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No Tolerance for Intolerance

I've noticed a trend among some people that they attack other people's ideologies. That is to say, they go through answers that have, say, hadith, and say things like: All hadith are not authentic ...
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Should dream interpretation questions be on-topic?

I've noticed a number of dream interpretation questions coming in. Some recent examples: https://islam.stackexchange.com/q/8806/22 https://islam.stackexchange.com/q/9018/22 https://islam....
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Should we allow questions regarding the Arabic language?

(Inspired by the question What is the difference between NABI and RASUL?) Given that the Qur'an and the books of hadith are written in Arabic (and given that Arabic.SE is nowhere near live yet), ...
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How do I write a good answer to a question?

Are there guidelines for what constitutes a good answer? eg. What should be included in an answer and what shouldn't be, How to maintain the site's decorum while answering a question, etc...?
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How can we make this site more friendly to non-Muslims?

I'm beginning to notice there is a fair amount of Muslim terminology that is quite foreign to non-Muslims. Take for example this recent question, and the comment that immediately followed: Al-wal ...
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4 answers
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The copy-paste issue, revisited

Back in the early days of the site, we decided that we didn't really care much for copy-paste answers, and especially not for plagiarism. They are, at best, half a step up from a link-only answer, ...
goldPseudo's user avatar
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11 votes
2 answers
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What to do about plagiarism?

Unfortunately, I have noticed answers in this community are more susceptible to plagiarism than in other communities. (More specifically, plagiarizing without permission and/or attribution from ...
Mateen Ulhaq's user avatar
10 votes
5 answers
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Do we want cut-and-paste answers?

I've noticed a trend — on Islamic forums in general, not exclusively this site — of answering questions with nothing more than a copy-paste of an article written by a scholar. Even if ...
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10 votes
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(Islamic) counseling and agony-aunt

(This has plagued me for a long time now) It's worries me to see that this site is condoning and catering questions like: urgently need advices for a divorce. I don't know how to convince my parents!...
Bleeding Fingers's user avatar
4 votes
3 answers
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Islamic politics, on topic?

This is a Q&A site about Islam (the religion) rather than about subjects of interest to Muslims (the people). As for Islamic politics, it seems to be a bit less defined how much of it would be "...
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6 answers
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What things need to go in the FAQ?

We (the moderators) plan on adding the consensus of certain meta questions into the FAQ. However, we also wanted some community input, so we are asking this: What do you want to see incorporated ...
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Islam SE: Not a Muslim Peer Support Group

I recently closed a question which raises an issue we've only just been skirting around. Remember that the purpose behind an "Islam Stack Exchange" is to build a compilation of knowledge about the ...
Robert Cartaino's user avatar
15 votes
2 answers
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Disagreement should not be a basis for down-voting

Similar issues has been discussed before, but from my limited look around the site (I haven't been very active recently) it seems to me that the site has moved in the opposite direction. So let me ...
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Islam—Stack Exchange is not for debates or apologetics

If you've watched this meta site for, well, pretty much since the beginning, you've noticed constant discussion about how Sunni and Shia Muslims can get along. My colegue, Robert Cartaino, encouraged ...
Jon Ericson's user avatar
16 votes
1 answer
333 views

Please vote based on quality

As a former moderator on one site that deals with religious texts, a user on the three strictly religious sites, and a participant on religious topics that pop up from time to time on other sites, I'...
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