Middle East

Saudi Arabia approves yoga as a sports activity


NEW DELHI, Nov 14 (PTI): The Saudi Arabian Ministry of Commerce and Industry this week approved the practice of yoga as a sports activity, according to a social media post of Nouf Marwaai, the kingdom's first woman yoga instructor.

The approval will enable anyone to get a yoga centre/studio license and start teaching yoga as a sports service under the head of business activity.

The news of the approval was made public by Saudi Arabia's first woman yoga instructor, Nouf Marwaai. In a November 10 post on Facebook, she announced that the ministry has granted approval to practice yoga within the country.

Alluding India as "the land of the yoga," Marwaai acknowledged the support she received from the Indian government, the Consulate General in Saudi Arabia and the people of India.

Late on Tuesday, yoga guru Swami Ramdev appreciated the decision taken by the Saudi government.

In the recent past, Saudi Arabia, known for implementing a strict interpretation of Islam, has been in the news for charting a new modern course for the country.

Since catapulting to power with the support of his father, the king, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has pushed forth changes that could usher in a new era for one of the United States' most important allies and swing the kingdom away from decades of ultraconservative dogma and restrictions. He's introduced musical concerts and movies again and is seen as the force behind the king's decision to grant women the right to drive as of next year.

Opposition to the changes has so far been muted, but some critics of the prince have been detained. When social openings in the kingdom were taking place four decades ago, Sunni extremists opposed to the monarchy laid siege to Islam's holiest site in Mecca.

Prince Mohammed's agenda is upending the ruling Al Saud's longstanding alliance with the kingdom's clerical establishment in favor of synchronizing with a more cosmopolitan, global capitalism that appeals to international investors and maybe even non-Muslim tourists.

The prince grabbed headlines in recent days by vowing a return to "moderate Islam." He also suggested that his father's generation had steered the country down a problematic path and that it was time to "get rid of it."
In his sweeping "Vision 2030" plan to wean Saudi Arabia off of its near total dependence on petrodollars, Prince Mohammed laid out a vision for "a tolerant country with Islam as its constitution and moderation as its method."

Prince Mohammed, or MBS as he is widely known, used a rare public appearance on stage at a major investor conference in the capital, Riyadh, this week to drive home that message to a global audience.

"We only want to go back to what we were: Moderate Islam that is open to the world, open to all religions," he said in the ornate grand hall of the Ritz-Carlton. "We will not waste 30 years of our lives in dealing with extremist ideas. We will destroy them today."

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  • BhakSala, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 16 2017

    Istill remember my ladakpan ka din i mean childhood days when my pitaji &chacha ji use to hit me red and blue for not doing exercise those day we had money but no source to get thread mill instead we use to run on running chakki ka patta ( flour mill belt) because of that exercise now I don’t use my bike I can run at a speed of 80km/hr

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  • Indian, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 15 2017

    Saudi Arabia the custodian of the most holy mosques in Islam can approve Yoga as a sport and can be practiced by Saudi muslims, and some clerics in India call to boycott it as un-islamic? Wah re Wah!!! Now I wonder which country is containing more extremists? As per my understanding even Afghanistan and Pak (the hotbed of extremism) have no objections to yoga but in India......people are issue Fatwa against it? So where is our country heading to?

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  • Mohammed, Kundapur/Qatar

    Wed, Nov 15 2017

    now bhatks started praising saudi arabia???
    how come? till date they were accusing and cursing saudi arabia, but suddenly in 1 yoga they are very friendly atmosphere ? very funny

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  • JAGDISH, mumbai

    Wed, Nov 15 2017

    SAUDI ARABIA ALREADY THROWN OUT QATAR FROM GCC AND I HOPE WHY DID THEY THROW QATAR OUT FROM GCC.......SO PLEASE JUST ENJOY YOUR STAY DEAR

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  • Desi Admi, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 15 2017

    Dear Mohammed, Kundapur,

    Nobody condemned or praised the country in the past. India has had very good relations with Saudi. Many Indians are employed in KSA irrespective of religion, It was only some Mullahs , Maulvis and some Indians who equated themselves with the SA on the basis of religion. Now that SA is changing for the better and their ' good scholar on the run' Zakir Naik was denied reisdence status. Its a big slap on their face. So its a big burnol moment, thats all.

