There is a perception that Islam is the glorification of Arabs and their culture and customs.
Well, it is not.
It is neither Arabism nor worship of Arabs.
Never once does the Noble Word exhort its reciters to follow the Arabs and their manner of living.
The Noble Quran makes a clear and decisive distinction between the dynamics of language and race. The former cuts through racial, ethnic, tribal, and national differences. However, the latter is fixed and cannot be appropriated.
I can possess native fluency in English, but that does not mean I can also physically become an Anglo-Saxon.
In extolling the Arabic language* and admonishing** the Bedouin conduct, Islam states a fascinating feature embedded within human beings, which is as follows:
Anyone can master any language.
Therefore, one sees a non-Arab of ANY race/ethnicity reciting the Quranic verses as beautifully and effortlessly as an Arab.
It can be said that Islam is the only system that balances the particularity and universality of human existence.
It prevents a particularity from eating its own self. Also, it stops a universality from enveloping and destroying a particularity.
“Indeed in that is a lesson for those of vision.” [3:13]
*: see Quran 12:2, 13:37, 16:103, 41:3
**: see Quran 9:97, 9:98, 49:14