• Thursday, August 11, 2022

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Locals celebrate opening of Isle of Lewis’ first mosque

SUPPORT: Communities united for the launch of the Stornoway mosque

By: Lauren Codling

by LAUREN CODLING A LOCAL community in the Outer Hebrides is set for Ramadan with the opening of the Isle’s first mosque last Friday (11). The Stornoway Mosque opened on the Isle of Lewis after efforts by supporters across the country and worldwide. Funding to build the mosque surpassed the original £50,000 mark in just four days, and to date more than £95,000 has been raised. Abdul Ghaffar, 62, has been a Stornoway resident for more than 25 years and said the support has been “unbelievable”. “We are all very happy, it is difficult to express the feeling,” Ghaffar told…

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