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  • Santosh, Udupi/Bahrain

    Wed, Nov 15 2017

    Good move by Saudi Government. Yoga can not be connected with religion - it should be treated as a way of conducting healthy life. I know it is "BURNOL" moment for some though.

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  • Vijay Benedict, Mangalore/ Mumbai

    Wed, Nov 15 2017

    A welcome move by the country leadership. Appreciate the changes happening in this country, they are welcoming changes. Wemen driving, Yoga , Attires and many more to come. Apparently they are sick of being confined to age old , Medival way of life. Hence our good old terrorist inciter Zakir Naik's residence status request was rejected and he had to flee to Malaysia. Will we see a Fatwa being issued by our Maulvis and Mullahs.? They dare not.

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  • Beowulf, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 15 2017

    Yoga is overrated.

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  • Ravi, Udyavara

    Wed, Nov 15 2017

    bow bow...

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 15 2017

    cow, cow????????????????

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  • Vikram, Dubai

    Wed, Nov 15 2017

    Who really cares about their health ..will not mix it with their religion.... Saudis & Arabs are wise enough.

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  • Ravi, Udyavara

    Wed, Nov 15 2017

    Big problem is in our country if you do asanas like Surya Namaskara, other similar asanas.... uneducated section believe they may lose their religion ...

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  • Manju, Mumbai

    Wed, Nov 15 2017

    Yoga and exercise are not the same.
    Yoga Enhances Energy Levels of body where as exercises reduces the energy.
    Energy is needed by the body for doing any mental or physical activity..
    The body gets energized with yoga practice and regular meditation.
    According to Yoga human body have 7 energy centers .
    By doing Yoga and meditation one can activate the higher energy centers which is normally not activated by default.

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  • Mahathma, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 15 2017

    This is called Acchedin!!! for initiator as well as all other countries who respect our present Hon'ble PM

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  • Dinesh, Dubai

    Wed, Nov 15 2017

    appeasment only work in india .. Good move KSA.

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  • JAGDISH, mumbai

    Wed, Nov 15 2017

    Now these peace lovers don't have guts to take this issue up in street in saudi arabia.if it was in india they will start their drama in streets with their so called gunda leader owaissi.

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  • peacelover, India

    Wed, Nov 15 2017

    Saudi Arabia is not FORCING anyone to practice Yoga. Like any other sports if you are interested you can learn and practice, if you are not, no one will force you to do that.

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  • Jayarama Hegde, Belthangady

    Wed, Nov 15 2017

    India & KSA are good country in the world, both has Kashi for their religion followers. They should come out from recent anti corruption action. India & KSA implemented very well to vanish.

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  • Raaz, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 15 2017

    What a big Issue ...Even PFI(SDPI) also Conducting Yoga Programs

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  • nazeer husain, jeddah KSA

    Wed, Nov 15 2017

    Why a practicing muslim require yoga. Five times prayer a day is much better than that. Yoga itself is not haram but any touch of idol worship is purely haram. Most of the saudis not aware of the idol worship practice in india is connected with worldly aspect. Tomarrow by showing saudi example the modi bhajan team may try to push any nonsensual practice into islamic shariah institutions. Indian practicing muslims must be aware of that. AS PROPHET TOLD IN HADEES THAT WHOEVEVER IMITATES OTHER THEY BELONG TO THEM. Saudi arabia needs modis help in purchasing petrol bulk to weaken iranian influence which sanghi leaders actually planned before .Hence saudi rulers presented modi peace price two years back. IMAGINE WHEN INDIAN SUPREME COURT CALLS SOMEBODY NERO WHO BECOME PEACE PRIZE HOLDER OF SAUDI RULER. is it not a joke.

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  • Ramesh S, MANGALORE

    Wed, Nov 15 2017

    ..do you know , same mentality keeping away people from taking polio vaccines in pakistan/Afghanistan..when almost all countries in the world becaming polio free, pakistan/Afghanistan still not..every day polio vaccine team members are killed since they are branded antireligion..In India, when polio drive started it was very hard to convince a particular community..film personality FARUK SHEIKH was so angry he went door to door convincing community member to take polio vaccine explaining danger ahead for whole new generation..Dont go backward..its fine if you dont want, atleast dont discourage others..

