How Yusuf Islam (aka, Cat Stevens) Came to Islam

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I just love personal testimonies from those I most love and respect.

Here’s a snip from the full piece:

I realized that everything belongs to God, that
slumber does not overtake Him. He created everything. At
this point I began to lose the pride in me, because
hereto I had thought the reason I was here was because of
my own greatness. But I realized that I did not create
myself, and the whole purpose of my being here was to
submit to the teaching that has been perfected by the
religion we know as Al-Islam. At this point I started
discovering my faith. I felt I was a Muslim. On reading
the Qur’an, I now realized that all the Prophets sent by
God brought the same message. Why then were the Jews and
Christians different? I know now how the Jews did not
accept Jesus as the Messiah and that they had changed His
Word. Even the Christians misunderstand God’s Word and
called Jesus the son of God. Everything made so much
sense. This is the beauty of the Qur’an; it asks you to
reflect and reason, and not to worship the sun or moon
but the One Who has created everything. The Qur’an asks
man to reflect upon the sun and moon and God’s creation
in general. Do you realize how different the sun is from
the moon? They are at varying distances from the earth,
yet appear the same size to us; at times one seems to
overlap the other.

Even when many of the astronauts go to space, they
see the insignificant size of the earth and vastness of
space. They become very religious, because they have seen
the Signs of Allah.

That feeling of coming Home after wandering lost… it comes through with great strength in Yusuf Islam’s story. Very sweet, very real, very kind.

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5 thoughts on “How Yusuf Islam (aka, Cat Stevens) Came to Islam

  1. Mohammad Amil Hussain says:

    May ALLAH blessing upon you …

    I am very glad and thankful to ALLAH that HE had open the door for u to come to world of truth.

  2. Mohammed Yusuf says:

    Allhamudlillaha… God has indeed blessed you to the straight path..

  3. latifa says:

    mashallah such man can be come a muslim and purify the words of allah and preach them too. 🙂

  4. MOHAMMEDALI says:

    Praise be to Allah…..You have realised the real goal of the life in this world.
    Allah may extend your life to convey this to every person who are living in darkness.

  5. Nazeem Ahmed says:

    Allhamudlillaha…….. I feel sense of Happiness in my Heart right now, Mansha-Allah

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