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Last updated: 16th November 2005
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16th November 2005


Is it permissible to do yoga excercises as a fitness regime? Obviously cuttin out any meditating activities which may be involved.

Apparently it's an excellent way to keep fit, tone up and strengthen da back bone!

Jazakallah Khair

Ulamaa ID 03
Answer last updated on:
17th November 2005
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Ulamaa ID 03
Location: UK

15th Shawwal 1426 - 17th November 2005

Bismihi Ta'aalaa

Assalamu'alaikum w.w.

Yoga has direct links with Hindu philosophy therefore,
it is not permissible even as a fitness programme
without the meditation.

Noun: yoga 1. Hindu discipline aimed at training the consciousness for a state of perfect spiritual insight and tranquility that is achieved through the three paths of actions and knowledge and devotion 2. A system of exercises practised as part of the Hindu discipline to promote control of the body and mind