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Should pre-Islamic questions like "Did women in Arabian peninsula have “Hijab” before Islam?" (7830) be on-topic?

Should questions on pre-Islamic history (like, Did women in Arabian peninsula have "Hijab" before Islam?) be on-topic, unless their relevance is established by OP?
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Academic Study of Islamic leadership should be allowed

There are already many academic journals which study political nature of Islam which includes Islamic laws dealing with Islamic government. Islamic leadership laws should not be clubbed with the usual ...
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Islamic political questions repeatedly closed down despite no consensus and valid rationale [duplicate]

A second question regarding Al-Quds day, (and the latest in a long list of questions on politics of Islam) was closed down unilaterally by a mod, despite the fact there's neither any consensus by the ...
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Why was the question about Al-Quds Day closed?

This question which asks about the origins of the Al-Quds International Day and how it is related to Islam was closed for being off-topic on the pretext of being related to muslim culture or behavior ...
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Are comparative studies on-topic?

About says Islam Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for Muslims, experts in Islam, and those interested in learning more about Islam. Are the questions which demand comparison of Islam ...
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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 tighten our scope?

Currently, our scope is defined in the Help Centre as: Islam Stack Exchange is for Muslims, experts in Islam, and those interested in learning more about Islam. The Stack Exchange model works best ...
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Should we allow questions/answers based on the previous scriptures?

As per the Qur'an, Muslims are expected to "believe in what has been revealed to you, and what was revealed before you." Even though the previous scriptures were provided for a specific people at a ...
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Should general questions be allowed?

I understand that I can ask questions about Islam on this site. Can I ask more general questions? For example, How can I earn money in the USA and save it without breaking any islamic or USA rules? ...
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Should Folk Islam be on-topic?

Folk Islam refers to particular flavours of Islam that are practiced in various parts of the world. For example, muslims in the Indian Subcontinent have absorbed many aspects of cultural folklore and ...
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Is this an on-topic question?

https://islam.stackexchange.com/questions/44/sufi-populations-in-the-united-states-and-overall Should this question be on-topic? It is asking more about the demographics than the religion.
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