• 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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  • Feb 25th '21

    The Miracle of Light

    By Aliya Vaughan Imagine walking through life in total darkness; void of all cheer, purpose and meaning. This was me in my early twenties, a time when life should have been exciting and fulfilling. I did have fleeting moments of ‘happiness,’ but...

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  • Feb 17th '21

    The Miracle In My Story

    My name is Romina. I am the youngest of 8 children in an Afghan "pathan" family that lived in southern Africa and came to the UK when I was just under two years old. We didn't have lots of spare money growing up- we never ate out and often went to ...

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