When I know that ALL religions are not the truth but claims of humans including those claiming to be prophets, etc why would I want to subscribe to a religion. There is a vacuum in your line of thinking when you cannot appreciate what Akbar was trying to do to unify his subjects. OH! MUQ!<quoted text>
Akbar was an idiot and an illiterate, he wanted to cut the branch of the same tree on which he was sitting.
His strength were the his Muslim chiefs who were the backbone of his empire, by forming a new religion, he weakened that base and that was what led to the weakening of Mughal Empire.
The illiterate prophet got revelation from the Lord Most High, the illiterate king was mislead by his own advisers and created mess of the whole situation.
In case of prophet, illiteracy was a proof of his sincerity and getting revelation, in case of Akbar, it was a deficiency, which made him making a fool of himself. No one believed in his religion and it went dead with him and there are no takers for it even today!!
You want to enter into his religion?
BTW,'why blame Akbar for the decline a couple of generation later, especially that his idea of anew religion was not taken up by his the Moghuls who followed him to the mighty throne. Oh yes, you know that it was the jihadism of Aurangzeb which expidited the demise of the Moghuls. OH! MUQ!