Malaysian yoga controversy heats up

Although Malaysia's National Fatwa Council recently ruled against Muslims practicing yoga, saying it could corrupt them, the prime minister said last week that Muslims could still take up yoga, but minus the chanting. The ban has drawn widespread protests amid...
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Although Malaysia's National Fatwa Council recently ruled against Muslims practicing yoga, saying it could corrupt them, the prime minister said last week that Muslims could still take up yoga, but minus the chanting. The ban has drawn widespread protests amid...

Although Malaysia's National Fatwa Council recently ruled against Muslims practicing yoga, saying it could corrupt them, the prime minister said last week that Muslims could still take up yoga, but minus the chanting. The ban has drawn widespread protests amid concerns over growing Islamic fundamentalism in the multiracial nation, reports Reuters.

Yoga recently became an issue here because some religious leaders believe the practice could cause Muslims to deviate from Islam.

How is yoga compatible with your religious beliefs?