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Q:

Sir, I want to join the army but the problem is with saluting.My intention is to help Muslims around the world and achieve shahadat but during the training they teach you how to salute and after training is a pass out parade in which you salute your flag and stand for the national anthem.Sir,my question is that does these thing constitute shirk and does it takes a Muslim out of Islam

A:

Waalaykum salaam
There is no problem in saluting unless ones intention is to associate something or someone else with Allah(swt) whilst saluting.

Regards
Zahra Davdani.