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Most important are the more than three million refugees and other Afghans who were caught in the crossfire of war. They will need time and help to rebuild their lives. Afghanistan Today 37 WORLD IN CONFLICT: THE MIDDLE EAST TIMELINE 652 Islam is introduced in Afghanistan after an Arab invasion. 1784 The modern state of Afghanistan is established. 1838 British troops invade Afghanistan. 1839–1842 The First Anglo-Afghan war. Britain attacks Afghanistan. 1878–1880 The Second Anglo-Afghan war. Britain fights Afghanistan.
It can also be with an enemy such as a foreign invader. The main goal of the jihad is to establish Islamic control over self and society. 32 A F G H A N I S TA N ’ S STRUGGLES WORLD IN CONFLICT: THE MIDDLE EAST When Muhammad died in 632, his followers disagreed as to who should succeed him. This disagreement divided the Muslims. The majority of Muslims are Sunnis. They believed that Muhammad’s successor should be one of his companions. They wanted to vote for their future leader. The Shiites believed that Muhammad had selected his cousin and son-in-law, Ali, as the future leader.
A B D O P U B . C O M Would you like to learn more about Afghanistan and its struggles? com to find up-to-date Web site links about Afghanistan and the World in Conflict. These links are routinely monitored and updated to provide the most current information available. Centuries of conflict burden the Afghan people. Web Sites 43 WORLD IN CONFLICT: THE MIDDLE EAST G L O S S A RY al-Qaeda: A terrorist organization led by Osama bin Laden. Allah: The name for God in Islam. bin Laden, Osama: Saudi millionaire who leads the al-Qaeda terrorist network.