Welcome to the Bismillah and Friends website! In the tradition of
traveling troubadours, Wadud and Zaynab offer music to promote peace and
inner healing at home in Rochester, New York, and on their international
travels. Practicing mental health professionals (psychiatry and social
work), Wadud and Zaynab blend traditional psychiatric knowledge with
spiritual insight and practice in their work. This orientation infuses
their music. Zaynab is a singer and plays the harmonium. Wadud plays
the guitar, sings and composes most of the music and lyrics.
Together, the create a synergy that invites other musicians as well
as the listeners to join in an experience of opening the heart
Wadud Henry Cretella and Zaynab Kathleen FitzPatrick
Healing Music from the Heart
The photograph above was taken in the Israeli desert, behind Nebi
Musa, the monument to the prophet Moses overlooking the Dead Sea.
The photographer is Subhan Dawson.