The Emperor Akbar: A Contribution Towards the History of India in the 16th Century, Volumen1

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Página 319 - Should, therefore, in future, a religious question come up, regarding which the opinions of the Mujtahids are at variance, and His Majesty, in his penetrating understanding and clear wisdom be inclined to adopt, for the benefit of the nation...
Página 318 - Now we, the principal Ulama, who are not only well- versed in the several departments of the law and in the principles of jurisprudence and well acquainted with the edicts which rest on reason or testimony but are also known for our piety and honest intentions, have duly considered the deep meaning first of the verse of the Qoran " Obey God — -and obey the prophet and those who have authority among you...
Página xxvii - I cannot rest from travel : I will drink Life to the lees : all times I have enjoyed Greatly, have suffered greatly, both with those That loved me, and alone...
Página 335 - ... of belief, and look upon their conversion to the New Faith as the means of obtaining every blessing. ' At the above-mentioned time of everlasting auspiciousness, the novice with his turban in his hands, puts his head on the feet of His Majesty. This is symbolical...
Página 296 - Portugais, en l'establissement. et progrez de la foy chrestienne et catholique , et principalement de ce que les religieux de la Compagnie de Jésus y ont faict et enduré pour la mesme fin , depuis qu'ils y sont entrez jusques à l'an 1600.
Página 304 - Father with difficulty kept me back from acts of folly; my mind had no rest and my heart felt itself drawn to the sages of Mongolia or to the hermits on Lebanon. I longed for interviews with the...
Página 281 - ... pincers. So many died from protracted confinement in the prisons of the revenue authorities, that there was no need of the executioner or swordsman, and no one cared to find them graves or grave-clothes. Their condition was like that of the devout Hindus in the country of Kamrup, who, having dedicated themselves to their idol, live for one year in the height of enjoyment, appropriating everything that comes to their hands ; but at the end of the period, one by one they go and assemble at the...
Página 53 - This is all the present I can afford to make you on the birth of my son, whose fame will, I trust, be one day] expanded all over the world, as the perfume of the musk now| fills this apartment"1 ii.
Página 233 - Khan-khanan took the sword, and handed it to one of his attendants. Then gently taking Daud by the hand, he seated him by his side, and made the most kind and fatherly inquiries. Food and drink and sweetmeats were served, of which the Khan pressed him to partake. After the dishes were removed, the terms of peace came under discussion. Daud protested that he would never take any course hostile to the Imperial throne, and he confirmed his promise by the most stringent oaths. The treaty of peace was...
Página 304 - I would gladly sit with the priests of the Parsis and the learned of the Zendavesta. I was sick of the learned of my own land. My brother and other relatives then advised me to attend the court, hoping that I would find in the Emperor a leader to the sublime world of thought. In vain did I at first resist their admonitions. Happy, indeed, am I now that I have found in my sovereign a guide to the world of action and a comforter in lonely retirement; in him...

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