Is yoga haram? I am not referring to a Hinduism worship related yoga, I am talking about exercise yoga. In my school, we are forced to do yoga, is it haram? I am hoping for it to be halal in this exception.


As long as it's purely related to physical exercise, there is no cause for yoga to be prohibited/haram itself!

Islam doesn't restrain enjoying fun & sports to a certain level and also supports physical fitness as there is a reference in hadith as a physically strong believer!

But if any other prohibited matters are mixed while practicing yoga like co-practicing of adult male & female, prohibited dress up, uttering any words or referring to any such contemplation which directly or indirectly conflicts to the basic Islamic beliefs or and much more, then that practice of yoga would be surely prohibited.


IMO yes and I’m not about to pull a page of letters instead read this for better information Sheikh Assimalhakeen and may Allah have mercy on him and forgive his sins and yours too https://www.assimalhakeem.net/2014/03/19/is-it-permissible-to-practice-yoga-with-no-music-meditation-etc-purely-for-exercising-purpose-the-class-is-for-ladies-and-taught-by-a-lady-assalamu-alaikumyoga-its-origins-and-the-ruling-on-prac/

  • This shiekh doesn’t follow in any of the 4 madhabs so it is best to avoid his answers.
    – Usman
    Jun 29 at 23:22
  • That's irrationally uncalled for. Were there madhhabs at the time of the Sahabah? Despite being a necessity is there however a divine injunction that following one of the four schools of fiqh is a firm and rigorous obligation? When he relies primarily on the Qur'an and Sunnah what cause is there to reject everything he says?
    – Afiq
    Jul 8 at 17:21

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