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===Religion===
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The majority of people in the Arab world adhere to [[Islam]], and the religion has official status in most countries. [[Shariah]] law exists partially in the legal system in some countries (especially in the [[Arabian peninsula]]), while others are legislatively [[secularism|secular]]. The majority of the Arab countries adhere to [[Sunni Islam]]. [[Iraq]] and [[Bahrain]], however, are [[Shia Islam|Shia]] majority countries, while [[Lebanon]], [[Yemen]], and [[Kuwait]] have large Shia minorities. In [[Saudi Arabia]], Ismailite pockets are also found in the eastern Al-Hasa region and the southern city of Najran. [[Ibadi]] Islam is practiced in [[Oman]], where Ibadis constitute around 75% of Muslims.
 
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