Asalam Alaikum,

This site has, sadly, become a very low quality site. Accepting anything and everything. I propose that this site should start limiting itself to good questions about Islam. And when I mean by questions, I don't mean some question like "How do I make salat?" or how do I do this or that, no. Such questions is really making this site look bad. There are sites online dealing with educating non-Muslims and new Muslims. I propose that we disallow questions asking for advice, like "How can I keep up my salaat?" or "This happened in my marriage, what do I do?" , and the like. This maybe too much to ask of this site now, but what do you guys think? what should this site be? should it be a site that accepts anything and everything like what it is doing now? or should we bring some quality to the content on here, and benefit everyone not just an individual? because many questions on here would only benefit an individual not everyone.

asked 31877 Al%20Ummat's gravatar image

Brother I 100% disagree with you.i understand your standpoint but this site is here help anyone in need. The Messenger of Allaah (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) said, "The rights of the Muslim upon the Muslim are six." It was said, "And what are they Oh Messenger of Allaah?" He replied, "When you meet him, give him the greeting of peace, when he invites you, respond to his invitation, when he seeks your advice, advise him, when he sneezes and praises Allaah, supplicate for mercy upon him, when he becomes ills, visit him, and when he dies follow him (i.e. his funeral)."

If a Muslim asks for advice no matter how many times asked from diffrent users it is their right for us to answer. You say the it lowers the quality of the website. How is that, rather it makes Muslim feel like they have someone one to ask when they are not Able to ask those close to them because it will bring no good to them.

I understand what you mean, but everyone is not a good Muslim. Some are new Muslims, others are new to practicing, and others are ignorant of Islam. How do I pray salat? How does this question lower the status of this site. This is a wonderful question. A lot of people don't pray with proper khusho(concentration) and Do the prayer wrong. Rather this benifits not just the asker but people who see the post and they benifit and it is a reminder to others.

His statement, "And when he seeks your advice, advise him." This means that if he seeks consultation with you regarding some action, as to whether he should do it or not, then advise him with that which you would like for yourself. Thus, if the action is something that is beneficial in all aspects, then encourage him to do that, and if it is something harmful, then warn him against it. And if the action contains both benefit and harm, then explain that to him and weigh the benefits against the harms. Likewise, if he consults with you concerning some dealing with someone among the people, or whether he should marry a woman off to someone, or whether he should marry someone, then extend your pure and sincere advice to him, and deal with him from the view point of what you would do for you own self. And avoid deceiving him in any matter of these things. For verily whoever deceives the Muslims, then he is not of them, and indeed he has left off the obligation of being sincere and advising. And this sincerity and advising is absolutely obligatory, however it becomes more emphasized when the person seeks your advice and he requests from you that you give him a beneficial opinion. For this reason the Prophet (sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam) specifically mentioned it in this important situation. The explanation of the hadeeth, "The religion is sincerity"

Ash-Shaikh 'Abdur-Rahmaan As-Sa'dee's

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edited Mar 26 '13 at 19:18 Al Ummat ♦ 31877 Al%20Ummat's gravatar image

No, this is not the place for asking advice, or atleas this main site, it would only cause noise. Furthermore there are like hundreds of places online that can fulfill the purpose of asking for advice and giving it, do we need another place for it online? or can we make this site a place of high quality knowledge regarding Islam which actually can make a difference online, rather then being an identical place like others. Further more, the question "how can I make salat?" is not really a good question because it can be answered by simply googling it, reading a non-Muslim book or a book that

(Mar 26 '13 at 19:07) Al Ummat ♦ Al%20Ummat's gravatar image

introduces people to Islam or so on. You see, questions can be split into three categories, 1. Questions that benefit ones own self, 2. questions that can benefit a group of people, 3.a question that can benefit all (Muslims).

(Mar 26 '13 at 19:09) Al Ummat ♦ Al%20Ummat's gravatar image

@Light I hope I have made my self clear. Do you understand what I am saying?

