“Whoever removes one of the hardships of a believing soul, Allah will remove from him one of the distresses in the Hereafter. Whoever makes things easy for someone else, Allah will make things easy for him in this world and the Hereafter… Allah is ever assisting His servant as long as that servant is helping his brother.”
Sahîh Muslim (4867)
SOLACE was set up in 2010 by a group of sisters who were concerned about the difficulties facing revert sisters both in the short and long term, and their variety of needs. Whilst there are many organisations within the United Kingdom catering for the educational and Islamic needs of revert sisters, there appeared to be a lack of support and provision of services catering specifically for the holistic needs of revert sisters. Recognising the need for an organisation with the aim of supporting revert sisters through their various difficulties led to the creation of SOLACE.
SOLACE is a support service for revert sisters in difficulty, regardless of whether they have been Muslim for 2 weeks or even 20 years; it supports them when they are going through life’s problems alone, suffering in silence, or even no longer enjoying their Islam. SOLACE is there to listen to them, empower them, and develop a mutual personal development plan which is realistic and person centric, and which will help them reach their short and long term goals.
To encourage revert sisters to empower themselves to manage their lives, emotions and relationships with confidence and vision.
To enable sisters to explore their faith in an open and engaging environment, and establish firm foundations in Islam.
To create community awareness of theissues that revert sisters face and offer practical solutions.
Provide training for all staff, equipping them with the knowledge and support skills required to meet the diverse needs of revert sisters.
Liaise with a range of diverse supportive services to enable revert sisters to receive specialist support
Provide faith based support through carefully designed services.
Develop comprehensive programs that educate the wider community on how to develop and improve their support to revert sisters
Provide a safe space for revert sisters to discuss their difficulties in a supportive and confidential environment.
You can read about some of the sisters SOLACE has helped here:
SOLACE will provide carefully designed services which are carried out by fully trained volunteers.
Find out more about these Services
* If you are a revert sister in difficulty and would like to refer yourself, please click here
* To volunteer for SOLACE, please click here
* To donate to SOLACE or to sponsor a revert sister in difficulty, please click here