May 06, 2006

Yusuf Islam in Dubai

Formerly known as Cat Stevens, Yusuf Islam will be in Dubai on May 11th at 5 pm, signing his new album Footsteps in The Light. For more information and directions click here.

The album is basically voice and drum only, a style he adopted when he became Muslim. However, he has now diversified his style in music using not only his trademark guitar but other instruments as well. This has placed him in the line of verbal fire among some Muslims unfortunately. He writes an interesting reflection on the subject: Music, a question of Faith or Da'wah?

33 comments:

Tainted Female said...

Someone told me a few years back he was living in Dubai? And working in Media City? Was this wrong information? Or did he just relocate again?

Samawel said...

That's what I've been told too... Although I've yet to bump into him when I'm at DMC. hehe

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Hey guys, actually I never heard of him living there. I always thought he lived in the UK. I know his son studies in the Uk. Hmm ah well I guess you both just have to go ask him ey? ;)

Arabized said...

ohhh i would so go but i have a wedding to go to. I really have to go to this wedding, if i time manage it properly, i may be able to stop at the MOE.

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Well weddings are weddings... :) Hope you make it!

nzm said...

The first vinyl record that I ever bought was his "Tea for the Tillerman".

what memories!

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

He's amazing, "both of him" lol I grew up listening to Cat Stevens cuz mom was a big fan. His voice and a few strokes on a guitar and one is swept away.

farrukh: copywriter & journalist said...

I have spotted him in Dubai at one of the lectures where he was accompanied by Sheikh Hamza Yusuf.

farrukh

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Yeah? so are you going tomorrow to the signing? If you are, do report :)

BuJ said...

yo! say your salams to your bro in islam.. and for SS her bro in swedishness as well!

too bad i am not there to catch the guy.. would be nice to hear his guitar tunes..

oh how much i miss me piano!

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

yayy bro in swedishness! lol

So buj, you never heard him play his guitar recently?

Tayyeb what happened to your piano?

BuJ said...

i have posted recently selections of my first piano album (circa Feb 2005) on my blog, which you can goto if you click here.

I need to go thru my mp3s and find a good selection from each album then perhaps upload them once a week. although now SD has made me an offer I cannot refuse!

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Yeah I saw that. SD's a good sport!

BuJ said...

a very generous good sport :)

Arabized said...

ok i couldnt go to the signing at the MOE, because of course preparitions for the wedding and all. I mean goodness, it took forever. wishful thinking that i had time to stop at the MOE and still have time to go to the wedding.

but anyways, the wedding was soo much fun! i vote, the best emirati wedding i have gone to so far (and i've been to a lot).

Shaykhspeara Sha'ira said...

Hala Biz!! Too bad you missed it but hey seems you had a blast at the wedding. I'm glad you enjoyed yourself. Any chance of posting a bit about how an Emirati wedding takes place etc for non inaugurated people such as myself? :)

Arabized said...

hahaha ok, but this was not a typical emiraty wedding, this was carried away to the extrememes, this is a wedding that you would never dream of happening, only in some old arabian story.

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now I'm even more curious Biz! lol

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