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Footsteps In The Light

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The Wind
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The White Moon (featuring Ben ammi)
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If You Ask Me
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I Look, I See
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Tala'al Badru Alayna
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Seal of the Prophets
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Wild World (Bana, Bana)
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Angel of War
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In'Nilta
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Salli Ala Muhammad
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God is the Light
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Peace Train
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A is for Allah
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The Adhan (Call to Prayer)
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 14   Total Length: 53:19

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Yusuf Islam

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I think it's a beautiful album..... anyone who is on that path or one similar.... it is a peaceful journey. For those that are so critical, maybe you should try and do better.... He is a great spirit. Nice to hear this vs. what other shallow character out there making music.... It seems thoughtful and very touching to me. <3 Peace to all.

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Forget politics: this is about Spirit

LuciM

The man found God. His voice and guitar playing, always amazing, now has deeper meaning. This is a wonderful album and I'm so glad eMusic has made it available to us.

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Yusuf Loves Murder

frankiepop

Yusuf is a big fan and lover and fan of the Ayatollah Khomeini and his fatwehs to kill and murder authors like Salmon Rushdie. Maybe you should care Magoo.

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A gift?

DEnos

"It's a gift" - silly me, I thought he was selling these songs. Only in this case I'm not buying - this religious album fails in the way that many such albums fail - spiritual correctness is substituted for individual insight and creativity. Yusuf's voice is aging, but from a master we accept this in exchange for the unique insights and sounds they've masterd in a lifetime. This is the album I'd expect from a 20-something who, while promising, hasn't found his personality yet. The lyrics are actually pretty standard for similar niche albums - though Yusuf does phrase them with his signature smoothness.

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nice new songs by a new name!

JoyBRollin

This album is a mix of English and I assume Arabic. Since I don't speak the language I have no idea what he saying most of the time. Difficult to rate since I don't know what he is saying. It sounds peaceful. A nice new album by a guy formerly known as Cat Stevens. Unfortunately I was looking for Cat Stevens greatest hits album. There's a re-make of Peace Train and a song titled "Wild World (Bana Bana)" The sample is not in English so I would say the title should be Bana Bana with the English translation in () May I have my Cat Stevens Greatest Hits album now. Why not use Morning Has Broken? It's used as a Roman Catholic Hymn.

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Garbage

mcl-mixer

Don't care what his religion is. This stuff just isn't worth listening to.

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All y'all can't read, huh?

thatjimguy

This album is considered by Yusuf as a spiritual album. This isn't pop or folk. It's a blend of Arabic and English with Middle-Eastern and Reggae influence. Most of the songs are songs of submission. Not surprising since Yusuf is a Muslim. However peace is promoted in his songs, just as it always has been. "Angel of War" is an excellent half-introspective look at a young fighter. When he realizes the enemy is himself, his ego, his pride... he becomes a man. "If you protect the poor, Let truth be your armour, and justice be your sword". This is a moral tale, not just another religious song. "In' Nilta" is particularly moving lyrically and musically. "God Is The Light" is very well-written. Reminding even non-religious types of the grace found in humility. "A is for Allah" is a reminder that Islam recognizes Noah, Abraham, Moses and Jesus as prophets, not just Muhammad. There are very good messages here for people of all faiths (or none). I'm agnostic and still like it.

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Another Time, Another Place

KazooMagoo

I don't think Yusuf really cares what anyone thinks. He has written some of the most beautiful and insightful songs, many more than most musicians would ever dream of. He is in a place he chooses to be and has found peace and happiness there. Let it be and enjoy the music he is still producing. If you don't like it... uh, don't listen.

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Cat/Yusuf always positive energy

Mister-Natural

I don't believe that Cat Stevens/Yusuf would ever state publicly that he would kill anyone, let alone harbor such thoughts. I lived through the Sixties with his music which was such a force for good energy during a period of horribly ugly energy. I read about his spiritual transformation and I believe he is a follower of a peaceful form of Islam, as it was intended.

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?????

jimrumage

He feely admits that when asked those questions, he was not very well versed in the Quran. His answer was simply what one would expect of someone who was in the midst of trying to understand. He was being led then, he is doing more leading today and has a different tone and direction today. His comments did make headlines and that is what the media wanted. Why didn't they ask someone well versed in the religion instead?