Sunday, January 08, 2006

Tips for meeting Afghans

Here is what to do if you meet a Mohammedan Afgan:
Eat with your left hand as much as possible.

If you are a man, ask a about his wife, daughters or sisters.

Walk in front of someone at prayer.

Ask a Muslim if he is a Sunni or Shiite.

Call him "Hajji," "Mullah," or "Akhund", and not "raghead".

If you see a picture or rug in a private home that you like, shower the host with complimentary comments and he/she will feel culturally obligated to give it to you.

Take off your shirt and leaves your shoes on. Better yet, sit with your leg up so that your sole faces the Afghan.
You run the risk of offending the Afghan.