Yusuf Islam aka Cat Stevens was born July 21st 1948 in London, United Kingdom. He is a British singer-songwriter, humanitarian and education philanthropist. He started his singing career early on in his life, but his big break came at the age of 18 in 1966 when he recorded his first demo. Yusuf has won many Music and Humanitarian awards throughout his life time and he continues doing great work to give back to humanity till this day. In 1981, he founded the Islamia Primary School in Salusbury Road in London, and also several other Muslim Secondary Schools. He founded The Association of Muslim Schools in UK in 1992, a charity that joined all the Muslim schools in the UK. He also founded the Small Kindness,a charity that supports orphans and families in many parts of the world. He currently lives in the UK with his wife, he has 5 children, 1 son and 4 girls, 2 granddaughters and 1 grandson, he lost a son who survived for 13 days and passed due to a fatal heart ailment.