Malaysia's top Islamic body on Saturday ruled against Muslims practicing yoga, saying it has elements of other religions that could corrupt Muslims.It might be that whole flexibility thing with Yoga they actually object to.
The National Fatwa Council's non-binding edict said yoga involves not just physical exercise but also includes Hindu spiritual elements, chanting and worship.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Malaysian Muslim clerics: No Yoga for the faithful
Showing once again how enlightened Islam is, a council of Muslim clerics in Malaysia have issued a non-binding fatwa which rules that Yoga is "inappropriate" and can "destroy the faith" of Muslims who engage in such a sinful act.