Shaam's Lyrics, Songs, Videos & Albums: Total 1 Lyrics and videos on this site. Shaam's Naats and Nasheeds: Total 1 naats and nasheeds on this site. Shaam's Official Website: http://www.ShaamGroup.com Shaam's Biography: The group, composed of Haroon Bashir, Mahmood Norris, Yasin Alam and Imran Bashir - all young men from Birmingham, England - took their name from the place that had inspired them: Syria (in Arabic, Shaam). All had at some stage or another studied and visited Damascus and there had come into contact with groups who would sing timeless nasheeds with moving lyrics, accompanied by the rousing and intricate beating of the duff, a traditional one-sided hand drum. Though having been taught this art by some of the best teachers, alongside studies in more formal Islamic subjects, the idea of forming their own group was not an obvious one. It was only the encouragement of learned people, family and friends, who, impressed at their grasp of this unique, mainly Arabic art by non-Arabs, pushed them to sing live. So what started out as a tentative foursome gradually evolved into a confident, polished quartet. It was therefore no surprise to see, in a short period of time, how popular SHAAM became as a live act touring around the British Isles performing at weddings, celebrations and events.