Indian History

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Religion

The Mughals were sunnis.

Except Aurangzeb the rest were not bigots.

Akbar was tolerant towards all religions.

He abolished Pilgrimage tax on Hindus in 1563 A.D.

He abolished "Jizya" tax on Hindus in 1564 A.D.

Akbar built a new building called the Ibadat Khana (House of Worship) at Fatepur Sikri and invited scholars of different religions to hold discussions.

He was not satisfied with any religion and decided to unite in his own person the authority of ruler and religious head and a proclamation was made accourdingly in 1579 A.D.

He founded a new religion called Din-i-Ilahi in 1582. It reflects the religious tolerance of Akbar.

But he never compelled anyone to embrace his new religion.

Except Raja Birba no Hindu joined in this religion.

Aurangzeb followed Anti-Hindu policy and prohibited Hindu festivals. This resulted many revolts.

He invited scholors of different religions like Hindus, Jains, Parsis, Christians and Muslims for discussions.

Akbar abolished the privileges enjoyed by the ulemas.

Akbar was proclaimed to be the head of state and church in 1579.