Fatwa on woman for teaching yoga while Muslim
By Team Legistify / 2017-11-10

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Naaz likely came to the attention of the 'fatwa'-issuing clerics when she recently shared a stage with nationally recognised yoga practitioner Ramdev. The woman has been provided police security on the instruction of the state chief minister Raghubar Das. A Shia cleric who condemned the 'fatwa' wondered what's wrong with teaching yoga.

NEW DELHI : Some Muslim clerics in Jharkhand have slapped a 'fatwa', or edict, against a woman from the community for teaching yoga while being Muslim, reported Mirror Now.

A shia cleroc, meanwhile, ridiculed the 'fatwa' and told a news agency it was "condemnable" and made "religion a joke".

In the meanwhile, the woman Rafia Naaz, who earns a living teaching yoga in the Jharkhand capital, has been provided police security on the instruction of the state chief minister Raghubar Das.
Naaz likely came to the attention of the 'fatwa'-issuing clerics when she recently shared a stage with nationally recognised yoga practitioner Ramdev.
Naaz is annoyed, both at the Muslim clerics as well as people from other religions.

Pic Courtesy- India times

"My problem is with members of both communities. On the one hand I am asked not to teach yoga and on the other, I am asked to change my name so that people do not hesitate to learn yoga from me" , said Naaz to reporters.

"I will continue to do yoga and teach yoga till the end of my life," Naaz added


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