After having read the opinions in the answers to questions about purported proofs for the veracity of Islam 1, 2, 3 I feel inclined to point out the flaws in those arguments. I have a few concerns regarding doing that:
- is that sort of answer allowed in principle? I'm not sure it wouldn't qualify as a discussion, which this site isn't for, as far as I can tell.
- is it allowed to present a non-muslim point of view on questions that are not exclusively Islamic?
- are questions that arise for every person even reasonable content of islam.SE?
Clearly questions that only arise in an Islamic context or for which Islam gives answers that are binding for muslims, a non-muslim point of view is irrelevant in the context of this site; of course a non-muslim versed in Islam can give islamically acceptable answers to such questions.
But while muslims are convinced of the truth of islam, I don't think this site is intended as a platform for apologetics, and as such while questions that arise for every person (is there a god/are there gods, which one(s), how do we know) have answers palatable from an islamic point of view, those answers may have flaws which i think should be pointed out. I can imagine that the muslim userbase of islam.SE might instinctively object to that since to their mind, of course islam is true so they may not be inclined to be skeptical of those arguments, which is where my concern arises.
I tried to come up with other questions that would fall in the category I have in mind, but the only ones I could identify are about establishing that islam per se is true, not that a certain opinion within islam is acceptable based on the methods and sources of islam. I suppose the core issue is that I can't see how any rules of the site prohibit elucidating flaws in other answers, yet I expect that answers to questions whether islam is true that argue against islam being true might not be welcome to the largely-muslim userbase.