Coat of Arms of Afghanistan

The Coat of Arms of Afghanistan is a symbol of the country’s rich history and culture. It was adopted in 2004, after the fall of the Taliban regime, and replaced the previous emblem that had been in use since 1931.

The Coat of Arms features a mosque with a pulpit and flags on either side, representing the Islamic faith and the country’s independence. Above the mosque is the sacred phrase “Allahu Akbar” (God is Great) in Arabic script, which is also the country’s national motto.

The mosque is surrounded by sheaves of wheat, which represent the country’s agricultural heritage and its status as a major producer of wheat. The sheaves are tied together with a ribbon in the colors of the Afghan flag: black, red, and green.

At the bottom of the emblem is a scroll with the name of the country in Arabic script, followed by the year of its independence from British rule (1298 in the Islamic calendar, which corresponds to 1919 in the Gregorian calendar).

The Coat of Arms of Afghanistan is a powerful symbol of the country’s identity and aspirations. It reflects the importance of Islam and agriculture in Afghan society, as well as the country’s long struggle for independence and self-determination.

Despite the many challenges that Afghanistan has faced in recent years, the Coat of Arms remains a source of pride and inspiration for its people. It serves as a reminder of the country’s rich cultural heritage and its potential for a brighter future.

Image Source: Coat of Arms, Public domain, Wikimedia Commons

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