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10.23.08
Yusuf Nominated for Songwriters Hall of Fame
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Yusuf Nominated for Songwriters Hall of Fame

Yusuf has been nominated for induction into the prestigious Songwriters Hall of Fame for 2009, it has been announced. The nomination comes during an eventful year for Yusuf and is particularly timely given the imminent re-release of his classic album Tea for the Tillerman, which features some of his most popular songs. Over the past

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09.28.08
Yusuf Visits Prophet’s City
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Yusuf Visits Prophet’s City

Yusuf has been in Madinah, Saudi Arabia, this week at the culmination of the month of Ramadan which ends in a few days time. Whilst there he was a guest at the prestigious Prince Naif bin Abdul Aziz prize giving ceremony, an award that is presented yearly to academics who are adjudged to have furthered

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09.12.08
Novel Abraham Centre Wins Approval
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Novel Abraham Centre Wins Approval

There was jubilation from officials representing Dr Yusuf Islam at a meeting of the Brent Planning Committee this week, where the local Council unanimously approved new plans for an £8m cultural centre – The Maqam – in Brondesbury Park, London. The new Maqam Centre, which takes its name from the ‘Station of Abraham’ in Makkah,

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09.02.08
Yusuf and Ramadan in Dubai
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Yusuf and Ramadan in Dubai

Yusuf has recently been working in the Jamal Records studio in Dubai, overdubbing and rough mixing for his next album. He also began recording a selection of verses from the Qur’an, in English and Arabic, which will feature on the Mountain of Light website later this month. He was in Dubai to meet the arrival

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08.23.08
Yusuf Sings for Tribes’ Survival
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Yusuf Sings for Tribes’ Survival

Yusuf has joined with a host of other artists to record a new song to raise awareness of endangered tribes worldwide. The song, especially written for the cause, is called EDGE OF EXISTENCE and features Neil Primrose of Travis on drums. It will feature on a new album, tentatively entitled, SURVIVAL. Albums proceeds will go

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08.15.08
Yusuf Invited to ‘Last Prophet’ Museum in Turkey
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Yusuf Invited to ‘Last Prophet’ Museum in Turkey

Yusuf, together with his wife and daughter, were recently privileged to visit a precious collection of rare items of the Last Prophet’s clothing in Istanbul. They were personally shown round the museum and given an opportunity to view, at close hand, the remains of a sandal and shirt belonging to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon

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