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The MuslimWiki is an online encyclopedia, that allows anybody who logs in to edit its content. The MuslimWiki was created to bring together information on every relating to Islam from a Muslim point of view.
It's easy to create an account. Just click on Log in / create account in the upper right corner. As soon as you're done making an account, you can start editing right away! Although it can seem daunting to edit or create an article at first, don't be afraid. If you'd like to experiment with editing MuslimWiki, feel free to edit the sandbox page as you like. For various help topics relating to the MuslimWiki, visit the Help page.
Using the wiki
The MuslimWiki can be used in several ways — viewing articles, editing/creating articles, and discussing an article. You can browse the wiki either by searching for a specific article or by browsing through the MuslimWiki's categories. Categories range from various topics, such as the Qur'an, the Prophets, or Islam by Country.
To edit an article, click on the edit tab at top of the article. Try to edit any article you believe can be improved, including MuslimWiki help pages. To create an article, first search for the article name using the search box to the left of the page. Clicking Go (or pressing Enter on the keyboard) takes you directly to the article (if it exists) and clicking Search allows you to search the wiki for the text you entered. If the article you are searching for does not exist, click on the red link at the page ("create this page") at the top of the search results page. If an article links to another article which does not exist, it appears as a red link. Clicking the link will take you to the edit page.
The talk page of an article is used to discuss the contents of the article and how to improve it. For example, the talk page can be used to discuss ways to improve the structure of the article, the reliability of sources used, or suggestions for further improving the article. The talk page is not to be used as a forum.
Presenting reliable information
The goal of MuslimWiki is to present reliable information. Having reliable references is not an option; articles must be able to back up any statements made within them. When editing the wiki, keep this in mind and try your best to reference information. Islamic tradition is a vast and rich one. As a result, articles should try to reflect the differing opinions scholars have on the topic. When discussing controversial topics that have multiple viewpoints, a neutral point of view should try to be maintained that reflects these points of view. For example, although the Hanafi, Shafi'i, and Hanbali madhhabs hold that a worshiper should clasp their hands while standing in prayer, the Maliki madhhab does. This differing opinion should be noted in the article on the Maliki madhhab and in the article on salah. All topics of Islam, its history, its people, its tenets, and its faith should be presented in the correct light and discussed from the various points of view that Muslim scholars have held.
If you feel that an edit has been made that is intentionally against Islam or is simply vandalism, you can remove it easily by removing the content yourself or by reverting to a previous version of the article. If the offense is repeated or an administrator feels that the user will not follow the wiki's policies, then the user or their IP address can be temporarily or permanently banned.
Certain pages may be protected if the pages need no further editing, are under heavy vandalism, or if there is fear that editing these pages may affect the entire wiki, i.e. templates that are used extensively. If changes to these pages are required, than a request can be made to one of the administrators.