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Malaysia No Place for “Om”? National Fatwa Council Prepares to Ban Yoga

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Malaysia on the mapToday in Malaysian news, the National Fatwa Council (actual name, we didn’t make that up), the same organization that just issued a fatwa on “tomboyism” and women wearing pants, cutting their hair short for fear of lesbianism, will soon announce a ruling on the fate of yoga in the country.  Of the over 25 million people who live there approximately 60 percent are Muslim, and according to Zakaria Stapa, a lecturer at University of Kebangsaan’s Islamic Studies Centre, the practice of yoga is a threat and should be deemed deviationist.  OK Zak, do we really have to get into the whole yoga religion debate again? Geez.

What isn’t entirely clear is their definition of yoga. Is it pranayama? The physicality of Hatha yoga? Unfortunately, it sounds like it may be anything and everything to do with yoga altogether.

For incredible insight on the situation head over to “I am Malaysian” a blog covering Malaysian politics from the perspective of a native 22-year-old studying abroad in New Zealand.

She makes an excellent point:

“If this is the line of thinking that they are going along, then maybe they’ll start issuing fatwas on Tai Chi as well, since Tai Chi has it’s roots in Chinese Qi Gong and all that.”

Also, further perspective at RantingsByMM:

“I’m just waiting for the National Fatwa Council to come out with fatwas against corruption, violence against women, cheating etc. Instead they have these.

Do they know anything about yoga or is this a classic case of reacting out of fear and ignorance? Yoga may have spiritual roots but most of us do it for the exercise, both for the mind and body. It helps you to focus and in fact helps you to focus when you do your prayers. The one thing it does not do is make you want to beat up anyone, call people nasty names or issue fatwas on things you don’t understand.”

Meanwhile, the world of yoga awaits.

After trousers, Malaysia Muslim body targets yoga [Reuters UK]

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  • peace

    India is Cradle of knowledge for Man Kind

    SO I WOULD LIKE TO PROVIDE A VERY LOVELY STATEMENT NEXT JAKIM WILL MOST LIKELY HAVE IMPOSE FATWA BAN ON THE FOLLOWING:
    1. All Muslim should not use number ’0′ this is originated philosophy of Suniyam (Nothingness). There is indirect approach to accept the truth of universal creation. It may not suitable for Muslim.

    2. Muslim shouldn’t practice NLP

    3. Muslim shouldn’t use ‘pi’ formula.

    4. Muslim shouldn’t use ‘Chess Game’.

    5. Muslim shouldn’t use Arithmetic and Geometric maths formulas.

    6. Muslim shouldn’t use medical knowledge and cannot be doctor. Because the entire human’s endocrine gland system well known and documented perfectly by Indian philosophy in various Vedas, which yet not discover into final detail by modern scientist.

    7. Muslim shouldn’t use curry to cook.

    8. Muslim shouldn’t cook/eat toosai, because it shapes like starting of ‘AUM’

    9. Muslim shouldn’t R&D anything because everything link to ATOM=ANU which first founded and introduce by Indian Veda.

    10. Everything copied/duplicated required modification and reducing it to hide the original. Its happen to all including to languages which copied from Tamil which only language have oldest and un-destroyed Literature/Dictionary in the world.

    11. Muslim shouldn’t use / do anything.

    THE TRUTH IS ONLY ONE MAN PRESENT DIFFERENTLY

    I highly suggest and urge JAKIM for the following FATWA:
    1. Fatwa ban on all sports which remove skurfs (TUDUNG)
    2. Fatwa ban on women/girls who take part sports which only wearing swim suite & underware (gymnastic).
    3. Fatwa ban on women who wear shorts like Badminton.
    4. Fatwa ban facebook for muslim who expose photos to public.
    5. Fatwa ban for medical student who have expose and explorer both sex human body.
    6. Fatwa ban for all Malaysian MOVIE which expose BODY from release for market.
    7. Fatwa ban for all TV show which singing, dance, games which mere exposing body, action, talks which beyond ethic.
    8. Fatwa ban for all liquar company like Calrsbeg, Guiness, etc. Ask them stop operation immediately.
    9. Fatwa ban for all cigarate firm.
    10. Fatwa ban for all massage/spa by rejecting all LICENCE.
    11. Fatwa on muslim using the numeral which invented by Indian. ’0′ is Suniyam concept of indian nothingness philisophy which will leads towards Hindusism principle.
    12. Fatwa from muslim girls going out for shift works.
    13. Fatwa from muslim girls to go out without a family man together.

