Yoga Declared Islamic “Haram” In Sarawak, Malaysia

by Tanya Thomas on  December 11, 2008 at 11:00 AM General Health News
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 Yoga Declared Islamic “Haram” In Sarawak, Malaysia
The Malaysian state of Sarawak, a largely Muslim-populated island of Borneo, has now declared yoga as "haram" ie forbidden by religious law.

Muslims in the state have been banned from practicing yoga in line with the edict issued by the National Fatwa Council on yoga exercises, last month.

The New Strait Times quoted Assistant Minister (Islamic Affairs) in the Chief Minister's Office Datuk Daud Abdul Rahman as saying that the decision on the fatwa was made by the state Fatwa Council which met last week.

He, however, said no legal action would be taken against those who continued to do yoga.

"However, they are advised to do other forms of physical activity to keep fit and healthy."

Source: ANI

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Are you serious? What the hell is wrong with this world? I think this is a perfect example of extremism! Check this out, and see if I am wrong, why Muslims are the only people or culture who has to dictate everything and everyone in their lives? First off, yoga is not a part of religious practices or a routine. Yoga is way older than Islam as a religion itself and is acceptable through out many cultures as an important part of health science. I have heard, if not seen, of many Muslims doing many other things that are not allowed per Islam and or morally inappropriate such as drinking alcohol, gambling, killing and torturing each others etc. I think the fundamental of Islam is, if anything that is not derived from Islamic practices is a “Haram”! Why Muslims uses airplanes to fly? Why Muslims uses modern surgical procedures? Why Muslims uses TVs and cell phones? There are many modern things Islam accepts and allows to practice as a part of their lives.

I think, each Islamic cleric who comes up with a stunt like this gets Islamic version of Nobel Prize!

I think this fricking mullahs should declare accepting or carrying all foreign currencies as a Haram which has mentioning of other religious. For example all the US bills says “In God We Trust”!
I think these mullahs should also declare cow milk and its products as a Haram because cow is sacred animal per Hinduism!
I think these mullahs should also declare Hindustan as a Haram because it is a land of the Hindus!
When you visit Vaishno Devi in north India many of the Muslims operate their ponies and provide rides to all the Hindus who are on the pilgrimage and are traveling to the Devi for Darshanas and offer Prayers, I think these mullahs should also declare this occupation as a Haram and issue fatwas against this people and their families!
Indian Muslims when they depart for Hajj Indian government bares some of their costs, if not all, and Hindus being majority in India these mullahs should also declare this as a Haram and issue fatwas against this people and their families!
I have a best solution for all the Muslims on this planet earth: they need to find 2 planets, one for Sunnies and one for Shiatts, and move there with their bull craps and be happy for ever!

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