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RE:Sorry buddy but Islam is the religion of the Arabs and you ain't!

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in response to reader comment: Sorry buddy but Islam is the religion of the Arabs and you ain't!

Submitted by shakeel (Pakistan), May 13, 2007 at 03:17

Al-Nas, Al-Qaum and Al-Ummah all have different meanings.

Al-Nas means people (in general)

Al-Qaum means set of people living inside some geographical boundries, language boundries, racial boundries etc or simply nation like Chinese, Indians, Germans etc

Al-Ummah means set of people following religion of Islam or simply Muslims.

Suppose "CATIO" is a poisonous fish.

When we say, "Al-Nas cannot eat Catio", it means human beings cannot eat Catio.

But if we have said "Al-Qaumul Arab cannot eat Catio", it means only Arabs cannot eat it but Indians and other nations can eat it.

But if we have said, "Al-Ummah cannot eat Catio", it means no Muslim can eat Catio.

Thank you.

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