[quote=Eetaq]please, please, please NEVER EVER mention saudi arabia as a good example of an Islamic government.
It is very important that we dont even imply that they are anything close to an Islamic government and avoid all talk that could make someone think that.
Whether or not the Saudis enforce MORE of the sharia law is irrelevant, since they implement so many exaggerations and shortcomings in addition to the blatantly unislamic that they have become the posterboy of sexism and racism across the world.
Ive heard stories about somalis moving to Saudi, never heard one about someone getting treated like a brother in Islam and getting a good job.
If you aren’t saudi and you work there you wont get payed like a saudi, if youre a woman you can feel good in the backseat of the car, and if youre not arab good luck.
brother eetaq, as muslims we are required to be just in all our affairs.
although saudi arabia’s government has many faults and many shortcomings with respect to what’s out there today, they are by far better than others - that is in spite of all the corruption and additions/subtractions they’ve made to the sharee’ah. that is in spite of all the nationalism and racism that exists amongst its people.
i am speaking in relative terms brother, not absolute. you cannot deny that some aspects of the sharee’ah are being implemented in saudi and in other countries. so to say that there is no sharee’ah being practiced anywhere in the world is exaggeration and unjust to those countries that do have aspects of it implemented.
maybe you should read what the late ash-shaikh muqbil bin haadee al-waadi’ee said about the country after visiting it for the first time since his exile. he used to speak ill of saudi arabia until this last visit of his. you can read his testimony here (it’s a pdf, so you’ll need acrobat reader).