Yoga declared ”haram” in Malaysian state of Sarawak

December 10th, 2008 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI  

Kuala Lumpur, Dec.10 (ANI): Yoga has been declared haram in the Malaysian state of Sarawak, which is one of two on the island of Borneo.
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.” (ANI)

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