We get sporadic questions from Islamic users that have very specific investing restrictions, because of their faith.

Those are good questions, and I welcome them into the site. I think a tag for these questions would be a good thing, to bind them together.

Maybe or , something in between.

Possible candidate questions for this tag (not exhaustive):

A country tag may not be recommended in this case, because Islam is present in almost all countries.

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  • BTW, implementing this doesn't require moderator intervention, except for making any necessary synonyms. Jan 13, 2017 at 7:50
  • @GaneshSittampalam everything can benefit from a little community discussion. I think i'll go with Joe's answer, it has insider point of view. Jan 13, 2017 at 10:45
  • @Mindwin - absolutely, this thread was important to have. Just didn't want you to think you had to wait for a moderator to conclude it. Let me know if I should make the synonyms. Jan 13, 2017 at 11:24
  • @GaneshSittampalam I'll tag the sample questions, and create the tag wiki. Then you can make the synonyms as per Joe's answer. Jan 13, 2017 at 12:35
  • @GaneshSittampalam I tagged the questions, but i cannot make the tag wiki. [waves fist] those perms... Jan 13, 2017 at 12:38
  • @Mindwin OK, let me know what the tag wiki should be too (perhaps post an answer) Jan 13, 2017 at 12:57

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At least for investing, the word "Sharia" would be most appropriate - Sharia being the name for the set of laws in Islam that apply. This is very consistently used in my experience with regard to investments; banking it doesn't seem to be as regular, but it is still the proper term ("Shariah compliant finance").

I also think that, while for non-Islamic folks "Islam" would be the word we expect, for those who follow that faith "Sharia" (or "Shariah") would be more commonly understood.

As such, I'd suggest:

with predefined synonyms

all of which seem likely to come up to me (and if we have enough that do, the autocomplete will do the rest for us).


I think this is a good idea, and I'd suggest , though either of the two suggestions in the question are fine too.


The list of question is small. If we still want to have a tag; is a better tag as it is well known word. It would be easier to think the term and tag.

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