    You know what will happen the land of lovely Malaysia will empty desert where not only Indian & Chinese will migrate but first of all Muslim Malays will migrate earlier.

    DETAILS:
    All reference here by Sanskrit (Euro-Indo) language document if refer by Tamil Document as original Indian language and only language qualify 11/11 criteria for pure language then knowledge have trace back history of kumari kandam which dated back 15,000 years ago. World’s entire knowledge unfold from Indian Yogis breathe while in meditating. Proof being discover by latest researchers inside Indian Ocean.

    Vedic Philosophy

    The Vedas are the oldest written text on our planet today.
    They date back to the beginning of Indian civilization and
    are the earliest literary records of the human mind.

    They have been passed through oral tradition for over
    15,000 years, and first appeared
    in written form between 2500 – 5,000 years ago.

    Veda means “Knowledge” in Sanskrit which derived from Tamil Vetham.

    The entire invention before and yet to come is origin from the source of Greatest Indian Siddhar, Yogi, Munivar’s writing which arise from the result of practicing the Yogaa & Meditation.

    A few to list:

    India invented the Number System. Zerowas invented by Aryabhatta. The place value system, the decimal system was developed inIndia in 100 BC.

    Aryabhatta was the first to explain spherical shape, size ,diameter, rotation and correct speed of Earth in 499 AD.

    The World’s first university was established in Takshila in 700 BC. Students from all over the World studied more than 60 subjects.

    The University of Nalanda built in the 4th century was one of the greatest achievements of ancient India in the field of education.
    Sanskrit is considered the mother of all higher languages but it has trace back to Tamil as oldest language. Sanskrit is the most precise, and therefore suitable language for computer software – a report in Forbes magazine, July 1987.

    Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to humans. Charaka, the father of medicine consolidated Ayurveda 2500 years ago.

    Today Ayurveda is fast regaining its rightful place in civilization.
    Christopher Columbus was attracted India’s wealth and was looking for route to India when he discovered the American continent by mistake.

    The art of Navigation was born in the river Sindh 6000 years ago. The word ‘Navigation’ is derived from the Sanskrit word NAVGATIH. The word navy is also derived from Sanskrit ‘Nou’.

    In Siddhanta Siromani (Bhuvanakosam 6) Bhaskaracharya II described about gravity of earth about 400 years before Sir Isaac Newton. He also had some clear notions on differential calculus, and the Theory of Continued Fraction.

    Madhavacharya discovered Taylor series of Sine and Cosine function about 250 years before Taylor.

    Madhavacharya discovered Newton Power series.

    Madhavacharya discovered Gregory Leibnitz series forthe Inverse Tangent about 280 years before Gregory.

    Bhaskaracharya calculated the time taken by the earth to orbit the sun hundreds of years before the astronomer Smart. Time taken by earth to orbit the sun: (5th century) 365.258756484 days

    Infinity was well known for ancient Indians. Bhaskaracharya II in Beejaganitha(stanza-20) has given clear explanation with examples for infinity

    Theory of Continued Fraction was discovered by Bhaskaracharya II.

    Indians discovered Arithmetic and Geometric progression. Arithmetic progression is explained in Yajurveda.

    Govindaswamin discovered Newton Gauss Interpolation formula about 1800 years before Newton.

    Vateswaracharya discovered Newton Gauss Backward Interpolation formula about 1000 years before Newton.

    Parameswaracharya discovered Lhuiler’s formula about 400 years before Lhuiler.

    Nilakanta discovered Newton’s Infinite Geometric Progression convergent series.

    Positive and Negative numbers and their calculations were explained first by Brahmagupta in his book Brahmasputa Siddhanta.

    Aryabhatta also propounded the Heliocentric theory of gravitation, thus predating Copernicus by almost one thousand years.

    The value of “pi” was first calculated by Boudhayana, and he explained the concept of what is known as the Pythagorean Theorem. He discovered this in the 6th century long before the European mathematicians. This was ‘validated’ by British scholars in 1999.
    Algebra, trigonometry and calculus came from India. Quadratic equations were propounded by Sridharacharya in the 11th century.
    The largest numbers the Greeks and the Romans used were 106 whereas Hindus used numbers as big as 1053 with specific names as early as 5000 BC during the Vedic period. Even today, the largest used number is Tera: 10 power of 12.

