Maulvi Abdul Karim Sialkoti was born in 1858 (see Dard, page 816, 2008 online edition, the original was published in 1948), he died on Oct. 11th, 1905 (see english ROR, November-1905 pages 446-447). He was a follower of MGA from roughly 1889 to his death in 1905. We don’t talk about people’s death normally, however, in the case of Ahmadiyya, we are forced to, since all Ahmadi’s wish a miserable death upon us. Moreover, MGA wished a miserable death on all his critics. Hence, we are forced to write about these types of situations.

He seems to have had 2 wives, Zainab Bibi and Ayesha (who got married to Ghulam Muhammad Qadiani after Abdul Karim died in 1905, the marriage happened in August of 1906), she seems to have gotten married to Abdul Karim in 1900, after he died, she worked as a masseuse of MGA until she got married to Ghulam Muhammad Qadiani.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________MGA knew Maulvi Abdul Karim Sialkoti since the 1860’s

They never met in this era, however, MGA must have known some relatives of Maulvi Abdul Karim Sialkoti. Maulvi Abdul Karim’s father was the Municipal Commissioner in the Sialkot Municipality, his name was Chaudhri Muhammad Sultan. Its quite possible that MGA’s father knew Abdul Karim’s father and they helped MGA get this job.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________Pre–1889, Maulvi Abdul Karim Sialkoti was influenced heavily by Sir Syed, before he met MGA

He was influenced heavily by Sir Syed and the Wahabi aka Ahl-e-hadith Movement in North India.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________Maulvi Abdul Karim Sialkoti takes MGA’s bait in 1889, he is Ahmadi #43, Mirza Bashir Ahmad lies about this

Ahmadiyya leadership lied about the First Bait ceremony in 1889

_____________________________________________________________________________________________1889–1890, Maulvi Abdul Karim Sialkoti was an employee of Nooruddin

Mufti Muhammad Sadiq was a student of Noorudin, pre-1891


In 1904, in the english ROR for June, in an article entitled, “The Sinless Prophet”, Maulvi Abdul Karim explains how MGA had already made his claims in 1890, in fact, Maulvi Abdul Karim spent the night at his house in Batala and they discussed MGA’s newest claim of being the “Promised Messiah in detail.

Maulvi Abdul Karim Sialkoti and his wife moves into MGA’s home. Maulvi Abdul Karim Sialkoti, Amrohi and Noorudin become the imams of the mosques at Qadian. Maulvi Abdul Karim Sialkoti’s young wife also seems to move in.

He reads out MGA’s book, “ASMANI FAISALAH” in english as “The Heavenly Decree” at the first ever Jalsa Salana in Ahmadiyya history.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________1891–Dr. Basharat Ahmad (who eventually became a Lahori-Ahmadi) learned of Ahmadiyya through Maulvi Abdul Karim Sialkoti.

How I became an Ahmadi by Dr Basharat Ahmad–The Famous Lahori Ahmadi who wrote “Mujadid-e-Azam”

_____________________________________________________________________________________________Maulvi Abdul Karim Sialkoti was also a ghost writer and editor and speech giver

He used to translate Mirza’s writings into Farsi and Arabic, and also read out his speeches and sermons. He has been variously described as one of the two ‘angels’ on whose shoulders the Messiah landed.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________After taking bai’at,

Maulvi Abdul Karim frequently visited Qadian to spend time in the company of the Promised Messiah and to benefit from his spiritual and learned discourses. He made it a point to accompany the Promised Messiah wherever he went for dissemination of Islam and the true teachings of the Qur’an. We find him present in Ludhiana in July 1891 during the debate between Maulvi Muhammad Hussain Batalvi and the Promised Messiah; similarly in October 1891 during the Promised Messiah’s speech in Jamia Masjid Dehli, and during the debates by the Promised Messiah with Maulvi Nazeer Hussain Dehlvi, and the written debate with Maulvi Muhammad Bashir Bhopali. He was one amongst those seventy persons who attended the first Jalsa Salana (Annual Gathering) which was held in Qadian from 27 to 29 December, 1891, and thereafter he accompanied the Promised Messiah on his visit to Lahore in January 1892 and his visit to Sialkot in February 1892.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________Zikr e Habib at page No.27



