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2 Glynrhondda Street, Cardiff
2 Glynrhondda Street, Cathays, Cardiff - is frequently reported to be the earliest registered Muslim Prayer site in the UK, established 1860.

However, this date has been questioned and is proved to have been a 'myth'. Dr Sophie Gilliat-Ray, Direct of the Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK, Cardiff University, has a forthcoming journal article entitled "The first registered mosque in the UK, Cardiff, 1860: The evolution of a myth". The 'myth' is the consequence of an error in transcribing the records. Once this error got into academic sources, it was widely repeated across the internet.

IIBS looks forward to reading Dr Gilliat-Ray's article in full once it is published and we would like to thank Yahya Birt for making us aware of it.



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