Saluting the leaders and the presidents like non-Muslims do

Question: What is the ruling on those who work for the Egyptian Army as a source of their sustenance where the military rules and regulations force them to salute one another as the non-Muslims do or in a manner unlike that ordered by Allaah and His Prophet. Also, they have to salute the state flag and submit to the Military laws instead of the Sharee`ah (Islaamic law).

Answer: It is not permissible to salute the flag. Rather, you should abide by the Islaamic Sharee`ah and resort to it for judgment. It is not permissible for a Muslim to salute leaders and presidents like the non-Muslims do for there are some reports that prohibit imitating them and saluting leaders in such ways is a kind of extreme glorification to them… read more here.

Advertisements

Your Feedback!

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s