The Khalifa's Award
The Khalifa or the titular head of Islam always used to patronize those Muslim kings who had killed most infidels, turned most temples into mosques, kidnapped and raped most Hindu women; thus after many such escapades of Altmash, the slave of slave, the Khalifa decided to honor Altmash. Minhaj-us-Siraj records, "Messengers bringing splendid robes from the seat of the Khilafat reached the frontiers of Nagore, and on a Monday (in 1229 A.D.) they arrived at the capital. The city was adorned by their presence. The king and his chief nobles and his sons and the other nobility and servants were all honored with robes sent from the metropolis of Islam." (pg. 326)
His failure to subdue and annex Bengal had long rankled in Altmash's mind. He, therefore, led an expedition against Bengal in 1229-30 A.D. But once again, Altmash returned unsuccessful. Malik Allauddin Jani continued to remain the Muslim sovereign of Lakhnauti.
A typical characteristic of Muslim chroniclers has been to falsify records, always to their advantage; they also had recourse to use of abusive and vulgar language against the Hindus. The common words used for Hindus were 'dogs, robbers, thieves, enemies of Islam, scoundrels, etc. etc.' Minhaj-us- Siraj, was an illbred historian, quite like most of them.