Chitral and Kafiristan

A Bibliography Of Nuristan Kafiristan And The Kalash Kafirs Of Chitral.Zaidi has taught English Literature in Bahauddin Zakariya University, Multan, and worked as assistant editor for The Nation, Lahore.).While electricity, available through gasoline generators, and tap water are available to every Muslim in the Kalash Valley, and loudspeakers relay azzan and Koranic recitations throughout the day, there is not a single Kafir house that has electri-.The government of Pakistan takes great pride in having established the Kalash Founda-.With the passage of time greater part of the population of these people did convert to Islam and only a small part of them is left now which is merely in hundreds.

They stayed in the Muslim homes and made frequent visits making expenses and making them convinced of being from a great descent of Europeans.May be Kalash people themselves did also not like the foreign involvement in their customs that a Spanish man Jordi Magraner who was accused of carrying on secret preaching in the area was killed in 2002 by his own servants.Kafiristan kafirs, country, people, valley, valleys, wild, chitral and territory.The US needed a strongman in Islamabad to offset pro-Iranian and anti-American sentiments and to oppose the Soviets on its behalf.The kidnapping and forced marriage--and hence forced conversion--of the Kafir women to the Muslims, mostly Tablighi Pathans, continues to this day.The Valley of kafiristan or kafirstan is old name of Nuristan valley,.The Deobandis believe that except for themselves and the Wahabis all other sects of Islam are heretical and must be exterminated.Ethnic Cleansing of the Kafirs in. ironically Kafiristan in Pakistan is believed to be a paradise located., the Kalash Valley is a part of Chitral,.In 1895-6 many Bashgalis fled to Chitral and settled in the.

Let there be no compulsion in religion: Truth stands out clear from Error: whoever rejects evil and believes in Allah hath grasped the most trustworthy hand-hold, that never breaks.Bumboret, Rumbor and Birir, in the modern-day District Chitral,.You took me back to year 1963 when I along with two friends undertook a trip to Chitral and Kafiristan and the three valleys.

As of now, the Kalash Valley is a part of Chitral, a very large administrative region in Northwest of Pakistan.It was only in the early 1970s that the people of Pakistan began to hear about the Kafirs in the national media, when Kafiristan was facing famine.The Afghan campaign was a total success, and the dawn of the 20th cen-.

The legends about the beauty of the Kafir women and the landscape contin- ued in a quasi-Orientalist mode.Though some sub-groups such as the Kom paid tribute to Chitral, the majority of Kafiristan was left on the Afghan side of the frontier in 1893,.They built mosques and seminaries where, in addition to learning the Koran by rote only, students learn the arts of war, techniques that are used against India in Kashmir and against Muslim and non-Muslim relig-.There is not a single hospital nor even a minor dispensary in the whole of Kafiristan.Since the Kafirs cannot pay off these loans, the only course left for them is either to convert or surrender their properties to the Tablighis.We follow the fortunes of Ahmed Taseer, a boy from an isolated mountain village in Afghanistan.Why dont you just keep your rubbish within yourself, did you even ever bothered to find out what kafir means or what is the origin of this word.It only provoked the foreign interest and soon some women and men were heard visiting and staying long in the area making expenses not for the development of the social status of the people but to make them by someway or other convinced that they are Aryans as Europeans and must be converted to the dominating religion of Europe.

That is why the Deobandis and the Wahabis work side by side, from politics to jihad.The views expressed by this writer and commenters below do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Dawn.These women are not allowed to see their relatives unless the relatives also convert.An Annotated Bibliography of Nuristan (Kafiristan) and the Kalash Kaffirs of Chitral.

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Kalash Kafirs of Chitral. This is one of the best films I have seen about the Kalash and the people of the area of Chitral, Nager, Hunza.Hence, the Iranian Revolution unfied them into an anti-American front.

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Kamdesh Kafiristan, inside the wooden enclosure is a holy stone sacred to the God Arom.As such, the Kafirs were allowed to freely practice their ancient customs, including ritual alcohol consump-.Some then even did more daring effort visiting the once old prominent villages of Kalash now converted Muslims with the theory of Aryans and the story of the sick soldiers of Alexander the Great.After 1895 A.D when the boundary between India and Afghanistan was demarcated this valley and the part of Kunar to the north of Asmar which was the part of the State of Chitral was annexed to Afghanistan.According to the linguist Richard Strand, the people of Chitral apparently adopted the name of the former Kafiristan Kalasha, who at some unknown time extended their.The Afghan refugees and the Pathan Tablighi parties (now known as the Taliban) seized nearly 70 percent of Kafir land during the period 1981 to 1995.

Kafiristan took its name. in what is now northeastern Afghanistan and for his overall command of British Empire forces during the Siege of Chitral.Needless to say, Kafir culture is now nonexistent, thanks to the Tablighis.

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It was written five hundred years ago and more than six hundred years ago Amir Taimur writes about Kafiristan when he did conquer its capital(which is the village of Birgamatal in Nuristan valley now) and left there a thousand Islamic priests to teach Islam to them and convert them as a whole to Islam.

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S. Jones, An Annotated Bibliography of Nuristan (Kafiristan) and the Kalash Kafirs of Chitral I, Copenhagen, 1966. J. Keay, The Gilgit Game.Chitral and Kafiristan by Mohammad Afzal Khan, 9784871875219, available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.The only source of income for the Kafirs are the Tablighis who lend them money at high interest.

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The Kalasha or Kalash are a Dardic indigenous people residing in the Chitral.

But they still linger on, though their number now is no more than two thousand.And what is this thing of enforcing people to convert Islam.nobody ever converted them into Islam.they still practicing there own religion willingly and happily.

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Khomeini Khomeini, the General introduced his own brand of Islamisation.

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Every so often one heard about someone marrying a Kafir woman and bringing her home, though no one ever actually saw one. (In the legends and tales about Kafiristan the Kafir men are significant by their absence.).Their houses are actually large single rooms that remain shut for the six months of winter.He had intended to go northwards, by the Hindu Kush valleys, but after reaching the Dora Pass,.Their characteristic long necks are dirty, and you only have to come close to one to know that they seldom get to take a bath.Captain Wood, although, did not visit the Kafiristan (land of.The population of Southern Chitral is comprised of mostly Aryan racial stock that was influenced by the culture, religion and language of the dominating society of the north which gradually influenced the whole area with the passage of time.

The Kalasha are a Dardic indigenous people residing in the Chitral. (historically known as Kafiristan).It is no secret that many of these women are sold at auction.Then the Amir of Afghanistan Abdurrahman Khan did make a call to the Kafirs to convert to Islam having no other option left for them.The Guardian - Back to home. make. the tunnel is changing Chitral and the Kalash valleys. Taliban violence in north-western Pakistan has reached Chitral,.Kafirastan is situated in the Hindu Kush between the Afghan border and Chitral valley.The Chitral Valley at an elevation of 1,128 metres, is favourite with mountaineers, anglers, hunters, hikers, naturalists and anthropologists. The.