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United Arab Emirates

Provisional Constitution as adopted on 2 December 1971.

Article 6

    The Union shall be part of the Great Arab Nation, to which it is bound by the ties of religion, language, history and common destiny. The people of the Union shall be a single people, and shall be part of the Arab Nation.

Article 7

    Islam shall be the official religion of the Union. The Islamic Shari'ah shall be a principal source or legislation in the Union. The official language of the Union shall be Arabic.

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