Sunday, November 23, 2008

Top Malaysian Islamic body--no yoga for Muslims

Modern moderate Malaysia's Muslims have done it again:

Top Islamic body: Yoga is not for Muslims

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysia's top Islamic body on Saturday ruled against Muslims practicing yoga, saying it had elements of other religions that could corrupt Muslims.

he National Fatwa Council's non-binding edict said yoga involves not just physical exercise but also includes Hindu spiritual elements, chanting and worship.

"It is inappropriate. It can destroy the faith of a Muslim," Council chairman Abdul Shukor Husin told reporters.

He noted that clerics in Egypt issued a similar edict in 2004 that called the practice of yoga "an aberration."

Though the council's decisions are not legally binding on Malaysia's Muslim population, many abide by the edicts out of deference, and the council does have the authority to ostracize an offending Muslim from society.

The Malaysia fatwa reflects the growing strain of conservatism in Malaysia, which has always taken pride in its multi-ethnic population. About 25 percent of Malaysians are ethnic Chinese and 8 percent ethnic Indians, mostly Hindus.

Recently, the council issued an edict banning tomboys, ruling that girls who act like boys violate the tenets of Islam.

Certainly, the fatwa is called for. See how vulnerable the Perfect Faith is to the evil kufr? Yoga is merely aping the dreaded polytheists of India, of which every good slave of Allah knows are enemies of the Religion of Peace! Now with this righteous decision in place, the Mohammedans can concentrate on more important issues, like the jihad and creating more and more Muslims (by procreation, conversion or marriage). I'm sure my Mohammedan 'friends' like Mr. Ghazi would agree, right guys?


anonimousse said...

Just so you know, when JAKIM come up with this so-called fatwa, all we have to know is that they’re going to draw a line, which is strictly for MUSLIM. Full stop, Punktlich, Khalas, End.

So, why bother? Just go to your regular yoga classes, members of other faith.

Anonymous said...

they don't like it coz

no camel posse

Anonymous said...

With the intervention of the Sultan of Selangor in the latest development of this controversy, I can see from the comments at Malaysia Today the beginning of a split of the Muslim ranks into two camps. One side is the feudalistic Malay nationalists who back the Sultans. The other side is the Islamic fundamentalists who will not hesitate to do away with the institution of Malay Sultans in order to get their Islamic Caliphate. This all goes back to the stipulation in the Malaysian Constitution that the Sultans are the heads of Islam in their respective states. The Kilafah nuts, of course, will realize that this man-made, Islam-as-the-Sultans-say rule is nonsense in fundamentalist Islam. Eventually, things will come to a head over the issue of who comes first, the Sultans or Allah? The Malay Rulers may be Malaysia's last hope, even if they resist encroachment of the Islamic fundies out of the selfish reason of holding on to power.

Anonymous said...

The kufr aka kafir should mind their own bloody business. How we Moslems come up with fatwa on any issue is our own fucking business.We don't like tomboys because we can't see their boobs in the boys' garb. We can't even smell their cun's in that silly pants. At least in a sarong, we can get a whif of their slits. So who are you to say we can't do this or that. We also don't like pondans. Now they even have a workable dick and big boops to boast. Yoga is very kufr. You can twist your body and give a self blowjob or a good lick to the cun'.We like other to do it for us. We don't like to do it outselves. If the ummah gets fed up with all the fatwas, so be it. It is the Moslems who lose out, not you. So bugger off.