In the late s, Yusuf and his wife, Fawziah, established the Small Kindness charity in response to the devastating conflicts in the Balkans.
The charity focused its efforts on the needs of orphans, widows, and families. Small Kindness continues to help vulnerable victims of humanitarian disasters and has received international recognition for its work.
At this time Yusuf also began producing educational recordings on his own label, Mountain of Light, beginning in with The Life of the Last Prophet.
From he concentrated on albums for a younger audience and produced some of the most popular CDs for children in the Muslim world including A is for Allah and I Look I See.
He spoke out in the media against the atrocities, against fanaticism and war, and called for peace and unity. The album was enthusiastically received, delighting audiences who had dreamt of hearing his soft voice, compelling melodies, and poignant lyrics once again.
Three years later another new album, Roadsinger, cemented his reconnection with the music industry. In Yusuf explored a new musical avenue with the staging of a musical called Moonshadow which was launched in Australia in May of that year.
Using songs from throughout his career, the musical explores many of the themes and ideas that have informed his music. This adventure into new artistic forms may well prove to be just the tip of the iceberg as Yusuf is currently looking to new media for ways to express his artistic vision.
He released his fifteenth studio album, The Laughing Apple which earned him his first ever GRAMMY nomination. Chicago Review Press.
Magazine article and interview. Rolling Stone Magazine. Retrieved 1 March Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 26 February Morning Edition.
New York Daily News. Retrieved 6 January Retrieved 30 January Retrieved 22 August Magorium's Wonder Emporium". Retrieved 15 September Interview with Yusuf Islam.
Retrieved 1 February Retrieved 28 October Retrieved 20 May Island Records. Evening Standard. Life Articles. Retrieved 12 October Arutz Sheva.
Retrieved 23 November Gordon is the co-founder with Yael Drouyannoff of Peace Child Israel, which teaches coexistence using theater and the arts.
Retrieved 27 September Yusuf Islam: The Artist Formerly Known as Cat Stevens. Performance at the Year of the Child Concert.
Retrieved 7 February Mountain of Light. Retrieved 8 December The Hour. Retrieved 8 June The New York Times Magazine. Retrieved 29 January Islamia Primary School.
Archived from the original on 4 September Retrieved 18 July Small Kindness. Retrieved 6 May Chinese Whiskers — FAQs. Archived from the original on 15 May Retrieved 6 June The Washington Post.
Retrieved 6 December USA Today. Retrieved 24 November Retrieved 14 July Sky News. Associated Press. Archived from the original on 26 December The New York Times.
Archived from the original on 1 May Archived from the original on 21 July Retrieved 7 October PR Inside. Archived from the original on 17 October Chinese Whiskers FAQs.
Retrieved 11 April March Globe and Mail. Retrieved 1 September Archived from the original on 30 May Video of Interview.
Turn to Islam. Retrieved 30 July Archived from the original on 9 July Emirates TV. Retrieved 31 July Billboard Magazine. Interview with Yusuf Islam; Return to Music.
Archived from the original on 6 March Retrieved 31 January Archived from the original on 15 April Islam has a new album out…".
Retrieved 9 June Retrieved 27 June Quoted in Agence France-Presse article. BBC Four. Archived from the original on 14 October Archived from the original on 24 July The Washington Times.
YUSUF Islam " News Items. Music News Net. Archived from the original on 27 April Retrieved 1 May The New Zealand Herald.
Retrieved 29 June Archived from the original on 18 July Retrieved 5 March Al Jazeera. Archived from the original on 5 April Retrieved 7 December Theatre People.
Archived from the original on 9 November Retrieved 23 April Archived from the original on 23 January Retrieved 10 January The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Retrieved 16 October BBC Online. Retrieved 17 September Archived from the original on 17 September Retrieved 15 August Retrieved 16 September Retrieved 29 October The New Yorker.
Music Business Worldwide. Retrieved 29 March Retrieved 28 June Retrieved 22 September World Connection. Archived from the original on 25 March Retrieved 21 July Islamic Economy Award — Thomson Reuters.
Archived from the original on 28 October New Sunday Times. Retrieved 29 September Retrieved 2 September Archived from the original on 21 August Retrieved 18 June Matthew and Son New Masters Mona Bone Jakon Tea for the Tillerman Teaser and the Firecat Catch Bull at Four Foreigner Buddha and the Chocolate Box Numbers Izitso Back to Earth.
