Amir Abdur Rahman Khan received the title of Zia-ul-Millat-Wa-ud Din ("Light of the nation and religion") from his fellow countrymen. The British government honoured him with the titles “His Highness” and “GCSI”. Amir Abdur Rahman Khan was a very pious and devout Muslim.
In his autobiography, Amir Abdur Rahman Khan writes that the Beloved Prophet (sallallahu alaihe wa sallam) gave him a kingdom in dream. Amir Abdur Rahman Khan narrates that he became victorious with the blessings of a flag from the holy grave of Hazrat Khawja Ahrar (rahmatullahi alaihe). Abdur Rahman Khan writes that Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala saved him from bullets and swords with the blessings of a tabeez (amulet). He writes that Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala gave him knowledge from the Unseen.
In the second volume of his autobiography, Abdur Rahman Khan notes that he learned from history that the downfall of Muslim states occurs only because of discord and disunity amongst the Muslims. He writes that Muslims will become victorious only when they fully adhere to the Hadith “Muslims are brothers”. According to Abdur Rahman Khan, the main reason of the downfall of Muslim nations is the non-adherence to this particular Hadith by the Muslims.