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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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    08.08.08
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    Sir Paul McCartney Duets With Yusuf

    A very special recording session took place in London recently when Yusuf invited Sir Paul McCartney to sing on a new track, entitled ‘Boots & Sand’. The song was written by Yusuf about the “No-Fly List” saga when, together with his daughter, he was refused entry to the USA in 2004. Drawing on diametric influences

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    07.28.08
    Tea For The Tillerman DVD Released
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    Tea For The Tillerman DVD Released

    This week sees the DVD release of a classic live performance from Cat Stevens, to coincide with Yusuf’s 60th birthday. Filmed in Los Angeles in 1971, “Cat Stevens – Tea For The Tillerman Live” is an intimate concert featuring some of Cat’s best known songs from the critically acclaimed album; including Wild World, Where Do

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