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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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New Beginnings Podcast

New Beginnings Podcast

Subscribe via the RSS feed or relevant subscription service by clicking the "box-arrow" icon in the player below or alternatively use this website link. New episodes are released every month, insha'Allah. Message us with your thoughts and comments...

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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....

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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...

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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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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...

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