Via the 1984 english translation of “Tadhkiratu-Shahadatain”(1903)–English translation, his name is spelled as Hazrat Sahibzada Sayyad Abdul Latif, he also calls him as Maulvi Abdul Latif, Sahibzada Maulvi Abdul Latif Sahib Shaheed, Maulvi Sahibzada Abdul Latif, Sahibzada Maulvi Abdul Latif, Abdul Latif and Sahibzada Maulavi Muhammad Abdul Latif.
MGA incorrectly calls him the first martyr of Ahmadiyya. However, that is a lie per MGA’s admission that Mian Abdul Rahman was killed in 1901. Per Ahmadiyya sources, he had 2-3 famous students who had been visiting Qadian in 1900 and 1901. Per Ahmadiyya sources Mian Abdul Rahman, Dr. Abdus Sattar Shah (See B.A. Rafiq) and Maulvi Abdul Jaleel. In the winter of 1902, Syed Abdul Latif asked for leave (for Hajj) from the King of Afghanistan, Habibullah Khan. He was given leave and lots of money for the trip, however, instead of going for Hajj, he went to Qadian and stayed roughly 3 months. In January of 1903, he accompanied MGA to Jhelum in connection with MGA’s famous Karam Din defamation case. From there, it seems that he returned to Afghanistan. He was then imprisoned in roughly June of 1903 and was executed 45 days after. After he was executed, MGA wrote “Tadhkiratu-Shahadatain”(1903)–English translation, which appeared in book form in October as well as serialized in the English version of the Review of Religions (ROR).
MGA called the martyr of Syed Abdul Latif as greater than that of Imam Hussein.
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He seems to have dozens of grandchildren, we have tracked a few.
1—One of his grandson’s are Sahibzada Fazil Lateef, he married a sister of Bashir Ahmad Rafiq, her name was Amat ul Waheed. They migrated to the USA in the 90’s and live in Canada and the USA. They had three children, two daughters, Naomi and Aashi and one son, Khalid Ahmad.
2—Sahibzada Mahmood Ahmad is another grandson. He also married a sister of Bashir Ahmad Rafiq, her name was Amat ul Hameed. He died roughly in 2010. He has two sons and 2 daughter; Dr. Manzoor Ahmad, Imran Khan, Amat ul Basith and Tahira Begum.
Per Ahmadiyya sources only, 3 of students begin frequenting Qadian, Mian Abdul Rahman, Syed Abdul Sattar Shah and Jaleel Ahmad.
Per Ahmadiyya sources only Mian Abdul Rahman is executed by King Ameer Abdur Rahman Khan (died on 10-1-1901).
After getting money, camels and supplies from the King and asking to go for Hajj, Syed Abdul Latif goes to Qadian and stays for 3 1/2 months, or roughly 100 days (see the Martyr, 2017).
He famously is reported as trying to fight an arab who commented on MGA’s arabic and called it terrible, since MGA couldn’t pronounce the AIN and Qaaf. See Mirza Masroor Ahmad explanation herein (This is a friday sermon from 7-21-15, its also quoted in the below). Watch my Tik Tok on this herein.
Syed Abdul Latif accompanies MGA to Jhelum for what seems to be the first hearing in the famous Karam Din defamation case.
Per Ahmad Noor Kabuli and “Tadhkiratu-Shahadatain”(1903)–English translation, he was in prison for 1 month and 1/2, or roughly 45 days. MGA and his team of writers had written that Syed Abdul Latif was imprisoned for 4 months.
Per Ahmadiyya sources, he is executed.
Ahmadiyya sources only tell us that MGA and his team of writers published “Tadhkiratu-Shahadatain”(1903)–English translation. However, the 1984 english edition seems to have a postscript added to it, we aren’t sure when it was added.
The English version of of the Review of Religions (ROR) also publishes the above mentioned book “Tadhkiratu-Shahadatain”(1903), which seems to be translated into english by Muhammad Ali (the editor).
Punjab Samachar, Lahore, 15 August 1903
“Some time back, Mulla Latif, who owned a jagir in the Bannu district and had considerable influence with the amir, prepared to start on a pilgrimage to Mecca and received 1,000 rupees from Habibullah Khan towards the expenses of the journey. After leaving home, however, he went to Qadian, where his feelings were so worked upon by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad that he gave up the idea of going to Mecca and decided to become a preacher of the Ahmadi faith. When the amir heard of this, he sent for the mullah and gave him to understand that the Mirza’s followers had been driven out of the pale of Islam, with the ulema of Mecca and Medina having issued fatwas to that effect. The man was given some time to rectify the mistake committed by him; but he would not change his mind in the belief that ‘the Promised Messiah’ would avert any coming injury.”
