First mosque in the UK re-opens in Liverpool
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Monday June 30 2014
BBC News covers the re-opening of the first registered mosque in the UK established by English convert Abdullah Quilliam in Toxteth, Liverpool in 1889.
The BBC article explores Quilliam’s work at the Liverpool Muslim Institute which he founded and from where he preached Islam converting ‘200 locals and 600 people across the UK’.
The mosque, which has been refurbished and re-opened for use by Liverpool’s Muslim community bears a plaque in his memory on its wall.
The BBC article notes the claim of Quilliam to be ‘the first native Englishman to embrace the religion’, though this overlooks the case of the 2nd Baron of Alderley, Edward John Stanley, who converted to Islam in 1862 and was the first Muslim member of the House of Lords.
Read the BBC feature on Abdullah Quilliam here.