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salimswati
05-29-2006, 01:38 AM
HI to all my friends.this is salim khan from the valley of pakhtoon with a very special article (pakhtoonwali).
Pakhtoonwali is an unwritten democratic, socio-political culture, law and ideology of the Pakhtoon society inherited from their forefathers and carried on to the present generation, it is a dominant force of Pakhtoon culture and identity.

Pakhtoonwali is basically conservative but radical, apparently dictatorial while naturally democratic centuries old, but still a young phenomenon in the Pakhtoon culture and socio-economic structure.
Pakhtoon society, by the virtue of Pakhtoonwali, went straight to the feudal social structure without experiencing an era of slavery.

Pakhtana have preserved their culture in the course of a long history up to the present capitalistic socio-economic structure. And Pakhtoonwali has been able to maintain a powerful dialectical balance of the Pakhtoon society 1.

Pakhtoonwali as a complement of the Pakhtoon society, for its perfection and reform, has undergone carious legal, political, economic and cultural changes in rules and regulation and has developed into an accepted comprehensive constitution. Pakhtoonwali consists of qualifications such as Khpelwaki (self authority), Sialy (Equality), Jirga (Assemble), Roogha (reconciliation or compromise), Badal (revenge), Barabary (equivalence), Teega/Nerkh (Law), Arbakai (messengers) Aziz/Azizwale (clan, clanship), Terbor/Terborwali (cousin and tribal rivalries), Nang (competence), Gairat (enthusiasm), Ooga Warkawel (giving lift to persons in need), Pannah Warkawel (Offering asylum), Ashar (shared co-operative work), Zhemana (Commitment), Melater (patrons), Chagha (Call for action), Soola (truce) and other.

Pakhtoonwali is a democratic structure emphasizing of Jirga, Sialy and Barabary. It is a defensive system in terms of Jirga, Chagha and Arbakai. It is a legal system in terms of Jirga, Teega/Nerkh, Pannah and Roogha. This system has managed all social and internal affairs of the Pakhtoon society before and after Islam. It has created small and large local governments in Central and South Asia.

All the Pakhtana social structures are undergoing political processes and are forged into certain socio-economic evolutionary shapes. The 8 centuries’ perpetual Pakhtoon nationalism animated a political central government for the first time in the 12 th century and then established a strong centralized government in the mid 18 th century.
All small and large tribes and ethnic groups participated in the reform and improvement of the government administration and in its various economic, social and cultural aspects. With the strengthening of relations among these ethnic groups in socio-economic affairs, Pakhtoon nationalism was transformed into Afghan nationalism.

Afghan nationalism is in fact a 20 th century phenomenon of political power in the form of a centralized state government, Sequentially, Pakhtoonwali is the first foundation stone, Pakhtoon nationalism is second and afghan nationalism is the third and evolutionary phase of political structure, state and nation formation. Pakhtoonwali has a history of several thousand years while Pakhtoon nationalism is only a few hundred years old afghan nationalism is a product of the contemporary 20 th century history.
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islamrules
05-29-2006, 04:00 PM
oh realy?:? nice
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786rani
05-29-2006, 04:02 PM
i'm a pakhtoon but i don't get any of the things u said sorry. *oops*
rani
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- Qatada -
05-29-2006, 04:03 PM
:salamext:


The Prohibition of Nationalism in Islam
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/F...article29.html


:wasalamex
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786rani
05-29-2006, 04:03 PM
i havn't been to swaat but my parents went on their honey moon with me *yessss* ther's supposed to be a big river thing that's freezing. beautiful place.
rani
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snakelegs
05-29-2006, 06:25 PM
i am curious - in actual day-to-day life which governs the life of a pashtun more - pakhtoonwali or islam? (i know which should but what actually does?
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Far7an
05-29-2006, 06:34 PM
Originally Posted by snakelegs
i am curious - in actual day-to-day life which governs the life of a pashtun more - pakhtoonwali or islam? (i know which should but what actually does?
Unfortunately in parts of Paakistan they see themselves as pakhtun/pashtun first, then Muslim. But I'm a pashtun too, and I'd like to think that's not the case for me nor my family, wal hamdulillah.
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786rani
05-30-2006, 11:26 AM
In our part of Pakistan Islam comes first too. Putaans are famous for revenge which in my eyes is bad but is it allowed in Islaam?
rani
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salimswati
06-09-2006, 11:45 AM
hellow Rani
thanks 4 your nice comments but if u will come to swat,u will see what is pashtoon and what is meant by pakhtoonwali?
thanks
salim swati
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AvarAllahNoor
06-09-2006, 11:54 AM
Oooooh my eyes!! :uuh:

I do wish people would write in paragraphs, makes it much easier to read. No offence!
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786rani
06-09-2006, 04:26 PM
what do u mean in paragraphs?
with indents and stuff?
rani
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SistaHH
06-09-2006, 09:53 PM
I went to swat last summer- it really reaaly beautiful. Inshallah I will be going again this year.

Ps I didn't really understand what was written above- I'm guessing its to do with nationalism from the link Fi_Sabilillah gave!
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Sweet_Boy
06-09-2006, 10:05 PM
Originally Posted by 786rani
i'm a pakhtoon but i don't get any of the things u said sorry. *oops*
rani
aw kana im also pushto ... pakthoon
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Sweet_Boy
06-09-2006, 10:06 PM
Originally Posted by SistaHH
I went to swat last summer- it really reaaly beautiful. Inshallah I will be going again this year.

Ps I didn't really understand what was written above- I'm guessing its to do with nationalism from the link Fi_Sabilillah gave!
yeah i went up the moutains but not too far like swat i went to batkhela ohh them moutains are scary i was on holiday december till january in pakistan
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SistaHH
06-09-2006, 10:09 PM
Originally Posted by Sweet_Boy
yeah i went up the moutains but not too far like swat i went to batkhela ohh them moutains are scary i was on holiday december till january in pakistan

Yeh the mountains are really scary! I came back about a month before the earthquakes hit Pakistan last year. I could just imagine how the the mountains would have crumbled.
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Sweet_Boy
06-09-2006, 10:13 PM
Originally Posted by SistaHH
Yeh the mountains are really scary! I came back about a month before the earthquakes hit Pakistan last year. I could just imagine how the the mountains would have crumbled.
i was thier straight after this was like small earthquakes each day until one night ... the big one struck


6.5 it was on richter scale a quick burst i was asleep though my brother was on the other side of room he was well scared he goes everything was moving side to side ... but thank god no one got killed or injured but it was scary well its not like i would no i was thinking of teletubies
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Muezzin
06-09-2006, 10:15 PM
This is all very fascinating. Unfortunately, it has little to do with Pakhtoonwali (whatever that is :p). Seriously, try to stay to the topic. :)
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