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Fatwa Council under fire for banning yoga
Published:  Nov 23, 2008 4:23 AM
Updated: 11:00 AM

One of country's highest Islamic bodies was under fire today after its chairperson said yoga was forbidden for Muslims because the practice would weaken religious faith.

Devotees of yoga and moderate Muslim groups criticised the ruling by Abdul Shukor Husin, head of the government-backed National Fatwa Council. Yoga is hugely popular in mostly-Muslim Malaysia.

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