£3m restoration for UK’s oldest mosque

    England’s oldest mosque is undergoing a £3 million refurbishment in an effort to restore the building to its former glory. The mosque, on the ground floor of a 19th century grade II-listed building in Liverpool, was established in 1889 by Henry William Quilliam, who converted to Islam after visiting Morocco, adopting the name Abdullah Quilliam….

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      Ed Husain justifies UK visa denial to Qaradawi

      Former Islamist Ed Husain felt the denial of a visa by the United Kingdom to Dr Yusuf Al Qaradawi, the well-known Islamic scholar based in Doha, was absolutely justified. Speaking to The Peninsula at the Four Seasons Hotel yesterday, Husain said: “He is a man who speaks two languages. There should be no exceptions in…

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        Ex-Islamists start moderate Think Tank

        Two former Islamists are to launch a Muslim thinktank aimed at improving relations with the west by challenging extremist ideologies. The Quilliam Foundation believes Muslims should shake off the “cultural baggage of the Indian subcontinent” and the “political burdens of the Arab world”. Its director is Maajid Nawaz, 30, who was adopted as a prisoner…

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          UK Remembers Islamic Heritage

          CAIRO – To prove that the European country has a century-old Islamic heritage, British Muslims are championing a drive to renovate Britain’s first and oldest mosque, finding help from the local church. “Repairing…(the) mosque with British money, either from the government or the Muslim community, would act as a powerful symbol of British Islam,” Mohammad…

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