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The incidents of demolishing temples

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Q: Did Muslim rulers demolish temples during their rule?

A: The Muslims would not demolish the temples. However there were dangerous thieves especially among the Maharattas and the masses were greatly harassed by them. They did not know their whereabouts. Investigations were conducted and it became evident that the thieves would gather in the temples and then distribute the stolen wealth. In order to put a stop to them a few temples were demolished. (Their intention was not to demolish the temples, but to destroy the thieves’ hideout.)

Allamah Shibli Nu`mani has written a book on this subject named: Aurangzeb `Aalamgeer par ek nazar (A glance at Aurangzeb `Aalamgeer). It was the critics that have defamed the Muslim leaders. 

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