The most important work of Abd Al Qadir Badauni is Muntahab at-tavarikh (Choice of History), which often referred to as Tarih-e Badauni (History of Badauni), is a history of Muslim India containing additional sections on the Muslim religion. Several of these books describe the life and work of Muslim religious leaders, scientists, doctors and poets.
What is Badauni famous for and his works
Badauni’s fame is mainly based on his Persian Montakab at-tavarik, also called Tariq e Badauni, the general history of India from Seboktegin (r. 366-387 / 977-97) to 1004 / 1595-96, which began in 1590 Abd Al Qadir Badayuni (also Badauni) was a historian and translator who translated the Hindu works of the Ramayana and Mahabharata. The most famous work by Badauni is however “Muntahab-ut-Tavarikh” or “Tarih-e-Badauni”, which he wrote in 1004 AH (1595).
Other works by Abd Al Qadir Badauni, mostly commissions by Akbar, include the now defunct Ketab al-ahadit (989/1581), a collection of forty hadith. As detailed in the previous volume, the Prince Murad needed to learn some lessons from the gospel and treat it with all respect, and Sheikh Abu-l-Fazl was instructed to translate it. Akbar was a reformer and innovator. Therefore, Akbar always wore clothing of a specific color, corresponding to the color of the ruling planet of the day.
He also began at midnight and dawn to mutter incantations that the Hindus had taught him to subdue the sun to his desires. During this inspection he came across several large guns and enormous artillery pieces which were later returned and distributed among scholars and devout people by Emperor.
The emperor ordered them to take them away from places where there was so much need and to take them to the fortress Agra. One Krishna was called Adampur, another Shetpur, the third Ayyubpur, and so on, according to the names of various prophets. And life had to be sustained by animal meat and mango fruits. And a number of Orthodox clerks were instructed to write the names of people and take an inventory of properties to His Majesty.
Then he decreed that Sija was to be sacrificed to the kings under the name Zaminbos and stormed Fort Surat, but victory was only achieved with his favored hand and the emperor went to inspect the fort and ordered repair and restoration of its holes and ruins the next day.
Abd Al Qadir Badauni – Personal Life:
After the death of his father in Agra in 969/1561, he moved to Badaun (Badaon), where he married again in 975/1567-68; we do not know anything about his first marriage.
He moved to Badaun in 1562, the city of his name, before he was in the service of Prince Hussein Khan in Patiala for the next nine years.
Abd Al Qadir Badauni – Biography:
|known works||“Kitāb al-Ḥadīth” “Muntakhab al-tawārīkh”|
|Subjects of expertise||Hinduism and Islam|