Monday, 8 June 2015

Ruling on Yoga

The Ruling on Yoga (Just for Exercise) – Shaykh Usaamah Al-‘Utaybee

February 22, 2014
The questioner asks what is the ruling on the one who does Yoga exercises?
If he is ignorant then he is to be taught. If he is upon their belief system then he is a pagan. This is because yoga exercises are nothing more than the worship of the sun. Therefore, this is from the polytheistic acts of worship. So they do it in the form of exercise but it is from those things which are, in reality, worship with the pagans. So YOGA IS HARAAM! And it is from polytheism. However, he who is ignorant and blindly following then he is to be taught and it is to be clarified to him. After being taught, if he does it believing in it then he has disbelieved. If he does it just for exercise then this person is a Faasiq (evil-doer) who is near to becoming a disbeliever. So take heed to this, may Allaah safeguard you. And Allaah knows best.
The Ruling on Yoga – Shaykh Aboo ‘Umar Usaamah Al-‘Utaybee
The Ruling on Yoga – Shaykh Aboo ‘Umar Usaamah Al-‘Utaybee
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ما حكم اليوغا؟
المفتي اللجنة العلمية
رقم الفتوى 29538
تاريخ الفتوى 18/12/1429 هـ -- 2008-12-16
تصنيف الفتوى

هل من محاذير شرعية في لعبة اليوغا إذا لم فيها اختلاط بين الجنسين لأن اللعبة من العلوم التي اخترعها قدماء الهند وقد اثبت العلم الحديث فوائد عديدة لها . وجزاكم الله خيرا .

الحمد لله رب العالمين والصلاة والسلام على أشرف الأنبياء والمرسلين نبينا محمد وعلى آله وصحبه ومن والاه إلى يوم الدين . أما بعد :
فاليوغا ليست لعبة أو رياضة فقط، بل هي عبادة للشمس والسجود له، والممارس لهذه الرياضة يقول ألفاظا فيها عبادة للشمس، باللغة السانسكريتية .
وهي أي اليوغا عبادة وثنية للشمس مع أداء بعض الحركات الجسدية.
فاليوغا كفر بالله العظيم، ويجب على المسلم الحذر والابتعاد عنه.
والله أعلم 

In regards to yoga, the response was?

?It is not permissible because the aqeedah behind it is Shirk.  Even if for medical reasons, there are alternatives to yoga.?

Answer given by Shaykh ?Ubayd ibn ?Abdullah al-Jaabiree (Hafitha-hullaah)
Translated by Umm ?Abdir-Rahmaan Hanim Say
Telelink from Toronto, Canada
14 Rabi? Awwal 1425  |  4 May 2004

Umm Khadijah Shahidah

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