(Mar 26 '13 at 19:12) Al Ummat ♦ Al%20Ummat's gravatar image

If this place is not for advice ( to help the ummah) then what is it? What do you mean it would cause noise. So helping others is cussing noise. In what way?i agree there Are a hundred other places for answer ,do we need another place like that. The more the better right. What is the harm rather it will bring good. ( there was a girl who committed zina and asked advice. For her to be sincere and admit this takes a lot of courage. She could could have not stop her relation if it wasn't because of these noise that you call it, she stated everyone shunned her even the imam, but someone on here helped her. I'm not saying this is the only site or people that can help but we are making a change. ). I agree we can make this website a high quality website,but what is it that you consider a high quality website. What is it that you want to do. It sounds so vague. What is high quality knowledge that can make a difference. I have never herd that term. I know we are making a difference on here and if you want to post haditha and Quran just so people can learn isn't that the same thing we are doing here. I agree some of the content is not the best so you want to make a change than work on educating them.make forums on here or whatever it is to educate the Muslims. But eradicating this question and answer part of this website will decrease the users by a lot and will break the community.

Lastly, your indicting that when the sahaba asked the prophet of Allah how to pray it was a bad question, because of them we know how to opdo the best act in islam. This question is amazing. While I. Studying fiqh there are hundreds hadith on just how to perform prayer. Are you saying that when they asked this question it was not a good question. Why dont new Muslims, and. Those who want to learn have the right to ask just like the sahaba. It is a fundamental question and a good one ( how can you call that a bad question. Subhanalah watch what you say. You will be accountable for it.) and the question could be found in other sources but we derict them to it. There are so many fake books and fake websites and even it is rea;l a person can't learn how to pray by just reading. We instruct them if they don't understand a part.

Not everyone asks about salat others ask about many variety of questions which you can't easily get access to. For example is KFC haram how many people eat fast food how many view this post and how many Muslim be if it. You cannot find the answers or they won't very precise.

I really disagree of getting rid of the tremendous benifi that comes from this website. However I do agree in making this website a high quality website.how? By educating a lot of Muslim by holding classs and so on. I meant no rudeness in no way. But I really don't understand your view and don't want to understand it fully because I have seen how many have benifit from the web sun. Myself included. I have never heard of some situations and what tod do. This really helps me in furthering my goal of helping the Muslims in the future by learning from people life.nit just me but many have asked question, many have viewed and many had their answers answered.

And Allah knows best

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answered 4519 Light's gravatar image

I agree with your opinion, @Al Ummat. What are your thoughts (or anyone else's) on making a separate forum to the site where users can discuss personal topics. Do you think that would increase the signal to noise on the main site?

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answered 1.6k410 asif's gravatar image

@asif I would agree with a separate forum for this site, although some personal questions will still need not be asked on this separate forum, rather some questions simply need to be asked to an Imam or scholar. Furthermore, I agree that it would decrease the noise on this site, and make it less a muslim peer group then and more an Islamic Q&A site that can benefit all.

(Mar 26 '13 at 19:01) Al Ummat ♦ Al%20Ummat's gravatar image

I think we should keep things easy going. As what is important to someone might be irrelevant to another. Yet each persons views and thoughts should be respected.

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Yes true, but we also do not want this place to be a source of deviation and misguidance. and furthermore I am not talking about opinions here, I am talking about content, and it's quality. The content of this site, as it stands now, is not of the best. And we should disallow advice questions, and this has nothing to do with opinions, I do agree, we must allow flexibility of opinions/differences of views.

(Mar 26 '13 at 15:58) Al Ummat ♦ Al%20Ummat's gravatar image

my opinion is all question related with islam should be allowed.except dream interpretations.

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answered 723 ibm's gravatar image

@asif: I am agree with you, create the separate sub forum for the personal questions. And also enable chat module.... @Al Ummat: Think yourself at the place of other unknown Muslim and then justify your question. Googling result in many positive and negative answers. Do you agree?? You must agree.... How it is possible for unknown Muslim to justify between the right and wrong....Let they should be provided help and support from here... Islam.com....A question and answer forum on a wide range of Islamic issues and topics. And what the issues means?? ASIF please describe what is 'issue' mens here... Al Ummat Please dont resent...

