HRH Princess Badiya, Chairman of Mosaic and a group of Mosaic Associates gathered for an exclusive dinner with Dr Yusuf Islam (aka Cat Stevens) and his wife on Thursday 22nd September.
Hosted by Shabir Randeree, Dr Islam spoke about his journey from growing up near Piccadilly Circus to becoming a world renowned artist as Cat Stevens and embracing Islam since 1977. He went on to speak about how he had become passionate about education after his first daughter was born and went on to set up the Islamia Primary School in 1983, the first Muslim school in England to receive government funding. The school then expanded to include a secondary girl’s and boy’s school which are now amongst the top ranking schools in England.
The Mosaic Associates attending the dinner included some of Mosaic’s most distinguished supporters who are committed to supporting the priorities of Mosaic. They had an opportunity to talk to Dr Islam about Mosaic’s work in particular Mosaic’s mentoring support for the disadvantaged in our society.
Mosaic would like to thank Dr Islam for being truly inspirational and for making time in his busy schedule. Mosaic would also like to thank its Associates and Shabir Randeree and his family for their kind and warm hospitality.