Muslim individuals and families live around the world in many different countries and practice their faith in similar ways. Cultural variations such as type of dress and rituals for weddings may vary, but fundamentally Muslims are governed by the same principles found in the Qur'an. Of note is the fact that in the year 2000, the number of Muslims surpassed the number of Christians in the world. This may mean that Islam will be more visible in years to come in Western cultures. Insights and information about religions and practices can be a helpful way to facilitate more visibility and understanding.
See also: AFGHANISTAN; BEDOUIN-ARAB FAMILIES; CIRCUMCISION; EGYPT; ETHNIC VARIATION/ETHNICITY; INDIA; INDONESIA; INTERFAITH MARRIAGE; IRAN; ISRAEL; KURDISH FAMILIES; KYRGYZSTAN; MALAYSIA; RELIGION; SENEGAL; TURKEY
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