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February : February.
Yusuf establishes Small Kindness, a UK/UN registered humanitarian relief charity, helping thousands of orphans, widows and families across the world.
March : March.
CD: A Is For Allah. A two-CD set on the Mountain of Light label featuring the essence of Islam through an explanation of the Arabic alphabet, recited by Yusuf, with music. It is released simultaneously with a hardcover book of the same name, written and illustrated by Yusuf.
May : May 10.
Prince Charles visits Islamia, telling the students, Yusuf and the news media: “I believe that Islam has much to teach increasingly secular societies like ours in Britain.”
October : October 1.
American cable network VH1 profiles Cat Stevens on “Behind the Music,” lifting the veil of mystery from Yusuf and allowing him to speak directly to his fans about his disappearance from the world of popular music, and to address the many misconceptions and rumours that had proliferated over the years. It also provides the program with one of its highest-ever ratings.