As-Salam-o Alaykum dear friends.
Now, we are on our last episode of ‘My Lahore Trip’. Today, we are continuing our tour to Emperor Jehangir’s Tomb. We have already given the description of King Jehangir and his tomb in our last episode. You can read it from there. But just briefing it, he was the son of the Mughal Emperor Akbar and the father of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan who ordered to build Taj Mahal. The tomb of Noor Jehan was built on her orders in her own life but the tombs of Jehangir and Asif Khan were built later, on the orders of Shah Jehan. No one can deny that Shah Jehan spent a lot of money on the constructions of tombs of his relatives. From where did all that money and labour came? It was the money of the poor people and the blood of the poor people could be found between the bricks of these tombs.
Today, we are heading towards the tomb of the Emperor Jehangir. Jehangir was the son of Akbar, the husband of Mehr-un-Nisa Noor Jehan and the father of Shah Jehan. His tomb and the tombs of his wife and brother-in-law were constructed later. The tomb of his wife was constructed in her life on her own orders, as we have read earlier. The tombs of Jehangir and his brother-in-law were constructed by his son, Shah Jehan, later. The only tomb that is still much beautiful among these three is the tomb of Jehangir. It is very strange to see this difference in his and his wife’s tomb. Might be the reason is that her wife was more indulged in the love of money and material world and Allah has shown us that the more you love money and material world, the more you will not be perished. Let’s move to the pictures.
A brief introduction of Empress Noor Jehan (wife of King Jehangir – Prince Saleem – and step-mother of King Shah Jehan) was provided in the last episode. Today, we are going to her original grave in the basement.
As-Salam-o Alaikom dear readers!
Today we are going to the tomb of Queen Noor Jehan who was the wife of Mughal Emperor, King Jahangir, and the step-mother of Mughal Emperor, King Shah Jehan. Today, we are going to learn a lesson from history. It is said that history is the best teacher.