Ramadan Day 29 thought for the day from my new book The History of Jihad: Sultan Mahmud Khalji of the Marwa sultanate in central India, who reigned in the middle of the fifteenth century, once attacked a fort near Kumbhalmir that was, said the sixteenth-century Muslim historian Nizamuddin Ahmed, “a very big fort of that province, and well-known for its strength all over Hindustan.”The Muslims were victorious, whereupon “a large number of Rajputs were made prisoners and slaughtered. About the edifices of the temple, he ordered that they should be stocked with wood and fired, and water and vinegar was sprinkled on the walls. That magnificent mansion which it had taken many years to raise, was destroyed in a few moments. He got the idols broken and they were handed over to the butchers for being used as weights while selling meat. The biggest idol which had the form of a ram was reduced to powder which was put in betel-leaves to be given to the Rajputs so that they could eat their god.”
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