WHO WE ARE
New Beginnings was formed in 2020 and launched officially on the 1st of Ramadan (23rd April) 2020 (1441) after recognising the need to provide support, companionship and education for those that have adopted the religion of Islam after having no or a previous faith and those exploring Islam for the first time.
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.
what we do
Join us for our spring retreat. We will spend 3 days praying, learning, connecting with our Creator, nature, and others, and nourishing ourselves in the beautiful location of Buxton in the Peak District.
Firm Foundations is a free 10-week online course in order for converts, especially those who are new, or people exploring Islam for the first time, to learn the very fundamental aspects of Islam.
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...
Are you curious in knowing more about Islam and Muslim practices? Do you have a family member who recently converted to Islam? Do you have questions that you would like to ask Muslim scholars? If so, then this free course is for you!
A 3-part course, for converts, new or old, and those exploring Islam. The course details the correct method of paying one’s zakah and its spiritual dimensions.
Heart to Heart is a one-day conference where students have the opportunity to come together in person with their teachers, connect and meet with other students, nurture faith, and strengthen our community.
A much-needed space to discuss topics relevant to converts and practical ways to strengthen faith held on Sundays only with special guests from the convert community.
Ya Allah, before I found you
I was broken and lost
Before I found you
My purpose was at a cost
You see, my life was full of hardships…
Join us for our annual fundraising hike. This year we will be taking on the challenge of England’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike in the Lake District guided by Utrek.
The concern for converts to Islam is an area that has been much neglected for decades. The number of converts to Islam in the UK, and abroad, is growing exponentially, with two-thirds of them being women. Despite the noble efforts of a few small organisations, this need has not been fully met as of yet. We aim to fill the gap via a combination of innovative methods with a strong basis in the Islamic tradition and the way of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. People who convert to Islam generally have a whole myriad of needs. We aim to fulfil and serve the needs of those new and old to Islam in a holistic manner.
meet the people
Sh. Bilal Brown
and Spiritual Advisor
Director of Education
Social Media and Events Manager
Emotional Well-being Officer
Sh. Hasan Shire
Imam and Teacher
Sh. Amin Buxton
Imam and Teacher
Dr. Mumina Begum
Aminah Jayne O’Rourke