2 Glynrhondda Street

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2 Glynrhondda Street in Cathays, Cardiff is accepted as the first mosque in the United Kingdom.[1][2][3]

The mosque was founded by Yemeni and Somali sailors on their trips between Aden and Cardiff Docks,[4] and recorded by the Register of Religious Sites (now maintained by the Office of National Statistics) as a registered place of worship from 1860.

It is still a registered and working mosque today under the title of the “Al-Manar Islamic & Cultural Centre”.[5]

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  1. ^ "From scholarship, sailors and sects to the mills and the mosques". The Guardian. 2002-06-18. Retrieved 2008-11-30. 
  2. ^ "Islam and Britain". BBC. 2002. Archived from the original on 4 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-30. 
  3. ^ "Islam in the British Isles". islamfortoday.com. Retrieved 2008-11-30. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Did You Know?". Islam Can. Retrieved 2008-11-30. 
  5. ^ al-Manar Centre

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Coordinates: 51°29′16.5″N 3°10′32″W / 51.487917°N 3.17556°W / 51.487917; -3.17556