• May 2nd '21

    Searching For Light Amidst The Darkness

    She grew up in a landscape adorned with natural beauty and the artistry of men who constructed huge monuments of the Catholic tradition: looming cathedrals that basked in the Spanish heat.  But she also grew up in a land where the call to praye...

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  • Apr 30th '21

    From the Frying Pan Into The Fire

    She was worn down. Tired. Life after shahaadah had felt more like a death sentence lately. She was doing something wrong, and all this was her fault – she knew it was, because that’s what the voices in her head had been ...

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  • Apr 27th '21

    A Tale of Self-Discovery: How Alison Came To Islam

    Sakina had this amazing energy about her, Alison thought and her charismatic personality drew Alison to her immediately when they first met at Uni. As she got to know her, Alison’s curiosity was piqued: why does she w...

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  • Apr 25th '21

    Surviving The Cycle Of Domestic Abuse

    From a very young age, Asiyah had witnessed her father abusing her mother: he would come back from work and within minutes, kick off. It seemed to Asiyah that her mother never said or did anything to protect herself,&nb...

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  • Apr 23rd '21

    Lisa’s Love Story

    They met at Uni. Lisa was staying at a friend’s place when Danyal appeared one night with Lisa’s brother for a friday night pizza. They clicked immediately – his warm brown eyes, dark hair, and flashing smile made him irresistib...

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  • Apr 21st '21

    Orphaned By Accepting Islam

    This is Preeti’s story.  ‘I can’t even look at you anymore!’ Preeti’s face crumbled at these words.  Was that really her father? Her beloved father who she had only ever known as gentle and loving.  She recalled that time...

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  • Apr 17th '21

    Becoming a New Muslim

    This is Heather’s story. Heather’s life changed the day those two official looking letters came through her letterbox. She expected one, but not the other. Redundancy and a breast cancer diagnosis all in the same week!   “...

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  • Apr 15th '21

    The Struggle of New Muslim Isolation

    This is Sophie's story. Everything was finally falling into place. Sophie had found the love of her life, and he was everything she had dreamed. They would wed and embark on their journey into the sunset togethe...

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  • Apr 11th '21

    Introduction to Revert Stories

    Over the month of Ramadan, we will be sharing the stories of sisters who came to Solace when they had nowhere else to go. These stories were taken from real cases that our support workers have helped since Solace began, and t...

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