Shaykh Rabee said, “That the Khawarij ignorantly restrict Allah’s command to rule by what He revealed to only the rulers.
(Allah said) “And whoever does not judge by what Allah has revealed, then they are the ones guilty of disbelief (al-Maidah:44)
(and Allah said) “And whoever does not judge by what Allah has revealed then they are the transgressors.” (al-Maidah:45)
(and Allah said) “And whoever does not judge by what Allah has revealed then they are the disobedient.” (al-Maidah:47).
They should understand that these sayings of Allah apply to all individuals, groups, rulers and subjects.
So to restrict it to refer it to the rulers alone and not to the people of deviant sects and misguidance, those who do not judge by the shariah of Allah in their creed and beliefs, nor in their worship and their behaviour. This is from ignorance, misguidance and foolishness, since Allaah sent these ayaat (i.e. verses of Quran) down concerning the Jews at a time when they had not had any state or authority for centuries.”
Posted by Abdul Kareem Ibn Ozzie