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Lisa’s Love Story

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 irresistible. She was...

Orphaned By Accepting Islam

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 when the family visited the...

The Slippery Slope of Loneliness

The Slippery Slope of Loneliness

Georg completed her Asr prayer, hearing her phone ping as she said the final salaams.  Emma: See you 2nite@8pm, Duck&Carrot, Simon asking if u coming ;>)  She smiled, then caught her reflection in the mirrored, pale skin...

Becoming a New Muslim

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!   “What had she done that was so...

The Struggle of New Muslim Isolation

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 together and live...

Introduction to Revert Stories

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 they will help you to...