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Should I join the Indian Air Force despite the difficulty of offering namaz?

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i was selected in the INDIAN AIR FORCE AS A FLYING OFFICER in technical branch(permanent commission service bond of 20 years)i met one officer in the same category. he is muslim and well acquainted.he told me not to join as it is not easy to offer namaz while on duty.though he said that he offers all namaz and roza.but is sometimes unable to offer juma prayer due to strictness.i did not join although i was very willing to do so.had i taken the right step.i still have a chance to join so shall i go for it.i personally feel that if i get employed i’ll be married soon and keep away from many sins easily.kindly reply soon and enquire abouit the life in indian air force.jazaak allah.ASSALAMALAIKUM


(Fatwa: 795/729=D/1429)

You should try to find a job where you can perform salah punctually along with earning lawful livelihood. If you do not find a lawful income source (job), it is right for you to do the job provided you have to do no unlawful work. But you must determine personally to perform salah punctually. If the company is located at such a place where conditions for Jumah salah are found but you are sure (as per the advice of the Muslim officer) that you will be unable to perform it any way, even you can not perform it in the company with some people with Jamat, then doing job in such a company is impermissible. You should find any other suitable job.

Allah (Subhana Wa Ta’ala) knows Best

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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