welcome to new beginnings

bright beginnings have bright endings

New Beginnings aims to create welcoming, non-judgemental environments and spaces, online and in-person, that nurture a sound and authentic experience of Islam for converts to Islam and their families or those interested in exploring Islam for the first time.

becoming a

Once you believe that Islam and the Quran
are the truth, the only step is to declare
that belief by stating, “I bear witness that
there is none worthy of worship except
Allah and that Muhammad is the
Messenger of Allah.” This is called the
“Testification of Faith (shahadah)”…

certificate of
conversion (shahadah)

This will be issued only to those people who
take their shahadah and convert with us. Proof
of identity and address will be required as well
as a signature. If you cannot be present to
provide a signature, then we can post the
certificate to you…


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Silja’s Story

I grew up in a secure and loving home in a tiny village in the Swiss countryside. This village gave me the best childhood memories and until now, it is the place I call home (pictured above). My family moved there when I was about five years old. My parents wanted my...

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mind, body, and soul New Beginnings retreatJoin us for our first-ever New Beginnings spiritual retreat. We will spend 3 days praying, reconnecting with nature, and nourishing ourselves in the beautiful breathtaking lands of the Peak District. Prayers in congregation...

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Eid al-Adha Party

Eid al-Adha, the "Greater Eid" is a special time for Muslims to come together and celebrate. We know from first-hand experience how hard it is for new Muslims around Eid time, a time that should be filled with joy and togetherness. To ensure that no one is alone and...

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About Us

Our team of mostly converts understands the importance of preserving one’s individual and cultural identity

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.


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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, UK

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!


It is hard to sum up in just a few words how amazing New Beginnings is and how much it has changed my life in just 8 weeks… After almost 30 years since I first learned of Islam, due to the kindness and support of the New Beginnings team I took my shahada a week ago and, alhamdulillah, I will never look back.

Monica, Belfast


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