An Other Cup Roadsinger Tell 'Em I'm Gone. The Laughing Apple Tea for the Tillerman 2. Saturnight Majikat.
The Life of the Last Prophet Prayers of the Last Prophet A Is for Allah I Look I See Footsteps in the Light.
Greatest Hits Footsteps in the Dark: Greatest Hits, Vol. Albums Compilation albums Live albums Songs Songs written by Cat Stevens.
Discography Harold and Maude soundtrack Alun Davies Cat Stevens' comments about Salman Rushdie Jean Roussel Gerry Conway Bruce Lynch Paul Samwell-Smith Mike Hurst Del Newman.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame — Class of Although he vigorously condemned the terrorist acts of September 11, , he was placed on a "no fly" list which prevented him from entering the United States.
He was also accused of funding the Hamas paramilitary group, but he denied doing so knowingly. Stevens returned to recording non-religious music in That year, he released a charity track with Irish pop singer Ronan Keating, and appeared in a live concert for Darfur refugees at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
In , he was named "Songwriter of the Year" and awarded "Song of the Year" by the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers for his hit, "The First Cut is the Deepest.
In , he released his album An Other Cup to positive critical reviews. That same year, he earned another ASCAP award for "The First Cut is the Deepest," and appeared in the Nobel Peace Prize Concert honoring social activist, Muhammad Yunus.
Despite his once-negative relationship with the press, the musician's work remains popular on both sides of the Atlantic. In , Stevens was awarded the Mediterranean Prize for Peace, the ECHO award, and an honorary doctorate by the University of Exeter all in recognition for his efforts to increase understanding between Islamic and Western cultures.
A year later, he was nominated for induction into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. We strive for accuracy and fairness.
If you see something that doesn't look right, contact us! Subscribe to the Biography newsletter to receive stories about the people who shaped our world and the stories that shaped their lives.
The lead singer of popular rock band Aerosmith with hits like 'Dream On' and 'Walk This Way,' Steven Tyler has also served as a judge on 'American Idol.
Academy Award-winning director, screenwriter and producer Steven Spielberg is known for films such as 'Jaws,' 'E. Actor Steven Seagal is best known for his starring roles in martial arts films like 'Hard to Kill and 'Under Siege.
Acclaimed guitarist and singer-songwriter Eric Clapton is known for his contributions to The Yardbirds and Cream, as well as such singles as "Tears in Heaven" as a solo artist.
Gallery Visit the Gallery to see the many phases of Cat's evolution: the impressionable London schoolboy; the s pop star; the world renowned poetic troubadour whose spiritual quest led him to leave the limelight in pursuit of answers to life's greatest questions; and finally, the returning traveller seeking to build bridges between the disparate cultures that shaped him.
Read More Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share via Email. Age of Crises I am sure that we all believe in human progress, but we must ask: what kind of progress do we really believe in?
While we look around at what is actually going on all over the world right now, we see street protests, up-risings and disturbances everywhere. Editing Floor Blues Over the years, since becoming a Muslim, I have been accused of saying and doing things I have neither said nor done.
Mona Bone Jakon April 24,Islam simply requires me to honour the dignity of John Wick2 or young girls who are not closely related to me, and avoid physical intimacy, however innocent Der Weiße Löwe may be. It's just the kind of moment that you Sky Dazn Programm to find when you're writin' songs. In the late s, Yusuf and his wife, Fawziah, established the Small Kindness charity in response to the devastating conflicts in the Balkans. They originally met just to record Mona Bone Jakon but soon developed a friendship. Music News Net. In The Light Of High Heaven, They Will Sit On Tall Thrones Read More. He performed " Wild World " in Nelson Mandela 's concert with his earlier collaborator, Peter Gabrielthe first time he had publicly performed in English in 25 years. In earlyIslam released a new song, entitled "Indian Ocean", about the Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami disaster. He had looked into " BuddhismZenI Chingnumerologytarot cardsLuzi Schrecken Der Straße astrology ". Morning Edition. In Julyhe performed at a concert in BochumGermany, in benefit of Archbishop Desmond Tutu 's Peace Centre in South Africa and the Milagro Foundation of Deborah Sky Dazn Programm Carlos Santana. Retrieved 30 January He appeared in May at Island Records' 50th Anniversary concert in London.