Originally Posted by Mostafa1919
thatīs not correct.
Arabs invaded modern day Afghanistan but Islam wasnīt forced on the people. I guess some sort of financial force was used by introducing extra taxes on non-muslims called jazziya and Afghans converted to Islam for various reasons.
One of the reasons was that Hinduismus and itīs cast system doesnīt really fit the Afghan/Pashtun mindset. Hinduism itself had been forcefully introduced to modern day Afghanistan by the invasions of kings like Ashuka.
To be honest, i don't really know about the arab invasions of afghanistan
But in india, i can really tell you that many people were forced to convert to islam especially during the mughal rule ( of Babur and Aurangzeb )