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Festival ends, reaches out to clerics

  • Andra Wisnu


DENPASAR | Wed, March 11 2009 | 09:02 am

PREMIUM The first ever yoga festival held in Indonesia ended Tuesday with a declaration that some saw as an attempt to reach out to Islamic clerics. In January this year, the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) issued a fatwa (edict) saying it was forbidden for Muslims to take part in certain aspects of yoga that incorporated ritualistic movements and chants. The ban apes a similar edict in neighbo...