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How to write an excellent question and answer in Islam S.E.?

I’m asking this because on IPS it different way of writing a good question. Don’t believe me? Here’s the link: [How to write a good question]. Ok, I want to know how to write an excellent question ...
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Encouraging downvoters to give constructive feedback

Can the moderators , somehow, encourage the act of providing feedback to a downvoted answer , possibly in the comment section of the answer, as this might guide people in the right direction, ...
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Why have I got downvotes when I have answered correctly the 3 questions?

I’m asking this because, when I read in first question: Can God/Allah(swt) change the past? And I answered positively, why? Because, He truly can, He has called Himself in Quran “All-Capable”, which ...
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Why is the graph that keeps track of my progress not up to date?

Since the incident a week ago where I lost 100 points, my graph is still not up to date and doesn't take that into account. Is this a bug?
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Is it ok to ask if someone can tell me where a certain story might be found?

I remember reading a story about Muhammad in which one of his followers felt that Muhammad was too kind to his wives, or too indulgent, or didn't require some formal respect from them. Something like ...
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Do you mean “read” (from a book) or “recite” (from memory) or “perform” (prayer)?

This is what reading looks like: This is what it means to read the Qur'an (or read a surah); we don't usually do this during prayer. Here's a question which actually asks about reading during prayer:...
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Should we change “What's your Islam-related question? Be specific” to “What do you want to learn about Islam? Ask a specific question”?

I propose changing: What's your Islam-related question? Be specific. to What do you want to learn about Islam? Ask a specific question. This occurs in a gray font when we ask a question: I ...
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We just hit 87% answered!

Hitting 87% answered We started at 80% answered, then we hit 84% answered, and we just now hit 87% answered!! (After rounding.) From Area 51: Jon Ericson ♦ previously mentioned that having 17% ...
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How do we answer a question “Is X haram?” when there's no reason to think X is haram?

Here's some unanswered questions of the form "Is X haram?" where there's no given reason (nor obvious reason) to think that X would be haram. Is sale of luxurious goods with a huge profit margin ...
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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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Asking Question about Islamic history [duplicate]

When we say Islam we generally speaking about era of Muhammad(SAW) but I want to ask if we can asks question about Islamic history on this site which effected current state of Islam as Religion. Like ...
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What are the rules on editing questions into completely new questions, for Islam SE and SE in general?

This question has multiple revisions. Initially in revision 1, the question was about the steps a muslim ruler has to take before declaring jihad. It was revised later in revision 5 to be about ...
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A list of 24 questions about triple talaq

Here's the current list of questions about triple talaq. We get a lot. I'm making this as a reference post, to link to authors who ask triple talaq questions (they can edit their questions based on ...
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Getting closer to the 10 questions per day mark!

The 10 questions per day mark is important for site graduation: When a site starts to consistently receive 10 questions/day, we’ll consider it for graduation. -- Ana ♦, 2015 We're getting close to ...
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What is the desirable way to go about getting an answer to an old, low-effort question?

I encounter this problem from time to time. I search the site for a question I want to ask, only to find it has been asked years ago. I find it has been asked as a question-statement question, i.e., ...
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Would it help to ask lots of questions during Ramadan?

Given the massive spike in traffic we can expect to see during the upcoming Ramadan, I'm thinking it would help jump-start the site we ask lots of questions during Ramadan. Question: Would it help to ...
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Draft question review [trial run]

What to do... Post drafts of questions as answers to this post before submitting them to the main site. Please include the proposed: Title. See: Advice for writing question titles on Islam.SE ...
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Why we should avoid asking multi-question questions

Why we should avoid asking multi-question questions Asking multiple questions in one post, or multi-question questions, was raised at meta.SE One post with multiple questions or multiple posts? with ...
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How would a “question sandbox” work and how would it help the site?

