Malaysia's National Fatwa Council bans yoga for Muslims

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November 22, 2008 06:01

 
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Malaysia's top Islamic body on Saturday issued an edict banning Muslims from practicing yoga because it has elements of Hindu religion that could corrupt Muslims. Malaysia's National Fatwa Council chairman Abdul Shukor Husin said yoga involves not just physical exercise but also includes spiritual elements, chanting and worship. He told reporters Saturday "it is inappropriate. It can destroy the faith of a Muslim."

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