Shattered by internal conflict and foreign interference for centuries, Afghanistan made various tentative steps towards modernism in the mid-20th century.
In the 1950s and 1960s, some changes were made towards a more progressive lifestyle while trying to maintain respect for the conservative factions of the society.
It was a brief, relatively peaceful time when modern buildings were constructed in Kabul alongside older traditional mud structures, and burqas became optional for a time. The country appeared to be on a path towards a more open and prosperous society.
Here are pictures of Afghanistan from the mid-20th century:
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Muslims survived in Afghanistan.
we have all seen these pictures a million times. this is not our culture. this was and will never be progress
You can see Allah’s plan from Khurasan right here. Back in 60s, no one could imagine that these people will be our warriors but through the interference from outsiders, they became closer and closer to Islam.
I mean this wasnt also the culture of afghans. These elites were just 0.001% of total population
This is Kabul and the elite of Kabul. Afghanistan is way more than kabul.
That’s why people from Kabul hate Pakistan because Taliban has changed their preferred way of living and blame Pakistan for Taliban.
these are the pictures of post 1920s. These liberties were granted to the people after a secret deal and started from Turkey, followed by Iran and Afghanistan. Women were forced to wear skirt and the men were forced to wear pantalon. Beard was banned. All those who did not practice were not allowed into government offices including schools and universities with ban on jobs for them. therefore these must not be taken as strange things.
These practices were banned in Iran with the enterance of Khomeni in Iran, Taliban in Afghanistan war of independence and rejep (recep) tayip erdogan in Turkey. These days almost no woman wear skirt in Turkey.
Are you kidding me ? Go to turkey and see from your eyes
Impossible! Ho hi nhi sakta