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  1. The permissibility of practicing yoga in Islam can vary depending on the intent, content, and spiritual aspects of yoga, as well as individual interpretations of Islamic teachings. Here are some key points to consider: Physical Exercise: Many forms of yoga primarily focus on physical postures, stretching, and relaxation techniques. Engaging in yoga solely for its physical health benefits is generally considered permissible in Islam, as long as it does not involve any practices that contradict Islamic beliefs or teachings. Spiritual Aspects: Some forms of yoga incorporate spiritual and meditative elements, such as chanting mantras or engaging in practices derived from Eastern religions. These aspects can be a point of concern for some Muslims, as they may conflict with Islamic monotheism (Tawheed). Muslims are advised to avoid any spiritual practices that contradict Islamic beliefs. Intent and Awareness: The individual’s intent matters. If someone is practicing yoga solely for its physical benefits and is aware of the potential spiritual aspects that may conflict with Islam and avoid them, it may be considered permissible by some Islamic scholars. Seeking Guidance: It’s advisable for Muslims who are considering practicing yoga to consult with knowledgeable Islamic scholars or religious authorities who can provide guidance based on their specific circumstances and the type of yoga they intend to practice. Alternative Exercises: Some Muslims choose to engage in alternative forms of exercise and relaxation techniques that do not have any spiritual associations to avoid any potential conflicts with their faith. In summary, the permissibility of yoga in Islam depends on various factors, including the intent, content, and how it is practiced. It’s essential for individuals to be aware of the spiritual aspects of yoga and exercise caution if they believe those aspects conflict with their Islamic beliefs. Consulting with Islamic scholars or religious leaders can provide more specific guidance tailored to one’s situation.

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