This spoken-word recording of The Life of the Last Prophet is the first official release by Yusuf Islam since his departure from the music business as Cat Stevens back in 1978. The biography is fully authenticated and app... more »roved by an international group of scholars and contains selected verses of the Quran, recited by the renonwned Egyptian Qari(reciter), Shaikh Muhammad Al-Minyaoui. It also includes the song Tala'a al-Badru Alayna, and a beautiful rendition of the adhan(call to prayer).« less
This spoken-word recording of The Life of the Last Prophet is the first official release by Yusuf Islam since his departure from the music business as Cat Stevens back in 1978. The biography is fully authenticated and approved by an international group of scholars and contains selected verses of the Quran, recited by the renonwned Egyptian Qari(reciter), Shaikh Muhammad Al-Minyaoui. It also includes the song Tala'a al-Badru Alayna, and a beautiful rendition of the adhan(call to prayer).
"Yusuf Islam has produced a much needed introduction to the history and teachings of Islam as preached and practised by Prophet Mohammad(Peace be upon him). It provides a rare opportunity to understand and appreciate Islam - its history and philosophy along with the role played by its founder. For the busy person this audio production offers a unique opportunity to take an inward journey and experience the essence of the faith of more than a billion muslims in the world."
A superb piece of art
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens) has done it again. His songs prior to his embracing Islam were deep, and explored the inner soul of a person searching for the truth, and now he is more specific about his "Road To Find Out". His voice is even more haunting than ever, and the topics and rendation are very good. I think that he finally found his place. I salute Yusuf on this excellent CD."
Excellent Biography of the Prophet (saws)
Zayd Hammoudeh | Merion Station, PA USA | 12/03/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Excellent cd that reminds the Muslims of the day that is coming. I often listen to this cd while I am commuting to work or while I am working to prevent the sins, learn, and remember. You always pick up a new detail when you listen to it. Also a very valuable resource for non-Muslims wishing to learn about the final Prophet of Allah who was sent as a warner to this world. A great compliment to the Prayers of the Last Prophet CD put out by Yusuf Islam. Both are good dawah if you are Muslim or a great means to enter Islam with the Koran if you are not Muslim."
Yusuf Islam's gift to the world
S. Sarhan | Dearborn, Michigan United States | 12/11/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"In the late 70's, one of the most famous pop stars of that time, Cat Stevens, annouced he was leaving the entire music industry to dedicate his life and loyalty to God almighty to serve and worship the one true creator of us all. This was a major step for Stevens as much as it was a surprise to his millions of fans and the entire world altogether. Stevens decalred his full submission to God almighty and therefore became a Muslim.(The word 'muslim' means: one who submits or surrenders self to God) Cat Stevens later changed his name to Yusuf Islam and he has since been a big part of the Muslim community in England as well as a spokesperson worldwide. After years of not looking back a slight bit on his long gone music career, Yusuf returned with a new recording company, Mountain of Light, and a new approach. He no longer plays guitar, neither are there the sounds of bass nor heavy drums. All there is is a voice and a simple form of percussion and a message to convey. 'Life of The Last Prophet' is one of many of his recordings that puts the spotlight on the life of prophet Muhammed, peace be upon him, the last messenger of God to the world. Yusuf's soothing voice narrating the story of the prophet, from his birth to his upbringing on the hands of his grandfather then uncle, to his first marriage to Khadija, may God be pleased with her, to the first message revealed to him from God by angel Gabriel, followed by his conveying of the message from God that there is only one God worthy of worship and that he was the messenger of God, and his warning of judgment day and his warning to the people of all times and all places that helfire is home to those who do not believe in God and those who choose to be astray rather than to be righteous. It's a wonder how Yusuf Islam speaks the language of Arabic as fluently as his English. It's also pleasing to my ears to hear him sing the famous 'Tala'al-badru Alayhna' in both languages and the beautiful 'Muhammed Al Mustafa' peace be upon him. God bless Yusuf Islam and build him an empire in paradise for his efforts and his 'da'wah' - his calling to the religion of God, Islam. Of course the life of the prophet then continues taking you through the migration the prophet made from Mecca to Yathrib, later known as Medina. The battle of Badr is also mentioned when the small number of Muslims fought and defeated the bigger number of the infidels of Qureish with the victory of God on their side. Then the night journey to Jerusalem where the prophet peace be upon him was elevated to the seventh heaven and there, the five prayers were commanded by God almighty, then the return to Mecca with almost 10,000 Muslims and the smashing of the idols around the house that Abraham peace be upon him built many years ago, the first house built for people to come to as commanded by God almighty, the Kaaba (or in english: the cube shaped house) and finally the final pilgrimage where prophet Muhammed conveyed his last message to the people of the world and made God his witness that his mission to spread the message that God had sent him with was completed &the last verse of the Quran revealed, and later the prophet's death at the age of 63. To this day, Prophet Muhammed is considered the most influential person to ever live. He was a man who completed the mission he was sent to do. Thankfully to God, today Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world, and the prophet's message, God's religion, Islam is still the same message it was over 1400 years ago. May God bless Yusuf Islam and everyone at Mountain Of Light. Of course, my thanks or anybody else's thanks is nothing compared to the blessing of God that they seeked when they released this.I highly recommend 'Life Of The Last Prophet' to all Muslims and non-Muslims and may God guide them, the non-Muslims,to accepting the true religion of Abraham, Noah, Moses, Jesus, Jacob, David, Solomon, and all other prophets equally.A+"
Great CD for anyone who wants to know Islam
S. Sarhan | 07/23/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Unlike attacks made by Stuart Maconie, Yusuf Islam puts a great CD that speaks the message of Islam (peace) to all mankind. With his humble voice and beautiful comforting hems, this CD is a must for anyone who seeks to know the *truth* about Islam."