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passing it on | Reviewer: Daphne Pleasonton | 6/3/11
I have loved your music since I was a young teenager in the '70's and now my 15 year old loves your music too, especially Tuesday's Dead and Moonshadow. I saw you perform as Yusef Islam and quite liked it. FYI I think that one is close to God if you have a CONSCIENCE, regardless of one's religion OR lack of religion and if people understood that we might be more tolerant of each other. Peace
LOVE YOU | Reviewer: BENJAMIN NORRIS | 6/1/11
WHY DID YOU LEAVE US NEEDING MORE OF YOU?
PERHAPS I AM GREEDY FOR THE LOVE YOU HAVE GIVEN EACH OS US. YOU ARE A GIFT TO US FROM GOD. PLEASE DO NOT DENY HOW WEAK WE ALL ARE BEFORE
GOD. GIVE US EACH YOUR STRENGTH TO CARRY ON.
PLEASE SING YOUR SONGS FROM GOD
Living Music | Reviewer: Demetris Parmakkis | 4/30/11
When l was 18 l discover Cat Stevens ,since then ,now l m 50 in all my life and in my family his songs are part of my life. l speak about his songs and i hear them when l feel emptiness in my life.
I m Greek Cypriot and I m proud about him.
I wish to see him in Cyprus 1 day.
God's child | Reviewer: Michael Mitre | 3/28/11
Cat, I share some of the same things as you, a father who was greek and very passionate about good music. As a young boy I sought out racial militant groups but that created hate and sadness. I then sought out the drug scene and that left me questioning humanity, that was followed by world pholosipies and that left me confused and empty. At the age of twenty I gave my life to Jesus Christ and a year later had my first son. I am 53 and work passionatlly in serving God yet I still relate to your music and the emotions that it still countinues to stir up in my heart. I love you and your gift of music thanks for sharing your emotions and thoughts all these years. M Mitre
Thank you | Reviewer: Leah | 2/10/11
Trying to find an answer for my 6th grade daughter tonight about her troubles with her friends, that she just can't describe, yet she is so distressed she cries & cries, I listen to Sad Lisa over & over. When I think of my aunt's recent death & ponder my own mortality I listen to Into White. I can't thank you enough for making such a meaningful soundtrack of my youth and my middle age. Your music and poetry has been so very important to me, and I thank you.
Jesus was crucified | Reviewer: Anonymous | 10/31/10
If Muslims believe Jesus is the mesiah and read the old testament how can you think that jesus wasn't crucified when isaiha 53 states how our saviour would be crucified. With all due respect that sounds like a major contradiction in the muslim belief
profoundly grasped my life | Reviewer: Michael Dungan | 10/23/10
When I was a teen & suffering I listened to this song father & son. It touched my spirit as well Morning breaks. I was lost and confused but hearing this music begin to bring my life back to Gods love for me as well Jesus Christ. I didn't have all the answers by far for it seemed my parents didn't either. It was a hard childhood. But yet I found my way. Today I share with my children and grandchildren these things your music and what it was like for me and where we are today. It was to be a good listener to my children where my parents were to buzy I found to be that great father too. It is a wild worl to say :) But with Gods love in the center we are able to push out any sufferings and keep that smile like you showed looking to your right into the camera in your recent replay song Father & son. We are old and happy men today :)
Thank you kindly to say,
YOu Make me cry with joy | Reviewer: Anonymous | 10/7/10
Hello Cat stevens I have followed you for many years and I know you have a different name. But to me you will always be Cat stevens. I just love the peace train I cry every time I hear it. Tears of joys. My thoughts on the song will always want the world to become as one. How great it would be if we all were following what Jesus and what he really want from all of us. I come from the Church of the First born and when I was a little all I wanted at that time and now is to be on the peace train for life. When I pass away this is song I want to be playing at my funeral. This is my wake up song to I wake and dance with this song I love this song. Thank you for your beautiful song Melinda Bocook
You are a gift to humanity | Reviewer: Jane Eyre | 6/24/10
Yusuf is a huge inspiration to me both musically and spiritually. He has a wisdom beyond what most people can comprehend and that's why so many are mystified by his conversion to Islam. The poetry of his lyrics is genius and his devotion to God is admirable and inspirational. I am a Christian who totally understands his spiritual devotion and I respect it. I am soooo excited that I am going to see him in concert next week in Auckland, New Zealand. It is a chance in a lifetime to be in the presence of a musical legend and spiritual master.
Rubylove, Tea for the Tillerman, Hard Headed Woman, and All Kinds of Roses | Reviewer: Sherylynn | 5/18/10
I was 9 years old the very first time I heard your voice, repeatedly playing your album for comfort and clarity. You have that effect on people.
Thank you father Yusuf for returning to us and sharing your magnificent songs again. Question; Do any of your children sing and if so, does he or she wish to pursue a career in the music industry?
response to some comments | Reviewer: marina Shah | 1/9/10
Beautiful music and great man..
I wouldnt have entered into a religious discussion but after reading some of the comments from some Christian brothers and sisters , I just wanted to clarify few points about Islam that many might not know:
1- Islam simply means Submission to God and Peace. It is the religion of the one God, of peace , love and tolerance. I know it sounds the opposite to what comes on the news..but you have to appreciate that you can never judge a good senario from a bad made film, a minority of bad actors.
2- Muslims believe that there has always been one religion calling people to believe in one and only one God. For muslims, JUdaism, Christianity, and all monotheist religions had originally the same message.
3- Muslims believe in all prophets without distinction, and cannot prefer one above the other: from Adam to Noah, to Abraham, to Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses..etc..to Jesus peace be upon al of them, and that the prophet Mohamed peace be upon him was the last messanger of that chain of prophets sent to humans to guide them to worship the one and only.
4- Also muslims believe that the Massih Jesus did not crucified (but rather saved, raised to the heaves, while his ennemy Juda, I think, was made into Jesus body and was crucified by those thinking he was Jesus.
5- Muslims believe that Jesus will come back at the end of time to correct the ill in the world.
6- that Jesus was created without father in same way Eve was created without a mother, and Adam from clay (neither a mother nor a dad). If a God is capable of creating Adam, then this same God should be able to create Jesus.
7- Muslims are recommended to read Torah, bible and gospels and believe in them. It is a pillar of faith in Islam. But they believe in the original forms of these scriptures are sent by God, and not in their exact form nowadays, as there is a belief that they are not authentic and have been changed over centuries by political and religious leaders for their own agendas.But still, there are things that stayed authentic and were not currupted.
8- Quran is the only sacred scripture that is proven to have not been edited since it was revealed to Prophet Mohamed. There is only one and single version of Quran all over the world.
9- There is a chapter in Quran called after Mary the Virgin. Mary is regarded as one of the best and most respected women in Islam and is taken as a model of goodness, patience and chastity by muslims.
10- Muslims believe all humans are brothers and sisters, whatever race, social class, nationality..they believe in universiality and that the most important concept is our humanism
I was intrigued | Reviewer: Janet | 12/10/09
I grew up in the 70's, I remebered Cat Stevens. However; it wasn't until I came across the Father and Son video this week. I don't know, it just grabbed my attention. I have two children 21 years apart, one is 28, the other is 7...I dedicate that song to my seven year old, for I may not see him to reach 28......so inspirational....ty
Appreciation! | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/2/09
What an inspiring artist!
Yusuf was way ahead of is time with a lot of his music in the 70s and he was so amazing and now he's back!
I saw someone mentioned "An other cup" which is a great album.He has another album out as well called "Roadsinger" with some signature Yusuf/Cat tunes(even though all of Yusuf's work is unique!)
I love his new music as such as his old one since it shows a more matured and contemplative side of him and also his versatility!
Check out his official site(which is BEAUTIFUL)...it has some rare photographs and videos...good stuff of that.
Wish you well Yusuf!
Observations | Reviewer: Maria Elena Gamboa | 6/11/09
I loved the music of Cat Stevens: every single song - and what a beautiful man. I remember he composed a song, the melody of which sounded Greek, and he sang in Greek. I assumed he was Greek, and have only found out now that his father was a Greek Cypriot. I wondered how a Christian became a Muslim, and now I know. He spoke of himself has being of "mixed race", having a Swedish mother. Understandable perhaps to use those words for a person born in the forties and fifties, but today the offspring of two people from different European countries would no longer be described as mixed race. At least, I wouldn't describe them as such.
hello | Reviewer: saman | 4/1/09
dear cat setevens my friend i know from long time ago from 1978-79 after iran revolution ,my brother told me a lots of you ,this is the first time ever i cotect a great singer like you khow ever made something so long to my heart which i do since always remember my childshid past when i was a almost 16 years old ,since that many thing happand ,like i am living in canada ottwa from 1990 nov 02 ,i left my coutry then i was refeygee in side the irak camp use be call HELLLE and then after i live in noway when i left IRAQ ,then since 1990 i am in canada ,prety wonder about what happand in my life there is somethings i never asked ,it is very srange ,some time i thing we do not have a choice or very nothings to make our dream come true ,,,,but there is somethings i can tell that i am tallking you my old frind mr ,cat stevens ,,,,,i just got you by chance when i was listening your old 1973-1975 ,oh very yonge and other song you ever made and legendly sing ,,,,,,much love kiss the family ,,,saman from ottawa
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