THE SHAMS NAMASKAR OR SURYANAMASKAR IS NOT AGAINST THE BASIC TENETS OF ISLAM....!
THE WHOLE CONTROVERSY OVER AND THE OPPOSITION TO THE SURYANAMASKAR FROM THE ISLAMIC GROUPS IS DUE TO THE UNFORTUNATE MISUNDERSTANDING OF THE WORDS AND THE LANGUAGE USED....!SO, REPLACE THE WORD 'SURYA' WITH THE ARABIC WORD 'SHAMS' CONSIDERED TO BE AN ISLAMIC WORD & THE GayatriMantra WITH THE RELEVANT VERSE FROM THE QURAN & CALL IT the ShamsNamaskar instead of the Suryanamaskar...!
A PARTICULAR VERSE IN THE QURAN HAS EXACTLY THE SAME MEANING THAT THE GayatriMantra HAS...!
THE WORD Shams means the Surya or the Sun.
The Opposition to the Suryanamaskar IS DUE TO ITS BELONGING TO SO-CALLED Saffron Words. So, let us call the Sun by the name of Shams and not by the so-called saffron word Surya. Now, With the Saffron Word removed, the MUSLIMS MUST NOT OPPOSE THE ShamsNamaskar. Afterall, a rose shall still emanate the same fragrance even if you called it by other names...! Therefore, Swaamee Aprtemaanandaa Jee ADIVSES the MUSLIM STUDENTS TO DO THE ShamsNamaskar ON the International Yoga Day on 21st June.
THE WORD 'NAMASKAR' IS A GREETING AND NOT A SUBMISSION TO ANYONE...! SO, ShamsNamaskar OR THE SURYA NAMAKAR IS A GREETING TO THE FRIEND NAMED 'SHAMS', 'SURYA' OR THE 'SUN'...!
[MASS YOGA-MUDRA AASANA DONE IN ISLAMIC NAMAZ PRAYER-POSTURE]
Therefore, ShamsNamaskar OR THE SURYA NAMAKAR ISN'T SUBMISSION TO THE SUN & NOT AGAINST ISLAMIC TENET. In Islam, the devotee can't submit to anyone else except to the Supreme Consciousness also called the Almighty or 'Allah'...!
[VAJR AASANA USED IN ISLAMIC PRAYERS]
The Indian scriptures differ on the status of the Sun. Some texts speak of the Sun as the Almighty or the Supreme Consciousness. Other texts see the Sun just as a lesser planetary god, a part of the Navagrhas [nine planets]...! Therefore, the Muslims need not necessarily take the Sun to be the Almighty while doing the ShamsNamaskar or the Syryanamaskar despite the fact the Sun is taken to be the Main God in the traditional Yoga...! The Muslims can visualise Allah instead of the Sun and bow to Allah instead of the Sun while doing the ShamsNamaskar or the Syryanamaskar...!
IT'S HOPED THAT THE PRESENT BRIEF ARTICLE HAS REMOVED THE MISGIVINGS ABOUT THE SURYA NAMASKAR BEING HELD BY CERTAIN MUSLIM GROUPS...! WITH THIS, IT IS FURTHER HOPED THAT THE MUSLIM PARENTS SHALL SEND THEIR CHILDREN IN LARGE NUMBERS TO SCHOOLS ON THE INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY SO THAT THEIR CHILDREN MAY BENEFIT FROM THE UNTOLD BENEFITS OF THE YOGA...!
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~Swaamee Aprtemaanandaa Jee
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