Saudi Islamic preacher Azim al-Hakeem has said that religious laws do not allow Muslims to join the Indian Air Force as pilots. Azim al-Hakeem made the controversial statement in response to a question from a believer on Twitter.
Although al-Hakim did not explain why his followers said on Twitter that Allah forbids Muslims from “helping the unbelievers” by quoting the Qur’an.
“Can we join the Indian Air Force as a pilot?” That was the question raised by the Twitter user. Al-Hakim’s response was, “This is not permissible.” Al-Hakim did not respond to a request for comment.
Azim al-Hakim is a prominent figure in the world of Islamic discourse. Hakeem hails from Saudi Arabia and hosts Islamic programs on TV, radio, Arabic and English. He has also delivered sessions on Huda TV and Zakir Naik’s Peace TV. He has been working as an Imam in the Jeddah Mosque for the last 20 years.
Earlier, Azeem al-Hakim Islam had advised a young man to leave his wife, who was fasting for Navratri.