Originally Posted by shaad
You can't cite Wikipedia as a primary source; however, many of the Wikipedia articles do cite primary sources as references. You can look those up yourself, and if those sources do indeed support your thesis, use them as references.
Spot on. Wikipedia is as a good place to START as any ...
"And do not curse those who call on other than GOD, lest they blaspheme and curse GOD, out of ignorance. We have adorned the works of every group in their eyes. Ultimately, they return to their Lord, then He informs them of everything they had done." (Qur'an 6:108)