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  Yusuf Islam criticises Pope's comments. 24/09/2006. ABC News Online
Yusuf Islam, the British singer known as Cat Stevens before his conversion to Islam, has added to the criticism of Pope Benedict XVI's recent remarks about the religion.
Islam, known for his 1970s hits including Father And Son and Wild World, said that the pope quoting from a medieval text which attacks some of the Prophet Mohammed's teachings as "evil and inhuman" showed the pontiff was not infallible.
But he added that the pope's comments on Islam showed he was fallible, "because of the kind of interpretation he had of Islam, he should read Gandhi and find out what he said about Islam," the singer said, adding that the Indian leader had a more peaceful interpretation of the faith.
www.abc.net.au /news/newsitems/200609/s1747487.htm   (262 words)

  
 MP3.com: Music News - Yusuf Islam makes return to US stage
Yusuf Islam, the former superstar once known as Cat Stevens, performed onstage before a live US audience Tuesday for the first time in nearly three decades as he promoted his first pop album since leaving the music world for life as a devout Muslim.
Yusuf told the audience that he picked up a guitar for the first time in more than 20 years when his son brought one home.
Backed by guitars, percussion, a keyboard player, and two vocalists, Yusuf played several songs from his new album, including the single "Heaven/Where True Love Goes," the catchy "Midday," and his version of "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood," made popular by The Animals and by Nina Simone.
www.mp3.com /news/stories/7766.html   (516 words)

  
 FrontPage magazine.com :: Is Cat Stevens a Terrorist? by Stephen Schwartz
Yusuf Islam is already well known for his public endorsement of the death sentence issued by Ayatollah Khomeini against Salman Rushdie in February 1989.
But Yusuf Islam is most certainly a fundamentalist Muslim, whose views are radical enough to set him at odds with the great majority of the world's Islamic adherents, and they are no better expressed than in his comments on his own field of expression: music.
But for Yusuf Islam, honoring the Bosnians, who had shed their blood defending their religious identity, was less important than honoring fundamentalism.
frontpagemag.com /Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=15219   (1090 words)

  
 Majicat - Cat Stevens/Yusuf Islam  - Horizon 1995
Yusuf Islam was born to a Greek Cypriot and Swedish couple who lived near the heart of London’s entertainment district on July 21, 1948, and unsurprisingly at 18 he recorded his first music single.
Yusuf Islam says that Ibn Ishaq’s work, revised and updated by Ibn Hisham, is noteworthy both for its wealth of detail and for placing the Prophet Muhammad’s (SAAS) story within the context of world history.
Yusuf Islam has been careful in separating his spoken-word biography of the Prophet (SAAS) from the melodious part of the CD and audio cassette set.
www.majicat.com /yusufislam/horizons1995.htm   (1639 words)

  
 Comeback of Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) - Boston.com
Yusuf Islam, the former Cat Stevens, has quietly returned to music with a new album and concerts.
Islam says he holds no grudges against U.S. immigration authorities who denied him entry into the United States in 2004 because his name appeared on a terror watch list.
Islam said his comeback has gotten a warm reception, and he wants to create a bridge to his old songs.
www.boston.com /ae/music/articles/2007/04/27/comeback_of_yusuf_islam_cat_stevens   (1057 words)

  
 IslamOnline.net- News   (Site not responding. Last check: )
LONDON Yusuf Islam, formerly known as pop singer Cat Stevens, is set to release his first commercial album nearly three decades after he reverted to Islam and withdrew from the pop world, dismissing criticism that returning to the music industry is a betrayal of his Muslim faith.
Islam has never stopped making records over the last three decades, releasing three albums of Islam-related songs, The Life of the Last Prophet (1995), Prayers of the Last Prophet (1999) and a record for children, A Is for Allah (2000), most of them have been for humanitarian causes.
Islam notes in his essay that since the genocide against Bosnia in 1992, he learnt how important motivational songs are in keeping people’s spirits high during times of great calamity.
www.islamonline.net /English/News/2006-10/01/02.shtml   (717 words)

