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Would “Islam Stack Exchange is an online Islam study group” or a variant thereof be a suitable scope?

As a compromise solution to the kind of stalemate we have here Let's go back to the old scope description?, I want to toss around this idea: Question: Would "Islam Stack Exchange is an online ...
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More devotion of users

(I don't want to be suspended or deleted or anything like that, sorry for my slight rant) I feel that whenever I see a deep question about Islam on Islam.SE, it/they is/are sometimes answered in a ...
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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 level" ...
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Let's go back to the old scope description?

I'm proposing we go back to the site's original scope. About three years ago, Islam.SE changed its scope from: Islam Stack Exchange is for Muslims, experts in Islam, and those interested in ...
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Are questions asking us to pass judgement on any particular group ever constructive?

I have seen a number of questions show up on the site, usually in the form of "Is such-and-such common practice valid according to Islamic law?" or "Is so-and-so group wrong for practicing such-and-...
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Should we allow “Why does God…” type questions?

Often, questions appear which are asking about God's wisdom behind allowing or forbidding certain things. While I'm sure there's some fair degree of philosophical study and debate on these, I don't ...
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Asking about lifes of islamic scholars, on topic?

Should questions in below form be on-topic? Who is scholar X? Can you introduce him briefly mentioning his areas of study, accomplisments and the books he written?
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Please vote based on quality

As a former moderator on one site that deals with religious texts, a user on the three strictly religious sites, and a participant on religious topics that pop up from time to time on other sites, I'...
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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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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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Disagreement should not be a basis for down-voting

Similar issues has been discussed before, but from my limited look around the site (I haven't been very active recently) it seems to me that the site has moved in the opposite direction. So let me ...
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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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Why Sectarianism is Ruining Your Site

This morning I spent a solid two hours clearing out a whole mess of flags, comments, and suspending users for inflammatory and nonconstructive remarks. Four days after ashes999 posted his plea for ...
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Islamic history, on topic?

As Robert explains in this post, we're trying to forge a Q&A site about Islam (the religion) rather than about subjects of interest to Muslims (the people). As for Islamic history, it seems to be ...
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Questions about the main debates between Sunnah And Shi'ah

Lately, A lot of question been asked and these questions actually are not real questions in my opinion which is based on the golden SE rule (Real questions have Real answers). These question did not, ...
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No Tolerance for Intolerance

I've noticed a trend among some people that they attack other people's ideologies. That is to say, they go through answers that have, say, hadith, and say things like: All hadith are not authentic ...
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Islam SE: Not a Muslim Peer Support Group

I recently closed a question which raises an issue we've only just been skirting around. Remember that the purpose behind an "Islam Stack Exchange" is to build a compilation of knowledge about the ...
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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.