by the Publisher
Kafirs (non-Muslims) do not have to accommodate Islam’s demands.
The Sharia has two principles that provide guidance in the situation when Muslims cannot practice their pure Islam under Sharia. The technical term is tayseer, meaning “lightening one’s burden” or “making it easy”.
Koran 4:28 Allah wishes to lighten your burden, for man was created weak.
When the circumstances are difficult and Sharia law is not in force, a Muslim’s burden is lightened. Muslims are obligated to pray and not handle pork, for instance, but if the circumstances are difficult, then the requirements are lightened.
This leads to the concept of darura, necessity. If it is necessary, what is forbidden is permitted.
If a Muslim is hungry and there is no halal (Sharia compliant) food, then he can eat any food available. If a Muslim is where he cannot pray, then the prayer can be done later. If Sharia law has not been implemented, then a Muslim may handle pork, for example, with no adverse consequences.
Here is an example of the principle of darura, necessity.
f15.18 It is a necessary condition for the permissibility of joining prayers (making up missed prayers) that the person be: […] (5) Someone who fears harm in earning his living.
In short, if a Muslim cannot pray at work or at school, prayer can be made up later. Islamic demands are about wants not necessities. If their demands are not met, there is no harm to their religion.
Another example of darura, necessity, is found in buying insurance. Insurance is forbidden in Sharia, but is car insurance is required by Kafir law, then necessity allows a Muslim to buy the forbidden insurance.
By banning Sharia law, no Muslim’s needs are violated. We are restricting political Islam, not restricting religious Islam. We are protecting Kafir (non-Muslim) citizens against Islam’s political demands.
Kafirs (non-Muslims) must learn the difference between religion and politics.