Q. With respect to Din Ilahi, which of the following given statement is/are correct?
1. It believes in one God.
2. It was aimed at bridging the gulf that separated different religions.
Select the correct answer using the codes given below:

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C
Notes:

Explanation:

  • In 1582, he promulgated a new religion called Din Ilahi or Divine Faith. It believes in one God. It contained good points of all religions. Its basis was rational.
  • It upholds no dogma. It was aimed at bridging the gulf that separated different religions. However, his new faith proved to be a failure.
  • It fizzled out after his death. Even during his life time, it had only fifteen followers including Birbal.
  • Akbar did not compel anyone to his new faith.

Source: Tamil Nadu Board Class 11