Yoga: Forbidden for Muslims in Malaysia?

One news caught my attention today (HERE): Abdul Shukor Husin, chairman of the government-backed National Fatwa Council decided to ban the practice of yoga.

For him, practice would weaken religious faith.

It seems that some yoga practice (all?) are considered blasphemy in Islam, at least there.

60% of the 27 million population in Malaysia is Muslim.

What I understand from this news is that Malaysia is not turning itself into a moderate type of Islam.

I consider this trend a little bit scary.

 

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2 Responses

  1. My wife teaches Holy Yoga. Think they were talking about this when it was banned? http://37stories.wordpress.com/2008/08/31/poses-i-will-never-attain/

  2. Sure it does, very disturbing my friend.

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