The Sialkot Paper, 7 September 1903
“About the tragic end of Mulla Abdul Latif of Ghazni … that the following two questions naturally suggest themselves on hearing the sentence passed against the Mulla:- Is it right to kill an innocent person? Should change of religion be punished with death? The Editor then proceeds to remark that the subjects of the British Government enjoy perfect liberty in the matter of religion. It does not stone to death or blow from guns those who profess other than the State religion. Not infrequently, vernacular papers indulge in scurrilous and unbecoming remarks against Jesus Christ, yet the Government never punishes the offenders in this respect with a sentence of death. There is, however, nothing surprising in the despotic Government of the Amir punishing heresy in so terrible a manner. The writer concludes by remarking that the above reasons lead him to pray for the stability of British rule.”
Siraj-ul-Akhbar, Jehlum , 24 August 1903
“A respectable family of Sahibzadas, who own some land in the Bannu District, had settled at Khost in Afghanistan during the time of the late Amir Abdur Rahman. One of the members of this family, Maulvi Abdul Latif, aft er receiving his religious education in India, represented the Afghan Government in the last Boundary Commission and was subsequently appointed Chief Maulvi at Kabul. Last winter, the Maulvi left his home, with the permission of Amir Habibullah Khan, to go on a pilgrimage to Mecca. Instead, however, of proceeding to the holy city, Maulvi Abdul Latif went to stay at Qadian with Mirza Ghulam Ahmad and became his disciple. On his return home, aft er a lapse of two or three months, the Maulvi sent the Mirza’s writings, together with his own views on them, to Sardar Nasarullah Khan for perusal. The step brought a squad of 12 soldiers from Kabul to convey him [news] for trial before the Afghan Maulvis for heresy. The latter, failing to persuade Abdul Latif to recant his religious beliefs, sentenced him to be stoned to death. The deceased’s family also has been conducted to Kabul under arrest, their personal effects being confiscated to the State.”
An additional reference that we need to find
Frank Martin, an Italian engineer serving at that time in Kabul, was a witness to the whole event. He writes:
- “This new man (Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiani), therefore, if his preaching was listened to, would upset Muhammadanism, and as he preached that Mussalmans must regard Christians as brothers, and not as infidel, this would render useless the Amir’s chief weapon, Jehad (religious war), in case of English or Russian aggression. So the Amir, when he heard of all this, sent word to the Moullah (Latif) to return, and the Moullah did so, preaching the new religion as he came and as soon as he was well within the boundaries of the country, he was made prisoner and brought to Kabul.”
Frank A Martin Under the Absolute Amir , Harper and Brothers, London, 1907, p. 203.
Under the absolute Amir, by Frank Martin 1907
1907, via Haqiqatul Wahy
In Haqiqatul Wahy, MGA ascribed this prophecy to Maulawi Sahibzadah ‘Abdul-Latif and his auspicious disciple Sheikh ‘Abdur-Rahman.
His death is mentioned in the ROR of Sep-1917.
He is mentioned in the Mar-Apr-1919 edition of the ROR as someone who rejected Jihad and was killed for it.
Ahmad Noor Kabuli writes his famous book on Ahmadiyya, “Eye witness account of sahibzada Abdul Latif”, in urdu as “Shaheed Marhoom Ke Chashm deed waqiat”, Part 1 and 2. In the ROR of Nov-1921, an article appeared entitled, “An Ahmadee martyr at Kabul”. They quoted Frank Martin’s, “Under the Absolute Amir”.
An Afghani newspaper, “Amaan Afghan” seems to have written about the Ahmadi’s who had been killed in Afghanistan. It seems to be at variance with the Qadiani-Ahmadi narrative (See B.A. Rafiq).
Per Ahmadiyya sources only, On August 31st, Naimatullah Khan is killed in Kabul, Afghanistan for being an Ahmadi, however, this is a lie. There is no corroborating reference. See, B.A. Rafiq, “The Afghan Martyrs”.
Per Ahmadiyya sources only, On February 5th, Moulvi Abdul Haleem and Qari Noor Ali are killed in Kabul, Afghanistan for being Ahmadi, however, this is a lie. There is no corroborating reference.
The Khalifa write’s his famous book, “Invitation to Ahmadiyyat” (online english edition of Invitation to Ahmadiyya). This is basically of letter of invitation to Amanullah Khan, who was the King of Afghanistan. The Khalifa confirms that MGA had a prophecy of the 2 goats and it was fulfilled with killing of Syed Abdul Latir and Maulvi Abdul Rahman. However, the Khalifa doesn’t mention Maulvi Abdul Haleem, Qari Noor Ali or Naimatullah Khan. Nor does the Khalifa mention the killings of any Ahmadi’s since 1903.
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