“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
Solace is a registered charity helping revert women in difficulty and supporting new Muslim women beyond the shahada for over 10 years.
How Solace started
In 2010, Solace was set up by 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. 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 in 2012, 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 provides a range of services for revert women in difficulty, 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 even no longer enjoying their Islam.
Though a UK based charity, Solace has received requests for support from revert women worldwide which demonstrates the need for the expansion of Solace.
Read the Impact Reports here.
Registered Charity No. 1149720