Could you please tell me what you mean by a "liberal" democracy?
democratic nation with liberal laws.that is a nation governed not by religious laws,but by secular/liberal ones.at least that's what I understand by it.
liberalism isn't allowed in Islam.
and real Islamic democracies won't be like western democracies.Woodrow seems to explain a lot better than I can though.
Islam allows criticism ,somewhat an independent judiciary,and other such things.It also restricts a lot of freedoms found in western nations.
say if an Islamic nation is democratic and the people are somewhat liberal ,they might choose a liberal to be their leader,who might not establish non-discretionary state laws punishing those who do not follow a dress code,or may only give jail sentence for kidnappers,smugglers(instead of execution),etc,without removing other discretionary laws like the law of execution for murderers.
But if they do remove the mandatory Sharia laws,the country will become a secular nation,being which isn't allowed.
hope I could have explained.
In islam there is no such a thing as man made laws,and it is wrong to follow them.
What did god say about doing 45 MPH in a school zone?
hehe,there are non-discretionary laws.Taazir laws I think they are called.Like acts such as drug smuggling is forbidden but there is no law written in the Quran or Hadith ,so the state must make some laws.same goes for not wearing the hijab or the veil and other forbidden acts.