Islam in Afghanistan. Rachel Seyfarth, Alison Hige, Fallon Reagan, and Megan Murphy. The Basics. 99% of Afghans practice Islam 84% - Sunni 15% - Shi’a. Important figure for Afghan Muslims is The Mullah, a male religious teacher. Every neighborhood has a mosque Place of worship
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Rachel Seyfarth, Alison Hige, Fallon Reagan, and Megan Murphy
Important figure for Afghan Muslims is The Mullah, a male religious teacher
The 5 Pillars
Trip to Mecca
No God except Muhammad
Friday is the Muslim Holy Day
Arranged marriages are common
Tribe, status, network, and wealth are the major factors forming any choice
Families traditionally live together in a walled compound, known as the kala
When a son gets married, he and his wife begin their married lives in a room under the same roof.
1960s: the wearing of a veil became voluntary, and many women were employed
Women expected to wear loose fitting pants and to be sure the definition of their legs was undistinguishable; strongly advisable to wear a headscarf in public
Taliban believes “Full beards are a mark of Muslim” – they are required
Women avoid looking men in the eyes, keeping their eyes lowered when walking down the street to maintain your reputation as a proper woman