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Muslim cleric welcomes Saudi Arabia's approval of Yoga as sports activity


18 June 2018 06:04

[India] November 15 (ANI): Maulana Sajid Rashidi on Wednesday welcomed Saudi Arabias decision of listing Yoga under sports activities, saying that health should not be related to any particular religion.Speaking to ANI, the Muslim cleric said, Yoga was never prohibited in Islam. Yoga is meant for a healthy body and Islam does not defy this fact. People make an issue when we talk about Surya Namaskar, a type of yoga posture, and associate yoga with Hindu religion. I think health should not be associated with a particular religion. Therefore, Saudi Arab has approved Yoga. I support this move.He added that first the government needs to take initiatives to encourage a healthy environment, then only people will follow.We welcome this move by the Saudi Ministry, Rashidi said.The Saudi Ministry of Trade and Industry approved Yoga under sports activities and allowed Saudi citizen to practice it on issuance of licence from the government.Nouf Marwaai, a Riyadh-based.
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