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  • Nazeer Husain, Jeddah ksa

    Wed, Nov 15 2017

    Nobody has problem in polio vaccene.Dont use rss class script to justify modi bhajan yoga.we are believers and we have fix boundaries. We don't have 33crore boundaries.

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  • mahesh, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 15 2017

    Go to ullal and ask the schools regarding the polio vaccine and you will know the truth.

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  • JAGDISH, mumbai

    Wed, Nov 15 2017

    BOSS WHY YOU DONT HAVE GUTS TO COME DOWN TO THE STREET OF SAUDI ARABIA ?....DAMN SURE YOU WERE IN INDIA THEN YOU WILL SHOUT SLOGANS GIVEN BY OWAISI.SUDAR JAO ABHI BHI TIME HAI MERE BHAI.

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  • kas, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 15 2017

    If Pakistanis / Afghanis opposed the Polio programme, what Indian Muslims has to do with that ?????.... When LTTE Hindu tamilians fought with Lankan govt / military, what was your reaction.... If the Saudis want to chant idol worshipping slogans , let them do it .... no one can stop them... Still India has not shown the guts to make Yoga compulsory ....
    When you know afghanis have no sense in opposing polio, still India has mingled with them with huge projects / investments for selfish interests ...

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  • Don, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 15 2017

    Recently there was a UP politician compared Yoga to Namaz, and he went on to suggest that the two were the same. Smiles

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  • Alwyn, Canada

    Thu, Nov 16 2017

    World has seen so much haram so just learn yoga and haram will turns in peace of love. World need peace and not hate or terrorism. Just practice yoga touching your own body then it will be okay . Statue are not haram but human made religions are haram and brainwashed good human into evil.

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  • ABDUL NARAYAN DSOUZA, MUMBAI+KARNATAKA+MANGALORE

    Wed, Nov 15 2017

    YOGA IS SPORTS ACTIVITY I AGREE..

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  • Sachin Shetty, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 15 2017

    In India we require approvals from all religious groups. What a shame

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  • Shankar, Banglore

    Wed, Nov 15 2017

    One more reason for peacefulls to apply burnol..!!

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  • Vincent Rodrigues, Bengaluru/Katapadi

    Wed, Nov 15 2017

    Good and demand to our yoga experts to work for better prospect

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  • Naeem, M'lore

    Wed, Nov 15 2017

    Soorya namaskara excluded in saudi yoga classes. With this condition Saudi government approved.

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  • Ivar, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 15 2017

    Only shlokas are excluded.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 15 2017

    y sanskrit slokas. god knows 1ly sanskrit??????????????

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  • Ivar, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 15 2017

    I am not responsible to answer your assumptions.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 15 2017

    should i believe your illusions. god is almighty & all knowing not 1nly xlusively sanskrit & arabic.

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  • chandra, surathkal

    Wed, Nov 15 2017

    Hi

    It is only 12 different postures giving exercise to all body parts ...........

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  • Mohammed, Bajpe/Riyadh

    Wed, Nov 15 2017

    Naeem,, There is no such condition at all . Do not mislead others. please. Soorya Namaskar is a vital part of Nouf's programme. We are her students as well. Let us accept that KSA is changing for good and being liberal.

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  • Nayak, Udupi/Blore

    Wed, Nov 15 2017

    SICKulars are not happy

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  • Rob Stan, Udupi / US

    Wed, Nov 15 2017

    Yoga is good, but gym coupled with swimming is the best. I've been using treadmill almost on a daily basis for the past 4 years at max speed/inclination mode of 7mph/7 for almost 30 minutes & gym bike for almost an hour at different resistance modes & I must say that it has helped me a lot. Swimming part, now I can dive & swim for full length of the smaller pool and make a u turn & flip over and come back to the 8 ft end by floating without stopping anywhere. I swim mostly in summer season.

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  • Nithya, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 15 2017

    Exactly. If you are only concerned with physic fine. If you also want exercise for mind, and that’s what yoga supporters claim.

