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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

Before I Found You

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…

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Scafell Pike Hike

Scafell Pike Hike

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.

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Eid Online

Eid Online

Eid is a special time for Muslims to come together and celebrate. We know from first-hand experience how hard it is for converts around Eid time, a time that should be...

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Life of the Prophet ﷺ

Life of the Prophet ﷺ

New Beginnings is pleased to present a monthly class on the 1st Friday of every month covering the life of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ from beginning to end.

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Eid al-Adha Party 2023

Eid al-Adha Party 2023

Join us for our annual Eid Gala. An exciting opportunity for converts to Islam and those interested in Islam, to network, socialise, and have fun over a 3-course meal and enjoy live entertainment to celebrate the blessed day of Eid al-Adha.

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Retreat

Retreat

Join us for our summer “art of faith” New Beginnings spiritual retreat. We will spend 3 days praying, reconnecting with nature, and nourishing ourselves in the beautiful breathtaking lands of Derbyshire.

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Umrah Trip

Umrah Trip

Join us for our first visit to the holy lands. Our journey begins in Manchester taking us first to Medina and then Mecca for a life-changing spiritual journey.

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Eid al-Fitr 2023

Eid al-Fitr 2023

Eid al-Fitr, the “Eid of breaking the fast” 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.

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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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