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I personally use it for (and see other people using it for) asking about differences between Sunni vs. Shi'a Islam. Usually, the precursor is "I know Shi'a Islam has X, what about Sunni Islam?" or vice-versa. Such questions could, and arguably, should, be retagged as Sunni or Shia (respectively). That brings more clarity.


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Done and done. salah is now synonymed and merged with salat.


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The untagged tag is automatically generated; there's a cleanup process that runs which deletes any old tags of a certain age (I believe six months) which have only been used once. In the rare case where that low-quality tag was the only tag on a question, it will be replaced with "untagged" (since the system doesn't let a question exist with no tags at all)....


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Tags can be created by any user with 150 reputation. Rather than selecting an existing tag from the pulldown list, simply type out the new tag name manually (no more than 25 characters, no spaces) when writing a new question, or editing an existing one, and it will be created. Further details can be found on the relevant help page: Help Center > Privileges ...


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It takes 1500 reputation to vote to approve or reject an edit to a tag wiki — or 4000 reputation to apply one immediately — but anyone can suggest one just by clicking the Edit Tag Info button: This will put your edit into the Suggested Edits Review Queue, where it can be reviewed and accepted (or rejected, as the case may be) by anybody who ...


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Note that Wikipedia uses a non-fluent transliteration, a fluent Arabic speaker would reject: For example أهْلُ البَيْتِ ahl-ul-bayt(i) (Correct and fluent Arabic) vs. أهْلْ البَيْتْ ahl-al-Bayt (not fluent, spelled as if each word is spoken separately). So as an Arabic native speaker the non-Wikipedia version sounds to me as the only correct one, but a non-...


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I have merged and synonymed the ramadan and ramadhan tags. (Beta) Users with 1,250 reputation can propose tag synonyms if they are considered to have sufficient expertise in that tag (i.e. have an answer score of at least 5 in that tag), and other users with similar expertise can vote on it. As far as I know, this doesn't actually push a notification/flag ...


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Defining the terms and a try to point at issues This is my understanding, please correct me if I'm wrong or comment (edit/suggest) if you think I should go in details or add some details: Shari'a is the law of Allah (and therefore considered as true) which basically is compiled in the copies of the qur'an. One could add established or approved (authentic) ...


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I for the most part agree with you: The vast majority of "advice" questions that I see on this site are just vague (and, let's be honest, poorly-written) calls for open-ended speculation and opinion rather than practical and/or answerable questions that are useful to anybody (anybody including, in many cases, the questioner himself). I close many of the ...


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I don't think that quran tag should be completely removed, rather it should be used on questions that are directly asking about something in the Quran like This and This. But things asking for Tafseer like This, should only be under the tafseer tag. What I am basically trying to say is, if a question is specifically asking about or what is in the Quran, ...


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I went through all 49+15+21+20+1 = 106 questions tagged muslim (search) and categorized them as follows: Used as an irrelevant tag (46%): 1 2 3 4(deleted)5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25(merged) 26 27(please delete) 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35(deleted) 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49. The ones I wish to modify are below: ...


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It seems the following are should be informal descriptions for these tags: source-identification: I heard XYZ is true in Islam; can we identify a source? Examples: Does the hadith describing "benevolent love towards people" exist? Is this hadith authentic? "Only an honorable man treats women with honor and integrity...." Were pigs made ...


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My recommendation is to keep non-muslim, and merge disbeliever and unbeliever as synonyms. I am not too keen on the use of kafir. Most of the questions tagged with kuffar seem to be related to non-Muslims in general. The original meaning of the word kafir (to hide) remains to be the standard linguistic definition. The most commonly understood meaning from ...


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I think "do what Wikipedia does" is a bit of a simplistic understanding of the transcription protocol. In many of the cases you present, I would argue that Wikipedia is the one that's not following their own Manual of Style; the Basic Transcription rules, for example, would clearly include the taa marbutah in things like "Kaffarah", "Qiblah", "Fitrah", ...


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I don't think the tag itself is on-topic, and even if it was, it is as you say "Too broad". There are a number of tags like that by the way. Bur the reason this one is off-topic is because this site is for questions about Islam, if a question is asked about Muslims it must be made so it is on-topic, like asking about an action, or a saying etc. I support ...


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Let's get rid of it. I.e., let's replace questions tagged shia-sunni with the two tags shiism and sunni. (And, ideally, replace the shiism tag with shia: Is the tag shiism suitable for referring to Shia Islam?) Every question that pertains to shia-sunni also pertains to both Shiism and Sunnism, and therefore should also be tagged shiism and sunni. We don'...


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This is what I propose. Seems logical. halal-haram: shall be used for questions which are asking whether the stated is halal or haram. halal and haram: shall be used in questions where the person knows that the stated is halal/haram, and want to know the reason of and/or the source of that rule/law.


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From perusing the top-voted questions on each tag, here's my analysis: islamic-rules and islamic-ruling seem to be exactly the same thing (I wouldn't be surprised if -ruling actually originated as a mistyped -rules) which looks to be a general tag for "What does Islam say about…" or "Is such-and-such permitted in Islam…" style questions. ...


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If you click through to the actual tag page, you'll see that all the examples you've given are written in proper English, with capitalization and everything. I believe what you're noting here is unique to the Tags page itself, where the first couple of words in most tag descriptions are considered redundant, and cut off in order to save space. In particular,...


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I edited away the haram-halal tag. I don't think it will be missed.


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I've looked through a number of the belief questions, and I'm just not seeing it; "Aqidah" and "Belief" might be synonyms, but in this context it refers to a particular type of belief, not just any old thing that happens to be or could be believed. For example, questions like Why in Islam there are prescriptions regarding health? but not Penicillin? and ...


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First, welcome to Islam.SE, and thank you for your contributions. We need more people to dive in, just like you. Yes, having both halal-haram and haram-halal is just silly in my opinion. I think these arose because nobody noticed the distinction. And I think these can be diamond-hammer synonymized and very few people will notice. (It's proposed as a ...


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The main point of using tags is to categorize questions, either to help people searching for particular questions or to help people selectively focus and ignore active questions based on their interests. For this reason, I'm not particularly fond of sunni, since it's so all-encompassing; even under the umbrella of "Sunni Islam" there's not a whole lot of ...


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Honestly speaking I had the same idea not long ago, but came to the conclusion that many people don't know of these differences or prefer to choose the talaq tag. Let me explain my point: Are we ready to check all the tags, and correct them, I mean it is annoying enough that we have users who by definition for what ever reason use the islamic-scholar in ...


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Three tags may be warranted: talaq khul faskh The three words refer to the separation of a husband and a wife by terminating their marriage with an accompanied financial consequence. talaq is a termination of a marriage that can only be initiated by the husband by saying, writing, or otherwise indicating his intention to end their marriage. Talaq may be ...


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For the specific proposal: There is no discussion on the main site, and it sounds like any question which would get this tag should be closed as subjective. See: What types of questions should I avoid asking? On this meta site, I think it'd be okay after changing "Questions (esp. meta questions)..." to "Questions about the main site..."...


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The reason put forward (is a well researched one) to merge sadaqah and charity is quite convincing. And these two should be converged... keeping in mind that, many users are not familiar with these Arabic terms. and they might find it hard to link their question to a suitable tag (especially non muslims). statistics show that people are using this tag:...


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I've looked through the listed questions and it does appear that the charity questions currently posted would work just as well (if not better) with sadaqah; since there's been no apparent opposition to this suggestion for over a week since posting, I've gone ahead and merged/synonymed charity→sadaqah.


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I edited away the sin-or-not tag. I encountered nothing I felt concerned about doing this.


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