The Pearls of Islam drumming school formerly known as the Tumaadir drumming school was set up by Sakinah Lenoir in 2012. Sakinah lenoir has been performing with her nasheed duo Pearls of Islam for over a decade. The duo have an extensive range of experience in drumming and singing and have been invited all over the UK and the world to perform and share their art. The duo have become renowned for their unique drumming style and fusion of different traditions. They incorporate the djembe, darbouka and daff in their performances.
The intention of the school was to use their experience and love for the drum and the voice as a means of healing, gathering, expression and remembrance of the divine. The school is a space to revive the beautiful tradition of drumming and singing as means of praise and remembrance particularly among women and children from the Muslim community.
Drumming and Singing is a vehicle of healing and can be used to bring people from all walks of life together as well as introduce beneficial skills such as enhancing ones concentration, listening, "better flow of oxygen through deep breathing, reduces stress and anxiety, builds stamina, helps you ‘be in the now’ and makes you happy". Drumming paired with singing nasheeds and praises of our beloved Prophet Muhammed (pbuh) then takes the art to a completely different dimension.
The drumming school has been running for over 5 years and alhamdulilah in 2020 launched its online programme which saw the beginning of their 'Foundations of Daff Course' and Online Group classes