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Beat of the Heart

A Drumming and Singing Retreat with Pearls of Islam


Beat of the Heart: A Drumming and Singing Healing Retreat
with Pearls of Islam

In the heart of the peak district come and be present. Allow yourself to rest, recuperate and fill your cup with dhikr, song, praise and joy. Surround yourself with 5 acres of beautiful woodland, watch the sunrise over the hills. Use your voice to sing nasheeds, play the drums in nature and learn more about how we can sing to heal.


Daily tahajjud, silent morning walks, dhikr and creative workshops are just few activates that we will partake in to nourish our souls, uplift, rejuvenate, and inspire us to reconnect and seek healing with our Lord.

Date: Friday 30th September to Sunday 2nd October

Location: Peak District, Ashbourne

Cost: £400- £420*

Early Bird Discount until Monday 1st August

Double Bed in Shared Room: £350pp

Single Bed in Shared Room: £370pp

Shared rooms consist of 2 to 3 people per room with ensuite

Limited Space. Ladies Only

Payment can be made via BACS or Eventbrite

  • Collective Prayer and Dhikr

  • Singing and Drumming Workshops

  • Organic homemade nourishing food

  • Soulful nasheeds with Pearls of Islam

  • Comfortable beds with en suite rooms

  • 5 acres of beautiful woodland in the Peak District

  • Express and gain confidence in using your voice

  • Explore the healing aspect of your voice

  • Connect with nature

  • Unwind mentally and physically

Programme ( May be subject to change)

Friday 30th September


Welcome and Intention Setting


Salatul Isha

Saturday 1st October

Salatul Tahajjud

Before the Birds Sing- Fajr and Dhikr Programme

Rest/Free time


Workshop: The Art of Sound of Healing

Salatul Dhur and Quran

Workshop: Silent Walk in Nature


Workshop: Singing and Drumming Circle

Salatul Asr and Quran


Salatul Maghrib and Quran

Workshop: Rhythms of Remembrance Gathering

Salatul Isha and Quran

Sunday 2nd October

Salatul Tahajjud

Before the Birds Sing- Fajr and Dhikr Programme

Rest/Free time


Workshop: Drumming and Singing Circle

Salatul Dhur and Quran

Workshop: Reflecting on the 99 names of Allah

End of Retreat



Do I need to know how to drum or sing to attend this retreat?

This is a retreat open to anyone and everyone. If you have a passion for singing and drumming then you are more than welcome to attend. No experience necessary. This is a space for us to collectively sing and drum together.

Do I need to bring my own drum?

We strongly recommend and encourage you to bring your own drum ( any type of drum). However limited drums will be available for those that do not have a drum.


Our venue is located in the beautiful peak district in the small village of Ashbourne. Full address will be given once your space is confirmed.

Travel Arrangements

You are responsible for arranging your own transport to and from the retreat space.

In order to keep emissions low, we encourage sisters to carpool where possible.

 Priority will be given to those who are happy to car share or attend the retreat with a full car.

Once you have paid and your space has been confirmed, you will be added to a WhatsApp group with other attendees so you can arrange/share transport or pick ups with other sisters.

Nearest Train Station: Matlock, Matlock Bath, Cromford. It is roughly a 30 minute drive from the station


Cozy accommodation in shared rooms of either 2 or 3 people

All rooms have an ensuite

Bed Linen will be provided.

Please see photos below

Can I bring my child?

This is a retreat open to only 18 years and old. We are not able to cater for any children


How does payment work?

Early Bird tickets start from £350. This includes food, accommodation, course materials and workshops.

Early Bird tickets are available until Monday 1st August

Payment can be made via BACS or Eventbrite


Spaces are taken on a first come basis. Once we are fully booked a waiting list will be created incase any spaces become available.


What is your cancellation policy?

In the unlikely event that we have to cancel the retreat, you will receive a full refund or a transfer to another retreat. We are not able to cover additional travel expenses or are responsible for any consequential expenses incurred as a result of any cancellation.

If you cancel before Monday 1st August a full refund will be offered. If you cancel after this date we can not guarantee a refund. We encourage you to try and find someone else to take your space. If we have a waiting list, we will most certainly try and offer your space to others.

If you test positive for COVID-19 or need to isolate for any other COVID-19 related reason, unfortunately, your space will not be refunded.

What is your COVID-19 policy?

We are asking that all participants have proof of a negative COVID test 24hrs before attending the retreat. If you have tested positive for COVID we ask that you do not attend the retreat.

Are there any discounts available?

No, we are a non-profit collective with an intention to provide regular quality retreats which are affordable and so all of our retreats are priced at minimum costs. If you would like to set up a payment plan, please do get in contact to see if it can be arranged.

Meet Pearls of Islam

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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.


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