Music is an extension of what I feel within, says Sami Yusuf

Posted on August 30th, 2013


Muscat – Noted musician Sami Yusuf will perform at the Grand Hall of Sultan Qaboos University on Friday. “It’s lovely to be here and I’m absolutely delighted,” said Yusuf at a press conference on Wednesday at Radisson Blu Hotel Muscat.

“Music is an extension of what I feel inside. The modern world doesn’t like religion, while the problems of the world are because of the lack of religion. Spirituality can add so much value and connect us with the higher truth,” he said.

“I believe in one world,” he said, adding that music delivers a message of peace, love, and doing good should not be limited to one religion.

Yusuf is a British singer, songwriter, composer, producer and musician with a huge fan base across the Middle East, Europe, North America and North Africa. He entered the record books after 250,000 people packed into Taksim Square in Istanbul, Turkey to see him perform. Hailed by The Guardian as the ‘most famous British Muslim in the world’, Yusuf, who has now gained further international recognition with his latest album Salaam, had expressed interest in performing in Oman, organisers said.

Many fans say his music changed their lives for the better, according to organisers. His albums have sold millions of copies.