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Breaking Taboos: Can Muslims Practice Yoga?

Short Answer: Imam Yusuf Badat and Shaykh Ahmed Kutty… they’ve given a fatwa on yoga: if you separate the religious aspect and you just keep the spirituality and you take it as an exercise form, then … there’s no situation that yoga is Haram or it’s impermissible. …………. Asalamu Alaikum, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. This question of whether …

Yoga of Islamic Prayer

Called “one of the oldest systems of personal development encompassing body, mind and spirit” by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, yoga has become one of the fastest growing health trends today. It has been renowned for centuries for its curative powers of movement. Yoga consists of a number of “asnas,” or body …

Indian Foundation Promotes Islamic Yoga

As yoga remains highly controversial among Muslims, an Indian foundation has found a unique way to promote the practice among Muslim women by blending it with Qur’anic recitation.

Meditation in Different Religions

Islamic meditation is based on contemplation, called “tafakkur” in the Quran, which is a reflection upon the wonders of the universe leading to a worshipful appreciation of Allah Almighty’s creative power.

God, Guide Me If You Exist

At one point I went to a nearby stream to refresh myself and while I was there by the water, it suddenly struck me that if I wanted to get closer to God, I could do it immediately. All I had to do was to surrender. This thought came, as I was flat on the ground…

India Muslim Prayer Counters Hindu Yoga

Amid increasing tensions against International Yoga Day planned next June, a leading Indian Muslim group has appealed to Muslims to offer a day of prayer on the same date to counter Hindu plans.

Is Yoga ‘Un-Islamic’?

CAIRO – Despite being popular among Americans as a stress-buster, Muslims are shying away from practicing yoga, citing its Hindu mantras and elements of worhsipping. “When I came here, I see there is yoga and everything, but we don’t go,” Anwar Hassan, 27, who is from Bangladesh and works in the Queen of Sheba grocery …

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