Questions about the Arabic language and/or are off topic: Should we allow questions regarding the Arabic language?

But questions about are on-topic: Should questions on tajweed be on-topic?

Can we make one a synonym of , and update the description of to reflect that it's only for tajweed and not general pronunciation?

  • We had lately a question on that for which such a duplicate wouldn't apply. It is even discussed in one of the latest meta posts ;). IMHO a tag pronunciation actually shouldn't even be used in the context of IslamSE at all, because it is rather a linguistic topic.
    – Medi1Saif Mod
    Dec 3, 2021 at 13:00
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    @Medi1Saif that's what inspired this post in fact. By making it a synonym, and updating the 'usage' part of the tag it would warn people not to use it for every-day pronunciations. We can remove it from the posts it no longer applies to separately Dec 3, 2021 at 13:04

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The accepted answer of your linked post says:

Tajwid is a uniquely Islamic science, more connected with recitation of the Qur'an than to Arabic itself (nothing other than Qur'an is spoken/recited with Tajwid). It is an integral part of the field of recitation and Qur'anic studies, and therefore questions about Tajwid should be squarely on-topic on Islam.SE .

This shows that tajweed of qur'an and Arabic pronounciation don't fully match and can't be synonyms.

  • To be fair, the actual words don't need to be synonymous for the tags to be synonyms. If you're worried about confusion, you could specifically add quran-pronunciation as a synonym instead. (Also, in looking at the tag list, it looks like quran-recitation and reading-quran already exist as tags... I'm not enough of an expert to tell whether they're being used to refer to the same concept as tajweed, but the community can make that determination and possibly synonymize them if appropriate.)
    – V2Blast
    Aug 10, 2022 at 16:49

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