Afghanistan Religion and Beliefs

Afghanistan Religion is Islam and Islam is the second most popular and fast growing religion of the world with over 1.5 billion adherents.

As you are interested in reading about Afghanistan religion, first it's important to understand the meaning of the word Islam.

Afghanistan's people are religious and they believe in one God and his prophets including the first and last prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

Afghanistan has two main types of followers:

Sunni Muslims 80%

Shia Muslims 19%

Other (including Hindus)1%

In order to understand about Afghan religion visual and audible as well as knowing why people are so dedicated to their Islamic beliefs, and why there are more converts including scientists joining Islam religion, please watch this reality movie below.

Afghanistan government is an Islamic government and the religion of Islam has a key role in Afghan's daily life.

Islam is a religion of equality, unity and peace. According to 2009 Muslim population report which was done by CIA and other sources, there are over 1.8 billion Muslims around the world which makes the second religion of the world. The population of Muslims in America is believed to be around 10 millions. Since post 9/11, the religion of Islam has been widely under attack by Western media. However despite the propaganda against Islam and Muslims in order to put a dark image on the religion, Islam is rapidly growing in Europe and America with thousands of converts each year including celebrities. In fact, Islam is the fastest growing religion of the 21st century. So let's know a little bit about the religion of Islam, The Muslims and their principal beliefs.

There are five Pillars in Islam which are the foundation of Muslim's life.

1- Shahadah:(Statement of belief)

Faith or belief in the Oneness of God and the finality of the prophet hood of Muhammad (Peace Blessing Upon Him) and other prophets before him.

2- Prayer-Namaz: Establishment of the daily prayers;

3- Fasting-Ruza: Self-purification through fasting;

4- Charity-Zakat: (Charity) Concern for others and almsgiving to the needy;

5- Pilgrimage-Hajj: The pilgrimage to Makkah for those who can afford the cost and able to perform the rituals.

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