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Teaching yoga

Fatwaa ID: 543

Assalam o allaikum I am a yoga 🧘‍♂️ teacher is this permissable in islam to earn money by teaching yog asanas

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

As Muslims, we are sensitive to the issues of Tawheed and Islamic values. Yoga has its roots in paganistic rituals and beliefs. Therefore, it will not be permissible to teach or engage in yoga, even if it is done as a form of exercise. The income earned therefrom is haraam. It is void of barakah and will definitely be a means of regret and remorse. You should find another job.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

07/16/1444 AH – 02/07/2023 CE | AML1-7029

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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