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Monthly Social Gatherings

Monthly social events for brothers and sisters where converts can network with other converts and share their experiences over tea, coffee, and snacks.

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Regular Weekly Classes

Regular classes and access to sound Islamic scholarship with guidelines for the most appropriate course of study. One of the challenges a new convert faces is accessing the correct information. Our volunteers are well-trained in the Islamic sciences and have great connections with Muslim scholars in the UK and abroad. 

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Support and Well-being

Ongoing encouragement and counselling, if need be, from qualified counsellors coupled with a holistic package of support.

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Debate, discuss, express.

Monthly Discussions

A much-needed space to discuss topics relevant to converts and practical ways to strengthen faith. Meet up with others and feel free to express yourself in a safe, confidential, and private environment.

Current Initiatives

Understanding Zakah

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...

Sunday Night Live

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...

Life of the Prophet ﷺ

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 prophet who plays such a pivotal role in the life of Muslims. One of...

Catherine’s Story

Catherine’s Story

My journey to Islam started in a pub on Green Lane, Small Heath, Birmingham. I was seven years old and we lived in a big old Victorian pub that was crumbling even then and eventually knocked down. By the time my family lived there, Small Heath was almost completely a...

Islamic Literacy

Islamic Literacy

The Islamic Literacy Course is a free 10-week online course in order for converts, especially those who are new, to learn the very basic Arabic terms of the prayer and general conversation. Whether you’re a new Muslim or a convert of many years, New Beginnings is...

Firm Foundations

Firm Foundations

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...

Rahima’s Story

Rahima’s Story

I went to the mosque on February 8th 2019, with an inquisitive mind and returned home as a Muslim. As I was about to start a 6 months internship in Nottingham. I reunited with a high school friend, I hadn’t seen for over 4 years after leaving Nairobi, although we were...

Lauren’s Story

Lauren’s Story

Finding Peace in the Holy Land is a perfectly timed memoir told with brisk honesty and sharp humour. Sweeping from the suburbs of North London to the olive groves of Palestine, it explores a life of excess-to-spirituality impacted by the struggle of a distant people....

Khalil’s Story

Khalil’s Story

It is the mid-1970s, Sunday morning, in a comfortable middle-class catholic church in Edgware, halfway through the service, I see a tired, distressed, dirty looking man come up the aisle to the front and try to speak, “Oh father, help ….!” I was born in the early...

Claire’s Story

Claire’s Story

For the last 10 years, Islam has been in my peripheral as I explored what I believed; steadily finding the confidence and conviction to admit I believed in a higher power, in God. I still remember being at a friend’s family party and listening to an imam recite the...

Na’eema’s Story

Na’eema’s Story

For teenagers growing up in the West today, they see and experience things that many people in the Middle East haven’t even heard of. So at age 14, I thought I knew everything, and with this, I felt I had the world on my shoulders. I had an amazing group of friends,...

Zahara’s Story

Zahara’s Story

I took my shahada[1] in September 2010 but my interest in Islam had started about a year before. I always had a connection to God growing up even though neither of my parents followed a religion. I would talk to Him, nothing too deep, it would be more along the lines...

Sofia’s Story

Sofia’s Story

I met my fiancé, Muhammad, four years ago while studying at University, we were both on the same course and got to know each other well. At the time I had very few Muslim friends, I was curious about his religion and we talked about it a lot. Through our...

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