It may be asked, “what is the good of recognizing the Shari’ah as the source of law when you do not apply it?”
In which case I would ask, “what is the good of applying the provisions of Shari’ah if you do not first recognize it?”
If you pray and fast and give Zakah, but you do not testify that “there is no god but Allah and Muhammad is His Messenger”, do your actions benefit you? Recognition makes all the difference. It makes the distinction between lesser kufr and greater kufr; the difference between the threat of punishment and the potential for forgiveness, or the certainty of eternal hellfire.
If your government has enshrined in its constitution that the Shari’ah is the supreme source of legislation, it has inoculated itself from the charge of greater kufr, whether we like it or not. Perhaps they are not merely sinners, perhaps they are munafiqeen; this will become clear when they are separated from this Ummah on Yaum al-Qiyamah, until then, we can only confront them with the truth, make jihad against them with the tongue, and struggle to correct whatever they do in contradiction to the Shari’ah; and you can do this on the legal basis that it violates the constitution.
But we also must understand and recognize that our governments are not independent, they are not free. Our countries are occupied. If you combine the economic power of just a handful of the multinational corporations operating in your country, I guarantee you, their power dwarfs that of the state. No, they are not operating in your country by the permission of the government, the government operates by their permission. A lion does not eat a rabbit with its permission. Until now, there is nothing, nothing, being done to restrain the domination of the global owners of capital over your government. If you expect your government to defy them, you have grossly underestimated the extent of their power. President Mursi merely hesitated to implement some aspects of their program (he did not refuse, just hesitated), and it was his end.
لَا يَتَّخِذِ الْمُؤْمِنُونَ الْكَافِرِينَ أَوْلِيَاءَ مِنْ دُونِ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ ۖ وَمَنْ يَفْعَلْ ذَٰلِكَ فَلَيْسَ مِنَ اللَّهِ فِي شَيْءٍ إِلَّا أَنْ تَتَّقُوا مِنْهُمْ تُقَاةً ۗ وَيُحَذِّرُكُمُ اللَّهُ نَفْسَهُ ۗ وَإِلَى اللَّهِ الْمَصِير
The richest 62 people in the world…62, not 6,200, not 620…control nearly $2 trillion between them. Expand that to the richest 10% of the global population, and you are talking about a combined economic power that far exceeds even developed countries. They dominate the governments in the West, they dominate the American government; so what about yours?
Their institutions of control are corporations and banks, and quasi-governmental organizations like the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the World Trade Organisation, and so on. Through these institutions they apply irresistible pressure on governments to force them into obedience. For the life of me, I do not know why you choose to ignore them.
The Muslim Brotherhood entered government having no concept of these dynamics, but they quickly learned that they had not been elected leaders of an independent government, rather they had entered into a position of employment within a corporate imperial system as district managers with a strictly defined job description of enforcing the regulations dictated to them by global business. They failed to fulfill their duties to the satisfaction of their superiors, and were instantly made redundant.
One of the very first pieces of legislation passed by El-Sisi was the ban on “third party” challenges to the activities of foreign investors in Egypt. In other words, he immediately sought to assure his owners that they could do as they like without any risk of opposition; he proved his obedience right away, and if he had not, his would have been a brief interim government, a footnote in history.
It is thoroughly misguided, both religiously and strategically, to focus revolutionary action against the government. It is like demanding a prison guard open the jailhouse door for you, when he himself does not have the key.
You are not only allowed to fight against the corporate occupation of your country, it is your duty to do so; you have the means, you are able, and it is the only way you can ever attain political independence and economic sovereignty.