Salaam alaikum, Islam Stack Exchange community! I'm V2Blast, a Community Manager here at Stack Exchange; I'm also working with the design team on the site themes project alongside Catija. I first want to thank you for your patience and apologize that it's taken so long to get back to you all after our initial post here.
Below you'll find the proposed site theme for Islam Stack Exchange that our designers came up with based on your original ideas, alongside some explanations from the designer (in their own words) about their design choices. We wanted to take special care in crafting this site's design, given the subject matter, and we hope you like it!
Your site design
We want to give you your own theme that reflects your topic, culture, and community. While all sites on the network share common elements, this design will help brand and celebrate your unique community.
The color choices for our proposed theme reflect significant colors in Islam. The sacred color of green, adornments of gold in the Qur'an, red on many Muslim-majority country flags, and the black stone walls of the Kaaba. These serve as the foundation for the logo and various other elements in this theme.
Logo & identity
The site's name is set in a subtly calligraphic contemporary serif font. We have two proposed logos for this site — a star and crescent, or a simplified version of the Kaaba:
We would appreciate any feedback from users on this choice, as choosing a single icon to reflect as complex and storied a faith as Islam can be difficult. If anyone has ideas for a more reflective and fitting symbol for this community, please share them in an answer below.
Overall site design
Here are some examples of how the main and Meta site might look with this design (click each image to view full-size):
We hope you enjoy this design, but if something doesn't feel right, now is your chance to share your feedback. This window for feedback will be open for two weeks. We will then work to incorporate feedback as best as we can, finalize things on our end, and lastly, deliver the design to your site.