Fons Vitae is honored to announce that Yusuf Islam, the former Cat Stevens, and his son, Muhammad Adamos have joined the Advisory Board of the Fons Vitae Ghazali Children’s Project.
The celebrated British Muslim educator and activist is still known by millions of people for his music and words as Cat Stevens.
One of the world’s most famous converts to Islam, he embraced Islam in 1977 and went on to become an energetic supporter of Islamic education in the United Kingdom, where he established Islamia Schools, founded Muslim Aid as well as pioneering the English Islamic Nasheed & Spoken Word genre. He recently returned to engaging mainstream audiences through musical recordings and performances due to the increasing negativity towards Islam.
Yusuf Islam’s son and advisor is the head of the Management board of the charity Small Kindness and the Yusuf Islam Foundation, both of which were established by his father. As the key advisor to Yusuf Islam in his music management, Muhammad oversees his father’s career that celebrates 50 years in music. Muhammad is active in using the Arts as a means of communicating and building bridges between different communities.
Yusuf Islam and Muhammad Adamos have joined the Advisory Board alongside co-project director Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, and such scholars and educators as Dr. Ingrid Mattson, Dr. Timothy Gianotti, and Afeefa Syeed. The full Advisory Board is listed here.