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  William Mor Oriental Rugs - The Hazara Carpet
The Hazara, like the Mogoli, are descendants of the Mongols.
Perhaps the most noticeable aspect of the Hazara carpets that I carry is the fineness of their weave.
Sizes of Hazara carpets vary from small to medium.
www.williammororientalrugs.com /hazara.html   (94 words)

  
  Hazara, India - LoveToKnow 1911
HAZARA, a district of British India, in the Peshawar division of the North-West Frontier Province, with an area of 3391 sq.
It is bounded on the N. by the Black Mountain, the Swat country, Kohistan and Chilas; on the E. by the native state of Kashmir; on the S. by Rawalpindi district; and on the W. by the river Indus.
After the first Sikh War it was proposed to transfer Hazara with Kashmir to Gulab Singh, but it remained under the Lahore government in charge of James Abbott, who pacified it in less than a year and held it single-handed throughout the troubles of the second Sikh War.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Hazara,_India   (487 words)

  
 IRC | Tale of Survival: Hazara Weavers Who Outlasted the Taliban Now Struggle as Refugees in Pakistan
Hazaras are not only an ethnic minority; they also belong to a minority Shia sect.
Hazara rugs and carpets are renowned in a region of world-famous carpet makers.
Soon many Hazara families will move to the IRC-prepared Basu refugee camp in the Northwest Frontier Province and be sustained until repatriation efforts are in place to return them to Afghanistan.
www.theirc.org /news/tale_of_survival_hazara_weavers_who_outlasted_the_taliban_now_struggle_as_refugees_in_pakistan.html   (575 words)

  
  Hazara
Historically Hazaras seem to have Mongolian origins, as evidenced by physical attributes and parts of the culture and language.
Hazaras are predominantly Shia (twelver) Muslims, although there are significant populations of Sunni and Ismaili Hazaras in the north and northwestern Afghanistan.
The Aimagh (Chahar Aimag) Hazaras for instance are predominantly Sunni.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ha/Hazara.html   (150 words)

  
 Association of Hazaras in Victoria - Australia
In the 1960s an estimated 30-50 percent of Hazara males migrated to the cities where they were considered to be on the lowest rung of the social scale.
According to the Hazara sources, the population of Hazaras is believed to be around 6 to 7 million including Shia, Sunni and Ismaili but Askar Mousvi in his book "The Hazaras of Afghanistan" page no: 64 mentioned says that the population is over 4 million.
As a consequence, the Hazara economy is carefully balanced between agriculture and stockbreeding, with the latter playing a major role in the less fertile regions.
www.bamyan.org.au /hazara.html   (979 words)

  
 Background of Hazara Community
For it is not the Hazara who integrate the Sayyed population, but the Sayyed who manage to unite the continually contending and divisive groups and tribes of the Hazara, as well as all the other Imami groups, into a political unit.
Hazara delegates united behind a list of demands, including the establishment of a distinct Hazara province with Panjao as summer capital and Bamiyan as winter capital, the closure of pastures to Pashtun nomads and restrictions on the powers of local administrators.
Hazara parliamentary delegates repeated their demands from the early 1950s, adding that the Jaffari Shia law school should be accepted on a par with that of the Hanafi Sunni.
boozers.fortunecity.com /jerusalem/47/Background/background.html   (4949 words)

  
 Hazara.org
Hazaras are educated middle-class citizens of Quetta and understand the politics of religion better than Hazaras elsewhere.
Hazara political groups most strongly push for peacekeeper forces in the major cities because their populations might be harassed by the present Govt.'s very non-Hazara troops.
Hazaras are the majority in Mazar-i-Sharif, are approximately 30% of Kabul and 24% of Herat.
www.hazara.org   (10592 words)

  
 Hazara Union Denmark
The foundation of Hazara Unity was built with good intentions so they are as strong as their early days.
Hazaras union is a member of different organisations in Denmark, mainly the umbrella organisation of the ethnic Minorities called INDsam.
Hazara Union Protesting in front of the American Embassy against the Taliban’s massacre in Afghanistan.
hazara.org /denmark   (515 words)

  
 History of Hazara Community
The Hazara Mongols of Afghanistan represent one of the last surviving Mongol remnants in western Asia of the Vast empire which was conquered by the armies of Chinggis Khan in the early thirteenthcentury and consolidated by his descendants.
Hazaras on the periphery of the Hazarajat as have been converted to other Shia sects or to the Sunni Muslim religion are not regarded by the twelvers as being properly Hazaras.
Of the tribes not considered as among the original Hazara tribes, the Dai Mirdad, with an estimated population o 10,000, was named as a separate tribe by an informant familiar with the area as of 1910, whereas later it appears to have become a branch of the Besud.
boozers.fortunecity.com /jerusalem/47/History/history.html   (2580 words)

