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Poetry, Prose, and Praise

Poetry, Prose, and Praise

"Is it not by the remembrance of Allah that hearts find comfort?" Al-Quran (13:28) Abu Hurayrah reported that The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said: Indeed, Allah Almighty has itinerant angels who have no other work but to follow...

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Ramadan Special

Ramadan Special

New Beginnings are excited to present Ramadan Special – an exciting month filled with various activities to keep us connected at this blessed time. We have a range of daily & weekly activities you can choose from.

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What’s My Name?

What’s My Name?

“What’s my name?” Shouted Muhammad Ali as he delivered a powerful and swift left-right combination to an already hurt and demoralised Ernie Terrell. “What’s my name?” he spat again through his mouthpiece. Terrell closed his eyes as the next...

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Preparing for Ramadan

Preparing for Ramadan

A two-part course, for converts and new Muslims only, detailing the correct method of observing the fast of Ramadan and the spiritual dimensions related to it. "Oh you who believe, fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before...

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Michelle’s Story

Michelle’s Story

I have supported children and adults with additional needs most of my working life and it was work where my journey began. I was brought up in an Atheist family and lived in a 95% White area so never had the chance to meet people from other...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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