Amulets that Charm Afghans

One of the most magical objects that has been used across ages is amulet. Amulets are worn upon the person, animal or hung on objects to protect from evil. (more…)

The deprived children who want a change

These children are coming from the most deprived background, from a Hazara ethnic group in Afghanistan, who once were socially rejected due to their faith and ethnicity. They have been an outcast of Afghanistan, and have been singled out as outsiders, heretics, and ugly because of their Asiatic looks. (more…)

Bakery in Kabul

This is a local bakery in Kabul suburb. In Farsi, the bakery is called “Nanwayee,” which means a place where bread is available.

Ashura, the tenth and the last day of Shia religious carnival

Ashura, the 10th of Muharram is a holy day for Muslims and especial day for Shi’a. This day is a remarkable day of Muharram in Islamic calendar, the day of mourning for the martyrdom of Hussian the son Ali and the grandson of Muhammad in the battle of Karbala in the year 61 (AD 680). (more…)

Moharram, a Shia bloody ritual

Self-flagellation and cutting heads with swords are a truly barbaric practice that once used to be famous in Iran under the Qajar Dynasty but later banned by the Shah in the 20th century.