Mufti Sadiq, In his book Zikr e Habib at page No.27 writes that Molvi Abdul Karim was an ardent and enthusiastic person. He was extremist in his way of stopping people from evil. One day he was sitting in Matab (Clinic of Molvi Nuruddin), he stopped Mian Alah Din aka Philosopher from something but Philosopher did not obey to him, rather challenged him. Then Molvi Abdul Karim and wrestler type friend caught Philosopher and gave him a severe beating. Poor Philosopher cried and made a loud noise went to hazrat sb. Hazrat sb (Mirza Qadiani) came out of house and admonished Molvi Abdul Karim Sialkoti and asked him to seek apology from philosopher. Hazrat sb said how dare you did so when a messenger of Allah is present among you.

Giving his physical appearance, Mufti Sadiq writes that Molvi Abdul Karim was a short heighten, fat man, had only one foot and one eye. (Lame and one eyed)He used to walk with the help of a stick. He had permanent small pox scares on his face. Always wear glasses on eyes.

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_____________________________________________________________________________________________1896, Maulvi Abdul Karim Sialkoti delivers the famous lecture, “Philosophy of the Teachings of Islam”, however, Nooruddin is one of the judges

Lecture In 1898 By Maulvi Abdul Karim Of Sialkot On Claims And Work Of Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad

_____________________________________________________________________________________________1900, Maulvi Abdul Karim Sialkoti announces MGA’s prophethood and argues with Syed Muhammad Ahsan Amrohi

Maulvi Abdul Karim claims Prophethood per MGA, Maulvi Amrohi disagrees

_____________________________________________________________________________________________Maulvi Abdul Karim Sialkoti went totally blind by roughly 1902

Ahmadi biographers have written that Maulvi Abdul Karim Sialkoti was slowly going blind. If you see his pictures from roughly 1900, he is wearing glasses, however, soon thereafter, all of his pictures show him to be wearing glasses, which are an indication that he had totally went blind by roughly 1902.

Appendix Tohfah Golarhviyyah, [Arba‘in, no. 3, p. 38, Ruhani Khaza’in, vol. 17, p. 429 and Appendix Tohfah Golarhviyyah, p. 25](See Also, the 2009 online english edition of Tadhkirah).

“””(A) …Maulavi ‘Abdul-Karim had spoken somewhat harshly to his wife. This caused the commandment that such harsh language should not be used. Normally a believer should be gentle and courteous towards everyone though on occasion a harsh expression might be
employed like a bitter medicine, but only in case of need and to the degree needed. Harshness should not become a habit.”””
_____________________________________________________________________________________________1903 era—Maulvi Abdul Karim Sialkoti’s wife?

Not much is written about the wife of Maulvi Abdul Karim Sialkoti, she makes one appearance in the literature of Ahmadiyya, this is in roughly the 1903 era. She competes with the wife of Noorudin, in terms of who does MGA love more? Noorudin or Maulvi Abdul Karim Sialkoti.  Further, where are his children? He seems to either have had NO children or they disappeared.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________1904, Maulvi Abdul Karim Sialkoti is the official Ahmadi speech giver, he gives speeches on behalf of MGA all over the Punjab

Lecture Sialkot was delivered by Maulvi Abdul Karim, not MGA (1904)


An essay by Maulvi Abdul Karim appears on the June edition of the English-ROR. He gives arguments that seem to support the prophethood of MGA. The article is called, “The Sinless Prophet”.
_____________________________________________________________________________________________August–Oct 1905

While on his deathbed, and since he was totally blind, Maulvi Abdul Karim Sialkoti hit his head on a window and his head was split open.

The agonizing death of Maulvi Abdul Karim Sialkoti (1858-1905)

_____________________________________________________________________________________________1905, Maulvi Abdul Karim Sialkoti dies of plague, MGA refuses to visit him on his deathbed

He fell ill in August of 1905, and died on 11 October 1905, probably of the plague, as Mirza did not visit him on his deathbed despite his request. On December 27, 1905, his body was exhumed and re-buried in the Bahishti Maqbara with new funeral prayers.

