About Us

About Us

Solace is a registered charity helping revert women in difficulty beyond the shahadah for over 13 years. 

How Solace Started

In 2010, Solace began as an idea by its current CEO, Aliyah Umm Raiyaan. Aliyah and a group of women who were concerned about the difficulties revert women were facing, both in the short and long term, and their variety of needs, then worked on that idea until Solace was established.

Whilst there are many organisations catering for the educational and Islamic needs of revert women, there appeared to be a lack of support and provision of services catering specifically for the holistic needs of revert women. Recognising the need for an organisation with the aim of supporting revert women through their various difficulties led to the creation of Solace.

In January 2011, Solace launched and the following year, Solace became a registered charity.

In 2016, Solace established a branch in the Midlands and in 2017, the first international branch in the Netherlands began operations.

In 2022, Solace expanded to the North of England to cater to revert women without access to revert support who are living in more isolated areas.

Solace Today

Solace provides a range of services including emotional, financial, marital, legal, and social support for revert women facing difficulties, regardless of whether they have been Muslim for 2 weeks or 20 years. Solace supports them when they are going through life’s problems alone, suffering in silence, or no longer connected with their faith.

Though based in the UK, Solace has received support requests from revert women globally, underscoring the need for the expansion of our services.

"The purpose of Solace is helping women hold on to their deen."

Danielle, London Branch Manager

"The real struggle of reverts is after the shahada, which is the whole purpose of Solace, and why it's so important."

Grace, Revert and Volunteer

"Solace is a lifeline and a necessity. It's a mercy from Allah."

Aliyah, Revert and Service User

Explore our Impact Reports to dive into the ongoing efforts and the impactful work Solace is engaged in. Additionally, consider joining our team by volunteering or applying for any vacancies.

Your support matters greatly; you can contribute to our mission by donating to Solace today.

Meet our CEO

Aliyah Umm Raiyaan

Aliyah Umm Raiyaan is the Founder of Solace UK and is a revered author, engaging speaker, a passionate advocate for revert women, and the CEO of Solace UK since its inception.

As a revert herself, Aliyah's journey and dedication to this cause resonate profoundly, making her an invaluable speaker for events seeking to inspire, educate, and empower audiences.

Elevate your audience's experience by bringing in Aliyah's captivating presence, where her varying roles, wide experience, compelling storytelling and expertise, converge to offer a transformative and inspirational narrative, creating a memorable and impactful event for all.

Subscribing to our mailing list means you will hear from Aliyah regularly through the quarterly 'Letters from the CEO' which contain the latest updates, events, and the collective impact we're making at Solace.

Many revert women struggle on their own after embracing Islam.

Your contributions keep them supported, and that support keeps them going.

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