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The Yoga Fatwa

November 23, 2008


The National Fatwa Council recently announced that Muslims are prohibited from practicing yoga. Specifically, what is banned is the combination of physical movements, religious elements, chanting and worshipping which forms the foundations of yoga as practiced in Hinduism. The ‘yoga’ in its modern sense, which usually involves only the physical movement, is not actually banned […]