The Al-Rahma Mosque and Islamic Cultural Centre is the only mosque in the city and is the place of worship to the oldest Muslim community in the UK, whose earliest members arrived in the 1880’s.The original mosque has been on the site since the 1960’s and in 2008, a newly refurbished mosque, topped with a golden dome and crescent was opened.
The first mosque to be established in Liverpool, and indeed the first in England, was the Islamic Institute and Liverpool Mosque which once stood on Brougham Terrace. On its opening day in 1891, founder William Abdullah Quilliam (1851-1932) welcomed 250 homeless children into the mosque to eat Christmas dinner. He later went on to establish an orphanage and school on the site.
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