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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:
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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!

It’s the start of a new school term and we are very excited about the academic year ahead! The students at both our secondary schools, Islamia Girls School and Brondesbury College (both founded by Yusuf / Cat Stevens), achieved brilliant GCSE results, released last month. 100% of our exam entrants achieved at least 5 or more A*-C grades with over half of all entries graded A* or A! Congratulations to our students, parents and staff on this wonderful success!

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Yusuf / Cat Stevens

Heartbreaking to see the devastation and human loss caused by the fire at Grenfell Tower. My prayers are with those who lost their lives and those they loved. God bless everyone responding, like one body, to help relieve the suffering.



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Mountain of Light

Wishing all those who are fasting a Blessed month of Ramadan.

Yusuf / Cat Stevens

What is Ramadan?


Ramadan is the name of the ninth month of the Islamic moon calendar. It is very important because it is the month in which the Glorious Qur’an was first sent down by God the Most High, to the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him. During Ramadan, Muslims must fast if they are healthy and able: we don’t eat or drink between dawn and sunset. It is a time to increase our remembrance and realize the blessings which we have been given.

Fasting is also important because it makes the rich equal to the poor. This helps them become more charitable and give generously of their wealth to the needy.

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Congratulations to Islamia Primary School, Islamia Girl’s School and Brondesbury College, all founded by Yusuf / Cat Stevens, for their success at the National Muslim Teachers' Creativity & Innovation Awards 2017 held in London last weekend, taking six awards between them for Literacy, Business & Enterprise, Sports, the Arts and more! A big ‘well done’ to all the inspiring nominees and winners, including a wonderful performance by the Voice of Peace Children’s Choir.

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