Q. Who among the following issued gold coins stamped with image of goddess Lakshmi?

[A] Muhammad Ghori

[B] Balban

[C] Muhammad bin Tughlaq

[D] Iltutmish

Answer: A

An important aspect of Islam in India was its early acceptance of a long-term coexistence with Hinduism, despite all the violence that occurred in military campaigns, conquests and depredations.

  • The conqueror Mu’izzuddin of Ghor had, on some of his gold coins, stamped the image of the goddess Lakshmi.
  • Muhammad Tughlaq in 1325 issued a farman enjoining that protection be extended by all officers to Jain priests; he himself played holi and consorted with yogis.

Source: Tamil Nadu state board