Abulfazl ä´bo͞olfä´zəl, ə´bo͞olfŭz´əl [key], 1551–1602, minister of state and adviser to Akbar , Mughal emperor of India. His most renowned Persian text recounts the history of the Akbar reign, describing the political and religious organization of the empire. He was in part responsible for the development of Akbar's eclectic religion, Din-i-Ilahi. Abulfazl was murdered at the instigation of Akbar's heir, the later emperor Jahangir .

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