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Is Yoga Haram?

20 November, 2023
Q Yoga is believed to be one of the best ways to keep yourself physically and mentally healthy. Is it permissible to practice yoga in Islam?


In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. 

All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.

In this fatwa:

  • If you are practicing yoga which has roots in theology of another religion, then it is better to avoid it.
  • But if you are doing yoga as a form of exercise like Pilates, without being attached to the in-depth concepts of the practice of yoga, then it is permissible, there’s nothing wrong in that

Imam Yahya Ibrahim, Head of Islamic Studies and Assistant Principal at Langford Islamic College, Australia, answers your question in this short video;

Almighty Allah knows best.

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Source: Faith IQ

About Imam Yahya Ibrahim
Imam Yahya Ibrahim started his knowledge journey with the memorisation of Quran in his teens and then pursued his studies in exegesis, jurisprudence and hadith with scholars from the Hijaz, and in Egypt as well. He is Canadian by birth, Egyptian through ancestry, Turkish via marriage, and Australian by choice of residence and migration. Imam Yahya Ibrahim is currently the Head of Islamic Studies and Assistant Principal at Langford Islamic College, Senior Imam at Thornlie Mosque, Islamic Chaplain at Curtin University and the University of Western Australia and lecturer for the internationally acclaimed al-Maghrib Institute. Imam Yahya is also a Minister of Religion, empowered to officiate marriages for the Australian Islamic community.