  
 Hazara District :: Khyber.ORG
The district of Hazara extends north-eastwards into the outer Himalayan Range, tapering to a narrow point at the head of the Kagan valley.
The ancient history of Hazara is not traceable because it is shrouded in the mists of innumerable centuries.
Thereafter, the history of Hazara is obscure up to 1399 A.D., when the great Muslim warrior Tamerlane, on his return to Kabul, left here some soldiers for the protection of this important route between Kabul and Kashmir.
www.khyber.org /places/2005/HazaraDistrict.shtml   (3442 words)

  
 The Hazara A Historical Examination Of The Probable Origins Of An Improbable People
The history of the Hazara is shrouded in mystery in the mountainous Central Highlands of Afghanistan an area often referred to as the Hazarajat.
Different in appearance and religion the Hazara are a much discriminated against and persecuted minority who for the first time in memory is again independent in their own land.
Hazara may actually be a corruption of the plural form of the Persian word Harzeh which is Harzehi.
www.persiancarpetguide.com /sw-asia/JBOC/jboc9996.htm   (3710 words)

  
 Hazaras of Afghanistan
It is perhaps this economic deprivation which caused the Hazaras and other Shi'i to organize politically during the 1960s and 1970s and concentrate on gaining political autonomy for themselves during the Soviet occupation.
This raised the percentage of Hazaras in Afghanistan from 8% in 1978 to 14% in 1987.
The Hazaras were among those who fought against the Communist government and they succeeded in liberating much of their homeland early on in the civil war.
www.afghan-network.net /Ethnic-Groups/hazaras.html   (465 words)

  
 The Unreached Peoples Prayer Profiles
The Hazara inhabit an immense tract of Central Afghanistan consisting of narrow valleys, rugged mountain masses, and turbulent rivers.
The Hazara are Muslims (mostly Imami Shi'ite, otherwise known as "Twelvers", who hold a particular reverence for the son-in-law of the prophet Mohammed).
The Hazara of Pakistan; and The Hazara-Berberi of Iran.
www.global12project.com /2004/profiles/p_code/910.html   (849 words)

  
 Afghanistan Hazara   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Afghanistan's rugged central mountainous core of approximately 50,000 squarekilometers is known as the Hazarajat, Land of the Hazara.
In the 1960s an estimated 30-50 percent of Hazara malesmigrated to the cities where they were considered to be on the lowest rung ofthe social scale.
Hazara political parties were excluded from the mujahideenalliances, however, largely because of rabidly anti-Shia prejudices held by someleaders, such as Abdur Rab Rasul Sayyaf and Yunus Khalis.
www.country-studies.com /afghanistan/hazara.html   (289 words)

  
 Home
This Site is dedicated to the souls of hundreds of thousands of Hazara men, women, and children who have lost their lives to religious persection during the 19th through 21st centuries in Afghanistan, Pakistan and elsewhere.
Genocide of Hazaras by Amir Abdur Rahman - the Pushtun ruler of Afghanistan (1884 - 1905)
Hazara refugees have been discriminated against by the Australian Government, UNHCR, and IOM, and by the Afghan Embassy in Australia.
www.hazara.net   (1023 words)

  
 HSSRD : Hazara Society For Science Religion Dialogue
Mehmud paid no attention to Hazara for establishing a Muslim rule over there except using it as his approach to Kashmir.
The first quarter of the 18th century became miserable for Turks because their rule came to an end due to the decay of their vitality, and the increasing aggression of the Pukhtoons and their allied forces.
Soon after the Sikh's annexation of Hazara to Punjab, Syed Ahmad Shaheed along with the "Mujahidin" appeared on the soil of Hazara.
www.hssrd.org /hazara.htm   (1290 words)

  
 HazaraNet welcomes you
Gain insight into one of the reasons for a Hazara man being married to two women.
The mountains of central Afghanistan are called the Hazarajat after the inhabitants, the Hazara.
There was a time when the Hazara lived on better land, but centuries of conflict forced the Hazara up into the safety of the harsh mountains.
www.hazaranet.com   (132 words)

  
 Hazara Slave Kilim
Then a friend of mine explained to be that his family had Hazara slaves years ago and this was typical of the rugs that he saw them use on the dirt floors of the huts they lived in.
The Hazara people are descended from the camp women of Cingis Qan's great camp the "yeke a'uruy".
The first Mughal Emperor Babur told of fighting and looting the Hazara in the Baburnama and they figured prominently in the accounts of the Afghan/Persian war of 1856 but the Hazara have a particularly clouded history.
www.spongobongo.com /no9893.htm   (412 words)