    Maharshi Sushruta is the father of surgery. 2600 years ago he and health scientists of his time conducted complicated surgeries like caesareans, cataract, artificial limbs, fractures, urinary stones and even plastic surgery.

    Usage of anaesthesia was well known in ancient India. Over 125 surgical equipments were used.
    Detailed knowledge of anatomy, physiology, aetiology, embryology, digestion, metabolism, genetics and immunity is also found in many texts.
    When many cultures were only nomadic forest dwellers over 5000 years ago, Indians established Harappan culture in the Sindhu Valley Civilization.

    RigVedas (1.50), a hymn addressed to the Sun, refers quite clearly that the Sun traverses 2,202 yojanas in half a nimesha. This is in fact refers to the speed of light.

    The World’s First Granite Temple is the Brihadeswara temple at Tanjavur in Tamil Nadu. The shikhara is made from a single ’80-tonne’ piece of granite.

    The world famous and priceless “Kohinoor” diamond, which is set in the Crown of the British monarch (Queen Victoria, and Elizabeth II), was acquired from India.

    According to the Gemological Institute of America, up until 1896, India was the only source for diamonds to the world.

    Chess (Shataranja or AshtaPada) was reportedly invented in India.

    The game of snakes & ladders was created by the 13th century poet saint Gyandev. It was originally called ‘Mokshapat.’ The ladders in the game represented virtues and the snakes indicated vices.

    India’s ancient achievements in Medical Science
    Knowledge
    Artificial Limb
    Number of Chromosomes (23)
    Combination of Male and Female
    Analysis of Ears
    Beginning of the Foetal
    Parthenogenesis
    Test Tube Babies ( from the ovum only)
    Test Tube Babies ( from the sperm only)
    Elongation of Life in confirmed Space Travel
    Cell Division (in 3 layers)
    Embryology
    Micro-organisms
    A material producing a disease can prevent or cure the disease in minute quantity
    Developing Embyro in Vitro
    Life in trees and plants
    16 Functions of the Brain Eitereya
    Definition of Sleep Prashna-Upanishad
    Chromosomes

    India’s ancient achievements in Physical Science
    Knowledge
    Velocity of Light
    Trans-Saturnean Planets
    Space Travel to another solar system
    Gravitational Force (Prashnopanishad)
    Ultraviolet Band
    Infra-Red Band
    Tachyons faster than light
    Nuclear Energy
    Black Holes
    Embryology
    Monsoon at Summer Solstice
    Entry in South America by Aeroplanes
    Phosphorescent Trident at the Bay of Pisco, Peru, S.America
    Aeroplanes
    Robot
    Atom (Divisible) & (Indivisible)

    The 4 kinetic ideas behind Hindu Vedic Spirituality (NLP)
    Karma
    Maya
    Nirvana
    Yoga

    Most worlds curry base cooking originated from India.

    SO I WOULD LIKE TO PROVIDE A VERY LOVELY STATEMENT NEXT JAKIM WILL MOST LIKELY HAVE IMPOSE FATWA BAN ON THE FOLLOWING:
    1. All Muslim who use number ’0′ this is originated philosophy of Suniyam (Nothingness). There is indirect approach to accept the truth of universal creation. It may not suitable for Muslim.

    2. Muslim shouldn’t practice NLP

    3. Muslim shouldn’t use ‘pi’ formula.

    4. Muslim shouldn’t use ‘Chess Game’.

    5. Muslim shouldn’t use Arithmetic and Geometric maths formulas.

    6. Muslim shouldn’t use medical knowledge and cannot be doctor. Because the entire human’s endocrine gland system well known and documented perfectly by Indian philosophy in various Vedas, which yet not discover into final detail by modern scientist.

    7. Muslim shouldn’t use curry to cook.

    8. Muslim shouldn’t cook/eat toosai, because it shapes like starting of ‘AUM’

    9. Muslim shouldn’t R&D anything because everything link to ATOM=ANU which first founded and introduce by Indian Veda.

    10. Everything copied/duplicated required modification and reducing it to hide the original. Its happen to all including to languages which copied from Tamil which only language have oldest and un-destroyed Literature/Dictionary in the world.

    11. Muslim shouldn’t use / do anything.

  • Raghav Rao

    Hi…Peace. Excellent write up. Hinduism is unique and dominant. if any one wants to taste it, they have to be converted to Hindu.

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