Islamic State of Afghanistan

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Islamic State of Afghanistan
دولت اسلامی افغانستان
Dowlat-e Eslami-ye Afghanestan


Flag Emblem
lā ʾilāha ʾillà l-Lāh, Muḥammadun rasūlu l-Lāh
لا إله إلا الله محمد رسول الله
"There is no god but Allah, Muhammad is the messenger of Allah"
قلعه اسلام قلب اسیا
Capital Kabul
Northern Afghanistan
Languages Pashto, Dari
Religion Sunni Islam
Government Islamic republic
 •  1992 Sibghatullah Mojaddedi
 •  1992–2001 Burhanuddin Rabbani
Prime Minister
 •  1992 Abdul Kohistani (first)
 •  1997–2001 Ravan Farhâdi (last)
Historical era Civil War / War on Terror
 •  Peshawar Accord 24 April 1992
 •  Siege of Kabul 13 November 2001
Currency Afghan afghani (AFA)

The Islamic State of Afghanistan[1] (Persian: دولت اسلامی افغانستان‎‎, Dowlat-e Eslami-ye Afghanestan) was the new official name of the country Afghanistan after the fall of the People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan-led Republic.


The President of the Islamic State of Afghanistan was Burhanuddin Rabbani. The country was renamed the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan by the Taliban, after seizing control of the majority of the country in 1996. The United Islamic Front for the Salvation of Afghanistan, known in the Western Hemisphere as the Northern Alliance, was created by the Islamic State of Afghanistan and its former opponents against the Taliban. The Islamic State remained the internationally recognized representative of Afghanistan at the United Nations until 2001, when the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan was created and an Afghan Interim Administration took control of Afghanistan with American and NATO assistance.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Directorate of Intelligence (2001). "CIA -- The World Factbook -- Afghanistan" (mirror). Retrieved 2012-06-06. note - the self-proclaimed Taliban government refers to the country as Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan 

Preceded by
Republic of Afghanistan
Islamic State of Afghanistan
1992 – 1996
Succeeded by
Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan