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Rahman Baba (1650—1715) Posted by on Nov 23, 2010

“Monarchy owes itself to the prayers of beggars” “I, Rahman, am a king because I am a beggar” Rahman Baba (whose full name was Abdur-Rahman), was a legendary Pashto poet who was known for his Sufism. He has enlightened Pashtoons through his legendary poetry for over 300 years. Pashtoons around the world honor Rahman Baba…

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Loy Jerga (Grand Assembly) Posted by on Nov 18, 2010

In all Pashtoon territories a Loy Jerga is held. The basic objective of Loy Jerga is to come to a consensus on issues of national interest. Usually the most prominent figures of every village participate in the Loy Jerga to discuss issues that have significant geo-political bearings on Pashtoon territories.  The best known Loy Jerga…

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