Secular Lawmakers

We know that even in the Islamic countries the people who are often elected into the parliament are not of Islamic mind. They tend to be secular. Can we entrust them the responsibility to legislate for us according to the laws of the religion? How can give authority to a member of parliament to interpret Islam? It will be like the British Parliament which even passed homosexual laws? .How can ever a Islamic minded parliament established through vote? I believe a better option is the concept of Majlis e Shoorah introduced by General Zia Ul Haq in Pakistan or the institutes like Islamic Ideology Council.

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Interpreting Islam

It is generally held that Islamic interpretations are can only be done by ahl al-Ra’y (people of the opinion, i.e. scholars) and not everyone. I wanted to learn the true Islamic perspective on the issue.

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