Native Deen is an Islamic Nasheed band consisting of Joshua Salaam, Naeem Muhammad and Abdul-Malik Ahmad. They came together in 2000, hoping to highlight issues confronting Muslims living in America through a fusion of hip-hop and R&B flavors. Drawing their own inspiration from the message of Islam, Native Deen's nasheeds call listeners to keep their faith, live better lives, and not succumb to the pressures and temptations of modern society. Native Deen uses only percussion instruments, in line with the majority Muslim opinion on the use of musical instruments. Native Deen has performed in over 60 cities around the world, alongside distinguished artists such as Yusuf Islam, Zain Bhika, Dawud Wharnsby and many more. In 2006, the group won the Mahabba Award in Dubai at an Artists' event showcasing musicians, artists and filmmakers inspired to spread Islam through their art. Now with their second album out, the trio has reached a new height in their career.