Hudud; contemplate this

Abd Malik, son of Umar Ibn Aziz once said to his father,

“O father! Why you do not implement the Islamic rulings firmly and immediately? By God, I would not care if all the world would furiously oppose us so long as we seek to establish the right (that Allah Almighty has enjoined).”

But the wise father said to his son,

“Do not deal with matters hastily, son. Allah Almighty [Himself] despised drinking alcohol twice in the Qur’ān and did not declare it forbidden but in the third time. I am afraid that if I enjoined the right on people at one stroke, they would give it up all at once, which might lead to sedition.” — Umar Ibn Abd Aziz