Notice of his death appeared in the Review of Religions. Abdul Kaim’s death was apparently caused by a huge carbuncle that was on his back..which later turned into a disease of pleurodynia. People have wondered if pleurodynia had anything connection with the plague?

Pages 446–447 … sh1905.pdf

“””During the Salana Jalsa of 1905 his coffin was dug out and on the morning of 27 December 1905 once again his janaza prayer was led by the Promised Messiah and he was given the honour of being the first person to be buried in Bahisti Maqbrah (the Ahmadiyyah graveyard in Qadian).””” (See–
Muhammad Ali died when Maulvi Abdul Karim Sialkoti died

The Promised Messiah, who had spent those sleepless nights in prayers for his recovery for over two months and had procured every kind of medicine and food required by the doctors for his treatment and recovery, submitted to the will of God and became composed and asked Maulvi Muhammad Ali and Dr. Yaqub Beg, who were weeping, to stop crying. Inna illahi wa inna ilaih rajeoon. The next morning the Promised Messiah led Maulvi Abdul Karim’s funeral prayer and he was temporarily buried in general a graveyard of Qadian.
page 5

After Maulvi Abdul Karim died, MGA made disparaging remarks about him

“Suddenly on the 10 October 1905 Maulvi Abdul Karim suffered an attack of pleurisy and high fever. His body temperature rose to 106 degree. This condition continued for one and half days and finally he passed away on 11 October 1905.”


_____________________________________________________________________________________________After the death of Maulvi Abdul Karim Sialkoti

Per MGA, Noorudin was worth a 1000 Maulvi Abdul Karim Sialkoti’s

_____________________________________________________________________________________________Dr. Khan, the Ahmadi apostate, mentions the death of Maulvi Abdul Karim Sialkoti

DR ABDUL HAKIM KHAN PATIALVI mentions the death of Maulvi Abdul Karim in his correspondence with MGA


Ref.Seerat e Masih e Moud Vol-2 pages 190 onward by Yaqub Ali Irfani, and  Tareekh Ahmadiat Vol-3 pages 417 onward by Dost Muhammad Shahid

In August 1905 he fell ill due to diabetes and excessive urination. On 12 August he developed an abscess on his back between two shoulders which converted into a large carbuncle causing him severe pain. Dr. Khalifa Rashiduddin, Dr. Mirza Yaqub Baig and Dr. Muhammad Hussain Surgeon Medical Hospital Lahore conducted surgery on his carbuncle which could not succeed and his condition further deteriorated. He got infection in his teeth and his gums start bleeding. Then he hit a wooden window door in his head resulting into profuse bleeding.

MGA provided every medicine and food to him during his sickness. He spent too much money for his treatment. He liked cold water and drinks, so two mound’s of Ice were brought from Batala for him and equal quantity more was ordered before it is fully consumed. All kinds of fresh fruit like melons, grapes and pomegranate were made available to him. Three or four male chickens were slaughtered daily for preparing soup for him beside one Jug full of mutton soup was given to him to overcome weakness and for fast digestion as a light food. A request was made to MGA that Molvi sb may be given imported beef Juice made of Wythe Company England. So MGAQ arranged the said beef juice for Molvi Abdul Karim. In order to perform surgery on his carbuncle, chloroform, local anaesthesia, and most modern surgical equipments were brought to Qadian which were not even available at good hospitals at that time.

