Essays/op-eds should adhere to the following guidelines (this is a growing list currently under construction):
- Use capital letters and fullstops where appropriate. Do not use SMS language or excessive ALL CAPS.
- Although essays/op-eds can be informal in style, keep the level of your tone and language within reason.
- Make sure your submission is 1000 words or longer, and at least 3 paragraphs. http://www.wordcounter.net/
- Do not submit racist, homophobic or sexist content. This includes derogatory comments towards Arabs or other ethnic groups often associated with Islam.
- Do not submit content endorsing/supporting racist, homophobic or sexist organizations, political parties or individuals.
- Focus on issues related to Islam. Do not use essays/op-eds as a platform to debate or attack atheism/theism/religion or to claim "_____ is just as bad as Islam."
- Original research and higher criticism is welcome, but the thesis must be credible (I.e. explained and backed up by supporting evidence).
- If needed, essays/op-eds may be edited for relevance, clarity and language issues.
- In extreme cases, if a submission does not adhere to guidelines it may be deleted.
- Take a look at the Featured Essays/Op-Eds to get an idea of what is expected.
- To prevent data loss through possible errors or deletion, before you submit the form, copy the text of the testimony into Notepad or Microsoft word.
- Links to some existing articles may be inserted into your submission so that readers can access more information on certain topics.
- It may take some time to format submissions correctly, edit it for appropriateness and grammar (if needed) and include it on the website.
- All non-copyrighted submissions will become the property of WikiIslam. See WikiIslam:Copyrights for details.
- If you are unable to submit the form due to encountering an error, you can email your essay/op-ed directly.
- If at any point you need help, leave a message on the relevant Discussions page.