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Islamic Forum Rules



Here is how our warning system works:

When you violate a forum rule, a moderator will send you a warning. Warnings add points to your warning system. Your total points are under your icon in your posts (other members don't see it). Clicking your warning points takes you to the details. You must acknowledge your warning before you can post again. Points expire in 90 days. Members who reach 10 points will be banned permenantly.



Here is the list of warning reasons and the number of points each one adds:



Warning Reasons
  • Using inappropriate Language / harsh reply to a non-Muslim> 1 point
  • Posting sexual topic outside sensitive issues room > 1 point
  • Posting in the wrong gender room > 1 point
  • Posting anti-Islamic link or offensive content > 1 point
  • Starting a topic to promote a Link outside L.Exchange > 1 point
  • Supporting un-Islamic Behavior > 1 point
  • Questioning forum rules or moderator's actions > 1 point
  • Disrespecting a forum official > 1 point
  • Using inappropiate display name > 7 points
  • Your signature violates our forum rules > 1 point
  • Making a sect related post > 1 point
  • Going off topic > 0 points
  • Supporting civilian killings > 10 point
  • Quoting article/poem/story without mentioning source/author > 0 points
  • Insulting Allah/Prophet/Islam/scholar/member > 1 point
  • Preach another faith/ refer to its books outside "Refuting non-Muslims" section > 1 point
  • Discussing jihad or tawassul > 1 point
  • Posting what wrongfully gives Islam a bad name > 1 point
  • Discriminating based on race, religion, nationality > 1 point
  • Questining or showing no interest in Islam, attacking Muslims > 1 point
  • Posting ###### content > 10 points
  • Not responding to discussion points raised by Muslims > 1 point
(In cases of severe violations, admins may add extra warning points to the violator)



Warning Actions:

Warning points expire in 90 days.

Action taken against rule violators is determined by the total number of points still in file.

When someone gets 1 point for the first time, only a verbal warning is issued. But that point stays in file for 90 days. If more points are added, the new action will be determined by the total number of points made during the last 90 days.



Here is the list of actions:
  • 1 point: verbal warning only
  • 2 points: no posting for 1 day
  • 3 points: no posting for 3 days
  • 4 points: no posting for 7 days
  • 5 points: no posting for 14 days
  • 6 points: no posting for 30 days
  • 7 points: no posting Permanently
  • 10 points: permanent suspension
Spammers:

New members who register only to spam, promote a link, abuse, insult or use improper language right from the first few posts will be Flagged As Spammers "%20alt= (banned permanently)





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and now, here are the details.



Users Agree to the following

Everyone is welcome to join IF with the intent to explore and learn about Islam, share and contribute what will benefit all of us in the light of Qur'an and Sunnah which is our main objective.



New members: to secure your membership, you need to post at least once during the 7 days that follows your registration. IF administration periodically removes members who never post.



Registering in IF with incorrect info, such as gender or location, will result in the suspension of membership.



You need to regularly check that your email is working, and that mail sent to you through IF is actually being received in your mail box. Bounced back mail, for example because your mail box is full (over quota), or for any other reason, will result in the deletion of your membership.



This is an Islamic forum and thus Islam will be respected. This means no slander against Allah (SWT), all previous Prophets of Islam, Prophet Muhammad, Peace and Blessings of Allah be upon him, and the Prophet's companions, May Allah be pleased with all of them.



This forum aims to help non-Muslims who wish to learn about real Islam. We're always friendly toward everyone, but if a member showed no interest at all in Islam, and instead kept making only anti-Islam/Muslim posts, a warning will be sent within the first 30 posts. If nothing changed, the member will not be able to make more than 50 posts.



Killing civilians of any race, nationality, or religion, irrespective of its cause, is absolutely prohibited in Islam. Therefore, praising the killing of any civilian, arguing in favor of, or providing any links to such arguments are strictly not allowed. Violators will be banned immediately without delay.



Supporting zionism, occupations and imperialism are not allowed.



Discriminating based on race or religion is not allowed. While IF is against zionism, not all Jews are zionists, and many stand against it. There are Christian zionists, and even Muslim zionists.



No personal insults, racial slurs and swearing. No foul languages against the Admin, IF Moderators or other members.



IF aims is to show how easy and simple is Islam a religion to follow. More often than not, Islamic issues get more than one ruling. We encourage you to implement the easier of them. If you persistently propagate and advice others to follow only the hardest of them, you will be temporary suspended from posting. Subsequent behavior will terminate your membership.



IF officials are not scholars nor students of Islamic knowledge. They are not fit to make any rulings or fatwa. Their rankings only mean that they are good in administrative skills.



IF will not permit the posting or discussion of any ruling of issues that had been clearly mentioned in the Quran. Fatawa and human rulings are limited only to those issues that had no clear ruling in the Quran.



Political discussions are only allowed in our 'Political Front' forum. Members posting politically-related topics or posts in any other forum will be suspended.



Discuss sexual topics only in the 'Sensitive Issues' forums. Members who discuss such topics in public forums will have their posting rights disabled for 30 days.



A warning system is implemented throughout all forums. It is used by moderators to increase/decrease your warning level as well as apply timed suspending actions, upon any violation of these rules. It is best to accept our mod's decision, and try to adjust to forum rules, this usually results in the decreasing of your warning level back to normal (0%). If a member tries to challenge those actions by re-registering under a different name, the member will be logged and banned completely from all forums.



Only Arabic and English languages should be used in this forum. Slang English is not allowed, type only in proper spelling. Numbers should not be used as letters in Arabic words.



Do not type in capital letters, unless for a word or sentence. Capital letters are regarded as 'shouting' at others.



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



No impersonation. Do not impersonate any person or entity, including but not limited to, a gawaher.com official, forum leaders, guide or host, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your affiliation with a person or entity.



