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Born: 14 January 1551, South Asia
Died: 22 August 1602, South Asia
  • A. Azfar MoinEmail author
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Abu’l-Fażl ‘Allāmī (14 January 1551 to 22 August 1602) was the most important courtier, advisor, spiritual devotee, and close friend of the powerful Mughal (also called Timurid) emperor Jalāl al-Dīn Muhammad Akbar (r. 1556–1605). He played a central role in the emperor’s articulation of a cosmopolitan and religiously inclusive vision of empire that endured for nearly two centuries in South Asia.

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  1. 1.Religious StudiesThe University of Texas at AustinAustinUSA