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What are Islamiqate's guidelines for good answers?

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Islamiqate is on a mission to dispel myths and stereotypes by crowdsourcing the best content on Islam, its civilization and its people.

To achieve this, we need to create the best set of answers for any given question, that will be valuable and reusable for others with a similar question.

A good answer is one that is genuinely helpful when it is clear, credible and sincerely addresses the question that was asked. Helpful answers seek to:

Answer the question that was asked. It considers what the questioner was wondering, what are they confused about and what kind of information they need.

Provide knowledge that is reusable by anyone interested in the question. A good answer has facts and insights that are general and reusable.

Support your answer with evidence. It is helpful to assume the question needs to know "why?" even if it doesn't spell this out. A good answer should include persuasive reasoning, evidence and facts to help explain why the answer is correct.

Show credibility and be factual. A good answer is one that is trustworthy by including: reliable sources, good examples and explaining why you have the necessary expertise or experience. You should indicate why you are qualified to answer the question, providing a good bio where relevant. If the answer replies on third-party facts or analysis it can be helpful to provide external links to the source material.

Ensure clarity and make it easy to read. Many people skim read the page. Formatting with a clear structure helps emphasise relevant pieces of information along with images or video. Good answers are also usually enjoyable to read, engaging and thought-provoking.

It is helpful to consider the following checklist:

  • Use examples, anecdotes and illustrations
  • Cite supporting data (facts, statistics, evidence etc.)
  • Examine testimony (what other people say such as quotes and paraphrases)
  • Define important terms
  • Look at the causes and reasons
  • Consider effects and consequences.

Good answers should become a comprehensive, helpful and trustworthy resource for that question.

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