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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.

Happening Now

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...

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....

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.

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...

Sunday Night Live

New Beginnings is pleased to present an online discussion forum. A much-needed space to discuss topics relevant to converts and practical ways to strengthen faith. Join us for Sunday Night Live. Hosted by Imran Rahim & featuring monthly guests. 📆 The first Sunday of every month at 8.30 PM,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Sunday Night Live

New Beginnings is pleased to present an online discussion forum. A much-needed space to discuss topics relevant to converts and practical ways to strengthen faith. Join us for Sunday Night Live....

Life of the Prophet ﷺ

New Beginnings is pleased to present a new monthly class for new Muslims and converts covering the life of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. As new Muslims and converts, it can be a struggle to connect to a...

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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