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How did Safavid treat non Muslims?

How did Safavid treat non Muslims?

While the Ottoman and Safavid Empires certainly encouraged their non-Muslim subjects to convert, they still tolerated most of the minority religions in their lands. They were forbidden to worship in public and attempting to convert Muslims was strictly forbidden and could be met with very harsh punishment.

In what way are the Safavids different?

The Ottomans were Sunni Turks, whereas the Safavids were Shiite Iranians. Safavids were superior than Ottomans in art and architecture and had a great impact on Ottomas. Safavids spoke Persian and Turkish while Ottomans only spoke Turkish.

What are the key similarities and differences between the Ottoman and Safavid empires?

The Ottomans were Sunni Muslims. The Safavids were Shiite Muslims. Both empires had religious tolerance and accepted people of other religions. During sometime periods, people of religions other than Islam were taxed but political changes made by different rulers either ignored or abolished these taxes.

What caused the Ottoman Safavid war?

Background. The war was triggered by territorial disputes between the two empires, especially when the Bey of Bitlis decided to put himself under Persian protection. Also, Tahmasp had the governor of Baghdad, a sympathiser of Suleiman, assassinated.

Who defeated the Safavid empire?

Ottoman Empire
Though Mesopotamia and Eastern Anatolia (Western Armenia) were eventually reconquered by the Safavids under the reign of Shah Abbas the Great (r. 1588–1629), they would be permanently lost to the Ottomans by the 1639 Treaty of Zuhab….

Battle of Chaldiran
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Who did the Mughals worship?

The Mughal emperors were Muslims, but as they conquered northern India they began by proclaiming freedom of religion. For the most part they let Hindus and Parsees and Buddhists worship whatever gods they wanted. By this time, there were not very many Buddhists in India, except in the Himalaya Mountains in the north.

Did the Mughals tolerate other religions?

The Mughal court and empire was a blending of Persian, Islamic and Indian cultures (Farooqu, 284). However, the thing the Mughals are most well known for is their religious tolerance; especially that of the emperor, Akbar.

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