Religious Policies of Akbar:
1. Factors behind the religious policies of Akbar, the great
2. Free Religious policies of Akbar
3. Construction of Ibadath Khana or House Prayer at Fatehpur Sikri
4. Infallibility Decree and creation of new religion known as Din-i-Illahi
5. Result of Akbar's bountiful religious policies© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 10, 2019, 8:13 am ad1c9bdddf
Religious policies of Akbar, the Great
The liberal principles spread by the Sufis and Bhakti cult had affected the religious views of Akbar. Being a broadminded ruler, Akbar gave freedom to all religions. He knew that Hindus were the bulk of the population and without their support it was impossible to establish an Empire in India.
In order to win the hearts of the Hindus, he took some major steps. In 1563, Akbar got rid of pilgrimage tax. In the ensuing year, he had abolished Jizya, which all non-Muslims had to pay. These were some of the giant steps taken by the Emperor to unite India. These liberal steps gained him local support as well as of Rajputs.
Akbar followed a free religious policy. ...
The liberal principles spread by the Sufis and Bhaki cult had affected the religious views of Akbar. Akbar took series of liberal religious measures. His search for truth led to creation of Ibadath Khana and a new religious philosophy known as Din-i-Illahi. The main result of Akbar's open religious policy was Sulh-i-kul or peace with all.