A Review on Arab-Afghan Relations in the Pre-Islamic Era
Afghanistan is considered to be the most ancient Islamic State in South Asia comprising the tribes which make up the majority of Afghan population. History tells us that all Pashtun tribes of the region embraced Islam collectively before any other in the region. Relations with the Arabs and Arabian Peninsula existed even before the advent of Islam and in the time of Talut, the king appointed by Allah as mentioned in the Islamic chronicles. One of his grand son’s name was Afghania, which the historians connect with Afghan links. During the invasion of Bait al Muqadas by the forces of Bakh Nasar many Jews (Israelites) were either killed or forced to take refuge in Ghor, Ghazni, Qanda’har and Kabul. Later on their progeny moved to Iran or stayed back in Afghanistan. The historian agrees that there were links between Afghan and Arabs even before Islam. In this research paper the Arab-Afghan relationship and the prevailing situation in that region prior to Islam has been portrayed.