New PDF release: Afghanistan-An Introduction to the Country and People

By Marine Corps Institute

With usa involvement in Afghanistan, wisdom of the rustic is critical. This "handbook" explains a couple of simple concerns that are meant to be within the wisdom "toolbox" of a Marine operating with Afghanis or deployed to the rustic.

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The Hajj commemorates the sacrifices and faith of Abraham, his second wife, Hagar, and their son, Ishmael. According to the Council on Islamic Education, it is the largest, regularly scheduled international gathering on Earth. Afghanistan: An Intro to the Country and People 53 Al Qur’an (Koran) and Sunnah Definition Al Qur’an (the Qur’an) is the revealed word of Islam, the holy book of the Muslims. • Muhammad received the message in bits and pieces from the Angel Gabriel during a period of 23 years.

Afghanistan: An Intro to the Country and People 47 Arabs and Islam Muslims (Moslems) Now that you know that the religion is called Islam and the name of the God of Islam is Allah, what does the word Muslim mean? The word has the same s-l-m root as the words Islam and salaam. A Muslim is a person who submits to the will of Allah, regardless of race, nationality, or ethnic background. A Muslim has to submit completely and obediently to Allah and live according to Allah’s message. • Muslims worship Allah alone and must not worship any person, place or thing other than Allah.

Assistance to Women Although the extreme persecution of women inflicted by the Taliban has ceased, women still have a difficult time in present-day Afghanistan. S. has helped the Afghans to establish women’s resource centers. • Over one million dollars has been used for training women in business and for educating girls. Transportation Infrastructure The United States has committed $800 million to reconstruct the main transportation route between Kabul, Kandahar, and Herat. The project, underway since 2002, is scheduled for completion by 2004.

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