When we study a different legal system we are studying something which has unique and exclusive characteristics. Each legal system and sets of laws generate in society a behavior and a certain common sense of justice and conscience. Also each legal system and this is true for Islam that the society adapts to the law and te system of the law but not the case that laws adapt to society. After all if it is true that laws are supposed to guide the society and social conscience then necessarily laws ought to be adapted to and not the opposite. The difference between Divinely revealed laws and man made laws is mainly of being loyal to even as the expense of social pressure or egoistic drive. In this sense the legislated Divine laws of islam can never change but rather societies must change to adapt to these laws. When we study of Islamic legal system and Islamic law we must take the whole to make sense of the part. This is however different from asking a fatwa which is possible to ask in any society of system. An attempt to explain this normative, reason-giving aspect of law is one of the main challenges of general jurisprudence1 which Islam differs from because even though morality, religion, social conventions, etiquette, and so on, also guide human conduct in many ways which are similar to law but distinct from it2, in Islam the Divine law is what guides the cohesion and existence of those separate entities. So to summarize when we study this declaration and paper we must remember:
a) Laws generate human behaviors and conscience.
b) Laws are adapted to. Only in exceptional cases laws adapt to human needs.
c) The part should be seen in whole but not as part of an alien whole.
d) Legal texts in Islamic sources of Quran and hadith should be taken literally unless such results in objective absurdity or objective impossibility.
1Standford Encyclopaida of philosophy on http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/lawphil-nature/