Biography of Tamerlane (Taimur/Timur Lang)-How did Timur die?
Today we are going to share hidden information about Taimur lang or (Taimur/Timur Lang) such as what does Timur means?, what is Biography and history of Taimur lang (Taimur/Timur Lang)?, How did (Taimur/Timur Lang) die?, who was the mother and father of Taimur lang? How was the sage Jinda (Almighty god Kabir sahib/Al-Khidr) played a massive role in his life? ETC…. so let’s start.
Table of Contents
- Taimur lang or (Taimur/Timur Lang) History and Biography
- Where and When was born Taimur Lang or Tamerlane?
- Who was the Father and Mother of Taimur lang (Tamerlane/Timur)?
- Did Almighty meet Taimur lang (Tamerlane)?
- Sage Jinda’s Blessings to the Taimur Lang (Tamerlane/Timur)
- How did Tamerlane/Timur (Taimur Lang) get seven generations of rule?
- How Taimur Lang becomes king of Delhi?
- Taimur lang atrocities
Taimur lang or (Taimur/Timur Lang) History and Biography
According to the Biography of Taimur Lang: Tamerlane is a name in the history that which doesn’t need any introduction, but there are things which are needed to be told, as they are left out intentionally. The real name of Taimur lang was “Shoujo Ud Ain Taimur Bin Taraghay Barlas”, he was the founder of the Timurid Empire & Timurid Dynasty, which survived until 1857.
Where and When was born Taimur Lang or Tamerlane?
Taimur was born in 1336 A.D ( Chagatai region) to Amir Taraghay (father) & Tekina Khatun (mother) in a Persian city, now known as Shahrisabz and is situated in modern-day Uzbekistan.
Who was the Father and Mother of Taimur lang (Tamerlane/Timur)?
The father of Taimur Lang (Tamerlane/Timur) was Amir Taraghay. Not much is known about the father of Taimur lang, but after his father’s death, Tekina Khatun & Taimur lang lived in the utmost poverty. Sometimes they slept without any food while sometimes they could muster just enough for both of them, Taimur’s mother Takina Khatun was a very religious good-hearted person, despite the poverty Taimur’s mother was always helping & feeding the needy, the travellers or the hungry sages who turned up on their door, as much as they could.
Did Almighty meet Taimur lang (Tamerlane)?
Taimur from a very young age started herding goats & sheep of the rich people in exchange of flour during the day and in the evening he worked in an iron workshop in exchange for food. Life was tough in those times as crops were dependent on rains only. When Taimur was 18 years old, the Almighty (KABIR sahib)(al khidr) came to him as a Jinda sage while he was herding his flock of sheep & goats.
- In order to test them, the Almighty met Taimur lang when he had already eaten his food & so did his mother & there was flour left only for one bread (roti) for the evening.
- Almighty Kabir sahib acted like a famished sage as if he had not eaten for many days & asked Taimur lang (Tamerlane) for some food.
- Since, by that time Taimur had already eaten, he requested the sage to take care of his sheep & goats so he could run to home which was just nearby & bring food for the sage.The Jinda sage agreed to look after his herd.
- Taimur lang ran to the home and told his mother to cook for the sage. His mother immediately gathered all the leftover flour meant for the evening and made a single bread (Roti) & wrapped it carefully in a cloth, filled a container with water & herself went along with Taimur to offer the food to the sage.
Sage Jinda’s Blessings to the Taimur Lang (Tamerlane/Timur)
When the Almighty in the form of sage was having the ‘roti’, the mother of Taimur lang kept on praising the sage Jinda & in between kept on telling the sage, how poor they were. She was requesting the sage for blessing and telling him that they are very poor and many times they don’t even have food. The sage, after eating the roti, drank the water. Immediately afterwards sage took hold of a thin chain with which the people in those times used to tie their goats.
Read in Hindi: रंक से राजा कैसे बना तैमूर लंग?
The Jinda sage lashed the rope seven times on Taimur lang’s waist, then started to hit him with legs & fists. After watching these actions of the sage, Taimur lang’s mother thought that she had asked way too much and that’s why the sage is beating her son. So his mother pleaded with the sage to forgive her son if he had done any mistake.
How did Tamerlane/Timur (Taimur Lang) get seven generations of rule?
Almighty Allah Kabir Sahib or Al Khidr in the form of a sage Jinda told her that, I have blessed your son with seven generations of rule by those seven lashes.
