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1. Definition and material of tajwīd

Tajwīd is the system of rules regulating the correct and clear rendering of the Qurʾān, preserving the nature of a religious revelation whose meaning is expressed as much by its sound as by its content and expression. Muslims believe that tajwīd is the codification of the sound of the revelation as it was revealed to the Prophet Muḥammad and as he subsequently r…

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Kristina Nelson, “Tajwīd”, in: Encyclopedia of Arabic Language and Linguistics, Managing Editors Online Edition: Lutz Edzard, Rudolf de Jong. Consulted online on 17 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1570-6699_eall_EALL_COM_0335>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004177024, 20090831

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