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 Reiew of Religions (ROR).


Abdul Latif was born in a village called Sayed Ga in what is now Khost Province of Afghanistan.


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).

MGA claims in Malfuzat that the killing of Maulvi Abdul Latif is greater than that of Imam Hussain.


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.  


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.


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).

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