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Benevolence’s Convert programs provide guidance and support to new Muslims, long-term converts and those exploring Islam or thinking about converting. We aim to help guide those wanting to learn about Islam, and support converts in developing and maintaining a sustainable faith practice. We provide introductory classes, consultations and drop-ins, and social gatherings to support you at all stages of your faith journey.

Workshops & short courses

Benevolence offers classes on Islamic beliefs and practices including Islam 101, How to Pray and Preparing for Ramadan. These classes explore the spiritual  dimensions of Islamic practice in addition to the physical rituals. Sessions are conducted in a small group environment, encouraging interaction and active participation.

Convert catch-ups

Our Convert Catch-Up events invite converts to Islam, those exploring Islam and their family, friends, or partners to gather, celebrate and socialise. These events include Eid lunches, iftars (fast-breaking meals) and group Mosque tours. Converts can share experiences, gain support and build a community with others on their convert journey.

Convert Events Schedule – Term 1 2024

Further details and registration links will be posted on our website and social media closer to the events. See our events page here.

Please note dates shown are approximate and subject to change as we continue planning for the upcoming year. 

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How to Pray Workshop – Sunday 4th February

Our popular How to Pray workshop focuses on ritual prayer and its place and purpose in the life of a Muslim. The spiritual, as well as physical aspects of prayer, are explored in detail in this practical workshop. This session is tailored for Converts and Reconnecting Muslims who are either embarking on their journey or who want a refresher.

Islam 101 – Sunday 25th February

Discover Islam with our regular Islam 101 workshop. If you’ve been curious about Islam or have some questions you’ve always wanted to ask, then our Islam 101 workshop is just for you. The workshop is designed to promote interaction and active participation within a small group setting. The course is ideal for those seeking to learn more about the Islamic tradition or newcomers to the faith.

Preparing for Ramadan – Saturday 2nd March

Join us for our annual Preparing for Ramadan Workshop to get into the spirit of the sacred month. Whether it’s your first time fasting or you simply want to renew your intentions and better understand Ramadan, this workshop will cover the fundamentals of fasting and its deep spiritual dimensions.

Converts’ Iftar – Saturday 23rd March 

Join us once again this Ramadan for one of our favourite annual events, the 2024 Converts’ Iftar. This event is one of the most popular amoug the Benevolence Convert community, and provides an opportunity for converts to catch up with one another another their families and break fast together. The event is subsidised by the wider community to support converts to Islam.

Islam 101 – Saturday 30th March

Discover Islam with our regular Islam 101 workshop. If you’ve been curious about Islam or have some questions you’ve always wanted to ask, then our Islam 101 workshop is just for you. The workshop is designed to promote interaction and active participation within a small group setting. The course is ideal for those seeking to learn more about the Islamic tradition or newcomers to the faith.

Converts Eid Lunch – Wednesday 10th April

Celebrate Eid al-Fitr with the Benevolence convert community. Our Converts Eid Lunch will follow Eid salaat and celebrations in Doncaster East. This event is open to converts and their partners and families.

Our Convert Care Programs are supported by your Zakat donations