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Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Due to the endlessness of man’s questions and the limitations of people and institutes in answering these questions, please help us by abiding by the guidelines listed in this guide, so that we can direct our efforts towards questions of more importance and priority. Questions submitted that do not meet these guidelines may be put aside from the very start and not entertained, with the inquirer being notified of the reason for its rejection of course.

 

1. The question shouldn’t be so broad and general that it requires several pages for an answer. For example, “What is Islam’s view on the human?” would be classified as a question calling for a book’s worth of writing as an answer, or to ask for a critique of a book can sometimes mean writing an even denser book on it.

2. Your question shouldn’t be so personal and individual in a way that its answer will only benefit you and no one else. For example, asking about the interpretation of a particular dream or asking for the solution to certain family issues among two individuals can be classified as such.

3. It should be related to religious studies. Therefore, questions such as “What is the old name of the city of Kerman?” or “What is light made of: waves or particles?” are beyond the responsibilities of this website.

4. If your question comprises of material from a book, article, website, speech, etc., sufficient references to the source must be made and the source should be easily accessible for the researchers of our website.

5. It is better if you submit no more than one question per request.

6. If precisely answering a question requires a long period of time, we will try to first send you a concise answer and later, after the needed research is done, to send you the detailed response.

7. It is befitting that the question is devoid of vagueness and is fluent so that your question is expressive of what you have intended.

8. Considering the fact that a plethora of Q&A’s exist in the website’s archive, please search for your question there before submission, and send it in only after ascertaining its absence in the archive.

9. It is requested that offensive terms be refrained from in the text of your questions.

10. This website does not respond to questions the inquirer himself is responsible for answering. Therefore, this website does not entertain questions of one’s dissertations, treatises, articles, etc.

11. Although it is our objective to answer any questions related to religion, nonetheless, given the sensitivities in our society and the world today, if we feel that the harms in answering a question outnumber and outweigh those in leaving it unanswered, we will either leave in unanswered, or will delay its response to a later time.

12. Keeping in mind that the users of this website are at different levels of religious education and understanding, and their acquaintance with religious discussions differs, our goal is to formulate the answers in a way that will benefit more than just the inquirer.

13. If an appropriate answer to a user’s question can be found on another website, it is possible that the same answer is presented to the user with references.

14. Dear user, it is our main aim to come up with a scholarly, accurate and precise answer to your questions. In the case of not being satisfied by what we have offered as a response, or not having received a response due to these guidelines not being met, it is plausible that you continue your quest to finding the answer to your question through other means.

                                                                                                With thanks to all our respected users

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