Tareq Saifur Rahman
Aag Hai, Aulad-E-Ibraheem Hai, Namrood Hai; Kya Kisi Ko Phir Kisi Ka Imtihaan Maqsood Hai! (Tyrants and flames once more on Abraham's race have glared: For whom this new ordeal, or by whose hand prepa...
As a prelude to International Yoga Day, thousands of enthusiasts in 50 cities around the world rolled out their mats in historic locations. The event called 'The Sun Never Sets On Yoga' spanned five c...
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While my mother did the customary Namaz five times a day, my father used to attend public lectures on Vedanta and other related topics by eminent experts. He got up early in the morning and did his yoga rituals. Being a Muslim did not preclude him from practising it. In fact, if you look closely, Namaz (Salat)--the daily prayers of Islamic religion--incorporates many simple asanas. The resemblance between Namaz postures and Yog-asanas like Qiyam and Namaste, Ruk'u and Ardha Uttanasana, Julus and Vajrasana, and finally, Sujud and Balasana are quite striking.
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I am a practicing Muslim who teaches the Surya Namaskar as a means of physical and mental well-being and advocate the practice for deeper self-reflection and focus in religious meditative practices as well!
NEW DELHI — Days ahead of the World Yoga Day on 21 June, which will see a range of government-sponsored initiatives to both promote and reclaim yoga, a Muslim organisation has said it will launch a na...