Although MGAQ took great care of Molvi Abdul Karim and spent lot of money for his cure, yet he did not come to see him fearing his disease might be contagious. Molvi Abdul Karim would remember him when he was in severe pain. So He would scream demanding his family to take him to Mirza Ghulam Qadiani. He often cry and scream saying to take him to Mirza sb I want to see him. One day in a state of semi consciousness, he said to his wife to go to Mirza sb and tell him that I have died plz come to me and show me your face from a distance. His wife went downstair and told Mirza sb of the request of Molvi Abdul Karim Finding MGAQ in hesitation, Nusrat Jehan interfered and said to Mirza, why don’t you go to him when he is in so much pain and wanted to see you. Mirza said you know I might fall ill if I see him in a condition like this. After much persuasion by Nusrat Jehan Mirza sb agreed to go to him. He put his turban in the head and got ready to ascend on to the stairs. Wife of Molvi Abdul Karim quickly went upstairs to tell Abdul Karim that Mirza is coming to see you. But once she told him of his arrival he admonished her as to why did you put him in botheration. She said you requested for it. He said he did not mean it, was just telling the condition of his heart. Now you go and ask him not to bother yourself because he knows the reason why he does not come to him. So she ran back and told Mirza sb of the new instructions of her husband. Hesitant MGAQ went back half way.


In 1904-5, Molvi Abdul Karim Sialkoti fell ill as he developed carbuncle on his back. During his sickness, he would demand to see Mirza sahib in his screams and cry. Mirza Ghulam Qadiani avoided to meet him although Sialkoti was staying at the upper story of his house. Mirza feared that Sialkoti has been afflicted by a contagious and plague like diseases and it might spread to and catch him as well. At page No 125 of his book Zikr e Habib Mufti Sadiq Qadiani writes that When Molvi Abdul Karim Sialkoti died, his body was brought to the ground and kept for funeral prayer. His face was uncovered so that people might see him for the last time. Hazrat Masih e Moud (Mirza) came to lead the funeral prayer. Huzur (MGAQ) said his face may be covered I can,t see him.

Mean time he suffered from the diarrhea and pleurisy and got 106 degree fever. This proved fatal for him and on 11 October 1905 he died at the age of 47 years. He was buried in Qadian. But his coffin was dug out again and was re-buried in Bahishti Maqbara on 26 December, 1905.

In the beginning MGAQ prophesied that Molvi Abdul Karim will recover and get well soon. He fell ill in August and died on 11 October. Upto his death MGAQ was receiving revelations like :-
ماکان لنفس ان تموت الا بازن اللہ ۔ ارید الاخیر۔ شاھت الوجوہ۔ ازا جاء نصراللہ۔
But then, when his condition worsened MGAQ threw many new prophesies about his death like :
47 years – انالللہ وانا الیہ راجعون
Wrapped into coffin.
Two rafters broken down. etc.
However, the meaning of these ilhams suggest that the dates of these so called ILHAM, have been manipulated. Some Qadianis say MGAQ erred in interpretation of his early ilham about Abdul karim.
(Ref pages No. 99 onward of Al- Bushra Vol-2 attached)

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_____________________________________________________________________________________________Links and Related Essays

Who is Ghulam Muhammad Qadiani?


The life and death of Maulvi Abdul Karim Sialkoti (1858–1905)

Per MGA, Noorudin was worth a 1000 Maulvi Abdul Karim Sialkoti’s

Noorudin and Abdul Karim were influenced by Sir Syed

DR ABDUL HAKIM KHAN PATIALVI mentions the death of Maulvi Abdul Karim in his correspondence with MGA

The agonizing death of Maulvi Abdul Karim Sialkoti (1858-1905)

Lecture Sialkot was delivered by Maulvi Abdul Karim, not MGA (1904)

Maulvi Abdul Karim claims Prophethood per MGA, Maulvi Amrohi disagrees

Mirza Ghulam Ahmad knew Maulvi Abdul Karim since the mid 1860’s in Sialkot

Noorudin and Abdul Karim were influenced by Sir Syed

Ahmadiyya leadership lied about the First Bait ceremony in 1889

Mufti Muhammad Sadiq was a student of Noorudin, pre-1891

Maulvi Abdul Karim lived exclusively with MGA on the 3rd floor of MGA’s house

The wife of Maulvi Abdul Karim Sialkoti, Zainab Bibi

How I became an Ahmadi by Dr Basharat Ahmad–The Famous Lahori Ahmadi who wrote “Mujadid-e-Azam”

Click to access reviewreligionsenglish1905.pdf

“A Character Sketch of the Promised Messiah” by Hadhrat Maulvi Abdul Karim Sahib, (1924)


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