To make the Law of Islam the law of the land in order that equity may prevail; to arrange social and economic relations in such a way that every individual shall live in freedom and dignity and shall find as few obstacles as possible and as much encouragement as possible in the development of his personality; to enable all Muslim men and women to realize the ethical goals of Islam not only in their beliefs but also in the practical sphere of their lives; to ensure all non-Muslim citizens complete and physical security as well as complete freedom of religion, of culture, and of social development; to defend the country against attack from without and disruption from within; and to propagate the teachings of Islam to the world at large: it is these principles, and in these alone, that the concept of an Islamic state find it’s meaning and justification. If it realizes them, the state can rightly be described as “God’s vicegerent on Earth” - at least in that part of the Earth which falls under its factual jurisdiction.
Let no Western description of Shari’ah fool you. Let no misconception of Islam and misconceptions of it’s beliefs fool you. Don’t let CNN and Fox News fool you. This is the Law of Islam, the real unedited law.