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On this day (June 26th 1579), following the footsteps of his ancestors, #Mughal Emperor Akbar, personally recited the Friday khutbah (religious sermon).

#Akbar declared himself as "Padishah i Islam", much like his Timurid ancestors Shah Rukh Mirza & Ulugh Beg Mirza.
This was by no means surprising, for the Timurid's followed the notion of sacred kingship, that is, the monarchs reign was bestowed by God, that the monarch was the shadow of God on earth (zil-i-ilahi), & a guide of God's creation. Moreover, Emperor #Humayun in a dispatch to
#Ottoman Sultan, stressed that whilst he (Suleiman) was the Caliph across his domains, the Timurid-Mughals were the rightful Caliphs of Hind & Sindh & no other external entity has the right to such a claim.

What Akbar issued was no different to what his ancestors had practiced
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Humayun: Lost and Regained Emperor #Persianempire #mughalempire #Humayun #Mughal
Humayun was the second emperor of the Mughal dynasty. He came to power at the age of 22 in 1530. But in ten years after he took the throne, he was defeated in a war by Sher Shah of the Suri empire. But in 15 years Humayun fought Sher Shah again and managed to get back his empire.
Though, Humayun was a great fighter, he had another side to himself.

Firstly, Humayun, though he was a great poet and artist, he did not share his knowledge with everyone.
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The first #Mughal Emperor was Zahir ud din Mohammed #Babur Born in #Ferghana #Uzbekestan he ruled #India from #Delhi from 1st April 1526 to 26th December 1530.
This c1630 painting is from @V_and_A Artist unknown.
@DalrympleWill @India_Atelier @mukhoty @Bagh_eBabur Image
From @RCT this c1603 painting by artist #Mohan is of the 2nd emperor, Nasir ud din Mohd #Humayun, ruled from 26th Dec 1530 to 27th May 1540. Defeated by #Suri dynasty, he recovered the empire, ruling from 22nd Feb 1555 till 27th Jan 1556. Died falling from stairs
Tomb at #Delhi Image
From @hermitage_eng, the portrait by #Manohar c1580 is of the 3rd #Mughal Emperor Jalal ud din Mohammed #Akbar Ruling from #Agra from 27th Jan 1556 to 27th Oct 1605. Died from Dysentery and entombed at #Sikandra near Agra.
@DalrympleWill @mukhoty @India_Atelier @DilliKiRanaiyan Image
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