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answered 1.0k1935 Irfan%20Alam's gravatar image

@asif: Please check why the images are not uploaded to this site and even if it is html file then it shows only code not the image...Check..

(Mar 27 '13 at 00:54) Irfan Alam ♦ Irfan%20Alam's gravatar image

I have just read the question and my opinion is that, it doesn't matter what the question is; When some one post a question it means he is asking for your help. And how can some one distinguish between High Quality question or Low Quality question? What would be the standard? A question which one person gives no value may be of high value for an other person.

And according to my knowledge the sample question "How do I make salat?" is a very important question. Salaah is one of the pillar of Islam, so if someone needs advice regarding Salaah, we should help him and it will also become Sadqa-e-Jariya (Continuous Charity) for the respondents because if we could correct someone in offering salaah then every time that person will perform salaah the respondents will get Sadqa-e-Jariya. A question which can give you Sadqa-e-Jariya can not be a low value question.

The aim of this site is to help others and clear the doubts of Muslims as well as of Non-Muslims. And Islam teaches us that we should help others to the best of our capabilities.

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answered 1.2k16 believer's gravatar image

@believer we must set the quality standard. As for "how do I make salat?" that is common knowledge, one can open a book, google it, or ask a child etc. furthermore there are many sites online dealing with teaching these things, do we need another one? can we not make this site more for questions like "How can we apply x in the x place?" or "what is Idraj?" and the like. Furthermore we must realize that it is not part of common sense to ask a question about common knowledge.

(Mar 27 '13 at 16:34) Al Ummat ♦ Al%20Ummat's gravatar image

One persons common sense is another persons ignorance. I understand you want more challenging questions. There is good benefit from that. Al Ummat can you start asking these kinds of questions. (?) I have been a muslimah for 1 1/2 years. My knowledge is little. But i want to learn learn learn and i want to apply apply apply. Of course i want to learn correctly. So alhamdulillah we have here those to make sure things go correctly. do what you think is good for all members and this forum .

(Mar 28 '13 at 01:33) sadie ♦ sadie's gravatar image

I agree with light 100%. Those whom have knowledge more than others should help those who don't know. We should be sincere and compassionate. If the questions already been asked if you don't want to answer it give the link of the page it was asked. I do think however dream interpretations and name meanings should not be answered.

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answered 1.6k313 sadie's gravatar image
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@ Al Ummat,if you want this site to only concentrate on serious islamic issues as you have put it,then you will make some of us feel out of place.as a new muslim i had a lot of questions to ask,but al hamudulilah most of the question i found them already asked and i just got the answers as i wanted.or if you dont want people to be asking such questions here,then you can refer them to a specialised website than telling them that such questions are not allowed.even if it benefits one,its ok that very one has leant something.i think your question should not be asked here.

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answered 11919 khadijah's gravatar image

There are many other website for this. You may find islamreligion .com very useful, especially for non-Muslims and new Muslims.

(Mar 28 '13 at 13:11) Al Ummat ♦ Al%20Ummat's gravatar image

@ al ummat,u can keep your website,yes you are right.we will find other useful websites.salaam

(Mar 28 '13 at 19:07) khadijah khadijah's gravatar image

Yes, this site needs change . There are so many questions and the answers are not so high quality . These answers are given by normal muslims who know little about islam but they try to answer difficult questions without knowing properly about them . The answering method here must be changed . Some questions here remain un - answered for months . I have found questions like these a lot . Doesn't this mean that this site's main purpose - answering questions is not fulfiled ? I asked a question here but there were not so many upto the point answers . Here's the link http://islam.com/questions/12039/what-have-i-seen So i request that this site should have some qualified Alims / shaykhs so that they can answer our questions properly .

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