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Thread #92621   Message #1772865
Posted By: Jeri
30-Jun-06 - 01:17 PM
Thread Name: The Wisdom of Yusuf Islam/Cat Stevens
Subject: RE: The Wisdom of Yusuf Islam/Cat Stevens
From his own website:
The very first lesson that I learnt from the Qur'an, was the message of unity and peace. This was not that dark, foreign religion which I had expected. First it was talking about belief in One God Lording over all people, creatures and events in this matchless Universe - talking about us as Adamic in nature; children of humanity from the same Parents, Adam and Eve, belonging to one family.

I wonder how many who have made up their minds about him, did so based on misinterpretations and rumors. That whole thing he never said, yet persists in being passed on, about Salmon Rushdie comes to mind.