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The race to get the Outer Hebrides’ first mosque ready for Ramadan

On the Isle of Lewis, support for the project is flooding in from Muslims and non-Muslims alikeA couple of weeks ago, Aihtsham Rashid was standing in front of a derelict building in Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis, considering the scale of the task of turning it into the first mosque in the Outer Hebrides.“This could take years,” the Leeds-based builder told crestfallen members of the town’s tiny Muslim community as they gazed at the crumbling walls, sagging roof and broken windows, and weighed up logistical problems of supplies and...

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Published By: theguardian.com - Monday, 16 April