Saluting the leaders and the presidents like non-Muslims do
(Part No. 1; Page No. 237)
It is not permissible to salute the flag. Rather, you should abide by the Islamic Shari`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.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.