Yusuf Islam's Mother Chose His Wife
Muslim musical icon YUSUF ISLAM asked his mother to choose his wife, because he couldn't decide who to spend the rest of his life with.
Islam - who changed his name from CAT STEVENS and walked away from music when he converted to Islam in 1978 - denies having an arranged marriage. But the singer admits his mother helped him choose wife FAUZIA MUBARAK ALI in 1979.
The 58-year-old says, "People think it was arranged because my mother was involved. But I was thinking of marrying one of two girls I was dating. I brought each to my mother at different times and asked which she thought I should marry. It was her choice.
"Of course, it was mine as well, but I gave my mother the option to be part of that decision."