Yusuf Islam – Roadsinger Reviews


 

 

Assalamu ‘Alaikum,

 

Yusuf Islam has just released his second album (after his return) ‘Roadsinger’. There have been many reviews of the album, I’ve put a few links below. Thanks to brother Masud for putting some of these up on Deenport.

Roadsinger Reviews:

By Paul Cashmere for Undercover:

http://undercover.com.au/News-Story.aspx?id=8253

By Michael Quinn for the BBC:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/hc54

Neil Spencer for the Guardian:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/apr/15/yusuf-roadsinger-review

Andy Gill for the Independent:

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/reviews/album-yusuf-roadsinger-island-1676917.html

By Phil Gallo for LiveDaily:

http://www.livedaily.com/news/18968.html

The Rock Doctor:

http://travellingunderground.blogspot.com/2009/03/new-album-roadsinger-from-cat-stevens.html

By Mark Edwards for Times Online:

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/music/cd_reviews/article6199024.ece

By Thom Durek for All Music:

http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:d9frxzq0ld6e~T1

By Lauren Maas for JamsBio Magazine:

http://magazine.jamsbio.com/2009/04/27/being-followed-by-a-cats-shadow-yusuf-roadsinger/

By Simon Cosyns for the Sun:

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/showbiz/sftw/article2405504.ece?print=yes

Wang-Ziping – Muslim Patriot in China and a Martial Arts Extraordinaire


Wang-Ziping – Muslim Patriot in China and a Martial Arts Extraordinaire

“Armed with an intense fondness for life outdoors, Ziping traveled all over the countryside, allowing himself to be inspired by the grace and beauty of nature. Sufis are particularly sensitive to the beauty of creation. A verse from the Koran that is particularly beloved by Sufis reads: “Wherever you turn, there is the face of God.” They complement this with a well-known hadith of the Prophet: “God is beautiful, and He loves beauty.

Ziping hence studied with great care the movements of the birds and mammals- such as an eagle descending on its prey, a rabbit moving quickly across a prairie, a dog leaping skillfully to put itself out of danger. He absorbed all these characteristics to create a unique style of his own. His strength and reflexes allowed him to be both strong and quick- a deadly combination in Wushu.”

Read more at: http://higher-criticism.com/2005/12/wang-ziping-muslim-patriot-in-china.html