Powered by UITechs
Get password? Username Password
 
Menu << Go Back Home New Questions Popular Questions Ask a  Question

Is Yoga Forbidden?
Question asked by ..
Posted on: Friday, April 30, 2010 - Hits: 836


Question:
I have a question regarding the permissibility of Yoga. Recently, there has been a fatwā in Malaysia stating that yoga is harām. I understand that this is due to its association with other religions - Hinduism or Buddhism. However, many martial arts, languages, foods and other cultural acts have some sort of background to them. Some forms of martial arts are based on Zen Buddhist philosophy. Does it mean that by practicing the exercise of yoga or karate we are committing shirk? Is there anything wrong with doing yoga but omitting any association with Hindu practices? Is there anything wrong in practicing yoga if one substitutes their mantras with dhikr of God?

Answer:
There is nothing wrong in practicing yoga if we do not adopt its associated utterances. Many cultural traditions, sports and festivals are at times taken by one nation from another. This is how mankind has developed and progressed. However, while adopting such practices, Muslims must be careful to avoid any irreligious element in them.

Yes indeed you can simply substitute the mantras with conventional religious utterances and supplications. In short, Islam has no objection on Muslims benefiting from yoga and other things if their evil is removed.

Wassalam

Shehzad Saleem


Counter Question Comment
You can post a counter question on the question above.
You may fill up the form below or click here to send via email.
Title
Detail
Name
Email


Note: Your counter question must be related to the above question/answer.
Do not use this facility to post questions that are irrelevant or unrelated to the content matter of the above question/answer.

Share |


Copyright Studying-Islam © 2003-7  | Privacy Policy  | Code of Conduct  | An Affiliate of Al-Mawrid Institute of Islamic Sciences ®
Top    





eXTReMe Tracker