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Quote Divya_Mohammed Replybullet Topic: Pactise of Yoga
    Posted: 16 July 2010 at 7:21am
Assalam Alaikum
 
I am proud to advise that I am a New Convert to Islam and I have been practising Islam since last 3 months after I was converted. I was a Hindu Iyer Brahmin Girl from India and I thank Allah Almighty for all his love and benevolence.
 
I am married to a Muslim for last 14 months and now I am a proud expectant mother , being pregnant with 2 kids in me.
 
From childhood, I have been practising Hindu Yoga excercises. Even after my marriage, I have been rgularly practising Yoga poses and meditation with immense benefits. Even my sisters in law learnt yoga from me and practise daily as part of physical well-being.
 
Recently, one of my husband's relatives came home and told me that yoga is a Hindu practise and is haram in Islam. She advised us not to do yoga from now on.
 
I browsed several Islamic websites and spoke to few muslim people, who gave me conflicting advise. While some told me that yoga is good, some others told me it is haram.
 
I am confused now. Is it haram or is it alright to practise. While meditating i chatter 'Allah u Akbar'.
 
Please advise. I am pregnant now and yoga helps pregnant women a lot.
 
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Quote semar Replybullet Posted: 16 July 2010 at 3:55pm

Assalamu alaikum,
 
Sorry I am a little bit sneaky,
 
I think the physical part (breathing even the reflection/meditation) of yoga is OK. You might able to Islamicize the Yoga.

When Islam came to Indonesia in 13-14 Century we had Hinduism and Buddhism. In order to introduce Islam to the Indonesian, they (the Ulama/Muslim Scholars, who are the trader from Gujarat/India and midle east) didn't ask the Indonesian to stop their tradition and replace it with Arabic tradition/culture. But what they did was they Islamicize the local tradition.

For example the puppet show was very big in Indonesia on that time. The content of the story mainly was The Mahabharata, the Hindu Religious epic. The Ulama, Islamicized the story, of example the ultimate weapon of the main figure, they name it "kalimasada", that it come from "kalimah shahada" (declaration to be Muslim). The lyric of the song they change it with salawat or dua'. If they didn't do that and use confrontation approach probably Indonesia is not the largest Muslim country now.

Anyway, so we can do the similar approach with Yoga, we can just remove the part that not in-line with the Islamic teaching. If we have one bucket of egg and some of them bad, just remove the bad one and keep the good because we know the good egg will be good for us.



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Quote fais Replybullet Posted: 16 July 2010 at 11:41pm
Yoga is a great excise and has no objection in islam,and this is confirmed,there are many sciences discovered by jew scientist but we accept it so this is one of the science which is from allah present in nature hindus have just discovered it.so no harm in using an invention.
 
please sister you are a good muslim and you know that islam is open for all it is not restricted to scholars only so do your research based on hadith and sunna and consul aalims,join islamic reaserach foundation kind of institutes for knowledege.
 
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Quote Divya_Mohammed Replybullet Posted: 17 July 2010 at 6:55am
Assalam Alikum Brothers & Sisters
 
I am immensely pleased to read your replies with guidance. May Allah shower His choicest Blessings for enlightening me on my doubts.
 
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Quote fais Replybullet Posted: 17 July 2010 at 8:03am

jazakalla hu khair for considering the advises

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Quote Angel Replybullet Posted: 17 July 2010 at 9:31pm

Just about everybody nowdays does yoga across the globe, that doesn't mean they are hindu's. The exercise and meditation itself is good for you as many research studies shows, and spreads across many religions. There is alot more to being a hindu. Wink Just doing the exercise is not being or practicing hinduism Smile that would make just about everyone being a hindi across the globe when they are not Wink 

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Quote Angel Replybullet Posted: 17 July 2010 at 9:37pm
Just wait till you are in labour and giving birth to your beautiful babies, it is known to help as the muscles are more flexible and so able to stretch with little pain.  
Here's a link to a website on yoga for pregnancy & child birth:
 
 
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Quote fais Replybullet Posted: 21 July 2010 at 1:56am

Salam sister

just a question,what is the meaning of the name DIVYA
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