1. Notice of Department for enforcement of right Islamic way and prevention of evils:
The Department for enforcement of right Islamic way and prevention of evils for the implementation of legal Islamic orders and prophet Mohamad tradition in order to prevent evils which cause serious dangers and problems for Islamic society requests from all pious sisters and brothers to seriously follow 8 articles mentioned below to prevent occurrence of evils:
a. No exit and travelling of sisters without escort of legal close relative (Mahram).
b. Those sisters are coming out of their homes with legal escort should use veil (burqa) or similar things to cover the face.
c. Sitting of sisters in the front seat of cart (gadi) and Jeep (vehicle) without legal relative is forbidden. In the case of appearance serious measures will be carried out against the vehicle and cart rider/driver.
d. Shopkeepers do not have right to buy or sell things with those women without covered face, otherwise the shopkeeper is guilty and has no right to complain.
e. Cars are strictly forbidden to be covered with flowers for wedding ceremony and also is not allowed to drive around the city.
f. Women’s invitations in hotels and wedding party in hotels are forbidden.
g. Sisters without legal close relative with them cannot use taxis, otherwise the taxi driver is responsible.
h. The person who is in charge of collecting fares (money) for sisters in buses, minibuses and jeeps should be under 10 years old.
The professional delegates of this department are in charge to punish violators according to Islamic principles.
(Translation of Order)
Taliban Islamic Movement of Afghanistan
2. Rules of work for the State hospitals and private clinics based on Sharia principles
a. Female patients should go to female physicians. In case a male physician is needed, the female patient should be accompanied by her close relatives (mahram)
b. During examination, the female patients and male physicians both should be dressed with Islamic hejab.
c. Male physicians should not touch or see the other parts of female patients except the affected part.
d. Waiting rooms for female patients should be safely covered.
e. The person who regulates turns for female patients should be a female.
f. During night duty, in the rooms where female patients are hospitalized, a male doctor without the call of patient is not allowed to enter the room.
g. Sitting and speaking between male and female doctors is not allowed. If there be need for discussion, it should be done with hejab.
h. Female doctors should wear simple clothes, they are not allowed to wear stylish clothes or use cosmetics and makeup.
i. Female doctors and nurses are not allowed to enter the rooms where male patients are hospitalized.
j. Hospital staff should pray in the mosque on time. The director of hospital is bound to assign a place and appoint a priest (mullah) for prayer.
k. Staff of (Amri Bel Maroof Wa Nai Az Munkar) Department are allowed to go for control at any time and nobody can prevent them. Anybody who violates the order will be punished as per Islamic regulations.
—Amirul-Mominin Mullah Mohammad Omer Mujahed
-Mofti Mohammad Masoom Afghani Acting Minister of Public Health
Islamic State of Afghanistan
General Presidency of Amr Bil Marof Wa Nai Az Munkir (religious police)
3. Letter from the Cultural and Social Affairs Department of General Presidency of Islamic State of Afghanistan No. 6240 dated 26.09.1375 states that:
The role and regulation of Amr Bil Marof Wa Nai Az Munkir is to be distributed via your office to all whom it may concern for implementation.
a. To prevent sedition and uncovered females (be hejab): No drivers are allowed to pick up females who are using Iranian burqa. In the case of violation the driver will be imprisoned. If such kinds of female are observed in the street, their houses will be found and their husbands punished. If the women use stimulating and attractive cloth and there is no close male relative with them, the drivers should not pick them up.
b. To prevent music: To be broadcasted by the public information resources. In shops, hotels, vehicles and rickshaws cassettes and music are prohibited. This matter should be monitored within five days. If any music cassette is found in a shop, the shopkeeper should be imprisoned and the shop locked. If five people guarantee, the shop could be opened and the criminal released later. If a cassette is found in a vehicle, the vehicle and the driver will be imprisoned. If five people guarantee, the vehicle will be released and the criminal released later.
c. To prevent beard shaving and its cutting: To be broadcasted by the public information resources. After one and a half months if any one is observed who has shaved and/or cut his beard, he should be arrested and imprisoned until his beard gets bushy.
e To prevent not praying and order gathering prayer at the bazaar: To be broadcasted by the public information resources that the prayers should be done on their due times in all districts. The exact prayer time will be announced by the Amr Bil Marof Wa Nai Az Munkir department. Fifteen minutes prior to prayer time the front of the mosque, where the water facilities and possibilities are available, should be blocked and transportation should be strictly prohibited and all people are obliged to go to the mosque. At the prayer time this matter should be monitored. If young people are seen in the shops they will be immediately imprisoned. If five people guarantee, the person should be released, otherwise the criminal will be imprisoned for ten days.
e To prevent keeping pigeons and playing with birds: To be broadcasted by the public information resources that within ten days this habit/hobby should stop. After ten days this matter should be monitored and the pigeons and any other playing birds should be killed.
f To eradicate the use of addiction and its users: Addicts should be imprisoned and investigation made to find the supplier and the shop. The shop should be locked and both criminals (the owner and the user) should be imprisoned and punished.
g To prevent kite flying: First should be broadcasted by the public information resources advising the people of its useless consequences such as betting, death of children and their deprivation from education. The kite shops in the city should be abolished.
h To prevent idolatry: To be broadcasted by the public information resources that in vehicles, shops, room, hotels and any other places pictures/portraits should be abolished. The monitors should tear up all pictures in the above places. This matter should be announced to all transport representatives. The vehicle will be stopped if any idol is found in the vehicle.
i To prevent gambling: In collaboration with the security police the main centres should be found and the gamblers imprisoned for one month.
j To prevent British and American hairstyles: To be broadcasted by the public information resources that people with long hair should be arrested and taken to the Amr Bil Marof Wa Nai Az Munkir department to shave their hair. The criminal has to pay the barber.
k To prevent interest charges on loans, charges on changing small denomination notes and charges on money orders: All money exchangers should be informed that the above three types of exchanging money are prohibited in Islam. In the case of violation the criminal will be imprisoned for a long time.
l To prevent washing clothes by young ladies along the water streams in the city: It should be announced in all mosques and the matter should be monitored. Violator ladies should be picked up with respectful Islamic manner, taken to their houses and their husbands severely punished.
m To prevent music and dances in wedding parties: To be broadcasted by the public information resources that the above two things should be prevented. In the case of violation the head of the family will be arrested and punished.
n To prevent the playing of music drums: First the prohibition of this action to be announced to the people. If anybody does this then the religious elders can decide about it.
o To prevent sewing ladies’ cloth and taking female body measures by tailors: If women or fashion magazines are seen in the shop the tailor should be imprisoned.
p To prevent sorcery: All the related books should be burnt and the magician should be imprisoned until his repentance.
The above issues are stated and you are requested, according to your job responsibilities, to implement and inform your related organizations and units.
Mawlavi Enayatullah Baligh
General Presidency of Amr Bil Marof Wa Nai Az Munkir