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Summary

Cat Stevens is a famous Musician from United Kingdom, he is 69 years old and still alive, born July 21, 1948.

Biography

Cat Stevens (also called Yusuf Islam) was born "Steven Georgiou" in London, Demetra in the UK by Swedish mother and Greek father. From 1966 to 1978 he released the popular music under the name Cat Stevens. He wrote most of the material itself.

23. December 1977 he converted to Islam and took the name Yusuf Islam. He then pulled back from the public and started a family. In 1989 he created strong media campaigns because of careless comments about Salman Rushdie affair.

In 2004, Islam denied access to the U.S., apparently because a name that looked like his was on a list of undesirable persons.

In 2005 he collaborated with the Swedish director Anders Albi on a musical with the working name of Moonshadow, built around Cat Stevens songs. Scheduled release is 2006/07.

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac cancer, who is known for Emotion, Diplomatic, Intensity, Impulsive, Selective. Our collection contains 41 quotes who is written / told by Cat.

Related authors: Salman Rushdie

Source / external links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat_Stevens

Famous quotes by Cat Stevens (41)


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"There was no division I could see between the essential teaching of all Prophets and wise men of religion"
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"The very first lesson that I learnt from the Qur'an was the message of unity and peace"
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"The greatest legacy is that which benefits the widest number of people for the longest period without limit to value. No one but the Prophet Muhammad was given that role as the seal of God's message"
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"The latest horror to hit the U.S. looks to have been caused by people of Middle Eastern origin, bearing Muslim names. Again, shame. This fuels more hatred for a religion and a people who have nothing to do with these events"
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"Some extremists take elements of the sacred scriptures out of context"
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"The words of the songs speak for themselves"
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"When many astronauts go to space, they see the insignificant size of the earth and vastness of space, and they become very religious, because they have seen the Signs of Allah"
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"Violence is almost an everyday occurrence in some Muslim lands: it should not be exacerbated by revenge attacks on more innocent families and communities"
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"To be what you want to be, you must give up being what you are"
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"Though times have changed, it's a nice surprise to see that youthful feeling of anti-war sentiment returning once more to the cobbled main streets of Europe"
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"This is the beauty of the Qur'an: it asks you to reflect and reason, and not to worship the sun or moon but the One who has created everything. The Qur'an asks man to reflect upon the sun and moon and God's creation in general"
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"Salman Rushdie, indeed any writer who abuses the prophet or indeed any prophet under Islamic law, the sentence for that is actually death"
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"Peace Train is a song I wrote, the message of which continues to breeze thunderously through the hearts of millions of human beings"
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"Music is part of God's universe"
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"Music is a lady that I still love because she gives me the air that I breathe. We need all sorts of nourishment. And music satisfies and nourishes the hunger within ourselves for connection and harmony"
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"Moderation is part of faith, so those who accuse Muslim schools of fostering fanaticism should learn a bit more about Islam"
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"Man is created to be God's deputy on earth and it is important to realize the obligation to rid ourselves of all illusions and to make our lives a preparation for the next life"
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"It's very difficult to ignore humanitarian disasters. The royalties from my albums continue to support my charity work"
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"It was important for me to duck out of the fast and furious life I'd been living as a pop star. I was in a different mood"
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"It is part of my faith as a Muslim to try to help those who are suffering from poverty or economic or political injustice"
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"In those days a concert was a personal experience. I wanted to be as close as possible to the audience, and of course big stadiums didn't enable you to do that. It wasn't my style"
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"In the early days I had a very black-and-white view of everything"
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"In a World where people are surrounded by darkness, ignorance and fear, it is a sign of hope to be celebrating Islam's message of peace and light, and the last great Messenger, born and chosen to deliver them to all mankind"
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"If you want to sing out, sing out, and if you want to be free, be free, cause there's a million ways to be, you know that there are"
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"I've studied various schools of thought... I acknowledge that some Muslims consider music prohibited, but I've found a lot of evidence from the life of the Prophet to show that he allowed certainly, but even encouraged, music at certain times"
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"I've returned to being an amateur without any ties or strings attached, which gives me a freedom I never had before"
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"I was brought up in the modern world of all the luxury and the highlight of show business. I was born into a Christian home"
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"I suppose that the media and their portrayal of Islam and the almost tribal separations and divisions of the Muslims are the greatest issues confronting Muslims in the United Kingdom"
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"I looked at some of the statues of Jesus; they were just stones with no life. When they said that God is three, I was puzzled even more but could not argue. I believed it, simply because I had to have respect for the faith of my parents"
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"I found a religion that blended scientific reason with spiritual reality in a unifying faith far removed from the headlines of violence, destruction and terrorism"
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"I did not come into contact with any Muslim before I embraced Islam. I read the Qur'an first and realized no person is perfect, Islam is perfect, and if we imitate the conduct of the Holy Prophet... we will be successful"
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"I became very famous, as a teenager, and my name and photo were splashed in all the media. They made me larger than life, so I wanted to live larger than life, and the only way to do that was to be intoxicated"
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"I became alienated from this religious upbringing, and started making music. I wanted to be a big star. All those things I saw in the films and on the media took hold of me, and perhaps I thought this was my god: the goal of making money"
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"I am confident that, in the end, common sense and justice will prevail. I'm an optimist, brought up on the belief that if you wait to the end of the story, you get to see the good people live happily ever after"
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"I always knew looking back on my tears would bring me laughter, but I never knew looking back on my laughter would make me cry"
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"Everything I do is for the pleasure of Allah"
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"Ever since I became a Muslim, I've had to deal with attempts to damage my reputation and countless insinuations seeking to cast doubt on my character and trying to connect me to causes which I do not subscribe to"
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"Communal well-being is central to human life"
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"Because I don't play guitar any more, African harmonies and rhythms have been an inspiration to me. I love the raw origin of the sound. It complements my voice and words naturally"
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"All things can be forgiven if we can progress"
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"A person who steals bread during a famine is not treated as a thief"


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