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Content on WikiIslam should:
 
Content on WikiIslam should:
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#be related to the critique or understanding of Islam, not its promotion or issues of a political nature.
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#be related to a neutral, non-apologetic, and non-polemical understanding of Islam
#be based on fully referenced facts and mainstream Islamic sources, not fringe theories, personal opinions or deductions.
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#be based on fully referenced facts, mainstream Islamic sources, and scholarly secondary sources
 
#be written in a professional and scholarly manner, refraining from sarcastic, offensive, sensationalist or extremist language.
 
#be written in a professional and scholarly manner, refraining from sarcastic, offensive, sensationalist or extremist language.
#be tailored to accommodate a universal audience, not only certain countries or demographics.
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#be tailored to accommodate a universal audience, not only certain countries, demographics or knowledge-backgrounds.
 
#remain neutral towards other religions, world-views and political positions, neither promoting nor criticizing them.
 
#remain neutral towards other religions, world-views and political positions, neither promoting nor criticizing them.
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Editors are expected to take a scholarly and rational approach in their conduct and criticisms. Editors should stay away from extremist, sensationalist, sarcastic or emotional commentary by letting the facts speak for themselves. Articles should also be free from vulgar, offensive, or slang language. In short, articles should include no personal opinions or deductions, only referenced facts.
 
Editors are expected to take a scholarly and rational approach in their conduct and criticisms. Editors should stay away from extremist, sensationalist, sarcastic or emotional commentary by letting the facts speak for themselves. Articles should also be free from vulgar, offensive, or slang language. In short, articles should include no personal opinions or deductions, only referenced facts.
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Any critique of Islam should be based on Islam's own sources, meaning content on WikiIslam should never endorse (but may simply document or challenge) fringe theories unsupported by the majority of evidence found within Islamic sources.<!-- For example, the claim that Islam does not prohibit alcohol or denying the historicity of Muhammad. an issue where the Islamic sources are of one opinion but there is no consensus among historians, meaning an article on the issue should simply document the available facts and remain neutral concerning any conclusions. -->
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Any analysis of Islam should be based on its own mainstream rules and religious sources, meaning articles should never endorse (but may simply document or challenge) fringe theories unsupported by the majority of evidence. There should be no personal opinions or abstract deductions, and every statement of fact must be supported by reliable, published sources. Use of secondary sources to present a historical-critical perspective is also encouraged. Content of this sort should derive from content published by reliable academic journal and presses (e.g. Fred Donner's ''Muhammad and the Believers: At the Origins of Islam'', published by Harvard University Press).
    
Copying and pasting articles from other sites is not allowed. Nor is, for various reasons, copying and pasting articles from Wikipedia. However, there are some exceptions to this rule e.g. where a suitable Wikipedia article is going to be deleted or has been deleted. If something specific is being quoted from another site, it should be made clear that it is a quotation.
 
Copying and pasting articles from other sites is not allowed. Nor is, for various reasons, copying and pasting articles from Wikipedia. However, there are some exceptions to this rule e.g. where a suitable Wikipedia article is going to be deleted or has been deleted. If something specific is being quoted from another site, it should be made clear that it is a quotation.
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