“Prior to receiving support from Solace, I was at breaking point in both my personal & spiritual life. After being Muslim for almost 7 years, I began to question if becoming Muslim was the right decision & if Allaah even existed. Since the very beginning of my Islaam I have been through really turbulent times and life changing events including two failed marriages which were both violent and abusive, financial hardship which almost rendered me homeless, abuse from my family and now being a single mum. I struggled to understand how Allaah, or in fact any God, could really exist when I’ve rarely felt any happiness since taking my shahadah and wondered where Ar Rahmaan, Ar Raheem, Al Lateef was for me during these painful times. I was confused and felt like I’d lost all hope, clarity, my identity and any focus in life. This lead me to the darkest point in my life so far. This is when I turned to Solace for help.
Since receiving support from Solace I have begun to feel a lot more positive and feel somewhat better about the future. I have contact with a support worker on a weekly basis and during our sessions we set weekly goals/targets. It’s my only opportunity to speak about how I feel and the only outlet for my feelings. No matter how I feel at the beginning of the session, I always end the session feeling like a great weight has been lifted off of my shoulders, with renewed emaan and feeling much more optimistic.
At present I am still having support sessions and I hope they do not end anytime soon. I am in the process of trying to solidify my emaan and meet some sisters as I have been isolated for quite some time. My support worker has been great and has made huge efforts to signpost me to other organisations for sisters and reverts, one of which I attended recently and I absolutely love! I am also in the process of applying for some financial support as me and my daughter are living on no income whatsoever due to issues with the Home Office and the Passport Office. I am so grateful to Solace. Prior to their help I was about to leave Islaam, now I’m trying to be the best Muslimah I can be in shaa Allaah.”