Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs

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Minister-in-Charge of Muslim Affairs is a position in the Cabinet of Singapore that oversees policies and issues related to the Muslim community in Singapore. Administration of Muslim Law Act (AMLA) is under the purview of the Minister-in-charge of Muslim affairs. In 1977, Dr. Ahmad Mattar was appointed Minister-in-Charge of Muslim Affairs. Previously, there were no minister with a reference to Muslim Affairs as part of a minister's official duties.[1][2]

Before Dr. Ahmad Mattar, ministers like Mr. Othman Wok (the then Minister for Social Affairs and Sports) or Mr. A. Rahim Ishak (the then Senior Minister of State for Foreign Affairs) were involved in the administration of Muslim affairs.

Since 24 April 2018, the position is held by Masagos Zulkifli.

Minister Start of term End of term
Minister-in-Charge of Muslim Affairs
Dr. Ahmad Mattar 1977 1993 [3]
Abdullah Tarmugi 1993 24 March 2002
Yaacob Ibrahim 25 March 2002 24 April 2018
Masagos Zulkifli 24 April 2018 Incumbent


  1. ^ "Valedictory Letter from Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong to Mr Abdullah Tarmugi". Prime Minister's Office Singapore. 20 April 2011. Retrieved 24 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Valedictory Letter from PM Lee Hsien Loong to Dr Yaacob Ibrahim". Prime Minister's Office. 27 April 2018. Retrieved 24 August 2018.
  3. ^ Koh, Jaime. "Ahmad Mattar". Singapore Infopedia. National Library Board, Singapore. Retrieved 17 November 2018.