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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' is Arabic for 'guidance.' We are a nationwide organisation for LGBTQI+ Muslims in the United Kingdom. Our team and members are a mix of practising and non-practising Muslims. As an inclusive organisation, we do not exclude anyone, and warmly welcome friends families and allies to all of our events.

At Hidayah, we offer a range of services including:

  • WhatsApp groups

    • Members Chat

    • Spirituality

    • Friends & Family

    • Volunteers

    • Location specific groups (London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Bristol)

  • Groups, safe spaces, social meetups and monthly events around the UK

  • Educational workshops, talks and conferences at universities

  • Emotional and well-being support, safeguarding people at risk and signposting to other services

  • Social media engagement, news, articles and banter via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

  • Confidential email service for support for yourself, a friend, or anyone else

  • Volunteering opportunities, a range of roles are available.
     

"These groups provide a safe space to discuss topics and gain support with like-minded people. It's a place to vent and rant without the fear of being judged. It's a safe space to be yourself."

"Everyone in these groups are awesome and will accept you. We are there for one another because there may be many people who don't get the support from their friends or family, or be able to openly discuss certain topics with them."

"In addition to good banter, these groups are useful for those who wish to explore faith and spirituality. It is a platform to share verses from scriptures, inspiring quotes, stories, and discuss morals and issues that concern LGBT+ people within faith and spirituality."

 

Feel free to 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 aspire to create a society free from discrimination, if we do not currently operate in your area, email us to see if we can work with you to bring Hidayah to your city and expand the visibility of LGBTQI+ Muslims.

استمع (Istame'a) | Listen: Queer Muslim Stories

Welcome to our podcast, Istame'a | Listen, a safe space for sharing queer Muslim stories. In our four-part series hosted by Rabia Mirza, we’ll be sharing raw, honest and personal stories from queer Muslims. We’ll explore what it’s like to come out, how we navigate the stigma of shame and examine the blurred lines between religion, sexuality and culture. This series is brought to you by Hidayah, one of UK’s fastest growing organisations supporting LGBTQI+ Muslims. Our mission is to ensure the voices of queer Muslims are heard and understood. To share your stories, get in touch here.

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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 (open 24/7) 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.

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