Can Air Force Pilots Leave Obligatory Fasting

I was a fighter pilot in the Pakistan Air Force. Pilots are not allowed to fast for safety reasons. At that time I was not very particular about fasting and prayers. I was also under the impression that feeding a person compensates for missed fasts. However, after I stopped flying some 18 years back, I have been keeping all of my obligatory fasts. It is only recently, after listening to Ghamidi Sahib’s programs and those of Dr Khalid Zaheer and some reading that I have come to realize that I have been wrong and that I have to keep all the missed fasts, which total about 480. Since the end of the last month of Ramadan, I have been trying to keep one or two fasts a week. However, there are many who argue as follows: That when I missed the fasts I wasn't aware of the due compensation and I did what I thought was right. Allah is the most Merciful and will forgive me. Since I have been steadfast in fasting after the end of my flying tenure, I should seek forgiveness and continue to fast regularly in the future. That fasting in lieu of missed fasts is tantamount to not believing that Allah is Rehman and Raheem (most Merciful). That deen (religion) is not unduly burdensome and therefore I should not put myself through the gruel of keeping all the missed fasts. While I have resolved to keep all the missed fasts, health and remaining life permitting, I just wish to ensure that by doing so, I am not being unbelieving of Allah's attributes of Rehman and Raheem. Please advise.

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Can Women Join Air Force?

I have a question regarding women pilots in PAF (Pakistan Air Force). There are few women serving in PAF and I wanted to know that is it acceptable according to Shariah? Some people raise question that it is not good since an unmarried women should not work in an area which is dominated by men and she should focus in other fields like nursing, hospitals and teaching only where they are actually required. Even I agree that for girl students the teacher should be a women but what if a women is interested to work in PAF? People even raise question that women in PAF don’t completely follow shariah (meaning that most of them don’t cover their heads and don’t wear Islamic code of dressing although I don’t see any sensitive part of their body really showing when they wear PAF uniform. Please throw some light on this.

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