The Customs and Traditions of Afghanistan: Pashtunwali and Its Foundations
Edx
date_range Starts on July 22, 2019
event_note End date September 11, 2019
list 6 sequences
assignment Level : Introductive
label Law
chat_bubble_outline Language : English
card_giftcard 192 points
Users' reviews
-
starstarstarstarstar

Key information

credit_card Free access
timer 24 hours in total

About the content

You will learn the main principles of Pashtunwali which set out a complete guide of the customary law that shape the society’s approach toward life. You will also learn how the Afghan community treats guests, visitors and strangers and their expectations from guests, visitors, and strangers. The course further extends the discussion of the bravery, loyalty to territory, human rights, defense of the weak, defense of honor, collective work and cooperation, and justice implementation. Moreover, participants will learn about the main approach to decision making and dispute resolution, the Jirga, and compare its procedures, impacts and legal aspects with world’s past and current democratic systems.

Participants will watch videos, movies, and documentaries and will work individually and in groups to compare the Afghan customary law, the Pashtunwali, with other legal systems in their own communities. You will read and work on case studies to learn how all these principles of Pashtunwali are applied in any aspect of the life of the Afghan community and to transfer the knowledge and seek the possibility of implementation of these principles in their communities.After completion of this course you will learn:
• Afghan informal justice system
• How to analyze dispute resolution according to Pashtunwali
• Decision making according to Pashtunwali
• How to adopt dealing with the Afghan community as a stranger or visitor
• Implementing mediation and arbitration techniques of Afghan society

more_horiz Read more
more_horiz Read less
report_problem

Prerequisite

General knowledge of the Afghan history and culture is recommended.

dns

Syllabus

1.     Getting Started

2.     Melmapalana (Hospitality)

2.1   What is Melmapalana?

2.2   Treating guest/visitors/strangers.

2.3   Dealing with Afghan community as stranger and foreigner.

2.4   Provision of food and shelter to guests.

 

3.     Ghairat and Nang (Chivalry)

3.1   What is Ghairat and Nang?

3.2   Defense of social honor.

3.3   Protection of women’s honor.

3.4   Protection of guests and visitors.

3.5   Defense of territory. 

3.6   Protecting the weak in neighborhood.

 

4.     Nanawati (Seeking forgiveness)

4.1   What is Nanawati?

4.2   Going on Nanawati.

4.3   Seeking forgiveness.

4.4   Accepting or rejecting of Nanawati.

4.5   Conflict resolution.

 

5.      Pana Warkawal(Granting sanctuary)

5.1 What is Pana Warkawal?

5.2    Granting sanctuary to individuals exposed to risk.

5.3   Protection of properties exposed to risk.

5.4   Respecting human rights of individuals exposed to risk.

 

6.      Badal (Revenge)

6.1   What is Badal?

6.2   Implementing justice and equity against wrong doing.

                                  

7.      Cheegha (Call for collective help)

7.1   What is Cheegha?

7.2   Types of Cheegha

7.2.1         Call for collective work.

7.2.2         Call for collective defense.

 

8.      Jirga(Gathering)

8.1   What is Jirga?

8.2   Decision making in Jirga

8.3   Setting regulations in Jirga

8.4   Jirga for consultation

8.5   Conflict resolution in Jirga

 

9.      Kanai (Stone) and Baramta (Guarantee)

9.1   What is Kanai?

9.1.1         Kanai for ceasefire.

9.1.2         Kanai for delimitation of land.

9.2   Kanai as opportunity for mediation.

9.3   The rule of Kanai in peace talks and conflict resolution.

9.4   What is Baramta?

9.5   Baramta as implementation of ceasefire.
record_voice_over

Instructors

Fazal Rahman Ayoubi
Prof.
AfghanX

assistant

Platform

Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the University of California, Berkeley, are just some of the schools that you have at your fingertips with EdX. Through massive open online courses (MOOCs) from the world's best universities, you can develop your knowledge in literature, math, history, food and nutrition, and more. These online classes are taught by highly-regarded experts in the field. If you take a class on computer science through Harvard, you may be taught by David J. Malan, a senior lecturer on computer science at Harvard University for the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. But there's not just one professor - you have access to the entire teaching staff, allowing you to receive feedback on assignments straight from the experts. Pursue a Verified Certificate to document your achievements and use your coursework for job and school applications, promotions, and more. EdX also works with top universities to conduct research, allowing them to learn more about learning. Using their findings, edX is able to provide students with the best and most effective courses, constantly enhancing the student experience.

You are the designer of this MOOC?
What is your opinion on this resource ?
Content
0/5
Platform
0/5
Animation
0/5