- He (Sage Jinda) said that Taimur’s seven generations will rule the empires and after the seven generations of rule, their empire will get disintegrate into many smaller states by the beatings of punches and kicks.
- The mother thought that the sage has lost his mind, he can’t afford a single day’s meal & is granting my son the rule of seven generations, While she sat in her scepticism, the sage vanished right in front of them.
After a few days, the local sultan, who used to kidnap young girls to appease his lust, sent few soldiers to kidnap a girl from Taimur lang’s village. As they were dragging the helpless girl away, Taimur lang came to her rescue and started to attack those soldiers with his herding stick. But as he was alone & was outnumbered by the soldiers, he was beaten almost to death. Thinking that he has died, they left him & took the girl. After he regained consciousness, he went back home & told about his ordeal. When the villagers came to know about his bravery, his popularity & respect rose among the villagers, but the beating left a permanent mark, making him lame. (Hence the name Taimur lang came to being).
How Taimur Lang becomes king of Delhi?
One night when Taimur lang was sleeping, the Almighty Kabir Sahib came in his dream & told Taimur (Timur) that the iron workshop he works at, is containing a hidden treasure under the floor. He told him that when he would go to work the next day, he should ask the owner of the workshop to sell the place to him & promise to pay his money in two months & Almighty Kabir Saheb said him that he will change the owner’s mindset in his favour.
When Taimur lang (Tamerlane/Timur) woke up, he shared his dream with his mother, who said that she too saw the sage in her dreams but couldn’t understand what he was saying. The workshop owner, from many days, was thinking about selling his present property & was planning to move to a more spacious place which that he already owned.
When Taimur lang offered to buy his plot, the workshop owner readily agreed & was even ready to accept the payment after one year, but Almighty sage (KABIR sahib) had told Taimur lang to give the money within two months, so a deal was struck & the iron workshop owner moved to a newer place. Taimur with the help of his mother erected a wall around the plot and at night he dug up the floor to find the treasure.
The sage had further told Taimur lang to start trading in sheep, goats & horses so no one may suspect his sudden success. Within a year he had established a thriving business & erected a house for himself, he hired local boys to take care of his horses. But Taimur always kept in mind the incident in which the girl of his village was kidnapped by the local sultan.
Taimur Lang (Tamerlane/Timur) wanted to kill the sultan for his shameful act. So he started to manufacture swords on his iron workshop himself & started to recruit young villagers & shared his intentions with the youths of the village & promised to pay them a silver coin every month. In those days making a single silver coin was impossible. So youngsters joined his army in great numbers. With their help, Taimur lang attacked the sultan and defeated him and took control of his sultanate. But he didn’t kill him; rather he sent him to live in a village & even gave him a pension.
After that, there was no stopping in his conquest of the world, the area he conquered then now comprise of Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, large parts of Turkey & Syria & the northwestern portions of India(Delhi).
Taimur lang atrocities
In his conquests, Taimur lang (Tamerlane/Timur) killed at least 17 million people, which represented 5% of the world population of that time. Taimur lang conquered more than anyone else except for Alexander the Great.
Timurid Dynasty-How & When did the Timurid empire fall?
Taimur lang started the Timurid Dynasty. After his death, his empire got split among his sons who lost control of many portions, but it was his third grandson Babur who reinstated the lost glory of the Timurid Dynasty in the Indian subcontinent. From Taimur lang to Babur, Babur’s son was Humayun, Humayun’s son was Akbar, Akbar’s son was Jahangir, Jahagirs son was Shah Jahan, Shah Jahan’s son was Aurangzeb. Seven generations of the single Timurid Dynasty from Taimur lang to Aurangzeb ruled Delhi. After Aurangzeb’s death, the Timurid Mogul empire started to disintegrate into many smaller parts.
Death of Taimur lang-How did Tamerlane (Taimur lang) die?
When Taimur lang (Timur Lane) turned 59 years he went hunting. There he met the very same sage (KABIR sahib)(Al Khidr) who told Taimur lang that he has incurred a lot of sins by killing millions of innocent people & he will go to hell because he didn’t do bhakti in his life. Taimur lang immediately fell on Jinda sage’s feet & sought forgiveness. After that day onwards Taimur gave up his rule to his sons & did bhakti for ten years & died a natural death. However, his soul is still in the circle of life & death, the only respite he has is that Almighty himself gave him initiation.
What does Timur mean?
The meaning of Timur is Iron. We compare Tamerlane or Taimur lang with iron because in early life he was a Blacksmith.
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