In Islam, obedience to the law of the land is a religious obligation. The Qur’an commands Muslims to remain faithful not only to Allah and the Holy Prophet Muhammad (sa), but also to the authority they live under. Allah has commanded:
‘O ye who believe! Obey Allah, and obey the Messenger, and those charged with authority among you. If ye differ in anything among yourselves, refer it to Allah and His Messenger, if ye do believe in Allah and the Last Day. That is best, and most suitable for final determination.’ [Sura Nisa(4): Verse 59].
Any country or Government that guarantees religious freedom to the followers of different faiths (not just Islam) must be owed loyalty. This ensures social/national order, unity, peace and security.