Religious Policy of Aurangzeb

Aurangzeb was a staunch conservative Sunni Muslim, he considered the importance of Islam as the basis of his rule to the Qur’an (Shariat). 1559 AD In Aurangzeb, many Ordinances have been circulated for the reorganization of the rules of Islamic conduct according to the laws of the Quran. Aurangzeb’s main goal was to make this country (India) as Dar-ul-Herb (the land of the infidels) in the place of Dar-ul-Islam (Country of Islam).

Aurangzeb was also known as the imperial dervish because of his obedience to Islamic laws, for his hard hearted Sunni people, living regularly and following their simple living and performing prayers regularly and not drinking alcohol throughout their life. Aurangzeb introduced his fanaticism from the beginning, banning kalam (rectangles of the Qur’an) on his coins, organizing the Parsi New Year Noros, public concerts, cannabis production, drinking and gambling etc. Aurangzeb 1663 AD Banned the practice of Sati and imposed a pilgrimage on Hindus – tax. Although before that Akbar tried to stop the practice of Sati, but Aurangzeb stopped it completely. Aurangzeb in 1665 AD In 2.50 percent of the Muslim traders on saleable goods by a state, while the Hindu traders set the customs duty at the rate of 5 percent of the goods. In 1667 AD The Muslim traders completely free from this duty.

Aurangzeb in 1679 AD imposed  Jijiya again, though, in 1704 AD. Take this tax from the Deccan. Whether people are living in accordance with the sacred law (Shariat) or religion. To take care of this, Aurangzeb appointed an official named Muhtasib (Public Dignity Inspector or Dharma Officer).