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you inspire me | Reviewer: mejdi fares | 2/8/09
you are my inspiration........... i love what u did and what you do...i'm Muslim and that's what makes me more glad when i listen to your music...you helped me up many times...thank you....from the bottom of my heart
Wonderful Music | Reviewer: Jon D. Abbey | 1/23/09
Greetings: I must confess your music to me is as heartfelt and poignant as when I first heard it as a child thirty years ago and more. I read that you attended a Catholic school in England as a child. I am a Roman Catholic, and my wife and I went to Rome(the eternal city) this past year and loved it. I had a tremendous spiritually uplifting experience in this wonderfully rich and holy city. This city is the seat of Christendom. I believe the Catholic church is the true church, and can trace it's history to the year 33 in Jerusalem. Our Lord personally founded this Church when he said "Thou art Peter and upon this rock I build my Church. This was not the church of Luther or Calvin or Wesley or Knox or King Henry the eighth. The catholic Church has an unbroken chain of the papacy for almost 2000 years. This unbroken chain started with Peter and continues on with Pope Benedict the sixteenth. My wife and I prayed over the tombs and sarcophagus of saint Peter at St. Peter's basilica, as well as at St. Paul's. While at Paul's tomb I was moved to tears and overwhelmed with a sense of great Joy and Peace, that came from my Savior Christ Jesus. I hope someday you visit this wonderful and holy place, as it ties in with all the biblical lands of the middle east as we read history and of course sacred scripture. I will pray for you. Gratefuuly. Jon D. Abbey
Did you check out the Christian faith? | Reviewer: Holly Smith | 1/2/09
I saw your interview with Travis Smiley last night and I wondered why you haven't checked the Christian faith out. You mentioned that Jesus was a prophet. Christ said many times that He was the son of God. Just my thoughts.
Just saying | Reviewer: Sarah | 12/26/08
I don't care if you muslim, Catholic or whatever, I just love your music. I am 18 and none of my friends know who you are, but I have heard your music since I can remember. I wish you would have a concert. I'm listing to one of your videos now that I got for Christmas.
Still making music | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/18/08
Cat Stevens now Yusuf Islam is still making music and is releasing a new album soon!!! I just thought I'd let whoever comes here know:P He released one in 2006 after nearly 30 years away from music... it's called 'An Other Cup' and it's great:):):) Check it out.
cats the man | Reviewer: Abu | 5/24/08
hi I love cat and his music Is amazing. His albums beyond the acclaimed tea for the tillerman are unglorified but are breathtaking. right now to the cypriot friend who commented. Yes your right we are mortals death is a presequite ordained upon us by the lord and this is why. Any intellect like cat Stevens george Galloway etc can see that our lives are very short 70, 80, years maybe. Do therefore we must consider the future and what it will entail - life after death. Like cat says 'if the answer lies within why not kick out the devils sins take a look now' the answer is in either the bible it the koran as they have both been sent down by god buy the Koran is more accurate as there has been no manipulation or change in its content due to the Koran being narrated down the centuries through the process of memorizing by hear unlike the bible which has been riddled with change just to suit a certain sovereignty nation or king eg king hendry the eighth and the rendering of the binge from Latin to English to suit his plans for divorce etc. Now the lord says in the Koran there are signs on earth for people who see. It is universally agreed upon by scientists atheist or not that the chances of the world forming into a faultless existence exceeds the chances of winning the lottery 10000 billion fold! When I say faultless existence I mean the perfect temperature if the earth in relation to its proximity to the sun, the existence if the moon so nightfall enshrouds us so we can rest. The colleberation of the trees and human working perfectly with each other we assist with the carbon dioxide and they assist with the oxygen amazing praise to god! Also the process of reproduction the natural source of food - meat, eggs etc, precipitation and rainfall bringing life back to the dry earth. The existence if a soul which defies science. It sure exists because the stamp of a deceased body is the fact that the heart remains the lung and internal organs remain but the soul departs. Why then surely the human body only functions because of the soul why heart transplants recharging blood circulation around the body and any other repugnant method will not bring back life from death. Surely we must ask our selves what the soul entails where it will lead and the answers are inthe Koran a scripture only revealed 1500 years ago only 15 gengenerations ago 15 parents ago in the line of lineage.how can we defy this part of history ie prophet Muhammad when we can extrapolate every piece of information of the anceient Greeks Romans egyptipns etc who existed thousand if years before? Any true intellect searches for the meaning of life like cat Stevens and look deeper and this life is a gateway if not a mirage of hope and lust. One thing cat Stevens learnt he was not in existence because if his greatness. Are we humans so great we live for a prescribed amount of time then retire to our grave. Look beyond our intellect I know its hard but the almighty god has sure sent signs none more so unequivocal then the holy Koran. Peace
Mathew and son | Reviewer: Rick | 5/14/08
I picked up the mathew and son album up at A rummage sale.Alot of the music sounds different than his later work.But it is an excellent album.I give it A number 10.I didnt know that album even existed.
mehmet | Reviewer: mehmet | 3/29/08
Hello!First of all i want to thank you for all these beautiful songs you've made.Sadly I didnt know anything about you until you converted to Islam.I'm glad i could get to hear your baeutiful soulful songs.And I'm looking forward to seeing you in Turkey in the near future.I'm not going to comment on your current religion because it's your own choice.( All of us are wise enough to choose any religion we feel we are close to.I'm also a muslim and im proud.)Thank you so much again for the great songs brother!
Why was he denied entry to US??? | Reviewer: Jim (Guy, That) | 3/26/08
A while back, he was denied entry to the US (because his is now Muslim, I presume). I don't care what faith he is, I grew up with his music, and it touched my very soul. I wish he would consider another album, even if in Arabic, and I wish the US would explain why he was denied entry or someone else can tell me why he couldn't re-enter the US? I CANNOT picture Cat as a radical Muslim or a threat to the USA, but hey, if I'm wrong, please tell me! This reeks of the persecution of Dr. King!
thro ur lyrics i learnt english! | Reviewer: aziz | 2/11/08
really I adore yusuf islam's lyrics cos they were the fruitful motives to love english and learn it thrfo lyrics.I know that there is much to say about ur lyrics,all instructive and best teacher of morality.i still use ur lyrics for english classes and observe that my kids adore ur songs.thanx for ur lyrics! we are motivated to learn English and learn ur morals
man of love | Reviewer: julia | 1/4/08
I listened to him again today as we did everyday in the year 1975 He had so much love to send, so much pure wisdom in his stories he still touches my soul.I now have three grown sons of our own , so Father and Son has new meaning and my husband fell in love with me ,listening to our only 8 track Cat Stevens Tea for the Tillerman all the way to the California Coast and back in our Volkswagon Beatle from Vancover B.C.
SIMPLE BIOLOGY REACTION. | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/17/07
We are all mortals. We die and that's it. Some people can not acccept this. Most of people fear death and oblivion.Cat Stevens was one of them. No surprise for that. Religion (whicever) is a disease caused by the fear of death and ignorance. Cat, unfortunately, faced both at a very young age. I am a Cypriot and I know a bit of his backround.I am thaknkfull for his songs but I am an observer of my own like he used to think he was. He committed a crime to humanity by becoming a religious man (whichever). He kicked off his gift and purporse on earth because he feared death. Thats it. An existentialist psychotherapist could have stopped his falling, but its too late. Time is already eroding his aspirations. Anyway, I thank him fully for "Sad Lisa", "O caritas" and many others.
Deoti | Reviewer: Leonardo Deoti | 11/9/07
I was six years old when I first heard Father & Son!! I felt completely in love. I´m brazilian, and as a devoted musician lover, Cat Stevens is one of the best I´ve know in my life and being honest, I wish he could come back and write more wonderfull songs for us!! But if he found his peacefull wherever he is, I´ve got to confess I´m glad for that. He deserves... I read above and repeat: Where is he living now???
Cat Stevens | Reviewer: Ali | 10/28/07
Cat Stevens is clearly one of the most talented musicians of all time. I think he needs to come out of his shell as Yusuf and start writing and producing new songs.
Where is he living now?
Does anyone know?
Come on Cat.
My big question | Reviewer: Paul Yaddow | 9/24/07
Whatever happened to Cat or now he is called Yusuf...Where is he living now? I heard rumors he is having a hard time coming back to his home town and the States also..
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