Bangla era introduced by Mughal Emperor Akbar

Dargah Mosque built by Mughal Emperor Akbar

Dargah Mosque, built during Akbar’s reign
Courtesy of About Islam and Muslims

Allah Pak Declares, those who will accept anything else except Islam, that will not be accepted”.

It is historically proved that the current Bangla era is in fact an updated version of the harvesting year introduced by Mughal Emperor Akbar. Akbar himself was not a Bengali or Bangladeshi nor Bangla was his mother tongue. Then how an era introduced by a Mughal Emperor meant for harvesting purposes could become a Bangla era of the Bengalis and has become acceptable and how even that could be termed as a thousand years old tradition?

Harvesting era began in the Hijri year of 963 and was put in to writing in the Hijri year 993 (now is 1434) and hasn’t crossed even 500 years. Therefore, Muslims should study more and acquire required knowledge.

Focal WaliAllah of this age, Imam and Mujtahid of the age, Imaamul Aimmah, Qutwubul A’alam, Awladur Rwasool, Habeebullah, Mamduh Hadrat Murshid Qibla ‘Alaihis Salaam of Rajarbagh Shareef says, “It is historically proved that the current Bangla era is in fact an updated version of the harvesting year introduced by Mughal Emperor Akbar who himself was not a Bengali or Bangladeshi nor Bangla was his mother tongue. Then how an era introduced by a Mughal Emperor meant for harvesting purposes could become a Bangla era of the Bengalis and is acceptable though and how even that could be termed as a thousand years old tradition? Harvesting era began in the Hijri year of 963 and was put in to writing in the Hijri year 993 (now is 1434) and hasn’t crossed even 500 years. Therefore, Muslims should study more and acquire required knowledge.”

Mujaddidey A’azwam Hadrat Murshid Qibla ‘Alaihis Salaam says, “The fact is Mughal Emperor Akbar (1556 – 1605) being misled by the ulamaye soo and himself an anti-Islamic figure, wanted to derail the Muslims from the use of Hijri calendar and so took initiatives in bringing reforms in the annual calendars. Akbar, the Emperor of Delhi began counting the ‘pohela boishakh’ from the 2nd of Rabius Sani, 963 Hijri, Friday, the 14th of April, 1556. It was the day of the ‘investiture ceremony’ of Akbar’s rising to the throne. In order to make it a memorable day, Akbar decided to introduce ‘solar year’ instead of Hijri year throughout his empire. The responsibility of determining an auspicious moment for the day was vested on Ameer Fatehullah Siraji, one of the ‘nine gems’ of his Royal Secretariat and the Royal Astronomer.

Mujaddidey A’azwam Hadrat Murshid Qibla ‘Alaihis Salaam says, “Siraji emphasized on the necessity of introducing a ‘solar year’ instead of the Hijri year on the plea of the convenience of ‘tax collection’ considering the social aspects and the harvesting seasons. And so the ‘harvesting year’ was launched in place of the Hijri year in vogue. Subsequently that very harvesting year got changed into the Bangla year. A Royal Decree in this regard was proclaimed on the 8th of Rabiul Auwal Shareef, 993 Hijri, the date in christian era was 10 March 1585. It was materialized in the year 1556, the year of the Emperor’s rising to the throne, through converting the Hijri year 963 in to a Bangla solar year of 963.”

Mujaddidey A’azwam Hadrat Murshid Qibla ‘Alaihis Salaam says, “Emperor Akbar was no native Bengali or Bangla-speaking nor was a Bangladeshi; he was a Mongolian and a Persian-speaking.”

Mujaddidey A’azwam Hadrat Murshid Qibla ‘Alaihis Salaam says, ‘Pohela Boishakh later became deeply associated with hindu religious sentiments. Hindus took this harvesting or Bangla year as their ‘hindu years’ and accordingly adjusted their ‘puja dates’ as per this harvesting calendar, the reason why they celebrate the day preceding pohela boishakh as the day for ‘choitro sangkranti’.”

Mujaddidey A’azwam Hadrat Murshid Qibla ‘Alaihis Salaam says, “After this, lot of commercial and political interests got involved with it.”

Mujaddidey A’azwam Hadrat Murshid Qibla ‘Alaihis Salaam says, “From Islamic point of view, a Muslim cannot observe pohela Boishakh let alone the other new years. For Muslims, it is absolutely harwaam and sheer kufri to follow or imitate the kaafir, mushrik, hindus, Buddhists, fire-worshippers and christians and that’s the reason they don’t celebrate even the 1st of Muharram (first day of the Arabic calendar).”

Mujaddidey A’azwam Hadrat Murshid Qibla ‘Alaihis Salaam says, “Muslims must refrain from sinful acts in the name of pohela Boishakh while at the same time, they must abstain from all kinds terrorist acts and bomb attacks etc. in the name of Islam. In Islam also, these acts are tough and serious harwaam. Allah Pak Declares in the Qur’an Shareef, “Those of you keeping good terms with the infidels, shall be included in their groups.”

Fatehpur Sikri, India, built by the Mughal emperor, Akbar beginning in 1570

The Daily Al Ihsan, 23 April 2013 Esaee

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