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What is the difference between the words "Islam," "Islamic," "Muslim," and "Arab"?

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Islam is the name of a faith, a way of life just as Christianity and Judaism are names of religions that are well known in the West.

In Arabic the word Islam is commonly translated as "submission or surrender to God".

Islam is considered a way of life for Muslims because it includes beliefs, practices, sociopolitical, economic and judicial dimensions of a person's life.

Islamic is an adjective that modifies a non-human noun, for example, Islamic art, Islamic architecture, Islamic beliefs, Islamic political systems etc.

A follower of Islam is called a Muslim. More commonly, a Muslim is a person who believes in the oneness of God and the prophethood of Muhammed and accepts the revelation to him in its entirety.

While the term "Arab" has been used in the past to refer to members of an ethnic group from the Arabian Peninsula, today, the it refers to people from Arabic-speaking countries in the Middle East and North Africa. The term "Arabian" was historically used to describe an inhabitant of the Arabian Peninsula. Today "Arabian" is used to describe a non-human noun (e.g., Arabian coffee).


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