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I always knew looking back on my tears would bring me laughter, but I never knew looking back on my laughter would make me cry. Cat Stevens#Bring 100
Cat Stevens#Bring 100
Everything I do is for the pleasure of Allah. Cat Stevens#Allah 64
Cat Stevens#Allah 64
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. Cat Stevens#Music 63
Cat Stevens#Music 63
I became alienated from this religious upbringing, and started making music. I wanted to be a big star. All those things I saw in the films and on the media took hold of me, and perhaps I thought this was my god: the goal of making money. Cat Stevens#Music 61
Cat Stevens#Music 61
This is the beauty of the Qur'an: it asks you to reflect and reason, and not to worship the sun or moon but the One who has created everything. The Qur'an asks man to reflect upon the sun and moon and God's creation in general. Cat Stevens#Beauty 58
Cat Stevens#Beauty 58
I found a religion that blended scientific reason with spiritual reality in a unifying faith far removed from the headlines of violence, destruction and terrorism. Cat Stevens#Faith 56
Cat Stevens#Faith 56
There is a powerful need for people to feel that gust of hope rise up again. Cat Stevens#Again 55
Cat Stevens#Again 55
I had to learn my faith and look after my family, and I had to make priorities. But now I've done it all and there's a little space for me to fill in the universe of music again. Cat Stevens#Faith 55
Cat Stevens#Faith 55
It is part of my faith as a Muslim to try to help those who are suffering from poverty or economic or political injustice. Cat Stevens#Faith 54
Cat Stevens#Faith 54
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. Cat Stevens#Again 49
Cat Stevens#Again 49
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