Sunday, November 23, 2008

*~ No Yoga For The Muslims ~*

I can't believe that the National Fatwa Council prohibits Muslims from practising yoga. The chairman of the council said that the aim of practising yoga, in Hinduism, is 'being one with God' since there are religious elements including chanting and worshipping. He mentioned further that while practising yoga without chanting and worshipping is not going against the beliefs in Islam, he still believes that "doing one part of yoga would lead to another". This means he believes that once a Muslim practises yoga, he or she will start to practise yoga together with chanting and worshipping sooner or later. He used the word "would" in his statement and it means he strongly believes that Muslims' faith can be shaken easily. The effect would not be that worst if he had used the word "might".

Of course, we have objections from the public. Sisters in Islam (SIS) programmer manager Norhayati Kaprawi disagrees with the reason of a lot of Muslims in Malaysia are practising it as a form of exercise to stay healthy. I love her even more when she said, "“I don’t think it has caused any Muslim to convert to Hinduism, neither has it weakened their faith. It’s just an exercise like qigong or taichi which has its roots in Buddhism." If it is so, then, the National Fatwa Council shall ban qigong, taichi or even kungfu too (especially the one with the Buddha's Palm style since there is Buddhism element in it) when these three become famous in future among the Muslims since they are banned from practising yoga. Nah~ practising Silat is the safest. I'm sure the council has issue and instead, they will love it soooo much.

She even questioned, "I hope they can focus their attention on bigger and more pressing issues, such as money politics and corruption. Isn’t that more serious?” Yea, i know you all are agreeing with this as well. Say no more about this. More on the reactions of those who practise yoga, click here. The bottom line is, people who practise yoga don't think yoga has shaken their faith in Islam but they have to stop just because the council prohibits them from it. Sigh.. Muslim yoga instructors have to learn Silat and become Silat instructors instead.

Does the National Fatwa Council have something better to do? What's next? As i mentioned earlier, banning qigong, taichi and kungfu?

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Dr. M.K. Rajakumar has passed away. For full coverage on the news, click here. Before this, i did not know that he was a great leader in the society until i read the news on him. I only recognised him as a doctor who ran his clinic few metres away from my home and i always went to him for more candies. Yea~ his clinic was sort of like a playground to me and he was like a godfather to me back then. I did not see him for many years and his clinic, now, has become a place for those disable people to run a food and beverages outlet. After knowing that he has gone forever, i start to miss him.

6 comments:

Ashleigh said...

The fatwa on Muslims isn't supposed to affect us non-Muslims but they fail to understand that their fatwa breeds even more racial tension and dis-unity. Oh the state we've deteriorated in.

Jordan said...

This is just plain bullshit. They think they so great, uh? Fo.

Muhammad Nazeef said...

sumhow i do agree that they (islamic council) went over the line..
plus, theres much more important and crucial issues to be dealt with compared to this yoga thing..
i believe that in watever u do, the important thing dat matter most is ure faith and intention...

banning this yoga thing might stir things up more than usual. pelik la msia nie...

Jie Juan/Static Spike said...

They've crossed the line too many times indeed. I mean, this (yoga banning) doesn't prove anything. It may end up getting more controversial because they're disrupting part of Malaysians comfortable lifestyle..

sanchit said...

thats 1 of the silliest explanations given by the person.....

and its shocking that people doesnt want muslims to practise yoga!!!!




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Calvyn said...

actually i found very pity to them, a lot of restriction, some more cannot quit their religion... like force to be. Unlike us, we still can choose our own path