Are Pathans Muslims?
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Moreover, when did Pathans convert to Islam?
The Pashtuns or Pathans have as varied an ancestry as Jewish, Buddhist, Hindu. Between 8th to 10 century CE majority of the Pashtuns converted to Islam and no other achievement of Islam has been comparable to this achievement.
Similarly, are all Khans Pathans? They are also known as khans, which is a commonly used surname amongst them, although not all those who use the surname are Pathans, for example the Khanzada community of eastern Uttar Pradesh, who are muslim rajputs, are also commonly known as khan.
In respect to this, what are Pathans famous for?
Pathans are Muslims and speak Pashto (or Pushtu). They are also known as Pashtuns, Pushtuns, Pakhtuns, and Pakhtoons. Historically, Pathans have been noted as fierce fighters, and throughout history they have offered strong resistance to invaders.
What was the religion of Pathans before Islam?
Before the arrival of Islam in the 7th century, there were a number of religions practiced in ancient Afghanistan, including Zoroastrianism, Surya worship, Christianity,Paganism, Hinduism and Buddhism. The Kaffirstan region, in the Hindu Kush, was not converted until the 19th century.