Claiming the Islamic system only caused corruption in the state

Q: Would you kindly advise regarding the following statements made in an interview of "Mir'at Al-Ummah" Magazine with Dr. Shumlan Al-`Isa, a professor of political science in Kuwait University: "The Islamic system did not leave but corruption in the Islamic state." When he was asked, "What is your opinion about the application of Islamic Shari`ah (law) in Kuwait?" He answered, "I am against the application of Islamic Shari`ah in Kuwait." Please, comment on these statements? May Allah reward you with the best!

A: Anyone who says that the Islamic system did not leave but corruption in the Islamic State and that he is against the application of Shari`ah or similar statements that criticize the Islamic Shari`ah or some of its rulings (Part No. 1; Page No. 414) is an apostate. He must be given a grace period to repent. If he does not repent within that period, he will be subject to capital punishment. The Prophet (peace be upon him) stated, When anyone (among Muslims) discards his religion, kill him. He (peace be upon him) also stated, The blood of a Muslim is not lawful (to shed) except for one of three: a soul for a soul, the married adulterer, and one who renounces his religion and splits from the Jama`ah (Muslim mainstream). Cursing and belittling Islam are kinds of turning away and apostasy. Allah states, Say: "Was it at Allâh (عز وجل), and His Ayât (proofs, evidence, verses, lessons, signs, revelations) and His Messenger (صلى الله عليه وسلم) that you were mocking?" Make no excuse; you disbelieved after you had believed. The judgment concerning the one who says such words shall be referred to the legal court. However, if he is criticizing the misapplication of Islamic Shari`ah, he must state the points of objection and does not ascribe the defects to Shari`ah itself.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.