Every year thousands of people embrace Islam from every corner of the world. Many of them contribute to the positive development of our Ummah and some of them even became leaders in their fields.

Despite the growing number of converts around the world and the deep interest that Islam is generating since the beginning of this century we have not taken the opportunity to create a global platform where they could express themselves and be empowered. It is therefore with great joy that we invite you all to witness a historical event with the launching of the first “New Muslim World Conference” in Manchester, UK on the 23rd December 2018.

The event will feature powerful speeches, inspiring nasheeds, the world acclaimed documentary film FREEDOM featuring 50 converts from 25 countries, an award ceremony and much more.

The conference will be hosted by The “Two White Muslims” also known as Mohammad Yusuf Bashforth and Junaid Rahim.

Speeches, performances, film, hosts will be from amongst the international community of new Muslims. Be part of history. REGISTER NOW!



Rejoice in the world acclaimed documentary film, featuring 50 converts from 25 countries.

Powerful Speeches

The Conference will be similarly modelled to TEDx with short and dynamic speeches.

Inspiring Nasheeds

Listen to the heart-warming tunes of nasheed artists.

New Muslim Awards

Witness the award ceremony dedicated to our inspiring new Muslims.



Gabriel Al Romani

Educational Consultant/Reseacher/Dai’eRomania

Sheikh Abdurraheem Green

Founder and Chairman of iERA
United Kingdom

Arnoud van Doorn

Politician/President of European Dawah Foundation
The Netherlands

John Fontain

Author - Jesus & The Injeel
United Kingdom

Ustadha Ameena Blake

Lecturer, Markfield Institute of Higher Education
United Kingdom

Batool Al-Toma

Director of the New Muslims Project
United Kingdom

Fiona Kirubi

Managing Partner, Awal Consulting

Eddie Redzovic

Host of The Deen Show
United States of America

Muslim Belal

United Kingdom

Mohammad Yusuf Bashforth & Junaid Rahim MA

NMWC 2018 Hosts
United Kingdom


FREEDOM is a spiritual and emotional 90 minutes documentary film featuring 50 converts from 25 countries over 6 continents in 15 languages combined with stunning footages of some of the most fascinating places and Masjids of Malaysia.

In the wake of a global rise of anti-Muslim sentiments, film directors Julien Drolon & Zara Shafie are giving a voice to a global community of converts during a crucial time when Islam needs to be more understood and appreciated as a religion that is protecting the freedom, rights and dignity of every human being. This unique documentary features 25 men and 25 women from different racial background from countries like Malaysia, Sri Lanka, India, China, Japan, Kenya, England, France, Germany, Poland, Peru, Mexico, Australia and much more. It features entrepreneurs, teachers, actors environmentalists, lawyers etc…- all of them speaking from the very depths of theirs souls on their perspectives on FREEDOM and ISLAM.

Halis Media started the world screening tour of FREEDOM in April 2018 in South Africa to coincide with its annual Freedom Day on 27th April 2018. The documentary-film has been well received as well by the audience and media in Turkey, UK, Malaysia and Australia during the first leg of the world tour. Following the growing demand of FREEDOM around the world, Halis Media is planning to screen the film in 5 more countries before Ramadan 2019.

NMWC 2018 attendees in UK will have the honour to catch the premiere of the short version of the film FREEDOM. So, it’s something unique and not to be missed!

For more info, visit: www.thefreedomfilm.org

50 converts from 25 countries featured in the film.



Academic Award

In the field of Education and Scholarship.

Dawah Award

Educate and raise awareness about Islam to non-Muslims.

Convert Support Award

New Muslim Support Activities: retreats, books, workshop etc…

Media Award

Traditional Media (TV, Radio, Press), Social Media and Mobile Apps.

Art Award

Book, Documentaries, Visual Arts, etc.

Entrepreneurship Award

Designing, launching, and running a new business.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Played a strong role in any of the six Award categories, and has had a career spanning at least 25 years.

Ansari Award

Born Muslim who has made a significant impact on the lives of converts.

Ā'ishah Award

Given to a Sister who made significant efforts in the pursuit of knowledge.


uk islamic mission

UK Islamic Mission (UKIM) was formed in December 1962 on the initiative of a small group of Muslims who met in a Mosque in London to discuss the need for an organisation in Britain to cater for the needs of the new growing Muslim community arriving in the UK, and to convey the vision and message of Islam to the Western World. UKIM promotes and encourages mutual appreciation and friendly relations between Muslims and non-Muslims. Through its work, it aspires to see all citizens, irrespective of their colour, background, ethnicity, economic class and political affiliation, to live in dignity and peace with each other. This is because Islam aims to break the shackles that disunite human beings and restores dignity for all people.  This was the mission of all the messengers of God and this is the mission that UKIM is delivering to the best of its ability and resources.

For more information, visit https://www.ukim.org

halis media

HALIS MEDIA is a media production company based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Halis Media was created in 2015 with the vision to introduce the pure message of Islam to the world through the most innovative media platforms. HALIS MEDIA’s  mission is to produce and distribute state of the art media content that features Islamic values to a global audience. In 2016 Halis Media started to produce FREEDOM, the first documentary film featuring 50 converts from 25 countries in 15 languages. FREEDOM is the first not-for-profit project of this startup which is behind all the initiatives for FREEDOM – production, directing, marketing, promotion and distribution of the film. In 2018, Halis Media launched the world screening tour of FREEDOM in 10 countries over 5 continents. Since April 2018, Freedom has been screened in 5 countries (South Africa, Turkey, UK, Malaysia and Australia), 15 times to more than 1500 people and received numerous positive reviews from the audience and the media.

For more information, visit https://thefreedomfilm.org


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Online registration closed on 16th December 2018. We received an overwhelming number of registrations. Thank you for your support!
ONSITE REGISTRATION OPENS AT 9AM on 23rd December 2018. Conference programme will be from 10AM – 6PM. If you have somehow not received your registration confirmations, please contact registration@nmwconference.com for assistance.
TICKET PURCHASE ON EVENT DAY IS SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY ONLY. Onsite ticket price is £20.00/ticket (Adult & children above 2 years old).

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Werneth Suite Banqueting & Conference Hall
European Islamic Centre
79 Manchester Road
United Kingdom

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