Yoga Exercises


Is it permissible for Muslims to perform yoga.


Assalaamu Alaikum,

Although Yoga may be viewed as a ‘manner of exercise’, it is nevertheless, connected to religious practices of a religious group. While doing the ‘different moves’, one is some times required to chant certain phrases, which are all non Islamic.
Hence, our opinion on this matter is that it is not permissible for a Muslim to perform Yoga. There are many other exercises that one can do which are all permissible.

And Allah knows best,

Mufti Waseem Khan