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  • Shanthram Hegde, Koppa

    Wed, Nov 15 2017

    Nithya, Mangalore
    If yoga is good for mind then, every politicians must go for yoga class from 4:00am to 5:00am specially each and every BJP. Let us try out something good for our country where the yoga started!

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  • JAGDISH, mumbai

    Wed, Nov 15 2017

    WHY DON'T YOU TRY THIS WITH YOUR LEADER " PAPPU"

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  • Rob Stan, Udupi / US

    Wed, Nov 15 2017

    Gym & swimming is for both body & mind. This is the same misconception I had until I started fitness & swimming. Gym & swimming works better for mind & body than yoga. In my opinion yoga is for those who are vegetarians & those who stay single. For non-vegetarians & married, gym & swimming is the best. I especially recommend treadmill, bike, back-stroke swimming or floating as a prevention for BP, heart ailments etc., But I would also recommend consulting a doctor beforehand.

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  • JAGDISH, mumbai

    Wed, Nov 15 2017

    YOU ARE IN CIRCUS MAY BE.

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  • Mohammed, Bajpe/Riyadh

    Wed, Nov 15 2017

    Brother, There are many Bhaimas in KSA, UAE & other Gulf countries who do yoga in the confines of home to reduce their protruding bellies .

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  • PAM Suvarna, karla

    Wed, Nov 15 2017

    Truth and honesty of person always come to light one or other day.
    Good lesson to those who watch every step of life in religious view.
    Unite and strengthen the country by some unique ideology of Indian soil.
    Jai Hind.

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  • Ahmed, Bangalore

    Wed, Nov 15 2017

    Nobody is against any exercise be it called as Yoga, Joga etc unless the postures made and chants said are not contradicting the oneness of God (i.e.) Shirk as Shirk is considered the unforgivable sin from the Almighty God as associating any partners to Him is not agreeable to Him as prescribed in Holy Quran and other Religious scripture revealed such as Torah, Injeel, Zaboor.

    There are such chants and postures in Yoga which are totally against the fundamental teachings of Islam. Excluding those chants and postures, happily one can accept yoga as another physical exercise. This is what Saudi Arabia is gonna accept. They will exclude those part which are considered shirk and accept only those which donot contradict with Islamic belief.

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  • Alwy, Canada

    Wed, Nov 15 2017

    Ahmed you guys are so worried about religion. Yoga is just a peaceful exercise. Why you guys worried so much about religion all the time. Real people always free of worries and yoga will free you from worries. Just do it man and let the Saudi learn and free . People use to travel by camels and donkey in the past but they use expensive cars Same ways time has changed in saudi to experience new ways of liVing. Soon the map of Saudi and middle east will change. They suffer a lot in middle east.

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  • Jagdish, Mumbai, UAE

    Wed, Nov 15 2017

    Alwy, Canada
    Well said... This is truth.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 15 2017

    no worries w/o yoga our striking doctors will get jobs in ksa.

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  • Ahmed, Bangalore

    Wed, Nov 15 2017

    Alwyn, you will understand my worries had you been one among a Muslim and worshiped in Monotheistic i.e. worshiping only One God.

    We Muslims consider this world as a examination hall and firmly believe in the life of hereafter and meeting our God Almighty and hence we always have a fear of failing the exam and to do well in this exam we are more worried of our Religion and will go try to go astray or away from it while accepting any worldly stuff.

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  • leema, mangalore

    Wed, Nov 15 2017

    do we still have these mindsets in places like Blore.. lol

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  • Vicky D, Dubai

    Wed, Nov 15 2017

    It needs nerves of steel to change the preconceived notion of large mass people, who believes yoga is only for Hindu's!!!

    Though Yoga is introduced to the world by India, its benefits are unbelievable. It can cure many illnesses like breathing problem, sleeplessness, anxiety, depression, anger & also it increases flexibility, energy level, blood circulation, cardio etc

    It's good to see rulers of Saudi are making some land mark changes like letting women drive, fighting against terrorism & corruption, promoting tourism etc

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  • Sampath, India

    Wed, Nov 15 2017

    Swalpa nodi kaliyeri...

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  • Manohar, Neermarga

    Wed, Nov 15 2017

    Patanjali product Saudi bejsakte sank marke. So yoga ramdev is happy.

