We the people of Afghanistan:
1. With firm faith in God Almighty and relying on His mercy, and Believing in the Sacred religion of Islam,
2. Observing the United Nations Charter and respecting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,
3. Realizing the injustice and shortcoming of the past, and the numerous troubles imposed on our country,
4. While acknowledging the sacrifices and the historic struggles, rightful Jehad and resistance of the Nation, and respecting the high position of the martyrs for the freedom of Afghanistan,
5. Understanding the fact that Afghanistan is a single and united country and belongs to all ethnicity residing in this country,
6. For consolidating, national unity, safeguarding independence, national sovereignty, and territorial integrity of the country,
7. For establishing a government based on people's will and democracy,
8. For creation of a civil society free of oppression, atrocity, discrimination, and violence, based on rule of law, social justice, protection of human rights, and dignity, and ensuring fundamental rights and freedoms of the people,
9. For strengthening of political, social, economic, and defensive institutions of the country,
10. For ensuring a prosperous life, and sound environment for all those residing in this land,
11. And finally for regaining AfghanistanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s deserving place in the international community,
Have adopted this constitution...
Article One Ch. 1. Art. 1
Afghanistan is an Islamic Republic, independent, unitary and indivisible state.
Article Two Ch. 1, Art. 2
The religion of Afghanistan is the sacred religion of Islam. Followers of other religions are free to perform their religious ceremonies within the limits of the provisions of law.
Article Three Ch. 1, Art. 3
In Afghanistan, no law can be contrary to the sacred religion of Islam and the values of this Constitution.
Faced with escalating unrest and an increasingly stronger and more organized guerrilla resistance in Afghanistan, the United States has stepped up efforts to address the country's troubles, including its moves to draw elements of the ousted Taliban back into the political process.
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