Right now, the current scope includes three distinct groups:
- experts in Islam
- those interested in learning more about Islam
However, while we seem to be welcoming questions from all three groups, we as a site seem to be particularly harsh on any answers from anyone other than "experts in Islam."
That's all well and good, but we can't really say that this Q&A site is for any particular group if we're telling them that their answers are not welcome here: A Q&A site without answers is…well…I'm not sure what it is, but I don't want one.
And I don't think anybody else does either.
I propose that we strike the "Muslims" and "those interested in learning more about Islam" from the site scope, and changing our target community to "students of knowledge and experts in Islam".
This would not prevent questions from non-experts, any more than being for "professional and enthusiast programmers" has prevented beginner and homework questions from Stack Overflow. The difference would be that incoming questions would know that they're asking (and expecting an answer from) a community of "experts in Islam," not just any random Muslim or person interested in learning about Islam who don't claim any level of knowledge or expertise on the subject.