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  • Ahmed K. C., Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 15 2017

    I hope after this, in India also people will accept it as sports activity.

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  • JAGDISH, mumbai

    Wed, Nov 15 2017

    APKO BURNOL KI ZYADA JAROORAT HAI BAHI SAHAB...!!

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  • Ahmed K.C., Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 15 2017

    Tuje mirchi lagitho mai kya karoon?

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  • Alwyn, Canada

    Thu, Nov 16 2017

    Ahmed please don't be upset. We all believe in one god. Bible is from 2000 yrs old and your books are 1400 yrs old. Both has same content with few changes. Yoga has no issue with god. Worship has done various ways with different styles but all accepted by God almighty which comes from clean pure hearts. God is universal same in saudi or india or America. Just pray for peace of this earth and possible have respect for all religion. Nothing is superior than god whether it's your or mine. It is a same god. YogA IS GOOD FOR.

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  • Manju, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 15 2017

    Good nation or positive thinking people always take good steps...

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  • Harish, Kadaba

    Wed, Nov 15 2017

    ಯೋಗ ಕಲಿಕೆಗೆ ಮತ್ತು ಬೋಧನೆಗೆ ಮಾನ್ಯತೆ ನೀಡಿದ ಸೌದಿ ಅರೇಬಿಯಾ
    ಯೋಗ ಕಲಿಕೆ ಮತ್ತು ಬೋಧನೆಗೆ ಸೌದಿ ಅರೇಬಿಯಾದ ಮಾನ್ಯತೆ ನೀಡಿದ್ದು ಇನ್ನುಂದೆ ಮಹಿಳೆಯರು ಅಥವಾ ಪುರುಷರು ಯೋಗವನ್ನು ಅಭ್ಯಾಸ ಮಾಡಬಹುದಾಗಿದೆ. 

    ಕ್ರೀಡಾ ಚಟುವಟಿಕೆಗಳ ಅಡಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಸೌದಿ ಸಚಿವಾಲಯವು ವ್ಯಾಪಾರ ಮತ್ತು ಉದ್ಯಮವನ್ನಾಗಿ ಯೋಗದ ಬೋಧನೆಗೆ ಅಧಿಕೃತವಾಗಿ ಅನುಮೋದಿಸಿದ್ದು ಈ ಮೂಲಕ ಯೋಗಕ್ಕೆ ಮಾನ್ಯತೆ ನೀಡಿದ ಮೊದಲ ಮುಸ್ಲಿಂ ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರವಾಗಿದೆ. 

    ಯೋಗವನ್ನು ಅಭ್ಯಾಸ ಮಾಡಲು ಅಥವಾ ಪ್ರಚಾರ ಮಾಡಲು ಬಯಸುವವರು ಪರವಾನಗಿ ಪಡೆಯಬಹುದಾಗಿದೆ. ಇನ್ನು ಅರಬ್ ಮಹಿಳೆ ನೌಫ್ ಮಾರ್ವಾಯಿ ಮೊದಲ ಪ್ರಮಾಣೀಕೃತ ಸೌದಿ ಯೋಗ ಬೋಧಕಿಯಾಗಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಮಾರ್ವಾಯಿ ಅವರು ಯೋಗ ಮತ್ತು ಧರ್ಮ ನಡುವೆ ಪರಸ್ಪರ ಸಂಘರ್ಷ ಇಲ್ಲ ಎಂದನ್ನು ನಂಬುತ್ತಾರೆ. 

