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IB Islamic Forum Rules

As-salaam Alaikuum! (Peace be unto you!)

People who do not follow these guidelines may be warned, or may have their IP and/or user name banned. Discretion will be left to the administrators of this forum and will depend on the severity of the event.

There are other forums where this type of prohibited behaviour is tolerated or even encouraged. If you can not follow these guidelines while on this forum we ask that you post elsewhere.

Please take the time to familiarize yourself with these guidelines. These guidelines are in place to ensure a productive community for everyone to promote the true image of Islam

The mission of our e-Islamic community is to help foster a better understanding of Islam. To facilitate this, we have laid a set of guidelines that all members are required to read and adhere to. The Staff of this forum will edit or reject any post that violates these rules, and terminate the membership, based on the severity of the violation, of any member who acts in a manner inconsistent with the letter or spirit of these rules.

No list is able to encompasses all the possible violates that may lead to action by the Staff. The Staff will use its discretion in dealing with posts and members that are judged to be detrimental to the LI community.

Unless the reason for the Staff's action is obvious, a PM (meaning Private Message) will be sent to the member detailing the action. Additionaly, the member can read his\her warning log that can be found in the User Control Panel. Members are encouraged to seek clarification at any time. Pms to the Staff will always be answered, insha'Allaah (God-willing).

Although the administrators and moderators will attempt to keep all objectionable messages off this site, it is impossible for us to review all messages. All messages express the views of the author, and neither the owners of IB Islamic Forum, nor vBulletin Solutions, Inc. (developers of vBulletin) will be held responsible for the content of any message.

The owners of IB Islamic Forum reserve the right to remove, edit, move or close any content item for any reason.

If the entire body of rules were to be summed up in one word, it would be: respect. Respect for Islam, respect for fellow members and respect for the community as an entity. Remember, a little common sense goes a long way.

When posting in our forum, members must adhere to the following rules:

General Guidelines


1. Help build an e-Muslim community that supports each other, and promotes the Islamic image..
2. The purpose of this forum is to educate non-Muslims and Muslims about Islam and its tenets.

Post Etiquettes


3. Please post in the appropriate forum.
4. Off-topic freeposts in multiple threads is very annoying please refrain from posting such comments. Off-topic also includes:

  • starting topic to re-discuss closed one

  • posting only to increase post count

5. When quoting an article, story, poem, review or any written material, you must mention the author, if known to you, and the source from which you copied these materials. Give credit to where it belongs.
6. Please refrain from typing extremely huge letters in order to get your message through.
7. Symbols and incomprehensible text speak are not allowed to be used in your posts.
8. Honourable and dignified behaviour must be observed at all times, especially when replying to a post by a member of the opposite gender.

Post Content


9. Beef will not be tolerated in any forum. Differences in opinion are expected, but please debate respectfully. (Beef are comments made for the purpose of insulting somebody else with negative intent, looking for a negative reaction, or blatantly insulting somebody)
10. Racist remarks will not be permitted since racism doesn't hold a place in Islam
11. Posting porn or material of a sexual nature are prohibited.
12.This is not a Fiqh discussion board. Prolonged threads arguing over Fatwas and the details of Islamic law will be closed. Avoid asking questions that require a Scholar or Shaykh, as there is no one on the board qualified to answer your questions. Please use other knowledgeable means such as a scholar, Imam or knowledgeable person in your area or provide sources.
13. No sectarian issues allowed. We are promoting the unity of Islam. Allah (Exalted is He) said in Surah Al-An'âm, verse 159:

Verily, those who divide their religion and break up into sects (all kinds of religious sects), you (O Muhammad -- Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) have no concern in them in the least. Their affair is only with Allâh, Who then will tell them what they used to do.

