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Examining fatwa-request questions

A fatwa is a verdict. So maybe I'll start my answer with an off-topic comment by saying that AFAIK none of us is qualified to give fatwa. This means if the inquiry needs ijtihad (there's no verdict ...
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Examining fatwa-request questions

I think the thing that bothers me most about this class of questions is how few of them (e.g. none of the ones in the actual list) actually define the point of view they're (a) asking for, or (b) ...
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Examining fatwa-request questions

Here, I aim to give a coarse quantitative analysis of answers to fatwa-request questions. The aim is to better understand how important fatwa-request questions are at Islam.SE. I use a simple ...
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What are the established off-topic reasons?

Question is an individual fatwa An addition to off-topic reasons My suggestion is that we add an off-topic category that is dedicated to Islam.SE not being a fatwa site. This should help us close ...
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Are Software Questions considered as off-topic?

Robert did a good write-up of the basic problem with this sort of issue here. I would highly recommend reading it if you have not already done so. In short, in order for this site to work, it needs a ...
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Are questions about a narrow field off topic?

This particular question: I voted to reopen. (Although, at the time it was closed, I was in agreement.) In its current state, it's a reasonable enough question, essentially asking In order for ...
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Can we make a general "not Islam-related" off-topic close reason work?

I've been spending some time thinking about this, and on consideration the biggest problem I have with this proposal, above and beyond the points I mentioned in the quoted post, is the fact that it ...
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Replacing the off-topic close reasons? (draft)

Just so everyone's on the same page, I would recommend reading Shog9's post at How do moderators make changes to the site-specific closed question reasons? if you've not done so yet. While I agree ...
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Modification of off-topic closure reason

Technically this is possible, but it's typically only done in cases where both… …the posts in question are clearly unwelcome here and clearly welcome there, and …there are a ...
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Are questions on the historical inauguration of some "utilities" or "methods" on topic?

I found a question which is on similar topic: Global Islamic Calendar IMHO If this question has place in this site yours may have a place also.
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Are questions about a narrow field off topic?

There's nothing wrong with asking about narrow fields. However, it is important to remember that we are Islam—Stack Exchange: Questions and answers are expected to be about Islam, not about ...
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