The difference between Muslims and Arabs is that Muslims are a religious group and Arabs are an ethn

The difference between Muslims and Arabs is that Muslims are a religious group and Arabs are an ethn

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The difference between Muslims and Arabs is that Muslims are a religious group and Arabs are an ethnic group. The Muslims believe in Islam much like the Catholic Christian religion. Islam is the second to Christianity among the world's religions. Muslims and Arabs faiths are similar in many ways. Both are based on a single deity and worship the same God. Allah is the Arabic word for God, which refers to God of Moses, Jesus and Muhammad. They both believe in prophets, an afterlife and a judgement day. Muslims fast during Ramadan as the Catholics fast during lent. Islamic believers are divided in a variety of faiths as in the United States, like Catholics, Baptist, Protestant. There are Sunnis and Shiites, which the large majority in the United States are Sunni Muslims. Other Muslims are more moderate in their religion. The Shiites, from Iraq and Iran, are the second largest group of followers. The two groups have disagreements on who should have been the
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This note was uploaded on 11/21/2011 for the course ETHICS 125 125 taught by Professor Jefferson during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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