Sunday, November 23, 2008

Yoga is not for Muslims

Yoga is a popular form of exercise and is practised by people of all ethnic groups.

On Saturday, the National Fatwa Council, Malaysia's Islamic body, declared that yoga is prohibited in Islam and Muslims are banned from practising it saying it had elements of Hinduism that could erode the faith of Muslims.

Related news:
The Star:
Fatwa Council deems ancient form of exercise from India 'haram'
Hindu Sangam urges Fatwa Council to ‘be more sensitive’

Top Islamic body: Yoga is not for Muslims


  1. In other words, people were enjoying it. Therefore it must be evil.

    (Before you jump to any conclusions, Christian organizations in the U.S. quite often have the same sort of attitude. "What, kids like this Saturday morning cartoon? ZOUNDS! It's SA-TAN!!!!!")

  2. TMM is right: Christian organizations also discourage people from practicing yoga. However, they do not have the same level of power as National Fatwa Council in Malaysia.

  3. I thing one day everything will be banned! Ha =)

  4. MM, looks to me the more we know, the less we are tolerant. It's the thinking that makes it so..

    KS, the east and the west will never meet. Again, it's the thinking that makes it so.

    Tekkaus, that will be the day..

  5. Is it possible to ban bans?

  6. MM, now there's a great thought - ban bans. And then we'd be overruled with ban ban bans. LOL! Too much.