  
 Yusuf Islam
Yusuf Islam currently lives with his wife and children in London, where he is an active member of the Muslim community, and spends part of each year in Dubai.
Islam claims to have only stated the legal consequences from the Qur'an - that blasphemy is a capital offense - and not actually have made any claims of support for the fatwa.
On 10 November 2004, Yusuf Islam was presented with a Man of Peace award by the private foundation of former USSR president Mikhail Gorbachev, for his 'dedication to promote peace, the reconciliation of people and to condemn terrorism'; the ceremony was held in Rome, Italy and attended by five Nobel Peace Prize laureates.
www.artistopia.com /yusuf-islam   (3703 words)

  
 An Other Cup Review | Yusuf Islam | Reviews @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com
Yusuf does incorporate multiple musicians to help out on his compositions to make the songs a bit more than your run-of-the-mill acoustic tracks.
Yusuf’s writing does feel like he is being open and honest all along the way.
While Yusuf Islam’s latest record may be a bit too heavy on the religious aspect, it is still effectively written and deserves a listen.
www.ultimate-guitar.com /reviews/compact_discs/yusuf_islam/an_other_cup/index.html   (900 words)

  
 SufiSound :: Free Portal of Islamic Songs, Nasheed and Videos
Six months later he changed his name to Yusuf Islam, walked away from the music business to start a new life and raise a family.
Today, Yusuf Islam is arguably one of the world's most famous converts to Islam.
Yusuf Islam is presently convening a Home Office working group on education to advise the government on tackling extremism and disaffection.
www.soufisound.homestead.com /ARTIST_YusufIslam.html   (475 words)

  
 Yusuf Islam
The college was founded by Brother Yusuf in recognition of the need for the provision of a board system of educational excellence, one that would meet the demands of parents who want their sons to have the necessary skills and moral qualities for tomorrow’s world.
Brother Yusuf turned his attention to studio work and this has resulted in an audio recording of his highly popular CD and cassette release of ‘Life of the Last Prophet’.
Last year Brother Yusuf resigned his role as Chairman and left Muslim Aid, but is still very actively involved in Relief with his new charity Small Kindness which concentrate on orphans and families.
www.islamfortoday.com /yusuf_islam.htm   (801 words)

  
 Yusuf Islam
My brother had visited the mosque in Jerusalem and was greatly impressed that while on the one hand it throbbed with life (unlike the churches and synagogues which were empty), on the other hand, an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity prevailed.
Islam is perfect, and if we imitate the conduct of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) we will be successful.
The Institute of Islamic Information and Education (IIIandE) is dedicated to the cause of Islam in North America through striving to elevate the image of Islam and Muslims by providing the correct information about Islamic beliefs, history and civilization from the authentic sources.
www.unh.edu /msa/iiie17.htm   (1763 words)

  
 Enter To Win: Yusuf Islam - An Other Cup
Yusuf went on to found several Muslim Schools in London, channelling all royalties from his Cat Stevens work to charitable causes, including donating all royalties from the Cat Stevens Box Set released in October 2001 to charity – half of it went to The September 11th Fund.
In 2004 Yusuf was awarded the prestigious “Man for Peace” award; which was created in 1999 to recognise those who had served humanity at large by giving “an outstanding contribution to international social justice and peace”.
Yusuf Islam had released recordings, on his own label Mountain Of Light most of which had Islamic themes and only basic percussion instruments for accompaniment.
www.blogcritics.org /archives/2006/12/07/135528.php   (2077 words)

