Answer to this question What is the black stone in the Kaaba? was deleted by one of the moderator. The answer is clearly non Islamic but the contents has some level of research and the author does seem to make some valid points (at least it seems).

Obviously this answer may most likely offend Muslims (I am assuming) but it may have some truth in it. So Should offensive answers be accepted on this site?

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    possible duplicate of Why the censorship?
    – Islam
    Aug 15, 2013 at 18:28
  • @Islam this is discussion and about the scope of the site. I would someone to clarify if they have clear views.
    – muslim1
    Aug 16, 2013 at 0:04

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The answer posted far from being "Islamic" it was offensive which you yourself assert in your question. All the The SE sites won't accept offensive answers.


First off, I don't think it's fair to say that this answer is "clearly non Islamic"; it's definitely opposed to mainstream Islam, yes, but it does represent beliefs held by many who identify as Muslim (particularly, but I doubt exclusively, Qur'an-only Muslims).

Such a post would be just as welcome as any other post, which is to say that it would still need to be judged according to the quality, relevance and respect it presents. The same criteria by which any other post would (or would not) be deleted would apply.

The same would apply to any (hypothetical) posts which are "clearly non Islamic," but I question what if any relevance they would ever have on an Islam Q&A site.

  • In this post the author at least made some points which could be valid. Do you think it should have not been deleted? or it was better deleted?
    – muslim1
    Aug 15, 2013 at 11:46
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    @Ifoundthetruth It was deleted for being offensive, not for being off-topic.
    – goldPseudo Mod
    Aug 15, 2013 at 15:53

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