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Yusuf / Cat Stevens

Wishing those observing the sacred month of Ramadan a mighty peace. Let us take the time to remember and help those less fortunate, embracing this opportunity for mindfulness and self-reflection.

Our Brondesbury College, London, (founded by Yusuf / Cat Stevens in 1996), was recently inspected by Ofsted as part of periodic statutory school inspections. We are delighted to announce that the school has been graded ‘Outstanding’ in every category in an inspection report published today. Congratulations to all our staff and pupils for their hard work! Some of the many highlights from the report include: “The provision for pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural devel...opment is excellent, and reflects the aims of the school. Pupils are extremely courteous and respectful to each other and adults. They are highly motivated and have a thirst for learning... Leaders and trustees have created a very positive, ambitious culture that demonstrates high expectations of staff and pupils... teaching is highly effective and ensures that pupils make exceptional progress across the curriculum... Pupils develop a strong understanding of other faiths, beliefs and cultures. They are respectful of the views and opinions of others..."

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Jummah Mubarak - Friday greetings to you all!

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Mountain of Light

"Once upon a lightning horse
Riding through the universe
Shedding light upon a thousand doors
Time stood still
On the Olive Hill...
On his back, the Prophet sat
Open-eyed, not looking back..."

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#OTD in 1995, Yusuf / Cat Stevens released his first studio production since walking away from the music business in 1979.

The Life of the Last Prophet (peace be upon him).

The Life of the Last Prophet #OTD 1995

The Life of the Last Prophet was released on April 1 1995. The first release on Yusuf Islam’s Mountain of Light label it ...was a spoken-word recording relating the life of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). It also featured the well-known traditional song 'Tala’a al-Badru ‘Alayna,' performed for the first time ever in Arabic and English.

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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 ‘Ulema (scholars) and contains selec...

The secondary school examination league tables were published today, featuring the results of the first students to sit new, tougher GCSEs in English and maths. We are delighted to announce that our secondary schools performed brilliantly once again! Islamia Girls School and Brondesbury College, both founded by Yusuf / Cat Stevens, are placed first and second in our local London borough of Brent for Attainment 8 (students' average score across eight subjects) and for the number of students achieving Grade 5 or above in English and maths. Congratulations to all the students, parents and staff for their hard work and dedication!

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Monday Wisdoms:

“Those who refuse to listen should not expect to be heard.”

Gai Eaton


More enlightening quotes at:
Photo Credit: Mustafa Davis

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Friday Wisdoms:

"You will certainly travel from stage to stage."

The Qur'an 84:19

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Thanks for all those who are supporting the PennyAppeal Winter Emergency Campaign. Please do spread the word and share the video:

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Yusuf / Cat Stevens’ new recording, “Cup of Tea,” is in aid of benefiting the vulnerable and lonely this winter.

Offer real warmth to those most in need. Call 03000 11 11 11, or visit and donate today.

The Yusuf Islam Foundation is supporting the PennyAppeal Winter Emergency Campaign. Please check the video link for a special version of a song for the campaign by our founder Yusuf / Cat Stevens. The elderly and the vulnerable need our support this winter, let's all do our bit.

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Winter Emergency - "Cup of Tea" by Yusuf / Cat Stevens

Yusuf / Cat Stevens is supporting our Winter Campaign in aid of the elderly and the vulnerable with a very special version of his previously unreleased song "Cu...p of Tea," co-written with friend Paul Ryan in 1969.

Help us provide care to often forgotten members of our society by calling 03000 11 11 11, or visiting today. #CupofTea

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Monday Wisdoms

"There is no greater education than one that is self driven"

Neil Degrasse Tyson

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PennyAppeal with Yusuf / Cat Stevens.

We have a very special announcement to make - prepare yourself for a unique brew by the one and only Yusuf / Cat Stevens.

Check back here tomorrow to find out ...more!

In the meantime, you can help the vulnerable, homeless and elderly this winter by donating to our #WinterEmergency appeal.

Call 03000 11 11 11, or visit

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Friday Wisdoms

"Education is the kindling of a flame not a filling of a vessel"


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Monday Wisdoms

"Give a man a fish you feed him for a day. Teach a man how to fish you feed him for a lifetime"

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Yusuf Islam Foundation updated their cover photo.
January 3

I have dreamt of an open world,
borderless and wide
Where the people move
from place to place and
nobody's taking sides


Yusuf / Cat Stevens
(Maybe There's a World / An Other Cup 2006)

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Mountain of Light

As we enter a new year, let us do so with a reminder of a saying of the last Prophet (peace be upon him), who said:

You will not enter Paradise until you believ...e and you will not believe until you love one another. Shall I guide you to a thing that should you do it, will increase love for each other? Spread the message of peace amongst one another.

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A fantastic achievement by a team of students representing our Brondesbury College (founded by Yusuf / Cat Stevens) at this month’s British Junior Wrestling Championships in Cardiff, Wales! H. Limam, A. Hannan and M. Salem were crowned gold medal winners and British Champions in their respective weight categories! And the following students also performed brilliantly: Y. Tehami (Silver), Y. Enver (Silver) and T. Kheir (Bronze). Huge congratulations to all!