Akbar Enslaved Women, Put Them in Harems

Perpetrator: Akbar

Year/Period: 1556-1605 AD

Number: 5000 Hindu women put in harem

Akbar, celebrated as “the great Mogul,” was one of the cruel perpetrators out of the Islamic invaders. He had 5000 Hindu “infidels” in his harem.

“the order was given for a general massacre of the infidels as punishment …by mid-day nearly 2000 had been slain….those of the fortress who escapes the sword, men and women were made prisoners, and their property  came into the hands of the Musulmans.  The place being cleared of the infidels, his majesty remained there three days”  (cited in Sookdheo  p 265).



Khan p 102 (Khan, M. A. ‘Islamic Jihad: A legacy of forced conversion, imperialism and slavery.’