14. Do not upload, post or otherwise transmit any contents that is unlawful (haram), harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libellous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable.
15.Promoting Religions other than Islam
While interfaith discussions are allowed promoting another religion is not allowed on the discussion board. This discussion board was created to promote Islam, not another religion. There are many other discussion boards on the Web which you can promote your religion other than Islam.
16. No attacks against Islam in any form will be tolerated on this discussion board. This includes, but is not limited to attacks on the Qur'an, Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), his family and companions, or any other prophets in Islam, or Islamic scholars, past or present. While some may complain that there is "freedom of speech" please remember this is a privately owned discussion board which was created and is maintained to serve the purpose of promoting Islam. What is allowed in speech is determined by the Admin and not the member.
17.When a long article/post has been posted, and you want to comment on the article/post, do not quote it since it is a waste of space.
18. Do not say "Islam says X" unless your position is based upon sound evidence - which means the Qur'an and the Sunnah. Always cite your sources. If quoting the Qur'an, give soorah (chapter) and ayah (verse) number. For ahadeeth, you must the name of the collection, volume/book number and hadeeth number. Unless you quoting from an agreed-upon authenthic collection (i.e. Bukharee, Muslim) you must also provide authenthic information.
19. Members cannot post images of military weapons or vehicles in their avatars, signatures or profile pictures since our goal is to establish Islam in a peaceful manner, and such images may be interpreted as a violent call.
20. No praise of, condoning of, or calls for violence or other unislamic behaviour will be tolerated whatsoever on the forum. This includes inciting and glorifying combat under the pretense of Jihad. The scholars are to be relied upon in such issues.

User Settings


21. Avoid choosing a username that is, or part of, a profane word, sexy or inspiring of any ill-feelings or that is Islamically unlawful. If you did so, kindly PM an admin to change your username with an acceptable one.
22. Members cannot post images of human beings, and animals of canidae, donkey and swine families in their avatars, signatures and profile pictures.
23. Providing false information in your profile is prohibited.

Links


24. Do not post about your own website for promotional purposes anywhere on the forum, except in our Exchange Links forum only. You also are required, in return, to add a text link, pointing to our forum, on website. Failing to do so will result in the deletion of your account with us.
25. No un-Islamic, anti-Islamic or inauthenthic URLS in posts, profiles, PMs or signatures

Disclaimer


Please remember that we are not responsible for any messages posted. We do not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and are not responsible for the contents of any message. The messages express the views of the author of the message, not necessarily the views of this Forum. Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to contact us immediately by email or private message. We have the ability to remove objectionable messages and we will make every effort to do so, within a reasonable time frame, if we determine that removal is necessary. You agree, through your use of this service, that you will not use this Forum to post any material which is knowingly false and/or defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise violate of any law.

Moderator Guidelines


Moderators are in a position of authority on this forum and are expected to set a good example for others to follow.

1. Watch over their respective forum and ensure that people follow the Forum guidelines.
2. Move any posts that do not belong in the forum to the correct forum.
3. Ensure the forum is free malicious remarks

Moderators are expected not to:
1. Replace any text in someone's post unless it violates the forum rules.
2. Use the power to carry out any personal issues with others.

Moving Threads:
Any threads that do not belong in the forum, and are better suited somewhere else, can and should be moved.

Deleting Threads:
Threads should rarely if ever be deleted. They should instead be closed.

Closing Threads:
If a thread is getting out of hand with beef and after warnings doesn't look like it will get back on track.
If a thread has become a giant freepost.
If the thread is inappropriate.

Moderator Complaints
If people feel that they have been treated unjustly, or feel that a moderator is not doing his job or is abusing his power, they are encouraged to contact us.

Infraction Levels

As-salaam Alaikuum! (Peace be unto you!)

People who do not follow these guidelines may be warned, or may have their IP and/or user name banned. Discretion will be left to the administrators of this forum and will depend on the severity of the event.
 

