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Bakhtaria Treasure of AfghanistanExhibitions of the Bakhtaria Treasure of Afghanistan -- one of the five largest international historical marvels -- earned the impoverished country nearly 196 million afghanis ($3.5m), an official said on Thursday.

The month of Ramadan is the month of God’s mercy. It is a month that brings a message of peace and unity in the countryRamadan is the month of fasting.  But there is so much more to fasting than demonstrating tolerance towards hunger and thirst. 

Shahadah (the testimony of faith), salat (praying five times a day), zakat (compulsory charity paid to the poor and the needy), sawm (fasting during Ramadan) and haj (pilgrimage to Mecca) are the five pillars that constitute the framework of Muslim life.

On the edge of Farah City sits a Citadel, an old fortress. Looking out over this western desert city, the Citadel covers the distance of one kilometre from the corner of an interior wall to the opposite corner. The fortress walls are 50 feet high.