Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Afghans Way of Living

Afghanistan is located Southern Asia, north and west of Pakistan, and east of Iran. Kabul is the capital city of Afghanistan. Afghanistan has arid to semi-arid climate, cold winters and hot summers.

The official languages of Afghanistan aer Pashtu and Dari. An estimated thirty-five per cent of the Afghan speaks Pashtu while half of the whole population speaks Dari. Aside from these two, languages such as Uzbek, Turkmen, Baluchi, Nuristani and Pashai are also spoken. Bilingualism is also common in Afghanistan.

The belief system that is practiced by more than half of Afghanis is Islam. This is reflected in the personal, social, political, legal and economic lives of the believers of the religion. For Afghan Muslims, it is their obligation to pray at least five times a day. Friday is their holy day. During this day, shops are closed to dedicate time for worship. Instead of the conventional Saturday and Sunday weekend, Afghans have it on Thursdays and Fridays.

8 comments:

  1. I hope they already recovered from the war. I feel sorry for all the citizens affected especially the children and women.

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  2. Afghans have unique lifestyles such keeping thursdays and fridays sacred. If I was an Afghan in the United States, that would suit my "rest only" saturday/sunday lifestyle.

    Michael Williams

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  3. i know that afghans are touch as a people. way to go afghans! Rose Jimenez

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  4. Are there other religion other than Muslim in Afghanistan? Just wondering.

    Kyle Sanford

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  5. i hope world peace will be felt among all cultures. i really hope.

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  6. I hope all is well there. Hopefully people there now feel a sense of peace.

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  7. there is peace in afghanistan now, definitely. peace is only disturbed when intruders come into the scene and destroy it.

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  8. yes, and usually, its the americans who are declaring when peace is achieved or at stake! americans! they always make scenes!

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