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We are Islam—Stack Exchange. Please keep questions and answers about Islam

I've just gone through yet another purge of comments. This is nothing new. The diamond hammer was swung, comments disappeared, questions remained unanswered, and feelings were hurt. Such goes with ...
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Examining fatwa-request questions

There's currently some momentum on chat behind changing the off-topic close reasons. So I'm writing this post to identify some example fatwa-request questions, as mentioned in chat. This is a ...
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Can we make a general “not Islam-related” off-topic close reason work?

In Replacing the off-topic close reasons? (draft), I proposed this as a draft off-topic close reason: This question is unrelated to the teachings of Islam. This includes questions about politics, ...
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Replacing the off-topic close reasons? (draft)

In my humble opinion, the current off-topic reasons are not great (criticisms below) so in this meta post, I propose replacements. Think of this as a first draft to encourage discussion and feedback. ...
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What are the established off-topic reasons?

Established off-topic reasons I think we need to reconsider the list of off-topic closure reasons, and I plan to propose revised close reasons in a subsequent post (they were last considered in 2013)....
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Can we more precisely define which “culture or behavior” questions are off topic?

TL;DR: "Culture or behavior" is currently off-topic, but it's hard to distinguish from Islam. Issues arise, e.g.: 1. declaring Muslim groups invalid by labelling their Islam as "culture"; 2. no means ...
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Are questions about a narrow field off topic?

I am asking about this kind of question : Must we believe in a hidden variable for quantum indeterminacy? . It has been put on hold as "unclear what you are asking", while with this formulation, the ...
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What distinguishes “cultural practices” from “applied Islam”?

I'm finding it hard to identify the boundary between "cultural practices" and, for lack of a better term, "applied Islam". Question: What distinguishes "cultural practices" with "applied Islam"? The ...
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Modification of off-topic closure reason

I looked this question: What does it mean for one tribe to be stronger than another? and I thought this question belongs to https://history.stackexchange.com/ and I tried to report this and found: "...
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Are questions on the historical inauguration of some “utilities” or “methods” on topic?

I'd like to ask if question about the introduction of utilities or methods to help Muslims in some acts of worship. For example: a Calendar or calculation method to determine the new moon. Are ...
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Are Software Questions considered as off-topic?

Is there anywhere a rule or a post where it says that questions about software (related to Islam) are off-topic? I mean we are a Q&A site on the subject of Islam, not a Fatwa site, but if ...
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Are questions about a specific company's goods or services on topic?

Are questions of type "Is X product/service of Y company halal?, "Is Z company halal?" allowed here (example)? Or if they should be flagged, what's the appropriate flag to use?
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A new off-topic closure reason

We have been receiving some questionable questions, which seem to be simply attempts of polemic and pushing of agendas and ulterior motives, some examples of these questions are: Did the first ...
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Is the question “Should Elohim in Hebrew be translated into Allah?” on-topic here?

The question https://islam.stackexchange.com/q/11459/3487 doesn't seem to be have anything to do with Islam and is about the Hebrew language. And how a particular Arabic word translated into Hebrew. ...
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Is the question asking for the burial practices followed when a Muslim dies too broad?

The question https://islam.stackexchange.com/q/10217/3487 appear to be too broad for the Q&A model plus it appear to be a question that can be answered using commonly-available resources. Share ...
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What should be done about question 10819?

What should be done about https://islam.stackexchange.com/q/10819/3487 ? Is it off-topic? And why is it so? What can be done to improve it? Is it salvageable?
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Improve the off-topic closure reasons

Currently, there are only two off-topic closure reasons besides belonging on a different SE site. They are Questions on Muslim culture or behaviour unrelated to the teachings of Islam are off-topic ...
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What should our “off-topic” close reasons be?

As part of the recent renovation of the Closing system, closing a question as off-topic is now improved in that we can specify exactly why it's off-topic in the close reason itself rather than needing ...