It was built with financial assistance from Syed Ibrahim bin Omar Alsagoff, a leading member of the Alsagoff family. Syed Ibrahim’s parents, Syed Omar and Salmah, were the inspiration for the mosque’s name. The mosque used to serve the local villagers and staff, as well as the nearby Kampong Nekat on Onraet Road.
At one look, it resembled some other kampung house which is gradually turning into an uncommon sight in a city of substantial wilderness – a one-story building with a zinc rooftop – alongside its area simply inverse the National Equestrian Center close to the Caldecott Hill, radiates a wonderfully serene provincial energy that is immediately inviting to all guests.
Masjid Omar Salmah has been as often as possible compromised and threatened with the possibility of demolition. The mosque’s property is possessed by the public authority, it was not purchased by the Arab merchant who raised the mosque, the public authority could hold onto the land, in spite of the fact that there are presently no designs to foster the land.