WikiIslam:Meet the Editors
Axius is an ex-Muslim atheist humanist from the Americas. He is the founder and the former owner of WikiIslam. He has about 18,000 edits (approximately 20% of all edits; the 2nd highest) for various pages, many of them related to maintenance, administration, site interface and help. He was heavily involved in community building and decision-making.
Claustrum began as a translator, translating numerous English articles into Russian. He is now the administrator of the Russian WikiIslam, the site's first sub-domain, and maintains most of its articles. He has also been of great help providing technical and other invaluable assistance for making sure both the English and Russian sub-domains keep operating smoothly and can support their growing traffic.
Lightyears created in-depth and original articles for several different topics, including Dhul-Qarnayn and Greek and Talmudic influence on Islamic embryology. In 2016 (and also earlier) he substantially rewrote many articles concerning the Qur'an's scientific inaccuracies, including those about embryology, geocentrism, flat earth, and much of the scientific errors page. He also made major additions and improvements to the pages on corruption in the Qur'an, the QHS apostasy page, and many other pages. He hopes that his work will help Muslims who are trying to establish whether Islam is of divine origin, and that it will dissuade some Muslims from spreading mistaken claims and flawed arguments about science or mathematical miracles in the Qur’an.
Sahab is a former Sunni Muslim now agnostic from South Asia who joined the wiki in April 2009 and became an administrator in 2011. Although not a Christian himself, his "positive experiences with them have left a lasting impression" and he considers Jesus Christ to be "the height of moral excellence." Politically he is "left-leaning" and responsible for the site's coverage of LGBT issues. He edited heavily for 5 years (from April 2009 to April 2014), accumulating over 47,000 edits (50% of all edits) that touched almost every page on the site. He created several hundred original articles, various original media files and templates and many original series that span several hundred more pages. As an administrator, he quality-controlled most of the site's edits (copy-editing, correcting and expanding as necessary), helped with decision-making, guiding newer editors and dealt with many other day-to-day duties. He helped to formulate and write the majority of the site's policies and guidelines, created its easy-to-navigate structure (site map, links, hub/core pages, layered categories, etc.) and helped shape its general direction. Offsite, he helped promote the wiki and networked with others to import several hundred more pages worth of articles (most of these were also copy-edited, corrected and/or expanded by him). In short, he is the most significant contributor to the site as of August 2014 and basically made WikiIslam into what it is today.
Atheistig is (as the name suggests) an atheist with two university degrees in Science. He has a strong interest in science and history, with the former being his profession and the latter his hobby. His interest in Islam lay within the 6th-7th century Syriac and Arabic legends and mythology and how they influenced the author of the Qur'an. Likewise, his contributions were concentrated on legends such as the Alexander Romance, the Seven Sleepers of Ephesus and issues concerning the historicity of Prophet Muhammad.
Al-Qaum is a close friend of Sahab's and also a former Sunni Muslim from South Asia. He is a devout Christian. He took charge of editing the "Islam in the News" section on the front page (which is now inactive). This was a massive task that involved sifting through hundreds of news articles on a weekly basis in order to stay on top of current affairs across the globe. Other articles he worked on include the "Persecution" and media related pages.
Sanitarium is an atheist feminist from Australia. She administered the site over several years and contributed heavily to female-related articles. She also wrote the "Islamic Prophecies" series, did the necessary research behind the "Revelational Circumstances of the Qur'an" series and recruited other editors such as Sahab.
Prophet Farside sometimes claims to be the founder of "Farsideology – the ultimate belief system." In reality, Farside is the original inspiration behind the site. He is the creator of the satirical "Farsideology" series on Islam and is one of the earliest editors of WikiIslam.
Natassia is a Christian. Her contributions to WikiIslam concentrated on Islam's history, its attitude towards women, and its treatment of minorities such as Christians and Jews.
Selfworm is an atheist mathematician and computer scientist. He was an early contributor to WikiIslam and started the "Qur'an, Hadith and Scholars" (QHS) series which now spans almost eighty pages.
Careylj is an ordained Christian minister with a Master’s degree who has studied Islam for over a decade, and has been teaching Islam at the college level for several years. His contributions to WikiIslam (which include the article, "Muhammad's Just In Time Revelations") focused primarily on Prophet Muhammad's ethics.
Maqsoodshah is a much-respected member of WikiIslam and a practicing Muslim from South Asia. He studies genealogy and issues surrounding his faith as a hobby. He speaks several different languages, including; English, Urdu, Persian, Balochi, Pashto, Punjabi, Sindhi and Brahui. He has created many of the pro-Islamic articles hosted at WikiIslam.
Khalil is a former Sufi Muslim now atheist from the Middle East. He left Islam after witnessing a public, Shari'ah-sanctioned beheading. Although no longer a believer in the existence of gods, he retains a deep admiration for spiritual figures such as Jesus Christ and Gautama Buddha. His contributions to WikiIslam focused on religious violence during Prophet Muhammad's lifetime and his relationship with his child-bride, Aisha. He also helped with Arabic analysis within various articles.
THHuxley is a Scientific Deist and a prolific online debater who often argues for the validity of evolutionary science over creationism. His work centers around the scientific field and so do his numerous contributions to WikiIslam. He once emailed Dr. William W. Hay concerning the infamous "This Is The Truth" video and received a prompt, personal reply informing him that Hay's beliefs had been misrepresented and his words cut and pasted out-of-context.
Hector is an atheist. Like THHuxley, he is a prolific online debater and much of his contributions to WikiIslam center around the scientific field. Notable contributions outside of the strictly scientific field include, "Muhammad and the Clinical Definition of Pedophilia," and "Aisha's Age of Consummation".
Damaskin began as a translator, translating numerous English articles into Bulgarian. He is now the administrator of the Bulgarian WikiIslam, the site's second sub-domain, and maintains most of its articles.
Sekulyarizm.org is a secular website that approaches secularism from a non-western, Azerbaijani perspective. As fans of WikiIslam, they have translated what they personally feel are the best articles on the site into Azerbaijani.
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