    ಒಂದೆಡೆ ಮುಸ್ಲಿಂ ರಾಷ್ಟ್ರ ಸೌದಿ ಅರೇಬಿಯಾ ಯೋಗಕ್ಕೆ ಮಾನ್ಯತೆ ನೀಡಿದ್ದರೆ ಇತ್ತ ಭಾರತದಲ್ಲೇ ಮುಸ್ಲಿಂರು ಯೋಗಕ್ಕೆ ವಿರೋಧ ವ್ಯಕ್ತಪಡಿಸುತ್ತಿದ್ದಾರೆ. ಜಾರ್ಖಂಡ್ ನ ಮುಸ್ಲಿಂ ಯೋಗ ಶಿಕ್ಷಕಿ ರಫೀಯಾ ನಾಜ್ ಗೆ ಯೋಗ ಕಲಿಸಿದ್ದಕ್ಕಾಗಿ ಅವರಿಗೆ ಕೊಲೆ ಬೆದರಿಕೆ ಕರೆಗಳು ಬರುತ್ತಿವೆ. ಅಲ್ಲದೆ ಇತ್ತೀಚೆಗಷ್ಟೇ ಆಕೆಯ ವಿರುದ್ಧ ಫತ್ವಾ ಹೊರಡಿಸಲಾಗಿದ್ದು, ಇದು ಸಾಲದು ಎಂಬಂತೆ ಆಕೆಯ ಮನೆ ಮೇಲೆ ಕಲ್ಲು ತೂರಾಟ ಸಹ ನಡೆದಿತ್ತು.

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  • JK, Udupi

    Wed, Nov 15 2017

    Burnol time for pappu supporters..

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 15 2017

    First Achievement after visiting Saudi 😁😁😁

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  • Vijay, Belle

    Wed, Nov 15 2017

    That's grt news.pm of india s dream come true.achhe din 4saudi kingdom

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  • Ruben Pinto, Mangalore/Australia

    Wed, Nov 15 2017

    That would be a big blow to pakis who are moving to be more sharia compliant.

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  • Jagdish, Mumbai

    Wed, Nov 15 2017

    Burnol out of stock ....for my dear fellow friend's

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  • Ramesh s, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 15 2017

    Wow. Burnol moment to Indian siculars. Kudos PM Modi.

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  • Supriya Rao, MANGALURU

    Tue, Nov 14 2017

    I will go to KSA to practice yoga as I have feeling intolerance in Karnataka under Siddu govt

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  • Af,,, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 15 2017

    @Supriya Rao, MANGALURU
    You shud Feel proud that you are born eating breathing in karnataka, why you wants go to SAUDI for yoga, go to pakistan there also teaching Yoga, that is the best place for you.or you can go to DELHI where people are struggling to breathe,

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  • JAGDISH, mumbai

    Wed, Nov 15 2017

    BOSS IF YOU HAVE ANY REFERENCE IN PAKISTAN PLEASE FORWARD ME.

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  • Desi Jawan, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 14 2017

    SA has set a very good example to our Indian M Community. . Who were always stubborn to recognise YOGA as an example for good health.
    Highly appreciated. We have to move with the changing world without harming any onem

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  • Alphonso Rodrigues, Udupi

    Tue, Nov 14 2017

    Breaking news !!! Rahul Gandhi has tweeted that Prince Mohammed and Nouf Marwaai, the kingdom's first woman yoga instructor are RSS agents!

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  • C.T. Thomas, Nandalike

    Tue, Nov 14 2017

    Unfortunately here in India some Mullahs issuing fatwa against a Muslim lady, who teaches Yoga. Even they have thrown stones to her home. Come on brothers get go with the best possible health care.

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  • Juliet N Prabu, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 14 2017

    . This decision by Saudi ... has rendered those in India ... opposing Yoga for being anti-Islamic as .... JOKERS

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  • Desi Admi, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 14 2017

    Hardcore country like Saudi are accepting and recognizing india culture.. here in india some Mullas and commis are doing every bit to demean our culture. Wonder what Owaisi, Zakir Naik and other wannabe arabs would have to say.

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  • Mangalorean, Mangalore

    Tue, Nov 14 2017

    Mr pathanjali can now open shop in saudi...😁

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  • Langoolacharya., Belman/Wash DC.

    Tue, Nov 14 2017

    People,

    Nice, another feather on Baba Ramdev's cap...next Baba could open his classes in Saudi Arabia...

    Where are the people who oppose 'Soorya Namaskara' and supporting 'Sonia Namaskara'???...

    Flavian, next is Kuwait...wait and watch...nobody can stop Baba Ramdev now....

    ...JH...

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 15 2017

    baba ramdev's salvar khamees namaskara. jay shah & amit shah wealth namaskara.

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  • Harish, Mangalore

    Wed, Nov 15 2017

    Hi Langool,

    Not only "Sonia namaskara" some are still in the position of "Madam Mandookasana"....

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