Mughal Rulers’ (1526-1707) Religious Tolerance Policy and its Impacts on the Society of Sub-Continent


  • Fariha Kanwal
  • Fatima Ali



Religious tolerance policy, Mughal Rulers, Subcontinent, Islam, Non-Muslim communities


Religious tolerance means that allow people to live their lives according to their personal beliefs, respect for other’s opinions, positively understand their ideas, given religious freedom. Unfortunately, there is a lot of religious intolerance in the world which causes many chaos and conflicts, especially the image of Islam became negative due to some terrorist activities. But Islam is the greatest revolution in the world which gives rights to everyone to live their life according to their beliefs. In the sub-continent, after the war of independence of 1857, the Hindus and Sikhs were creating great chaos for the Muslims. They made Muslim’s life worst even the Muslims could not live according to their teaching of Islam. So, religious tolerance is compulsory for everyone to live in peace even they are Muslims or not. The research by using the deductive method of research focuses on the policy of religious tolerance of great Mughal emperors that great Mughal emperors from Babur to Aurangzeb showed great religious tolerance under their rule. It is the need of a time because there are many misconceptions about their religious policies and religious tolerance towards different communities of other religions, castes, and sects. And to know about the religious tolerance, behavior and activities of Mughal emperors is necessary. Research is an effort to solve different problems systematically. Basic approaches of research qualitative and quantitative are used for this research to collect data and analyze the data. The fundamental research is initiated with the deductive approach. The data for research collect through primary and secondary sources such as books, journals, government records, articles and reports to analyze the religious intolerance of Mughal emperors.