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There are two types of Muslim countries. Islamic states, and countries that have Islam as state religion.

Islamic states are countries that have have adopted Islam as the ideological foundation for their political institution.

There are eight countries in the world that are considered Islamic states. These are:

  • Afghanistan
  • Pakistan
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Bahrain
  • Iran
  • Mauritania
  • Oman
  • Yemen

The following countries have Islam as a state religion.

  • Algeria
  • Bangladesh
  • Egypt
  • Iraq
  • Kuwait
  • Libya
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Morocco
  • Sudan
  • Somalia
  • Tunisia
  • United Arab Emirates

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