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Born Wednesday 21 July 1948

Professions: Educator, Musician, Songwriter, Writer

Nationality: British

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The words of the songs speak for themselves.

Words: words, songs, speak
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The spiritual quest was always the predominant aspect of my life. It's always been there. But there's also an incredible passion connected to it; it's not just a dry investigative process. I have been extremely emotional about it, and that comes out in the songs.

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In those days a concert was a personal experience. I wanted to be as close as possible to the audience, and of course big stadiums didn't enable you to do that. It wasn't my style.

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I've studied various schools of thought... I acknowledge that some Muslims consider music prohibited, but I've found a lot of evidence from the life of the Prophet to show that he allowed certainly, but even encouraged, music at certain times.

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It was important for me to duck out of the fast and furious life I'd been living as a pop star. I was in a different mood.

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In the early days I had a very black-and-white view of everything.

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Though times have changed, it's a nice surprise to see that youthful feeling of anti-war sentiment returning once more to the cobbled main streets of Europe.

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They have hijacked my religion.

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Moderation is part of faith, so those who accuse Muslim schools of fostering fanaticism should learn a bit more about Islam.

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A person who steals bread during a famine is not treated as a thief.

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Some extremists take elements of the sacred scriptures out of context.

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Violence is almost an everyday occurrence in some Muslim lands: it should not be exacerbated by revenge attacks on more innocent families and communities.

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The latest horror to hit the U.S. looks to have been caused by people of Middle Eastern origin, bearing Muslim names. Again, shame. This fuels more hatred for a religion and a people who have nothing to do with these events.

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It's very difficult to ignore humanitarian disasters. The royalties from my albums continue to support my charity work.

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I've returned to being an amateur without any ties or strings attached, which gives me a freedom I never had before.

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To be what you want to be, you must give up being what you are.

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Music is part of God's universe.

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All things can be forgiven if we can progress.

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There was no division I could see between the essential teaching of all Prophets and wise men of religion.

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The very first lesson that I learnt from the Qur'an was the message of unity and peace.

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