05. Among these groups are those who preoccupy themselves by requesting solely from the governments in Muslim lands that they implement the Islamic system and Sharee’ah without also seeking that from the members of that society who are individually distant from many aspects of Islaam in belief and practice. This call has instigated the rulers against some of the callers to Islaam and been the cause of their harassment, imprisonment, and even killing. Rather, what they should have done is given priority and importance to the cultivation and education of the individuals and the guidance of society in general, before anything else, along with the giving advice to the rulers with wisdom and sound admonitions.
The above points are taken from the work:
The source was an appendix to the small work “The Methodology of the People of the Sunnah and Adherence to the Jama’ah in Calling to Allaah.” by ‘Abdullah Ibn Muhammad Ibn Saaleh al-Ma’taar (Published by Dar Ibn Jawzee, Cairo 1425)
with an introduction by the esteemed guiding scholar Sheikh Saaleh Ibn Fauzaan al-Fauzaan, may Allaah preserve him.