Akbar was one of the most powerful emperors of the Mughal Dynasty. He was a great Muslim ruler who built a large empire expanding over most of the Indian subcontinent. Right from the age of 13, when he took over the reins of the Mughal Empire, he conquered and subjugated territories and states in the northern, western, and eastern regions, especially Punjab, Delhi, Agra, Rajputana, Gujarat, Bengal, Kabul, Kandahar, and Baluchistan. His conquers brought most of India under his control. Despite being illiterate, he possessed exceptional knowledge in almost all subjects. He earned respect from his non-Muslim subjects, mainly due to his adoption of policies that created a peaceful atmosphere in his diverse empire. He also re-organized taxation systems, divided his army following the mansabdari system, and established foreign relations with the West. Being a patron of art and culture, he got a number of literature books written in various languages and constructed numerous architectural masterpieces during his reign, such as the Agra Fort, Buland Darwaza, Fatehpur Sikri, Humayun Tomb, Allahabad Fort, Lahore Fort, and his own mausoleum at Sikandar. He even started a new sect called ‘Din-i-Ilahi’ by deriving elements from various religions.