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make things easy and don’t make things difficult, give good tidings and don’t push people away.

– Prophet Muhammad ﷺ
Source: Muslim, 1732; Al-Bukhari, 69

WHO WE ARE

our story

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 who have adopted the religion of Islam after having no faith or a previous faith and those who are not Muslims but 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 genuinely appreciates a person’s circumstances whilst understanding the importance of preserving one’s individual and cultural identity.

what we do

Preparing for Ramadan

Preparing for Ramadan

A two-part course, for converts, new Muslims, and those who are not Muslim, detailing the correct method of observing the fast of Ramadan and the spiritual dimensions related to it.

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Beyond the Shahadah

Beyond the Shahadah

A New Beginnings fundraising dinner. Embark on a heartfelt journey of support for new Muslims in the UK and beyond. Join us for an unforgettable evening filled with inspiration, laughter and community as we come together to strengthen bonds, and prepare our hearts for Ramadan.

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Abdullah Quilliam Mosque Tour

Abdullah Quilliam Mosque Tour

Embark on an enriching journey through history! Join us on the 20th of January as we explore the captivating heritage of Liverpool’s first mosque and delve into the fascinating narrative of Abdullah Quilliam, a pioneering figure in British Islamic history.

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Palestine

Palestine

Join us for a heartfelt and impactful online prayer gathering dedicated to Palestine. In a time of great need, let’s unite our intentions and prayers for peace, justice, and hope for the people of Palestine. Together, we can create a powerful collective energy, sending our positive thoughts and prayers for healing and resolution in this troubled region.

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Spring Retreat

Spring Retreat

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.

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Firm Foundations Level 2

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...

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Understanding Zakah

Understanding Zakah

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.

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Heart to Heart Conference

Heart to Heart Conference

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.

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Sunday Night Live

Sunday Night Live

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.

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our mission
& approach

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

Co-founder &
Managing Director

Imran Rahim

Co-founder &
Director of Education

Rumela Bandyopadhyay

Co-founder &
Media and Events Manager

Sh. Hasan Shire

Imam and Teacher

Sh. Amin Buxton

Imam and Teacher

Dr. Mumina Begum

Course Teacher

Mohammad Razak

Course Teacher &
Trustee

Tazreen Chowdhry

Qualified Counsellor

Idris Watts

Qualified Counsellor

Farrah Farooq

Qualified Counsellor

Jodie Wozencroft-Reay

Psychotherapist

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