  
 Cat Stevens, now Yusuf Islam to record “Indian Ocean” for tsunami victims : Entertainment
The British singer Yusuf Islam — who flew into the tsunami-hit Indonesian province of Aceh on Saturday will briefly step back into the spotlight recording a charity single “Indian Ocean” and heading a benefit concert in Jakarta on Monday.
Islam will also star in a tsunami fundraising concert next week to raise money for the country's Aceh province.
Islam, who left show business in 1977 when he became a Muslim convert, was due to pray in the devastated region's main mosque before taking a helicopter flight over some of the worst affected areas.
www.earthtimes.org /articles/show/1423.html   (350 words)

  
 RadioIslam.com: Scholars' Views
Yusuf Islam, originally from England, embraced Islam in 1977.
In California, he is the director of the Zaytuna Institute, which is dedicated to teaching and spreading the use of the Islamic Sciences and traditional teaching methods.
He is also a Professor of Management at Saint Mary University in Halifax and has authored several books and articles on Islam as well as participated in several hours of produced TV series on Islam.
www.radioislam.com /Talk/Default2.asp   (1059 words)

  
 Yusuf Islam Reflects On His Return, Artist Once Known As Cat Stevens Talks About New Album - CBS News
Yusuf Islam, once known as recording artist Cat Stevens, walked away from the music business at the height of his career.
But after converting to Islam in 1977 and adopting his new name, the singer took a break from recording.
Islam was born Steven Dmitri Georgiu, in London in 1948, to a Greek father and Swiss mother.
www.cbsnews.com /stories/2006/11/30/sunday/main2221286.shtml?source=RSSattr=Entertainment_2221286   (668 words)

  
 NPR Music: Yusuf Islam: From Cat Stevens to 'An Other Cup'
After picking it up in the middle of the night and discovering that he could still play, he felt the spirituality in his playing that he said had been missing from his music back in 1978.
This week, Yusuf Islam was awarded the Mediterranean Prize for Peace, as he continues to re-enter the spotlight as a musician.
Yusuf Islam: the Former Cat Stevens on His New CD
www.npr.org /templates/story/story.php?storyId=6730507   (375 words)

  
 MySpace.com - Yusuf - London - Acoustic / Blues / Folk - www.myspace.com/yusufislam
In 2003 Yusuf Islam was awarded the 'World Social Award' for his humanitarian relief work.
Yusuf Islam is currently working on a stage musical based metaphorically on his spiritual journey and has completed the recording of a new album of spiritually inspiring songs, called An Other Cup.
Yusuf Birthday Feature Monday On Internet Radio--I'll be celebrating Yusuf's 60th(7-21-47) by playing lots of his music on my show Monday,12-4 PM CDT at www.uicradio.ws.
www.myspace.com /yusufislam   (1476 words)

  
 Why I am singing again: Yusuf Islam - Music - Entertainment - smh.com.au
It has been almost 30 years since Yusuf Islam became a Muslim, changed his name from Cat Stevens and announced that his career as a rock star was incompatible with his new religious beliefs.
Islam has a pronounced cockney accent, which shouldn't be surprising given that he was born and raised in London, the son of a Greek Cypriot restaurateur, but somehow it is.
Instead, Islam entered into what he says was erroneously described as an arranged marriage - "I simply had two girls that I was, in a way, interested in marrying.
www.smh.com.au /news/music/why-im-singing-again/2006/12/10/1165685542826.html   (1400 words)

  
 Islam Tomorrow .com
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My brother had visited the mosque in Jerusalem and was greatly impressed that while on the one hand it throbbed with life (unlike the churches and synagogues which were empty), on the other hand, an atmosphere of peace and tranquility prevailed.
Islam is perfect, and if we imitate the conduct of the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam) we will be successful.
www.islamtomorrow.com /converts/yusuf_islam.asp   (1757 words)

