Pearls of Islam consist of Sakinah Lenoir and Rabiah Mali a British duo with African Caribbean heritage. They share songs of praise, words of devotion and sounds of love. They are singer-songwriters who compose and arrange all of their songs. Their music is heavily rooted in traditional Islamic poetry ( Qasaid) and contemporary sounds
The Ladies sit their voices on top of instruments such as guitars. darbuka and djembe and sing both in Arabic and English. Their music has been purposefully intended and created as a means of remembrance( dhikr), praise, reflection, love for the Prophet Muhammed ( peace be upon him) and to instill a sense of tranquility and ease into the ears and hearts of the listeners.
They are one of the first and pioneers of leading Muslim female singers in the UK. They are also passionate community activists who have founded and led numerous projects under The Rabbani Project such as Ladies of Light, Green Deen Tribe and The Salaam Cafe. Rabiah is a trained medical herbalist and founder of Herbal Blessing Clinic she is currently Director and founder of the Black Muslim Women Healing Collective and Sakinah is the founder of the Pearls of Islam Drumming school
Their debut award-winning album ‘Love is my Foundation’ was released in 2019 and received much success and recognition. They have performed alongside some of the leading artists in their fields such as Sami Yusuf, Dawud Wahrnsby Ali, Isam Bachari and many more, they have been invited to share their music all over the world.