No posting of private messages in the forum thread. Personal conversation should be limited to the (Private Messages console), provided by IF.



Carefully choose a suitable forum for any topic you intend to start.



Islamic Forum's Private messaging system is private only in regards to other members. IF officials may review your private messages to make sure Islamic code of conduct is not violated.



IF does not welcome debates with other faiths, ideologies or philosophies but rather we will inform you what Islam has to offer you. Briefly what this means is: you are not here to proselytize your belief system.



IF does not allow discussions of different sects in Islam. This complex issue will require more than ordinary Muslim's knowledge to engage into various theological differences and interpretations of Islam. You may post your inquiry but we will close the topic with an attached message, advising you to read about sects and why we advise everyone to stay away from them, in our 'Answering Sects' forum.



No postings of Flags, in your icon setting, signature or anywhere else in the forum categories. We do not allow members to promote any nationalistic patriotism of their countries. Islam is the flag for all humanity indiscriminant of colors, nationality and ethnicity, and thus we take pride in this religion.



No postings of military uniforms, aircraft's, tanks, weapons of nations that has harmed Islam and are responsible for the deaths of many Muslims in their icon settings, signature or forum postings. Equally this applies to our Muslim brothers and sisters. Since our goal is to establish Islam in a peaceful manner, images as such maybe interpreted as a violent call.



No un-Islamic icons of Unveiled women, No Nudity Pictures and ###### Links. Pictures of covered faces, like in niqaab, are not allowed as icons. A Female wearing hijab is ok for an icon, otherwise, do not use a female icon.



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.



Do not post Anti Islamic links. These only invite unnecessary attention that is not conducive and productive for IF. Categorically, this is an attack and slander against Islam.



Do not promote or provide instructional information about illegal activities, promote physical harm or injury against any group or individual, or promote any act of bestiality and cruelty to animals. This may include, but is not limited to, providing instructions on how to assemble bombs, grenades and other weapons, and creating (Crash) sites



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



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. Copying and pasting from undeclared resources will be deleted.



Do not (stalk) or otherwise harass any members; collect or store personal data about other user's photo or addresses at IF.



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





Do not fall into the trap by saying, [Islam says this or that..] based on the actions of an individual or group without any reference to Quran and hadith. In more cases than not, this behavior constitutes blasphemy and/or slander against Allah (SWT) & Prophets (AS & SAW). If you do not have an extensive amount of knowledge to explain the actual meaning of a verse or hadith when asked, then please do not bother to post. We suggest you do an extensive research first then comment. If you have an opinion, you have to present this in a reasonable fashion, with evidence to back up your claims. This will allow us to look into the matter objectively and minimize the amount of flaming emotion. However, if you wish to ask something which you do not understand, then post your message across. For example, [Is it true that Islam allows (...) because it says (...)] = write it in a manner of questioning, is preferable.



No (tell tale). Example: saying comments such as (why did so and so get banned and so and so did not?)



No flamers. This is a considered a very serious disruptive act.



Non-Muslims and disbelievers are welcomed to join IF, only if their intentions are to explore and learn about real Islam. We have the tools and ability to judge who's sincere, and who is an enemy of Islam. If it turned out, judging from the posts you make here, that you came to distract, confuse or waste our members' time, for example by creating issues of little reference, or importance, to what Islam really is, we will treat you as a suspected enemy of Islam. In result:

- one of our moderator will PM you a copy of this specific rule

- your posts will be put in queue temporarily

- and we will then challenge you to prove that you are not an enemy of Islam, by filling out our little [Good Intentions Form] tool. Failing to fill and submit that form will force us to ban you from posting any further. Your reading rights will always be there, so that you always have the chance to learn about the ultimate religion, Islam.



Signatures:



You may have a signature to show under all your posts, provided that the signature meets the following limitations:

1- Maximum characters: 300 (only standard font size allowed)

2- Maximum images in signature: 1

3- image maximum file size: 10KB

4- image maximum dimensions (width x height): 400x60 pixels

5- No links or names of other Islamic forums

6- No text or links attacking Islam, nor preaching, or related to, another faith, sect or cult.



Additionally, image limitations, following, apply to all signatures.



Images:

Whenever posting images, for example in your posts, icon or signature, you must not violate the following limitations:

No images of weapons, flags or military uniforms.

Covered faces are not allowed.

No direct images of blood, dead bodies, or anything that children should not see. Links to such images must be posted with a clear warning for users to read before clicking.

No images of nudity or indecent clothing.



Admins and Moderators Rights:

Admins and IF Moderators are rigid of member's postings to ensure that our goals and objectives are met. New topics and replies that has little or no relevant importance to Islam along with replies that indicate attacks both personal and Islamic may be edited, deleted or permanently close without prior notice. Moderators have an option to either send you a Private Message or briefly inform you and other participants in the thread why such actions were exercised. You may send the moderator who handled the thread, a Private Message with intent to resolve your case. Antagonistic approach does not deserve a response. Decisions by individual Moderators are always either final or may be reversed. However, everyone's time is valuable and we do not want to waste neither your time nor that of ours.Violations of above rules precedes with an immediate warning. Attempts to ignore our advice will results in various actions that will limit your rights in postings or access to other benefits provided by IF. As such, persistent abusers may face a permanent ban.We, at IF, kindly request your cooperation. Your comments and suggestions are very important to us, you may post them at our support forum. For more personal concerns, you may send the admin or an IF moderator a private message and we will try to respond promptly.



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 BB. Any user who feels that a posted message is objectionable is encouraged to contact us immediately by email. 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 BB 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 violative of any law. You agree not to post any copyrighted material unless the copyright is owned by you or by Gawaher.com.