  
 Yusuf Islam: An Other Cup :: simplyislam.com
In all honesty im truly dissappionted in Yusuf Islam, especially considering the fact that he stands as a role model of Islam for the public.
Yusuf Islam is using the most powerful tool in the world today, music, to help dispel the misunderstandings that non-muslims have about him as a person and of Muslims in general.
So instead of knocking Yusuf Islam for his efforts we should concentrate on ourselves and address more important issues in our communities and families such as drugs and the poor achievement of our children.
www.simplyislam.com /iteminfo.asp?item=58001   (1891 words)

  
 IslamiCity.com - Is the Problem Too Much Islam?
In the West, where Islam is denigrated and prejudice abounds, where headlines designed to shock and mesmerize dominate people's minds, the real teachings of the faith are left for people to fall upon by chance..
As a new Muslim Ð I wasn't born a Muslim and didn't have the customary upbringing Ð receiving an English translation of the Qur'an as a gift in 1976 was a wonderful chance to learn from scratch what the teachings of this misunderstood religion really proclaimed.
Yusuf Islam is chairman of the International Board for Educational Research and Resources.
www.islamicity.com /articles/Articles.asp?ref=IN0508-2767   (1061 words)

  
 Yusuf Islam's Plane Diverted - IslamMessageBoard   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Yusuf Islam, formerly Cat Stevens, addresses those gathered at the annual meeting of the Islamic Society of North America in 2003.
Islam, who gave up music and changed his name 30 years ago when he embraced the Muslim faith, has repeatedly denied any involvement in terrorism, or terrorist funding.
Islam's settlement with the two papers saw them also agree to pay his legal costs and pledge not to repeat the allegations, his statement said.
www.islammessage.com /bb/index.php?showtopic=1932   (2189 words)

  
 Yusuf Islam : Mountain of Light
Stories spread from person to person, whether intentionally or not, the result is that some people are led into thinking I am connected to causes I don’t believe in or subscribe to.
The Journey from Cat Stevens to Yusuf Islam, in search for the centre of the Universe...
This is the most recent paper written by Yusuf Islam about this topic.
www.mountainoflight.co.uk   (289 words)

  
 The former Cat Stevens, Yusuf Islam, to perform at Nobel Peace Prize Concert - iht,europe,Norway Norway Nobel Peace ...
The former Cat Stevens, who changed his name when he converted to Islam in the late 1970s, will join such performers as R&B star Lionel Richie; 18-year-old music star Rihanna; the British pop band Simply Red; American country singer Wynonna; American opera singer Renee Fleming; and Mexican singer and actress Paulina Rubio.
The London-born Islam had a string of hit songs in the 1960s and '70s, including "Moon Shadow" and "Peace Train" before converting to Islam and withdrawing from the music industry.
In 2004, Islam was barred from entering the United States, after U.S. security officials said his name was on list of banned people.
www.iht.com /articles/ap/2006/10/31/europe/EU_GEN_Norway_Norway_Nobel_Peace_Concert.php   (387 words)

  
 Blogcritics Comments on The Former Cat Stevens, Yusuf Islam, Makes Nice with the Pope and Bill Clinton
I continue to admire Yusuf Islam (form Cat Stevens) in how he conducts his life publicly.
The Pope, being a person of the highest rank in Catholic church, is not supposed to show such a superficial approach towards such a miscomprehended issue of the Islamic spread.
BTY Yusuf Islam was never a "kill-the-infidel, lost-his-mind, jihadi Islamist"...far from it.
www.blogcritics.org /archives/2006/09/28/113606.xml   (1609 words)

  
 Islamic Invitation Centre - talk on women in Islam - by Yusuf Estes
Women in Islam Part-3 Yusuf Estes What are the differences between men and women?/ Women’s rights in Islam vs. women’s rights in western society.
This show is part of a series of live daily broadcasts on Islam at Islam Tomorrow.
Sheik yusuf is doing a great job may Allah bless him.his lectures are very helpful and its wonderful that he addresses woman in islam.He is my favorite.
www.islamicinvitationcentre.com /audio/Yusuf_Estes/women_in_islam/women_in_islam.html   (650 words)

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