The revival came with Jalaluddin Khalji’s expedition to Ranthambhor in 1291 AD. On the way he destroyed the Hindu temples at Chain. The broken idols were sent to Delhi to be spread before the gates of the Juma Masjid.
His nephew Alauddin led an expedition to Vidisha in 1292 AD.who brought much booty to the Sultan and the idol which was the object of worship of the Hindus The services of Alauddin were highly appreciated. The kingdom of the jagir of Oudh also was added to the ruler’s estates.
Alauddin became Sultan in 1296 AD after murdering his uncle and father-in-law, Jalaluddin. In 1298 AD he equipped an expedition to Gujarat under his generals Ulugh Khan and Nusrat Khan. The invaders plundered the ports of Surat and Cambay. The temple of Somnath, which had been rebuilt by the Hindus was plundered too. The whole region was subjected to fire and sword, and Hindus were slaughtered en masse.
Kampala Devi, the queen of Gujarat, was captured along with the royal treasury and was brought to Delhi and forced into Alauddin's service.
Muslim power again suffered a setback after the death of Alauddin Khalji in 1316 AD.