It is well said, rules and laws do not promise morality since they do not really enlighten people. The proof is that lawyers and courts are only to make money on human quarrels. Morality is mainly a subject that is viewed when we consider ourselves a Trustee of our free personality.
If rule of law becomes helpless then rest assured that the farthest understanding has also reached a dead end. Although rule of law itself an inferior notion than rule of enlightenment, society can only relate relate honesty and discipline with the rule of law.
If rule of law becomes a menace then people live by hope. But rationality generates fear that hope does not deceive them.
33:72 Surely, We did offer the trust of compliance to the heavens and the earth, and the mountains and they, being fearful, breach not what is entrusted
upon them. Yet man, with his free will, is the only one who breaches this trust of compliance. He wrongs himself without knowing it.
Allama Iqbal in ‘The Human Ego – His Freedom and Morality’ has expressed surprise that human consciousness which constitutes the center of human personality never really became so much a point of interest and made use of such a precious resource in Muslim thought.