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Welcome to New Beginnings

 

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New Beginnings aims to create welcoming, non-judgemental environments and spaces that nurture a sound and authentic experience of Islam. We strive to meet these needs in a way that truly appreciates a person’s circumstances, whilst understanding the importance of preserving one’s individual and cultural identity.

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Convert Care is a Neglected Duty and We’re Doing Something About It

Every day in the UK, at least one person converts to Islam. The conversion is usually met with elation from the Muslim community but there is often little done to take care of the complex needs that they may have or at times, a lack of understanding of what those needs are. That’s where we come in. With a diverse team, made up mostly of converts from diverse backgrounds, we have the knowledge and experience to offer a holistic package in order to ensure the smooth transition of the convert into the wider Muslim community.

Social Events

Regular social events where converts can network with other converts and share their experiences.

Learning

Regular classes and access to sound Islamic scholarship with guidelines for the most appropriate course of study.

Support and well-being

Ongoing encouragement and counselling, if need be, from qualified counsellors.

Expression

We offer safe platforms for converts to express themselves, free of criticism and judgements.

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Preparing for Ramadan

A two-part course, for converts and new Muslims only, detailing the correct method of observing the fast of Ramadan and the spiritual dimensions related to it. "Oh you who believe, fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may develop God-consciousness" Is...

Firm Foundations Level 1

Firm Foundations is a free 10-week online course in order for converts, especially those who are new, to learn the very fundamental aspects of Islam. Whether you’re a new Muslim or a convert of many years, New Beginnings is delighted to present to you the opportunity to make your foundations firm....

Firm Foundations Level 2

Firm Foundations is a free 10-week online course in order for converts, especially those who are new, to learn the very fundamental aspects of Islam. Level 2 builds on the previous level and covers more topics in greater detail. Classes are taught in a welcoming environment so you can learn and...

Converts Unplugged

Subscribe via the RSS feed or relevant subscription service by clicking the "box-arrow" icon in the player below or alternatively use this website link. New episodes are released every 2nd Thursday of the month. Message us with your thoughts and comments at unplugged@beginnings.org.uk

Understanding Zakah

A 3-part course, for converts and new Muslims only, detailing the correct method of paying one's zakah and the spiritual dimensions related to it. Registrations close on 2nd November What is Zakah, the almsgiving? Why is Zakah important? How do I know if I am eligible to pay or receive it? How do...

In this month's podcast, Aisha and Amanda are joined by Khadija Kimchi of The Camelia's Bloom, for a Ramadan special discussing the joys and the challenges of this blessed month.

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Read more about the Islamic perspective on changing one's name after conversion by @bilalbrown

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New Beginnings are such a welcoming and informative organisation. The teachers and members are all extremely friendly. I can't thank them enough.

Isobel, Bristol

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What’s My Name?

What’s My Name? “What’s my name?” Shouted Muhammad Ali as he delivered a powerful and swift left-right combination to an already hurt and demoralised Ernie Terrell. “What’s my name?” he spat...

Preparing for Ramadan

A two-part course, for converts and new Muslims only, detailing the correct method of observing the fast of Ramadan and the spiritual dimensions related to it. “Oh you who believe, fasting is...

Firm Foundations Level 1

Firm Foundations is a free 10-week online course in order for converts, especially those who are new, to learn the very fundamental aspects of Islam. Whether you’re a new Muslim or a convert of many...

Michelle’s Story

Michelle’s Story I have supported children and adults with additional needs most of my working life and it was work where my journey began. I was brought up in an Atheist family and lived in a...

Firm Foundations Level 2

Firm Foundations is a free 10-week online course in order for converts, especially those who are new, to learn the very fundamental aspects of Islam. Level 2 builds on the previous level and covers...

Converts Unplugged

Subscribe via the RSS feed or relevant subscription service by clicking the “box-arrow” icon in the player below or alternatively use this website link. New episodes are released every...

Testimonials

A very relaxed and welcoming atmosphere where I feel comfortable to discuss and ask questions. I love the holistic view of Islam and focus on spirituality. As a new Muslim, it feels like a safe space to open up.

- Sophie, Manchester

Convert socials have been a confidence booster for me and a chance to meet other converts in similar and different situations to myself. It gives us all reassurance that we are loved and there is a community among us all and that we aren’t alone. The things we learn, the people we meet, and even the chats we have, all mean a lot and gives me good reminders and positive things to think about. Always makes me smile 🙂

- Anonymous

I have found a lot of benefit from the course, Sheikh Bilal is amazing and the prayer part of the course is very beneficial and answered a lot of questions I had, also finding out about ablution and the correct way to perform it. Thank you!
Imran, subhaan Allah, he does the spirituality side of the course and it is absolutely beautiful he beautifies it really well it touches your heart, the whole Firm Foundations is a fantastic course and I am very grateful and proud that I have been able to benefit from it. And I know it will carry on to benefit many more people. May you all be rewarded, Allah subhanallah wa tala bless you all.

- Marissa, Oldham

Friendly and informal atmosphere. I enjoy the interactive discussions. As a convert, I needed a space to learn in like this. Thank you so much!

- Anonymous

Embracing Islam is a beautiful but challenging journey. Every day comes with struggles, however, these difficulties are certainly eased when you have a strong faith and you discover strength in your difficulties. New Beginnings has truly provided me with high-quality and reassuring discussions, where I have been able to increase my knowledge of Islam but moreover, learn more about the beauty and spirituality of being a Muslim.

- Abigail

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