Wikipedia:WikiProject Islam/Mosques task force

This is a task force of WikiProject Islam.

Mission objectives edit

To organise all mosque articles in a consistent fashion. More precisely:

  • Agree on a consistent format for mosque article titles.
  • Include basic info. on a mosque at the start of each mosque article (usually in a template - maybe infobox?). This has already been done for many mosque articles, but the task is by no means complete.
  • {{WikiProject Islam|class=|importance=|Mosques=yes}} is added to the top of the talk pages of any articles relevant to this project. This will make them appear on the Category:Mosques task force articles.

Top of my head generic tasks edit

  • Populate the subcategories of Category:Mosque-related articles by quality with all mosque related articles by adding the above talk page template.
  • Add basic info. templates to all mosque articles.
  • Update mosque categories.
  • Standardise mosque article titles (e.g. Masjid al-Haram and Al-Aqsa Mosque appear inconsistent); there may be issues here with the most common English term for any given mosque.
  • Create 'Mosques in ...(name of country)' templates for each country.
  • Add quality and importance notices on talk pages of all mosque articles (not just those which describe the mosque, but any article whose main content is about mosques - e.g. Siege of Lal Masjid); update the corresponding Mosque articles by quality table. See here for assistance.
  • Get a photo of each mosque for which there is an article - I know this isn't necessarily very easy.

Specific tasks edit

Page moves edit

Capitalise the m in mosque in the following: TBA

Categories still to be analysed edit

Make sure that all articles in the following categories have WPISLAM tags in their talk pages:

Mosque by country templates edit

Although all countries may not have mosques (yet), the following are templates that potentially need to be created:

Templates needing updating:

Categories needed edit

Articles needed edit

Unresolved issues and standardisation edit

There are presently many inconsistencies in mosque articles, many concerning standardisation.

  • If not at the beginning of a sentence, should al- or Al- be used (as in al-Aqsa)?
  • Should all known mosques be listed or just the notable ones ? I prefer the former option, but I can see that articles on local, small mosques will probably be quite stubby.
  • Change name of Masjid-e-Aqsa (Not The Aqsa) - this one is an Ahmadiyyah mosque in Pakistan! - to something else ?
  • Some mosques use Mosque in their proper noun name and some use Masjid

Membership and duties edit

Please list below your username with the usual four tildes and what you would like to help out with (e.g., adding basic info. templates to all Uzbekistan mosques, or updating a category).

  • MP (talkcontribs) 15:25, 6 August 2008 (UTC) — everything at the moment.Reply[reply]
  • Bless sins (talk) 03:24, 8 August 2008 (UTC) — I am at your service.Reply[reply]
  • Yenemus (talk) 11:32, 20 July 2009 (UTC) — I'd be glad to help out with templates and article standardisation. At the moment, I'm trying to standardise the "Mosques in (country)" templates (e.g. see Template:Mosques in Bangladesh and Template:Mosques in Sweden); I've also been thinking that a Mosque infobox would be a good idea, maybe we could get together and design one? Oh, also, I made this "list of the largest mosques in the world" template, with information from this article, so if you find a good place to put it please feel free.Reply[reply]
  • Al Ameer son (talk) 20:49, 20 July 2009 (UTC) —Worked extensively with the mosques of Palestine and Israel (including bringing al-Aqsa Mosque and the Great Mosque of Gaza to a GA rating).Reply[reply]
  •  Melofors  TC  21:59, 11 March 2020 (UTC) — I work extensively on Islam-related articles in the United States, created several Islam-related articles, templates, and categories for the United States. Plan to fix several messy articles.Reply[reply]
  • Chongkian — write new mosque articles, add infobox, add coordinate, add proper categorization, update navbox template, add wikiprojects, rate wikiprojects, tidy up sequence and naming of article contents, re-write things in a more objective manner, add defaultsort, add short description, write verified facts and only verified facts.
  • Ahendra (talk) 17:15, 23 November 2021 (UTC) - In Sha Allah will help to improve articles about mosquesReply[reply]

Standards edit

A typical mosque article should (?) have the following information as an absolute minimum:

I recently created a specific infobox for mosques. Please check it out at Template:Infobox mosque and see if you want to use it to standardise all mosque pages. I've already implemented it into the Masjid al-Haram and London Central Mosque articles. --Yenemus (talk) 19:36, 20 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I think its better to keep the old one (Template:Infobox religious building) since its more flexible. If you change all the mosque pages over to this new template, you'd be doing alot of unnecessary work just for the 'Leadership' section, which in most cases you won't even be able to fill in. ~ Toushiro 「 話 」 04:58, 22 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks for your reply, and I partly agree with you but I just think it needs some adjustments and is still a good idea. The religious building infobox is far too vague and it seems redundant to mention "Architectural type: mosque" and "Religious affilition: Islam" all the time when the word Mosque is in the page title. This is being discussed further at the talk page. --Yenemus (talk) 09:43, 22 July 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Place of mosque (city/town etc. + country) (geographic coordinates too).
  • Architecture (minarets, style etc.)

Assessment and quality edit

Mosque articles Total
  FA 0
  FL 0
  A 0
  GA 10
B 8
C 138
Start 580
Stub 1192
List 101
Category 697
Disambig 6
Draft 0
  FM 4
Project 3
Redirect 0
Template 127
Assessed 2866
Unassessed 0
Total 2866

Categories checked edit

The following categories have been analysed to check that all mosque articles in that category have the WPISLAM tag on their talk pages. Please add to this list if ( :) ) and once you have checked. Please also update the Quality and Importance table above: