Proposal: Islam

I don't know, I myself believe that it may happen some non-Muslim knowing the answer for some questions better than Muslim, but I am just a bit afraid there would be some controversial answers. So what's the best solution for this?

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    This is a valid question to be discussed that does not deserved to be downvoted. Would the downvoter care to explain the reasoning behind the downvote? Mar 6, 2012 at 11:52
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    @IbrahimArief On Metas and Area51 questions, a downvote is a sign of disagreeing with what is being asked for. It doesn't mean it is a bad question to have asked.
    – Kellenjb
    Mar 6, 2012 at 17:03
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    @Kellenjb nice explanation, I have been worried about me being no more trusted because of this question
    – zfm
    Mar 8, 2012 at 2:58
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    The core stackexchange is Q&**A** for anyone. No site should have exceptions.
    – Jonathan.
    Mar 10, 2012 at 9:48
  • @Kellenjb: Thanks for the explanation, I guess my SO roots are showing through. :) Mar 10, 2012 at 20:09
  • How are you expecting to tell who is a muslim and who isn't? this is the Internet after all.
    – slikkd
    Sep 15, 2015 at 19:58

4 Answers 4


Given how many differing opinions there are between the major interpretations of Islam, there's probably no way to completely avoid controversial answers. Limiting responses to those from only Muslims wouldn't help the situation, and it would potentially cut off knowledgeable people who happen to study Islam scholastically despite their own religious inclinations.

When a good community gets built, controversial answers shouldn't pose any difficulties just because they're controversial. As long as the answer is reasonable and backed up by facts, whether or not it's a majority opinion, the voting process will determine it's value and validity.

That and the fact that it would be pretty much impossible to determine who is or is not a Muslim just by the answers they write.


I think that, in general, limiting anything is fraught with danger. Limiting thought and debate is in direct conflict with learning and gaining knowledge.

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    For the record, I agree that this is not a practical or useful limit, but I think it's worth mentioning that the SE QnA format is not a debate format and does not lend itself to developing thought. It really only works if the questions are factually answerable based on existing corpses of thought, not as a platform to develop it.
    – Caleb
    Apr 29, 2012 at 6:53

You may want to look to the Christianity, Jewish Life & Learning, and Biblical Hermeneutics sites here as guidance. In all three instances, any person is allowed to answer, BUT answers must reflect the views of a GROUP of people that claim to be {Christian | Jewish}. Individual opinion is, frankly, unenlightening.

Especially for a religion that values the Ummah, recognizing a consensus of a body of believers should be easy enough for an entry level scholar.


The simplest answer is it is impossible ,Because stackexchange can't detect religion of the user

If you mean to restrict conflicting answer ,Then each sect in Islam may have different opinion about some issues

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