Ecbar Shaugh [Emperor Akbar] … never denyed [his mother] any thing but this, that shee demanded of him, that our Bible might be hanged about an asses necke and beaten about the towne of Agra, for that the Portugals … tyed [the Quran] about the necke of a dogge and beat the same dogge about the towne of Ormuz. But hee denyed her request, saying that, if it were ill in the Portugals to doe so to the Alcoran, being it became not a King to requite ill with ill, for that the contempt of any religion was the contempt of God.
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Akbar, the greatest of the Mughals, could not read or write and was possibly also dyslexic.
Humayun's advisor and Akbar's guardian (and regent), Bairam Khan's second wife was Babar's granddaughter, Salima Begum. After Bairam Khan was murdered in 1561, she became her cousin, Akbar's, second wife and Mughal Empress. Akbar's first wife, Ruqaiya, was his cousin as well.
Jahanpanah, a title used to address Mughal emperors, is Persian for Refuge of the World. It was earlier the name of a city in the Delhi Sultanate, established by Muhammad bin Tughlaq.
Akbar the Great literally means Great the Great making it a tautology. He was named after his maternal grandfather, Ali Akbar.