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Riz Khan
Sami Yusuf: King of Islamic Pop
Riz Khan talks to singer Sami Yusuf about his faith and why he wants to be on MTV.
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2007 08:57 GMT

Sami Yusuf live in concert in Qatar in 2005
Since the release of Al Mu'allim just four years ago Sami Yusuf has become an international sensation, selling more than two million albums and topping charts across the Muslim world.

He packs stadiums in Los Angeles, Paris and Damascus and causes traffic jams in Turkey.

And while his music easily mixes sounds from East and West, what makes Sami Yusuf truly unique is that his brand of pop-music is inspired by his faith - Islam.

On Monday, Riz speaks with the "King of Islamic Pop" to ask him about his art, his faith, those who condemn him for his music and why he wants to be on MTV.

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This episode aired on Monday 01st October 2007.


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