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The Constitution of Afghanistan

In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
Praise be to Allah, the cherisher and sustainer of the Worlds; and Praise and Peace be upon Mohammad, His last Messenger and his disciples and followers.
Preamble
We the people of Afghanistan:
  • Believing firmly in Almighty God, relying on His divine will and adhering to the Holy religion of Islam;
  • Realizing the previous injustices, miseries and innumerable disasters which have befallen our country;
  • Appreciating the sacrifices, historical struggles, jihad and just resistance of all the peoples of Afghanistan, admiring the supreme position of the martyr's of the country's freedom;
  • Comprehending that a united, indivisible Afghanistan belongs to all its tribes and peoples;
  • Observing the United Nations Charter as well as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights;
  • Observing the United Nations Charter as well as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights;
And in order to:
  • Strengthen national unity, safeguard independence, national sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country;
  • Establish an order based on the peoples' will and democracy;
  • Form a civil society void of oppression, atrocity, discrimination as well as violence, based on rule of law, social justice, protecting integrity and human rights, and attaining peoples' freedoms and fundamental rights;
  • Strengthen political, social, economic as well as defense institutions;
  • Attain a prosperous life and sound living environment for all inhabitants of this land;
  • And, eventually, regain Afghanistan's appropriate place in the international family;
  • Have, herein, approved this constitution in accordance with the historical,
  • cultural and social realities as well as requirements of time through our elected representatives in the Loya Jirga, dated January 3, 2004, held in the city of Kabul.