Infraction levels

Please post in the appropriate forum. 5 Points

Off-topic freeposts in multiple threads is very annoying please refrain from posting such comments. Off-topic also includes:

  • starting topic to re-discuss closed one 20 Points per topic

  • posting only to increase post count  5 Points per post

When quoting an article, story, poem, review or any written material, you must mention the author, if known to you, and the source from which you copied these materials. Give credit to where it belongs. 2 Points

Please refrain from typing extremely huge letters in order to get your message through. 5 Points

Symbols and incomprehensible text speak are not allowed to be used in your posts. 5 Points

Honourable and dignified behaviour must be observed at all times, especially when replying to a post by a member of the opposite gender. 10 Points

Beef will not be tolerated in any forum. Differences in opinion are expected, but please debate respectfully. (Beef are comments made for the purpose of insulting somebody else with negative intent, looking for a negative reaction, or blatantly insulting somebody) 15-25 Points

Racist remarks will not be permitted since racism doesn't hold a place in Islam 20 Points

Posting porn or material of a sexual nature are prohibited. 200 Points

This is not a Fiqh discussion board. Prolonged threads arguing over Fatwas and the details of Islamic law will be closed. Avoid asking questions that require a Scholar or Shaykh, as there is no one on the board qualified to answer your questions. Please use other knowledgeable means such as a scholar, Imam or knowledgeable person in your area or provide sources. 8 Points

No sectarian issues allowed. We are promoting the unity of Islam. Allah (Exalted is He) said in Surah Al-An'âm, verse 159:

Verily, those who divide their religion and break up into sects (all kinds of religious sects), you (O Muhammad -- Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) have no concern in them in the least. Their affair is only with Allâh, Who then will tell them what they used to do. 15 Points
 

Do not upload, post or otherwise transmit any contents that is unlawful (haram), harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, tortuous, defamatory, vulgar, obscene, libellous, invasive of another's privacy, hateful, or racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable. 100 Points

While interfaith discussions are allowed promoting another religion is not allowed on the discussion board. This discussion board was created to promote Islam, not another religion. There are many other discussion boards on the Web which you can promote your religion other than Islam. 5 Points

No attacks against Islam in any form will be tolerated on this discussion board. This includes, but is not limited to attacks on the Qur'an, Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), his family and companions, or any other prophets in Islam, or Islamic scholars, past or present. While some may complain that there is "freedom of speech" please remember this is a privately owned discussion board which was created and is maintained to serve the purpose of promoting Islam. What is allowed in speech is determined by the Admin and not the member. 200 Points

When a long article/post has been posted, and you want to comment on the article/post, do not quote it since it is a waste of space. 5 Points

Do not say "Islam says X" unless your position is based upon sound evidence - which means the Qur'an and the Sunnah. Always cite your sources. If quoting the Qur'an, give soorah (chapter) and ayah (verse) number. For ahadeeth, you must the name of the collection, volume/book number and hadeeth number. Unless you quoting from an agreed-upon authenthic collection (i.e. Bukharee, Muslim) you must also provide authenthic information. 3 Points

Members cannot post images of military weapons or vehicles in their avatars, signatures or profile pictures since our goal is to establish Islam in a peaceful manner, and such images may be interpreted as a violent call.10 Points


No praise of, condoning of, or calls for violence or other unislamic behaviour will be tolerated whatsoever on the forum. This includes inciting and glorifying combat under the pretense of Jihad. The scholars are to be relied upon in such issues. 10 Points

Avoid choosing a username that is, or part of, a profane word, sexy or inspiring of any ill-feelings or that is Islamically unlawful. If you did so, kindly PM an admin to change your username with an acceptable one. 10 Points

Members cannot post images of flags, in your avatar settings, or signature or anywhere else in the forum. This is because we do not allow national patriotism of any country. 10 Points

Members cannot select images and drawings of living beings as their avatar or profile picture. 10 Points

Do not post about your own website for promotional purposes anywhere on the forum, except in our Exchange Links forum only. You also are required, in return, to add a text link, pointing to our forum, on website. Failing to do so will result in the deletion of your account with us. 15 Points

No un-Islamic, anti-Islamic or inauthentic URLS in posts, profiles, PMs or signatures 15 Points

Questioning/protesting rules, or moderator's action, in public 20 Points

Oppose rule or show disrespect to an LI official 20 Points

Repeating a serious rule violation 30 Points

Non-beneficial topic outside gender rooms 8 Points

Meaningless topic title 5 Points

Asking for reps in public 5 Points

Providing false information in your profile 10 Points

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