Yusuf Islam - A Is for
Allah - 2CD (Cat stevan's)
It took 20 years for Yusuf Islam to develop A is for Allah from a song to a monumental and attractive work.
[Ages 3 & Up] With 8 songs, this exciting
double album takes its name from the title track written by Yusuf Islam after
the birth of his first child. It reflects his emphasis on early education and
the new spiritual horizons that he reached. Based on the 28 letter Arabic
alphabet, A is for Allah bursts with rich sound effects and features the
voices of Hamza Yusuf as well as Shaikh Muhammad Gibreel, who recites the
Quran. The lead singer is Zain Bhika, a popular artist from South Africa who
performs the title track, Turn Allah and other songs.
This CD is a good source for the classroom
and for accompanying children and of course it is good for all those Cat
Stevan's Fans (That unique voice and rhythm)
Remembrance - Double CD
Night of Remembrance commemorated 20 years of Islamia Schools. Held at the Royal Albert Hall on 20th October 2003, Yusuf Islam was joined by friends from around the world to celebrate this anniversary and share the universal message of peace.
For more information and mutimedia content please visit Night of Remembrance Official Website.
Track ListingsCD1: The Songs
While studying at Art College he was auditioned by a record producer, Mike Hurst, formerly of the pop-folk trio the Springfields. The resulting tracks impressed the Decca Record chief so much that the young artist - now known as Cat Stevens - was selected to launch the new Deram Label, which also signed new British talent such as David Bowie and the Moody Blues.
Cat Stevens went on to become one of the biggest solo artists of the 1960s and 1970s, penning such classics as Matthew & Son, Moonshadow, Wild World and Father & Son and selling over 50 million LPs.
Following a bout of TB early in his career he undertook an ongoing search for peace and ultimate spiritual truth. After almost drowning in the Pacific Ocean at Malibu he received a translation of the Qur'an as a gift from his elder brother, David. His spiritual quest for answers was fulfilled and he embraced Islam in December, 1977. 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. His pioneering work in the field of
education resulted in securing a landmark decision by the British government to
certify and support Islamic education throughout Great Britain. The three
schools he founded in London’s Brent district – Islamia Primary, Islamia
Girls' Secondary and the Brondesbury College for Boys – consistently top the
borough’s examination league tables. [For More please visit http://www.yusufislam.org.uk/biodata.htm
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