Our young generation is in fever of magical voice of a person Zaid Zaman Hamid who is pretending himself a big patriot and getting the trust of Pakistani youth rapidly.
Syed zaid zaman is accused that he was a big follower and the first Khalifa of a man Yousaf Ali ( yusuf kazzab) who claimed as a second return of our prophet Muhammad SAW ( naooz billah ) in 1990’s in Pakistan. Yousuf kazzab got hundreds of people following him because of impressive speech and his
so-called ‘spiritual powers’. After a massive protest by every sector of society yusuf kazzab was arrested and after a trial of more than 2 years it was proved in court that he claimed not only as a prophet but also as second return of Muhammad SAW naoozbillah.
According to reports of those days ( in 1997) published in different national daily and weekly newspapers, yusuf kazzab deputed zaid zaman hamid as his 1st Khalifa before his arrest and Zaid Zaman Hamid was following his case in court also.
(Evidences are attached, read patiently please)
Audio tapes, news reports, eye witnesses, personal diary and letters of Kazzab confirmed the allegations on Kazzab and he was sentenced to death by high court but during his appeal in Supreme court he was killed in jail by other prisoner.
Ziad Zaman’s letter to the editor of Daily DAWN was published on 13 august 2000 and in which he said the court’s decision as “murder of justice”.
Zaid Hamid disappeared soon after kazzab was killed and he appeared after 9-10 years in 2007-08 on TV as zaid Hamid (his father was a retired Army col. Zaman Hamid. His full name is Syed zaid zaman, (hamid is his father’s 2nd name).
All the news reports of kazzab were later compiled as a book " Fitna Yusuf kazzab" which was published in 1997 ( 12 years ago and Zaid hamid was not famous at that time) and his name is mentioned in this book more then 20 times with yusuf kazzab. Below actual pages of this book are provided which clearly mention zaid zaman hamid’s relation with yusuf kazzab.
Note:- Arshad Qurashi, the Auther of the book “Fitna yusuf Kazzab” has dead in 2003( May Allah bless him Jannah). His brother Ansar Iqbal is owner of Muaarif Publishers Lahore and he confirmed that this book was published in 1997 by his brother. Phone number of Muaarif Publisher is 042-7214662
Why his past is necessary to discuss and disclose?
When ever zaid hamid is asked for his contacts with kazzab he always saying it a ‘ Zionist’s and kuffar’s blame game to stop his ‘mission’. In this research his actual reply and a detailed analysis of his reply is also included. If he were to say that in the past he was following yousuf kazzab and now he got Tauba from Allah and again became a Muslim then there was no need to criticize him on his past. But he refuses his relation with kazzab and all allegations and can not present any single evidences against all these solid evidences which are now part of the history and can not be ignored.
(Those who think that zaid hamid has ‘cleared’ his position on this issue many times and he has ‘nothing to do with yusuf kazzab’ ..…they please must read till the end)
If he cannot clear his position, It means he is still following kazzab and his belief is suspected and he has some suspected goals behind getting the trust of Pakistani nation by exploiting their love to the country and islam. He is “cashing” the hate of the nation toward Israel and India by using his strong speaking power and now he is forwarding towards next step to continue a movement like “Wake Up Lahore”. type slogans and program. He had also started his programs and lectures in colleges and universities of different cities. If a person having a sound and clear background were to start such thing then it was necessary to help him for every Pakistani, but if such person whose past is dangerous he can inject poison in the youth coating it as sugar any time.
Why News Papers reported him as an active follower of yousuf Kazzab in 1996-97?
Here are some parts of news reports of 1996-97 printed in many national news papers like khabrain, jang, takbeer etc which mention the role of Zaid Hamid as an active follower of yousuf kazzab during the protest and trial against him. All these news reports and columns were compiled later in a book named “Fitna yusuf kazzab”. How Zaid Hamid can reject these evidences and can claim that this is propaganda of CIA while these reports are published before his appearance as “patriot” and “Islamic scholar
Yousaf kazzab deputed zaid zaman as his 1st khalifa in the presence of 100 “SAHABA”-.Book “ Fitna yousaf kazzab” page no 313, 427 and 404 “ reported by daily khabrain 8 nov 1997
It is notable that zaid hamid was working as manager in a security company Brink’s, After this he established his own security company Brasstacks and then converted it into a so-called think tank.
The Audio Tape
The audio tape of this meeting ( this tape was used as an evidence against Kazzab in court and it was scientifically proved by specialists that the voices in the tape are real )
Zaid Hamid also delivered a speech in this audio. They claim that voice is different from Zaid hamid but these are reasons of a slighter change in voice.
1-This was recorded 12 year ago and in this long period voice of every person gets a slighter change.
