Born in Washington DC, Raef brings a unique sound to the faith inspired music scene.
His love of music began with the purchase of an old guitar on ebay when he was a teenager. From there, he’d take self penned poems and turn them into heartfelt songs.
His debut album, ‘The Path’ (2014) reflects his identity as an American Muslim, taking us on a journey through aspects of his faith and stories from his life.
Raef hit it big in Indonesia and for the last four years has been the star of a Ramadan TV series, ‘Journey of a Backpacker’. In the series, Raef visits notable Indonesian towns and cities and encounters a host of interesting characters along the way.
Awakening Music is getting ready to release Raef’s second album ‘Mercy’ in the next few months. In addition, he’s busy at work on a unique children’s album, due for release some time in 2019.