The Martyrdom of Sahibzada Abdul Latif Shaheed

by Prof. Khalil-ur-Rahman


In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

This booklet briefly narrates the biography of the martyr Sahibzada Hazrat Abdul Latif, the most eminent of the Ulama of Afghanistan, who was stoned to death in July 1903 by order of the Afghanistan authorities for the “crime” of belonging to the Ahmadiyya Movement. The events related here were compiled by Professor Khalil-ur-Rahman in an Urdu booklet from contemporary documents and narrations by our esteemed brother Sahibzada Haroon Ahmad and other members of the family of Sahibzada Abdul Latif.

The status and rank of Hazrat Sahibzada Shaheed (martyr) and the event of his martyrdom, with its painful but faith-enhancing example, do not stand in need of any introduction. This great martyrdom is a glowing example of patience and steadfastness in the path of faith and true belief. Perhaps never before has there been a greater need than now to dispel the darkness surrounding us by the light of this example.

The Founder of the Ahmadiyya Movement, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, has recorded the details of Hazrat Sahibzada’s martyrdom and that of his faithful pupil Hazrat Mian Abdur Rahman Shaheed in the exquisite book, Tazkirat-ul Shahadatain (The Story of Two Martyrs). In his book, the Founder has also counselled his followers and drawn their attention towards an important affair of which they must remain mindful at all times.

It is highly recommended that our dear friends read this book, cover to cover and repeatedly, to strengthen their faith.

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