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Faith & Spirituality


Struggling with Faith
A person's faith and spirituality and how they practice it will vary from one individual to another according to their inner capacities, external conditioning, and cultural influence.  Individuals will also have their own inner struggles depending on their personal circumstances, which can also impact their faith.  There may also be pressure to conform to particular interpretations that are promoted by families, friends or associates. You may wish to just talk to someone about how you feel.  You can call us on the MWN Helpline and we are more than happy to be a listening ear.  

New Converts / Reverts
New converts / reverts may want to find out more about Islam, you can call us too and we will do our best to sign post you to appropriate organisations that can help you.  Women who newly embrace Islam may become overwhelmed with advice and attention.  However, it is important to speak with a range of organisations and not be pressurised into making decisions by anyone.  Examples of pressures faced by new Muslims include: pressurised to marry including into entering polygamous marriages, to wear a headscarf or face veil, changing name, not to see family who are not Muslim, to accept cultural practices that have nothing to do with Islam etc.

Women's Status in Islam
Some women may be confused about their rights in Islam and the way in which some women are treated within Muslim communities. The Quran was revolutionary for its time, giving women many rights. Unfortunately some religious scholars give opinions on issues concerning women that are negative or disempowering.  We therefore advise that individuals make fully informed decisions by investigating (as much as practically possible) the source of judgments by scholars. It is essential to know whether religious scholars are guiding people towards God's divine will or their personal opinions.  We may be able to highlight the varying interpretations that may exist on particular issues and signpost you to them.  However, we cannot guarantee that we are able to do this for all issues.

 
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Al Sarira Project
Phone:07722 531511 
Al-Sarira Project (Inner-Self Project) is at the heart of addressing, educating and encouraging women to realise their potential and to strive for personal growth. 
We provide a  resource and training centre to support and empower women, with a range of Therapeutic and Supportive Specialised Services. 
Email:alsariraproject@gmail.com 
Website:www.alsarira.com 
Address: 
Bradford New Muslim Project
Phone:07762 120 209 
Email:info@bradfordnewmuslims.org 
Website:www.bradfordnewmuslims.org 
Address: 
Caring for Converts
Phone:0800 028 0826 / 01530 243 937  Identification of the specific needs of those interested in and new to Islam and the provision of a range of services that adequately meets their social, educational and spiritual requirements.
Email:abdulrahman@faith-matters.co.uk 
Website:www.newmuslimsproject.net 
Address: 
Dewsbury New Muslims
Phone:07432131446 (Dawud) 

T: 07432131446 (Advice line for Men)

6pm - 9pm weekdays & anytime weekends

T: 07775975038 (Advice line for Women)

6pm - 9pm weekdays & anytime weekends
Email:dewsburynewmuslims@gmail.com 
Website:www.dewsburynewmuslims.com 
Address: 
Leicester New Muslims
Phone:07746 652 476 
Email:leicesternewmuslims@hotmail.co.uk 
Website:www.leicesternewmuslims.wordpress.com 
Address: 
Muslim Converts Network
Phone: 
Email:07092982999 (Brothers) / 07092983000 (Sisters) 
Website:www.muslimconvertsnetwork.com 
Address: 
Muslim Youth Foundation
Phone:0161 832 5352  Muslim Youth Foundation has set up new Muslim group.
Email:office@myf.org.uk 
Website:www.myf.org.uk 
Address: 
Muslims of Norwich
Phone:01603 622941 
Email:info@muslimsofnorwich.org.uk 
Website:www.muslimsofnorwich.org.uk 
Address: 
New to Islam
Phone:07834374859 (can leave message or text) Based in Scotland (Glasgow) but has new Muslim groups for Aberdeen, Dundee and Edinburgh.
Email:newtoislam.info@gmail.com 
Website:www.newtoislam.co.uk 
Address: 
Unity Foundation
Phone: 

Unity Foundation is hosting the group Preston New Muslims

Email:preston_new_muslims@hotmail.com 
Website:www.unityfoundation.co.uk 
Address: 
 
 
 
 
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