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Friday, January 30, 2009

Is Yoga a threat to Islamic beliefs?

Muslims cannot practice yoga in its original form because it involves another religion”, says Harussani Zakaria, a controversial cleric from the northern Perak state of Malaysia.

Yet another sad news from Malaysia where practicing yoga is banned too too in a progressive country. This is the best example of a country's backwardness and inability to identity natural ways to improve the modern hectic lifestyle. The decision also indicates the power of government-backing Islamic organizations and their involvement in national decision-making.

Yoga is a form of exercise having roots in the ancient Hindu religion. It is a form of complete meditation wherein different aasanas are performed to get rid of many kinds of deadly illnesses and bodily injuries. This form of exercise is related to empower the inner power of a person to enjoy a happy and peaceful life. A regular practice of yoga helps in improving mental ability and leads to mind conscious and ability to understand and see things differently.

Regardless to its advantages, yoga is declared ban in Malaysia which is unfortunate and unreasonable. A ban on yoga is like ignoring a healthy way of living.

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Web Expert said...

There is a legitimate concern, though, that yoga cannot be separated from its religious underpinnings. Many of the poses are named after sages and warriors from the Mahabharata. The practice is, undoubtedly, part of a larger and long-standing religious system. I am agree with your point. and that is why we are loosing humanity. its nice to hear all this. Keep on....


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