Childhood and beyond
Sami Yusuf had a smooth experience during his career. He didn’t have scandals. He’s a family man who loves his family and loves what he does. I love music, and I think it’s a powerful source that brings people together. However, due to the background of the marketing of his first album by a religious company Mr. Yusuf’s music was not allowed to shine for a while. Then, with the necessary care of his managers after the first project, the humble 31 years old polyglot singer, composer, and producer of Azeri origin reached the world in no time. I never saw myself as a Muslim artist or any kind of religious artist. I believe in music being an international language that speaks to the heart and my background is music and nothing else.
As for Lebanon, the British Arabic-speaking artist would love to come to do a show. He actually visited the country in the beginning of 2005 and fell in love with it. He even wanted to come back and have his wedding in this heaven on earth, but he couldn’t because, only two weeks after, Hariri was assassinated.
The last words of Sami Yusuf summarize his previous as well as current view of the world. He says: You can argue about so many things in this world, but you can’t argue about love, this powerful source that binds us all together. We are one big family, one essence.
You can also listen to Sami Yusuf's message in the podcast (audio file) at the beginning of the article