Located at Xiaotaoyuan Street in the southern urban area of Shanghai, Shanghai Xiaotaoyuan Female Mosque, also known as Shanghai Female Mosque, covers an area of 452 square meters. It was first built in 1920 in Gaodun Street of Nanshi District, and then moved to Xiaotaoyuan Street, which made it has a name of Xiaotaoyuan Female Mosque. It was the first school for female Muslim in Shanghai.
When stepping into the mosque, the visitors can see a parvis with the size of 20-square-meter. In the right side of the mosque, there stands a parlor and a central room of the prayer hall. In the prayer hall, you will find a square table and two wooden armchairs which are specially provided for Muslims to do prayer. Near the square table is a tea table, on which holds a censer, a chime clock, tea bottles, and scriptures. The prayer hall is conveniently equipped with excellent facilities for female Muslims.
Going upstairs in the main hall, you will find a door to the office for female imam. Benches, scripture cupboards, blankets, kitchen, storage house and toilet will be found in the main hall. The main hall can hold about 60 female to do prayer at the same time. In the south of the main hall, there is a door to the inner meeting room. Outside the main hall is an corridor, where has a long sofa, one tea table and two small sofas for prayers to have rest. On the right side of the main hall is a small storeroom. Arabic dome with a flagpole is built on the top of the house.