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    Posted by Aakrisha on June 26, 2024 at 4:34 pm

    What was the religion of the Mughal Empire’s subjects?

    Bunny replied 4 weeks ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • Bunny

    June 26, 2024 at 5:25 pm
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    The Mughal Empire, which ruled over large parts of the Indian subcontinent from the early 16th to the mid-19th century, had a diverse religious landscape among its subjects.

    The majority of the Mughal Empire’s population practiced Hinduism, which had a long-established presence in the region. Hinduism was the predominant religion, with its various sects and traditions followed by the vast majority of the common people.

    However, there was also a significant Muslim population within the Mughal Empire. The Mughal rulers themselves were adherents of Sunni Islam, and they actively promoted and patronized Islamic culture and institutions. Many of the nobles, administrators, and soldiers in the Mughal military and government were also Muslim.

    Additionally, there were smaller religious minorities, such as Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists, and Christians, who lived under Mughal rule, though they represented a smaller proportion of the overall population.

    The Mughal Emperors, while being devout Muslims themselves, generally followed a policy of religious tolerance and accommodation towards their Hindu and other non-Muslim subjects. This allowed for the coexistence of multiple faiths within the empire, though the balance between them shifted over the course of the Mughal rule.

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