Zaid suggested: For Mechanics.SE, I set up a questions sandbox where I could unload questions that were floating around in my head but could not be asked immediately and the first post in the ...
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List of undervalued questions since 2016

I'm hoping that over time we can create a positivity feedback loop ("pay it forward" style) on this site by upvoting one another's (worthy) content. This post is an attempt to stating the feedback ...
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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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Advice for writing question titles on Islam.SE

I thought I would write a meta post giving my advice for improving titles. (Feel free to add your own advice too.) I've been making substantial edits to question titles on Islam.SE. Most of the ...
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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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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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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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Is it better to rewrite the on-hold questions into two separated questions? (By ourselves)

Whereas many questions are going to be on-hold by the moderator(s) (such as: did-prophet-muhammad-die-naturally-or-was-he-killed), meanwhile, whereas there have done plenty of attempts for providing ...
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Questions about after life (Akhirah) should be off-topic

People come and ask if they get to stay with their pets in the after life or will I have 10,000 palaces for me in Jannah and such related questions. Please avoid those. No one has seen what happens ...
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Are these questions about women's clothing all the same?

I'm looking at these questions: What does Islam say about women's clothing? asked Jun 2012 What should the Hijab for Muslim women cover? asked Jun 2012 Why scholars disagree on whether it's ...
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Beginner question before my real question

Are There Females On This website? If so how do I ask them questions? I’m sorry I’m new to this site and I am new to Islam. I don’t have an Muslim females to talk to so I have been researching and ...
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I read a thing does this mean…?

I've noticed a trend in questions, in which basically a question is asked of the form "I just read a [fatwa|ayah|hadith], does this mean [extrapolated ruling applicable to all Muslims everywhere]?" A ...
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How should I respond to questions asking for specific help?

I'm talking about questions of the form "what should I do?" or "is what I'm doing haram/halal?" For example (Apologies, I really didn't want to point out specific questions, but I feel like doing so ...
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What to do with questions that have lots of spelling and grammar mistakes?

Lot of questions have appeared with horrible spelling and grammar mistakes on this site. Should we: Just downvote them? or Comment requesting the OP to modify the question? or Simply edit the ...
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Is it approperiate to immediately edit low-quality questions?

Often we notice questions that are in essence valid and constructive with respect to SE criteria, yet they are poorly written and thus need improvement. Sometimes the defects may be simply because ...
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How to improve tagging and question quality?

Recently I've seen two questions with improper tagging and poor question construction. How can we as a community encourage each other to ask good questions and improve tagging?
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What should we do about no-effort-shown questions?

On this site, there have been large numbers of questions which show little to no apparent research effort, often with the question body containing little more than the actual question asked (perhaps ...
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Why is this question neither closed nor on hold?

We had some discussion about quality question and closing question that are not well researched and are not clear or too broad. I found the following recent question which got -2 votes and I am not ...
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What should the criteria be for questions asking for a quote from an Arabic text?

Should questions asking for Arabic quotes, like this one be on-topic here? the previously linked question, to me looks non-constructive to me, because one can go straight to Fathul Bari and get an ...
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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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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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Ask specific question to a particular sect?

Ask specific question to a particular sect? E.g. asking question to Shias only or asking question to Sunnis only etc. Is this allowed or not? And if not then why?
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What guidelines should we impose on questions to ensure quality?

I have noticed a trend in the posts on this site, where a question is asked under the (apparently) implicit assumption that all Muslims follow a single unified doctrine called "Islam." In a lot of ...
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Are questions asked specifically to promote a certain point of view allowed?

I'm asking in regards to this question: The question itself is an obvious lead up to a certain point of view (as opposed to seeking an real answer). Self answering the question by the OP only ...
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Dealing with users who use questions to express their criticism of Islam/Muslims

This is about users who use the site to post and express their or other people's (typically negative) views and opinions about Islam/Muslims. For example, several of BROY's posts have a clearly non-...
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Is the question really on-topic?

I'm referring to this one: How to deal with bad coworkers and fellows? I'm sure it's a real problem and a very important issue for the OP, but does it really belong here? It seems more like ...
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Should we allow “for” and “against” type questions?

There are many issues in Islam where there is no clear consensus (covering women's faces for instance). Can someone ask and say something like "This is issue X. What are the arguments for it, and what ...
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Should questions that can be googled be disallowed?

Based on a discussion here and here, should questions that can be googled be disallowed?
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Should we allow encyclopedic questions?

Where should we stand on encyclopedic questions? For example, one can ask "How should I perform salat?", it is a question that you can google and get more answers than you want, or you can ask "How ...