Welcome to New Beginnings
bright beginnings have bright endings
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.
Regular social events where converts can network with other converts and share their experiences.
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.
We offer safe platforms for converts to express themselves, free of criticism and judgements.
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.
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 🙂
Life is a journey punctuated by beautiful people and events, whilst in pursuit of happiness. Faith and a connection to my Creator became a fundamental part of that journey which through a chance encounter led me to “Being Muslim”.
In a warm, open and unjudging environment, the “Being Muslim” classes have given me the opportunity to explore Islam; each time leaving me enlightened and uplifted that I am exactly where I should be. “Being Muslim has become an instrumental part in my journey.
What began as a blessed chance encounter has led to valued friendships with some very special people.
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!
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.