Malaysian Muslim Fatwa Yanks Yoga

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Islamic council issues edict prohibiting exercise, fearing Hindu roots could corrupt people. 'We are of the view that yoga, which originates in Hinduism, combines a physical exercise, religious elements, chanting and worshipping for the purpose of achieving inner peace and ultimately to be at one with god. For us, yoga destroys a Muslim's faith. There are other ways to get exercise. You can go cycling, swimming...

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