasah Raudatil Atfal and students of the late Ustaz Abdul Rahman Harun, Ustaz Rijal Abdullah and Ustaz Amir Esa had organized an Eid Adha Hari Raya Gathering. In that gathering the students had unanimously agreed to strengthen their group and officially established a Sunnah movement in Singapore.
Pursuant to that meeting, the name MUHAMMADIYAH was chosen and submitted to the Registrar of Societies. It was considered most suitable and relevant. In that meeting a protem Committee of 13 members were also chosen and were tasked to draft its constitution. The Protem Committee later called for a General Meeting on 25th December 1957 to officiate its formation. At this General Meeting, the 13 members of the protem committee were elected to manage the new association. On 2nd September 1958 the Constitution of Muhammadiyah was sent to the Registrar of Societies for approval.
Praise be to ALLAH, MUHAMMADIYAH was registered as a lawful association and published in the Government Gazette Notification No. 2273. On 7th June 1989, the association was officially registered as a Welfare Organization under the Charities Act, gazetted in Notification No. 0659. From its very birth, Muhammadiyah has been doing missionary work that upholds the principle of “enjoining what is good and forbidding what is evil ” through its Educational, Welfare and numerous activities throughout Singapore.
Over the Years
1957 - Formation of Muhammadiyah
- On 25th May 1957, Muhammadiyah Association was officially established as a Sunnah movement in Singapore. The Protem Committee later called for a General Meeting on 25th December 1957 to officiate its formation. At this General Meeting, the 13 members of the protem committee were elected to manage the new association. On 2nd September 1958 the Constitution of Muhammadiyah was sent to the Registrar of Societies for approval.
- In its formation years until 1970, efforts were focused on strengthening its identity, conducted informal classes and outreach.
1981 - Moved to Jalan Selamat
The organization moved to 14 Jalan Selamat as its head office, with a 50-strong teaching staff running various classes to propagate its teachings.
1983 - Set up Muhammadiyah Kindergarten
- Muhammadiyah Kindergarten was set up. Its head office building underwent upgrading works. The new 2-storey building would boast a number of facilities for its students and members.
1985 - Muhammadiyah Education Centre
Muhammadiyah Education Centre (MEC) was established, with full-time staff to run and manage activities and its office administration.
1987 - Part-time Madrasah
- A structured part-time religious school was established under the name Kelas Asas Bimbingan Agama (KABA) for government school students to have basic Islamic knowledge and values.
1989 - MWH and MAI
- MA took over the management of running a welfare home and a madrasah, namely Muhammadiyah Welfare Home and Madrasah Al-Arabiah Al-Islamiah to serve the needs of our community.
- On 7th June 1989, the association was officially registered as a Welfare Organization under the Charities Act, gazetted in Notification No. 0659.
1991 - First Computer Lessons
MEC started computer lessons, following a generous donation by Wakaf Angulia, for kindergarten and madrasah students.
1995 - Recognition by MOE
MK was recognized by the Ministry of Education as a registered education institution and had over 400 students enrolled.
1997 - MHCC was set up
Muhammadiyah Health & Day Care Centre (MHCC) was set up to provide healthcare services for senior citizens regardless of race or religion.
2000 - First Islamic College
Partnered with Institusi Agama Islam Negeri Imam Bonjol Padang (IAIN) to establish another Instituion in Higher Education in the field of Dakwah called Muhammadiyah Islamic College (MIC).
2003 - MEC moved to Geylang Road
Muhammadiyah Education Centre moved into its new building at Lorong 13 Geylang Road, as the campus for both MAI and MIC.
2007 - Our 50th Year
In conjunction with MA’s 50th year in service to the community, the organization invested in conducting research and surveys to further improve our efforts in benefiting the community.
2010 - Muhammadiyah Scholarship
- Biasiswa Muhammadiyah was introduced to assist students who were pursuing cross-disciplinary studies in higher education, i.e. students from religious studies who were doing degree/graduate studies in secular/scientific courses in local/overseas universities, as well as, students from local universities (e.g. NUS, NTU) who were pursuing post-graduate/degree level studies in religious education.
To date the Biasiswa Muhammadiyah has disbursed almost $200,000 to Malay/Muslim students in Singapore.
2019 - Appointed as a Fostering Agency
- MA was appointed as the fifth fostering agency by the MSF to grow foster care within the community.
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- Asatizah Development
- Free religious classes and programmes
- Promoting positive moral values
- Inter-faith dialogues
- Combating extremism
- Addressing societal issues
- Muhammadiyah Kindergarten
- KABA Weekend Madrasah
- Madrasah Al-Arabiah Al-Islamiah
- Muhammadiyah Islamic College
- Biasiswa Muhammadiyah (Scholarship)
- Assistance to low-income families
- Assistance to underprivilleged students
- Jenazah Management Services
- Projek Sinar Ihsan – Fostering Agency
- Muhammadiyah Welfare Home (MWH)
- Muhammadiyah Health & Day Care Centre (MHCC)
- Muhammadiyah Senior Activity Centre – SAC (Yishun)
- Advance Care Planning (ACP)