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Does "...on an academic level" imply that Islam.SE is an academic site?

The on topic page currently says: Islam Stack Exchange is for experts in Islam, students of knowledge, and those interested in Islam on an academic level. Question: Does "...on an academic ...
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Proposed revision of the FAQ (on-topic) page, February 2017

Here's my proposed revision of the on-topic page. It's basically a complete rewrite, adding ideas from the meta, and combining them with ideas from the other sites and their meta sites. The previous ...
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Don't append "SAWW", "PBUH", "RA", "AS" etc in front of names and titles if the original author hasn't and don't change it either

I have come across edits (plenty of examples out there) in which the author hadn't added any salutation in front of the name of the Prophet (saww), Ali (as) etc but somebody comes by and adds it. Do ...
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Don't make assumptions about the beliefs of any user by just reading the post they author

This thing is poisonous. I have tried to diffuse a whole load of this responsibility for a long time now but it was futile. I'll try to address it. The poison: "That user is of sect X/ X-ian" Why ...
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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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Proposal for new FAQ

We have been without a proper FAQ for too long. Based on meta activity and my own understanding of the community we're building here, I have taken the liberty of drafting one, which I have posted as ...
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Should we make it a requirement that all Ahadeeth quoted should be authentic?

I think that a new portion to the FAQ should be added regarding authenticity. and what I mean is the authenticity of Ahadith, Shia it is or sunni, or any other sect, the authenticity of a Hadith ...
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Could we make the FAQ clearer?

It has been mentioned to me by a user that the FAQ does not explicitly mention that this site is also for non-Muslims. Perhaps we can add to the part of the FAQ that says: "This site welcomes all ...
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What is the correct way of asking a question?

Are there guidelines for what constitutes a good question? What should be included in a question and what shouldn't be?
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What is the correct way of quoting references?

In the questions or answers, what do we post as references and how do we do it? What are the reliable sources of references?
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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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What can go into the FAQ to help people not get confused about there being questions and answers from other sects?

I propose that we put in the FAQ something saying that there will be questions and answers here from other sects, so to not be confused. What I would like to do, is to get some suggestions for the ...
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sectarianism and "peaceful questions about disagreements" are the same or different?

sometimes I am accused to sectarianism by moderators. I think this site needs a clear definition of sectarianism to this word can not be abused to oppress the users who disagree moderators. (with ...
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A higher standard for "fatwa" questions?

This is an issue we will never be free of - any site on Islam will receive a constant stream of questions that seek a "fatwa" - the legal status of something, whether it is permissible or not ...
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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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Can we ask always include Arabic text of Ayah?

Can we ask whoever that gives just a translation of Ayah to include original text too?
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