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Can we have a general type of answering any islam related question so that answer criteria is met easily

I will start with example. Solomon threatened queen of Sheba with military action when she refused to accept Islam by peaceful message. When did solomon do this? What was the reason behind this? ...
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How do I add evidence to my answer?

We complain when answers don't have evidence. For example, on meta: If the poster is not able to produce proofs for any claims made in the post, those claims should not be made. goldPseudo ♦, 2012 ...
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List of 27 "unanswered" questions which are answered in the comments (Mar 2018)

Here's a list of questions which are currently considered to be "unanswered" (i.e., they appear on the unanswered list), but I consider them answered in the comments. This is mostly a reference post. ...
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What should we understand from upvoted answers?

Everybody can vote. Although the site encourages upvoting by quality, users may not follow this. It is unlikely but possible that some answers have a very wrong viewpoint in controversial topics, but ...
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Why my answer have grayed out?

My answer is grayed out? When mouse over on the answer, it's color been normal(Black) again while the mouse pointer is over on my answer. Why because my answer show with gray and pale, now? How is ...
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How can I recover the old answers and comments after editing?

I want to know if there is a way to restore back the answers and comments?After you have edited?And how can I recover an deleted comment I guess?
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Is Arabic necessary in answers?

In answers like III-AK-III's, when they provide Quranic verses and hadith, they include Arabic and then the English translation. Is this really necessary? The only time I could think of when it would ...
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The number of questions/answers and upvotes/downvotes per day

Using data explorer (e.g. this), I generated the following plots which show the per-day number of questions and answers, and upvotes and downvotes. (The moving average is over a 30-day period.) I ...
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Answers on comment section?

I noticed that somewhat Islam SE users do not add their answers to answer section. Instead they are using comment section. From first page I got these: What caused the decline of the Bani Hashim, ...
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Debate flagged Questions and Answers need clarification

I faced situations like this answer: "Whoever kills a person.." This one looks like create debate. And a better example: Is it halal in Islam to work as a web/graphics designer? Question and some ...
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Quoting verses along with Arabic

Salam to all friends. I think you all do know that Injeel, Torah, Zaboor have been corrupted. As I was thinking about reasons of their corruption I thought main reason was translations. Since long ...
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The importance of writing complete answers: How to stop opinion-bait from ruining your site

First of all, I would like to point everyone to the seminal blog post "Real Questions Have Answers"; I know I've linked to it a few times in the past, but I think plenty of people here really could ...
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How and when should I downvote answers?

This is maybe an odd question but I still notice that many answers were just downvoted by persons because of their probably totally different perspectives and not because of the answers quality. Is ...
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Are link-only answers acceptable here?

Should we accept answers which only provide third-party link and the author claims it to contain the answers?
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Does the anwer 13305 to "Has mu'tah been forbidden via the Quran? (Sunni view)" precisely address the question?

Does this answer to Has mu'tah been forbidden via the Quran? (Sunni view) precisely address the question being asked? And why? Does it need further improvement? And if so, how?
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What are the answer improvement guidelines and was the level of improvement that was being made on answer 12656 appropriate?

We recently encountered a spate of rollback war. Which got started under the misconception that guidelines which govern low-quality question editing is the same as improving and fixing an answer. ...
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Does answer 13054 provide any value to this site?

Recently, answer #938 to this question was deleted for plagiarism; due to the length of time this post was visible and the nature of the plagiarised text, the value of the votes it had accrued was ...
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What should we do about answers which solely put reference in unnamed scholars?

(In this post, I am referring to answers the likes of this one) It is good to follow the scholars and people of knowledge, and to take and learn from their actions. But for the purpose of this site, ...
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What should be done about answer 5479 to Shape and size of beard in Islam?

This answer to Shape and size of beard in Islam has a huge chunk of copy-paste content in it. The original text that it contains which attempts to answer the question is in the "Shia" section. Putting ...
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Is the answer 8486 to "Was the Noah flood global or local?" plagiarised?

Is this answer to Was the Noah flood global or local? plagiarised? The problem is that the other sources of this exact content of this answer are timed too close to when it was submitted here. The ...
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What kind of answers are acceptable in islam.stackexchange?

I encountered the following definitions in wikipedia : Primary source material is original material or conclusions. Secondary sourced material is based on primary sourced material, and may ...
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How to improve answer quality and ensure the meet the needs of the asker?

Too often I see a very well worded answer that falls into some common pitfalls: Doesn't address the specific question: For example a question about a specific Qur'anic verse doesn't need a very ...
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How should we deal with "half-answers"?

I would like to reiterate a point I brought up to a semi-related question here: …I have seen many cases of users (often in chat, occasionally in comments) giving fully detailed — and valid ...
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Default sect of answers

Assalamu 'alaikum wa rahmatu Allah wa barakatuh. I think it's a must that we make a decision on this. When an answer is posted, should we always declare the Sect in which's view the answer is posted?...
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Answering questions based on one's own intellect

I am not sure if I should ask this on meta or on main. This is more about Islam though and little about this site. I tend to answer question from Islamic point of view first but if I found a weakness ...
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How to protest when a moderator deletes an answer?

Moderators have privileges that other users do not have. It not seem fair to all moderators be from one sect. maybe it is better moderators be from both Shia and Sunni Muslims. Anyway I do not see ...
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How close must answers stick to the topic?

I recently asked a question and shortly received an answer. The question was kind of a big topic and raised a number of specific questions, however it was centered around a very specific issue and I ...
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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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Having a short and a complete part in Answers

I think not everybody is interested (or have just-in-case time) to read the whole answer (which contain Ayas, Hadiths, mental trail, etc...), there are many people who may need to get a quick answer ...
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