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About Aliyah
Umm Raiyaan

Aliyah Umm Raiyaan reverted to Islam in 1999. Aliyah is the Sunday Times Bestselling author of Penguin published, 'Ramadan Reflections' and The Power of Du'a. She is also the Founder and CEO of Registered Charity Solace UK who support revert women in difficulty. Aliyah is the co-host of YouTube show Honest Tea Talk. Aliyah lives with her family in East London where she home educates her children.

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Aliyah Umm Raiyaan converted to Islam 25 years ago and has been involved in UK dawah for over 20 years. In 2010, she founded Solace UK, a registered charity that helps women who have converted to Islam and find themselves in difficulty. In 2019 she launched a YouTube show called Honest Tea Talk which brought unscripted conversations to the table about raw unspoken topics related to the Muslim community. She continues to devote her time to helping women achieve their full potential whilst emphasising the importance of developing a personal and close relationship with Allah.  In 2022, she was approached by the publisher Penguin to write and publish a book. The book, Ramadan Reflections, was published in March 2023 and became a Sunday Times Bestseller. Penguin recently published her second book, The Power of Du’a, which Mufti Menk said was ‘Empowering…of great benefit to those who wish to have their doors flung open by Allah.’ Aliyah recently became a TEDx speaker where she spoke about The power of your pain. She lives in East London where she home- educates her youngest children.

To hear her speak is to get a knife that cuts through all the fluff and gets straight into the real heart of the matter. She speaks fearlessly and passionately, inspiring and reflecting at turns, in ways which get us to question, examine, and pull out from the shadows the stories lurking there, so that we too can become the fearless drivers of our own lives.
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