Question

Why was the direction of the pedestal of Shah Jahan's throne referred to as the Qibla?

A

To indicate that he was the representative of God.

B

To indicate that he was more powerful than God.

C

To indicate that he was the dispenser of divine justice.

D

None of the above.

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Solution

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Correct option is A)

Shah Jahans audience halls were specially constructed to resemble a mosque. The pedestal on which his throne was placed was frequently described as the qibla, the direction in which Muslims pray, since everybody faced that direction when court was in session. The idea of the king as a representative of God on earth was suggested by these architectural features.
It was during Shah Jahans reign that the different elements of Mughal architecture were fused together in a grand harmonious synthesis. His reign witnessed a huge amount of construction activity, especially in Agra and Delhi.

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