Welcome to Hidayah
You have come to the right place if you are:
Feeling conflicted or alone
Looking for support or to make new friends
Trying to reconcile your sexuality or Identity with your faith
Needing support with family, friends and mental health
The word 'Hidayah' derives from the Arabic word for 'guidance.' Hidayah is a nationwide organisation for LGBTQI+ Muslims in the United Kingdom. We are a mixture of both practising and non-practising Muslims and although we are a secular organisation we develop our activities for LGBTQI+ Muslims. However, we do not exclude people and we warmly welcome non-Muslim allies, friends and family to all of our events.
We have groups and events around the UK, get in touch with us if you would like to join as a member or if you would like to support us to grow and reach more people like yourself. We also offer community and educational workshops as well as safe spaces to meet and socialise with other LGBTQI+ Muslims and aspire to create a society free from discrimination. If we do not currently operate in your area, speak to us to see if we can work with you to bring Hidayah to your city and expand the visibility of LGBTQI+ Muslims.
Winner of "Charity & Community Initiative Award 2019" - LGBTQ North East
Nominated "National Diversity Award 2019" - Community Awards ( ITV News )
Remember - you are not alone.
If you require immediate support or are at risk, then please contact your local health or emergency department. Or call the Samaritans free on 116 123. They will listen to you, provide signposting and can help in stressful situations. This is confidential and will not show on your phone bill.