  
 Hazara : WarlordsofAfghanistan.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Hazara are supposed to be Mongols left in Baiman after Ghengis Khan had it depopulated.
Once thought to be mythology, genetic studies show that a quarter of all Hazara are descended from Ghengis Khan, confirming the story.
Hazara in the cities had a more difficult time, but they did manage arm themselves and cause enough mayhem that they can no longer be treated as slaves.
www.warlordsofafghanistan.com /hazara.php   (282 words)

  
 Hazara returnees 'targets of violence' in Afghanistan - www.theage.com.au
The Hazara community in Australia has good reason to be suspicious of Ahmad Shayeq Qassem's letter (8/1), despite it being the official view of the Afghanistan embassy.
Accordingly, it is not surprising that for the past four years they have not made any effort to support the Hazara refugees and asylum seekers in Australia and Nauru.
Qassem's statement that Hazaras do not have genuine refugee claims based on their ethnicity is yet another indication of his blind prejudice towards Hazaras.
www.theage.com.au /articles/2004/01/14/1073877895956.html?from=storyrhs   (2100 words)

  
 FRONTLINE/WORLD Fellows . AFGHANISTAN - Without Warlords . My Voter Card | PBS
I came to this largely Hazara district on the outskirts of the city to take some photos of a mosque converted into a temporary voter registration center.
The Hazara are a small ethnic group that was abused and enslaved by an Afghan monarch in the late 1800s.
Most Hazara are from Bamiyan, in central Afghanistan, where the Taliban destroyed the ancient Buddha statues and massacred hundreds of Hazara because they are Shiite Muslims.
www.pbs.org /frontlineworld/fellows/afghanistan/08.html   (776 words)

  
 Afghan tribe backs new regime / Hazara leader rallies minority to government
Afterward, many Hazaras acknowledged that they were now backing Afghanistan's new Cabinet, sworn in Saturday and headed by Pashtun tribal leader Hamid Karzai, simply because Khalili had told them to.
Dozens of Hazaras were massacred in the past two years by Taliban forces in well-documented killings.
It is there that the Hazaras fought a civil war with rival mujahedeen factions that left tens of thousands of people dead.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/chronicle/archive/2001/12/28/MN30001.DTL   (948 words)

  
 Hazara History - 100 years of persecution
The history of the Hazara people of Afghanistan.
A concise but comprehensive outline of the history of the Hazara people since the late 1800’s.
A helpful means of understanding why the Hazara fled
www.acc.asn.au /Hazaras.htm   (104 words)

  
 The Origins of the Hazaras
Third, the monopoly of power and racial discrimination by the Pashtun people against the Hazaras over the post two hundred years has not only led to a lack of political and economic development in the Hazaristan, but also to a lack of cultural and historical cohesion in Afghanistan.
Fourth, systematic and academic research on the history of the Hazaras is further complicated by the fact that much of what has been written on these people is incorporated into wider and more general studies in Iran, Afghanistan and India (and today Pakistan).
Fifth, because of continuous discrimination against the Hazaras by the central government, most of the first hand and valuable political and historical documents available are safeguarded by various Hazara families and individuals, and so is simply inaccessible to most scholars.
members.tripod.com /~ismat/hazara1.htm   (385 words)

  
 Hazara Press   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Hazara Press is one of the most informative sites on the Hazara people of Afghanistan, living both inside and outside its borders.
This site is dedicated to providing information on the Hazara people and their culture and traditions.
It is Hazara Press' aim to work together with them in the future.
www.hazara.com /art/index.htm   (164 words)

  
 UNHCR - Afghanistan: Information on the situation of the Hazara minority since the 27 September 1996 fall of Kabul to ...
Hazara leader Sadeq Mudaber allegedly has a "special relationship" with the Taliban (ibid.).
The Hazara Hizb-i Wahdat party is composed of two factions; one is led by Abdul Karim Khalili, the other by Muhammad Akbari (ODR Feb. 1996, 15.2).
The Hazaras are based in the province of Bamyan (The New York Times 18 Oct. 1996), in central Afghanistan (AFP 2 Oct. 1996).
www.unhcr.org /home/RSDCOI/3ae6ad1140.html   (618 words)

  
 UNHCR - Afghanistan: Update to Response to Information Request AFG26036.E of 13 February 1997 on the treatment of the ...
The Hazara "form the backbone" of the Hizb-e Wahdat, which is one of the major armies opposing the Taliban (The Guardian 20 Dec. 1997; The Herald Dec.
In Kabul, the Hazara and the Tajiks form approximately two thirds of the population (The Guardian 20 Dec. 1997).
For additional information on the situation of the Hazara, please consult the February 1997 DIRB publication entitled Afghanistan: Chronology of Events, January 1995-February 1997, which is available at all Regional Documentation Centres.
www.unhcr.org /home/RSDCOI/3ae6ac7df.html   (634 words)

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