Our primary chat room is named "Islam" (described as "General discussion for islam.stackexchange.com"). While accurate, I feel that this is decidedly boring.

So, given that being boring is bad and being interesting is good, what should we name it instead?

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    I think the name and its relevance to Islam should be clear from the name alone both for Muslims and non-Muslims.
    – Kaveh
    Commented Jun 18, 2013 at 22:27
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    I wish it was an English name, not an Arabic one. Now it sounds nothing to those who don't know Arabic.
    – Zahra E
    Commented Aug 1, 2013 at 23:13

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I would somehow like to work Stack Exchange into the chat name itself. Extending from Al Ummat's answer, something like Ijtima al-StackExchange (the definite 'al-' more because it amuses me than because it's grammatically necessary).

From another word based on the root j-m-' (assembly/group/etc), I also had Jaami'at al-Stackexchange (University of (the) Stack Exchange) rattling around as an idea.

  • I like the second idea better. Also, if we do choose that, I think it should be considered adding "Al-Islamy" so it becomes "Jaami'at (al)StackExchange Al-Islamy"
    – مجاهد
    Commented Jun 6, 2013 at 18:58
  • @AlUmmatمجاهد that and even goldpsueds name sounds too funny and tacky
    – user940
    Commented Jun 7, 2013 at 12:45

We can either have it's name in Arabic (transliterated), or in English.

If people are more inclined to an Arabic name, then the name of the chatroom can be:

Ijtima' Al Mujtama' (اجتماع المجتمع)

if in English, perhaps the name can be:

The Gathering

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    Ijtima is enough Commented Jun 3, 2013 at 7:30

Why not simply "The Ummah?"

As I understand the concept, the body of believers is central to ascertain the will of Allah. The chat room would be populated mostly by said Ummah.

  • I would worry that this would make the chat room seem more "No non-Muslims allowed" than we intend.
    – goldPseudo Mod
    Commented Jul 23, 2013 at 17:49

I recommend Halaqa - Gathering to learn Islam

Since this site is more exposed to the non Muslims , It should be something that anyone should be able to understand and catchy too, some suggestions:

  • I Submit
  • Islam and me
  • Halaka - The gathering
  • Come to Light
  • Come to Islam
  • The Muslim Hangout for Non Muslims
  • What does "Halaka" mean?
    – Double AA
    Commented Jul 22, 2013 at 8:08
  • Halaka means a gathering by a scholar for learning Islam, I know it is similar to the Jewish Halacha, we call the Halacha as Sharia @DoubleAA
    – user940
    Commented Jul 22, 2013 at 8:13

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