I understand that it's a doctrine of the Islamic faith and believed in Islam to be mandated by the prophet Muhammad pbuh. But this makes me curious about few things:
- In Islam, is a person's adherence to God's law not considered a personal matter between him and God?
- Does this come at the expense of sincerity of adherence? If someone is mandated to follow God's law simply out of fear finite punishment from humans, doesn't that make people less likely to follow God's law out of fear and respect of God himself?