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Hi All,

I've read a lot of positive news lately between Muslims and Sikhs. lots of shared history between Muslim sufis and Sikh Gurus. However one point of contention seems to be how Muslims and Sikhs view the Mughal ruler Aurangzeb.  

There seems to be different accounts of his legacy - either a pious Muslim leader who did execute people based purely on political grounds rather than religious ones, - on the other a despotic ruler who forced the Hindus to Islam. Historical records provide evidence for both.

What are the views on the people on this forum?

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Welcome to the forum

I think a large majority of Sikhs will subscribe to the second notion - a despotic ruler who suppressed his people. He and his allies were responsible for the shaheedi martyrdom of the ninth Guru as well as the martyyrdom of the Guru's four sons, as well as thousands of SIkhs.

Interestingly, there was a failed assasination attempt on his life from a Sikh in the early 1680s. A sikh threw a brick on him for his involvement in the shaheedi of Guru Tegh Bahadur in 1775

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22 hours ago, amardeep said:

Interestingly, there was a failed assasination attempt on his life from a Sikh in the early 1680s. A sikh threw a brick on him for his involvement in the shaheedi of Guru Tegh Bahadur in 1775

Was this the incident which took place in Delhi, near Jama Masjid?

 

Bhul chuk maaf

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15 hours ago, amardeep said:

I'm not sure where it happened, but most likely in Delhi yes.

Do you know the name of the Sikh or any other info about that Sikh? Which historical account mentions about it?

 

Bhul chuk maaf

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Guest SikhKhoj

The brick (some say two) was thrown near the Jama Masjid of Agra. It happened in 1776 but the Sikhs name is not recorded in Mughal records. Strangely this event is not even mentioned in Sikh granths.

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10 hours ago, Guest SikhKhoj said:

The brick (some say two) was thrown near the Jama Masjid of Agra. It happened in 1776 but the Sikhs name is not recorded in Mughal records. Strangely this event is not even mentioned in Sikh granths.

Thanks for the info.

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On 9/19/2017 at 4:54 AM, Guest SikhKhoj said:

The brick (some say two) was thrown near the Jama Masjid of Agra. It happened in 1776 but the Sikhs name is not recorded in Mughal records. Strangely this event is not even mentioned in Sikh granths.

According to wikipedia, Aurangzed died 3.3.1707. Therefore the said  incident cannot be in 1776.

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The Persian records states that it was a friday, the 29th of Muharram in the year 1676. Aurangzeb alighted from his boat to mount on his Takht when a disciple of Guru Tegh Singh (sic) threw two stones, one of which managed to hit the Takht. He was arrested and handed to the Kotwal.

 

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According to muslim calendar converter, 1676 is 1087hijrah and 29th Muharam is April 13. Thus the incident happen 5 months after Guru ji martyrdom ie 13 April 1676.  About 153 days from Guruji martydom (11.11.1675 to 13.4.1676). An interesting analogy with Indira Gandhi's attacked on Harmandhar Sahib (1.6.1984) and her demise (31.10.1984) equal to 153 days.

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8 minutes ago, gdskler said:

According to muslim calendar converter, 1676 is 1087hijrah and 29th Muharam is April 13. Thus the incident happen 5 months after Guru ji martyrdom ie 13 April 1676.  About 153 days from Guruji martydom (11.11.1675 to 13.4.1676). An interesting analogy with Indira Gandhi's attacked on Harmandhar Sahib (1.6.1984) and her demise (31.10.1984) equal to 153 days.

That's an interesting connection. The difference being that Aurengzeb escaped death.

 

Bhul chuk maaf

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Well we never know what happen to the second stone. probably it hit his head and cause him a slow death?

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