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When a user makes edits that need corrections, these corrections should be explained on the user's talk page and they need to respond acknowledging the message. After making two or three corrections for the same kinds of edits, if an editor still keeps making the same kinds of incorrect edits that have been explained on their talk page, simply revert future edits, ask them to see their talk page (in the edit summary) and consult other users and admins.
 
When a user makes edits that need corrections, these corrections should be explained on the user's talk page and they need to respond acknowledging the message. After making two or three corrections for the same kinds of edits, if an editor still keeps making the same kinds of incorrect edits that have been explained on their talk page, simply revert future edits, ask them to see their talk page (in the edit summary) and consult other users and admins.
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{{Main|WikiIslam:Talk Page Guidelines}}
 
{{Main|WikiIslam:Talk Page Guidelines}}
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The ''discussion'' pages for each article are there for discussing concerns directly relating to the article, such as inaccuracies, formatting and suggestions for further improvement. They are not there for debating the content of the article or for attacks on the site or users of the site. If your comment on an article's talk page does not directly relate to improving the article, it may be deleted without a response.
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The ''discussion'' pages for each article are there for discussing concerns directly relating to the article, such as inaccuracies, formatting and suggestions for further improvement. They are not there for debating the content of the article or for attacks on the site or users of the site. If a comment on an article's talk page does not directly relate to improving the article, it may be deleted without a response.
    
==Honorifics==
 
==Honorifics==
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==Sources==
 
==Sources==
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===Citing Sources===
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===Reliable Sources===
 
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There are three types of sources (see [[Help:Citing Sources]] for a guide on how to cite them):
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WikiIslam articles should be based on reliable, published sources. More importance is placed on pro-Islamic, religious Muslim sources over neutral secular sources. However, multiple references from both types of sources are preferred. Furthermore, references that are cited must explicitly support any claims being made. There are three types of sources:
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===Primary Sources===
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====Primary Sources====
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Primary sources are original materials, an artifact, a document, a recording, or other source of information that was created at the time under study. In an article about a book it would be the book itself. In the case of a person, it would be the subject itself. For the [[Qur'an]] and [[hadith]] we generally use the University of Southern California Muslim Students Association's [[Compendium of Muslim Texts]]. WikiIslam's criticism of Islam is based on its own sources, the Qur'an, hadith and Islamic scholars. So primary sources are not limited and may be freely used in articles.  
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Primary sources are original materials, an artifact, a document, a recording, or other source of information that was created at the time under study. In an article about a book it would be the book itself. In the case of a person, it would be the subject itself. WikiIslam's criticism of Islam is based on its own sources, the Qur'an, hadith and Islamic scholars. So primary sources are not limited and may be freely used in articles. However, only published and recognized translations of primary sources are to be used, and they must be quoted exactly as they appear in the cited reference.  
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===Secondary Sources===
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====Secondary Sources====
    
Secondary sources are documents or recordings that relate or discuss information originally presented elsewhere. For example, a statement by a scholar about a certain battle in the history of Islam would be a secondary source. News articles that report on a development or an incident are also secondary sources. Statements of fact concerning Islam from polemic sources such as books, articles or commentaries by individuals such as Robert Spencer, Pamela Gellar, Mark A. Gabriel etc. are not to be used under any circumstances as references on WikiIslam. If you come across any such statements, remove them immediately.   
 
Secondary sources are documents or recordings that relate or discuss information originally presented elsewhere. For example, a statement by a scholar about a certain battle in the history of Islam would be a secondary source. News articles that report on a development or an incident are also secondary sources. Statements of fact concerning Islam from polemic sources such as books, articles or commentaries by individuals such as Robert Spencer, Pamela Gellar, Mark A. Gabriel etc. are not to be used under any circumstances as references on WikiIslam. If you come across any such statements, remove them immediately.   
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===Tertiary Sources===
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====Tertiary Sources====
 
Tertiary sources are sources that rely upon primary and secondary sources. Unlike secondary sources, they attempt to provide a broad introductory overview of a topic. ''The New Encyclopedia of Islam'' would be an example. They may be used as well. There are a [http://www.ipl.org/div/subject/browse/ref32.00.00/ variety of encyclopedias].
 
Tertiary sources are sources that rely upon primary and secondary sources. Unlike secondary sources, they attempt to provide a broad introductory overview of a topic. ''The New Encyclopedia of Islam'' would be an example. They may be used as well. There are a [http://www.ipl.org/div/subject/browse/ref32.00.00/ variety of encyclopedias].
  
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