Yusuf Islam/Cat Stevens: ‘Muslim community criticised me for picking up a guitar again’

The Telegraph:

Yusuf Islam – formerly known as Cat Stevens – has rarely been seen on stage since he converted to Islam in 1977. In recent years, however, he has returned to live performing and, with new album Tell ‘Em I’m Gone out last month, Yusuf played two sold-out gigs in London this weekas part of his European tour.

The British musician has now revealed that his decision to start producing and performing music again led to criticism from some Muslims.



Yusuf Islam, formerly known asc Cat Stevens, performing at the 2014 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in New York

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  1. In an answer to the question whether music is allowed in Islam Hadhrat Khalifatul Masih IV, Hadhrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad, answered that it depends on the music. If music makes you crazy and brings out your ‘lower instincts’it is not allowed but if music is giving you peace it could be permitted. Yusuf Islam’s music is inspiring and peaceful. I feel it is positive and brings out the good in us. (Just my interpretation).

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