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Q: While searching for a few Islamic questions I had I ran into the following “Islamic” website: http://islam.stackexchange.com/ Where people can post question and answers. A few information in regards to this website:

– This website is owned by the StackExchange network, whose CEO (and founder) is Joel Spolsky.

– He is An Israeli/American Jew who is openly Homosexual (Gay): http://stackexchange.com/about/management https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joel_Spolsky

– Anyone can give fatwa on the website, registration is free and you can add any answer you like even if it goes against the teachings of Islam.

– Website is Pro Gay, even in the answering of Questions in that regards.

The above wouldn’t really be an issue to me, however, the website tend to spread too much false information like:

It is ok to be a homosexual as long as you don’t practice it: http://islam.stackexchange.com/questions/25595/is-bisexuality-allowed-in…

Sexual acts that aren’t penetration are not zina: http://islam.stackexchange.com/questions/28927/is-this-zina-will-allah-e…

Hijab is not mandatory: http://islam.stackexchange.com/a/10746

Music is Halal: http://islam.stackexchange.com/questions/237/music-in-islam/26369#26369

The list goes on an on. I think this website was made to deter Muslims from the true message of Islam, however, I am not sure how I can spread the word
about it if I am right. My question is:

If this website is indeed bad. What is the job of websites (like yourself) of dissipating such propaganda and alerting Muslims to be beware of such website (which is the first of its kind).


A: We feel that since you have made the research you should publicise this and notify others to the best of your ability.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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