India: Muslim yoga teacher receives death threats

Islam is a religion of peace, not a religion of yoga, I suppose.

Read more about Rafia Naaz:

India: Muslim clerics issue fatwa against Muslim girl for practicing yoga

Zee News, December 5, 2017.

Rafia Naaz, the Muslim girl who teaches yoga in Ranchi, has alleged life threat by unidentified persons. She had registered a complaint in this regard at a police station in the Jharkhand capital.

In the complaint, Rafia has alleged that she has been receiving abusive and life threatening messages on her mobile phone and social media profile. She also alleged that she is being referred to as an RSS agent.

Rafia, however, said that she has been given adequate help and security by the district administration.

Earlier in November, stones were hurled at Rafia’s residence by unidentified miscreants. The incident had occurred while she was speaking to Zee News on a fatwa issued against her by the members of her community.

Yoga guru Ramdev had also come out in her support.

Reacting to the stone pelting incident, Ramdev had said, “From Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan to Saudi Arabia so many Muslims practice Yoga. It is an exercise which is good for mental and physical wellness.”

“Religion shouldn’t be brought into this,” Ramdev had said.

Prominent Shia cleric Maulana Saif Abbas had also come out in her support.

“What is wrong if some woman teaches yoga?” Shia cleric Maulana Saif Abbas had said while referring to the fatwa issued against Naaz.

“Protesting this is highly condemnable,” he said, adding, “Some people have made religion a joke.”

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