Cat Stevens

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    'Peace Train' is a song I wrote, the message of which continues to breeze thunderously through the hearts of millions. There is a powerful need for people to feel that gust of hope rise up again.
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    In a World where people are surrounded by darkness, ignorance and fear, it is a sign of hope to be celebrating Islam's message of peace and light, and the last great Messenger, born and chosen to deliver them to all mankind.
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    In music, you can use metaphors with ease - if a person doesn't understand the parable, they can still enjoy the melody of the music. If, however, a person reads a book and misses the meaning of its metaphors, this will be extremely disheartening for both the reader as well as the author.
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    Man is created to be God's deputy on earth and it is important to realize the obligation to rid ourselves of all illusions and to make our lives a preparation for the next life.
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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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    Peace Train is a song I wrote, the message of which continues to breeze thunderously through the hearts of millions of human beings.
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    Rather than go to a demonstration to burn an effigy of the author Salman Rushdie, I would have hoped that it'd be the real thing.
    Source: As quoted in Cat Stevens Gives Support To Call for Death of Rushdie, by Craig R. Whitney, in The New York Times (23 May 1989), p. C18
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    Salman Rushdie, indeed any writer who abuses the prophet or indeed any prophet under Islamic law, the sentence for that is actually death.
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    The fact that the Prophet cared for every human being and tried his best to ensure their security in the hereafter must be the most telling of his compassionate and merciful characteristics.
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    The greatest legacy is that which benefits the widest number of people for the longest period without limit to value. No one but the Prophet Muhammad was given that role as the seal of God's message.
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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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    The very first lesson that I learnt from the Qur'an was the message of unity and peace.
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    There are certain comforts of living here in Dubai, the comforts of so many mosques and so much good food... It's just that much more secure. And may God keep it safe.
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    There is a powerful need for people to feel that gust of hope rise up again.
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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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