2-We have listened zaid hamid every time in an emotional and aggressive style but in video he is speaking in a slow tone to praise yusuf kazab.
3-If this tape is made “now” to involve him then why this audio tape and its containing words were published in newspapers in 1997?( below is given that report of newspaper ( book’s page no 94-95) which contains 100% same words of this audio tape.
4-Keep in mind that this audio was presented in court against kazzab if it was fake then why it was needed to “involve” zaid hamid 12 years ago?
If you are his regular listener you can recognize his voice and style even after 12 years.
2- Zaid zaman was also part of a plan to escape yousaf kazzab from the jail to any other country as zaid zaman was1- expert commando and 2- fought in afghan war. ( these two qualities of zaid zaman reported 12 years before clearly mention that this person was our ‘hero’ zaid zaman hamid)
Book “ Fitna yousaf kazzab page no 51 “reported by weekly Takbeer 11-17 nov 1997
And page 306 reported by Daily Khaibrain 15 may 1997
You may be confused that mobile number of yusuf kazzab’s wife given in above page is a Telenor number of 0342 code but telenor started it services in Pakistan in 2005 so how is it possible that a phone of 0342 code was working in 1997? Actually in 1997, PAKTEL had its code for Islamabad 0351 and for Lahore 0342 (they assigned these codes on PTCL city codes of Islamabad 051 and for Lahore 042 adding digit 3 with them. So kazzab’s wife was using a Paktel number with Paktel Lahore code of 0342.
The above two reports are from two different Pakistani news papers Weekly TAKBEER and Daily Khabrain reported in may, 1997.This is very clear that the 1st khalifa of kazzab named zaid zaman was a commando and he was also well known because of his Afghan Jihad participation. And we clearly know that Zaid Hamid have these qualities as he proudly accepts that he fought Afghan jihad. How Zaid Hamid can reject and say this is a blame game to destroy his “mission”?
3:- Yousaf kazzab introduced zaid zaman as his SAHABI.
Book “ Fitna yousaf kazzab page no 77 “ reported in Special report in Sunday Magazine by daily khabrain 15 jun 1997
4- Zaid zaman also contacted some consulates of foreign countries to seek help for kazzab.Book “ Fitna yousaf kazzab page no 306 “daily khabrain 15 May 1997 ( Page 306 is available above) and page no 302 daily khabrain 6 may 1997.
5- zaid zaman deputed his security company and guards to protect Kazzab’s home and his wife during his court trial.
Book “ Fitna yousaf kazzab page no 314 “reported by dialy khabrain 23 may 1997.
(Page 314 is available above ) and Page number 76 below.
6- Molana Abdul Satar Niazi said in an interview to media that A young man Zaid Zaman came to him to clear the position of Kazzab. Book “ Fitna yousaf kazzab page no 390
7- Yousuf kazzab said Syed zain zaman is the first person who accepted my prophet hood and became Sideeq. Book “ Fitna yousaf kazzab page no 95
8- Yousaf kazzab deputed zaid zaman as his representative for Pak army( bcoz zaid hamid is son of Retired army col. Zaman Hamid ?)Book “ Fitna yousaf kazzab page no 44 “reported by weekly Takbeer 30 march-05 April 1997.
His name as an active follower and 1st Khalifa of Kazab was also mentioned in local and national media and khabrain, Ummat, nawa e waqt. weekly takbeer, jassarat and other newspapers reported him, this is also mentioned in this book with relative dates.
Zaid Zaman’s relation with kazzab is reported repeatedly in different reports of newspapers in 1997-98. Here are some more pages
These facts shows clearly that ZAID ZAMAN HAMID links with YOSUF KAZZAB and now he want to establish Khilafah of Yousuf Kazzab.
Please read all post and take decision in the light of Quran and Sunah.
I moved to USA about 17 years back and hence was relatively out of touch with the developments in Pakistan. Therefore it was not only abysmal but rather surprising to see Zaid Zaman now Zaid Hamid (I am not sure what is he up to or why did he change his name) portrayed as a scholar, a defense analyst, a nationalist and may be someone who can lead our nation in the future. I think the last time I met Zaid was when he attended my wedding ceremony along with few other of his very close friends. All of his associates who attended the ceremony were the followers of a “Peer” named Yusuf. There I came to know that Zaid was not only the devotee but in essence one of the top followers of this “Peer” Mr. Yusuf, an ex army officer with quite a bit of following among youngsters. Later I came to know that this Peer was arrested as he claimed himself to be a prophet.
I met Zaid Zaman first when we went for a debate competition arranged by Pakistan Airforce in Risalpur representing Adamjee Science College. I do not want to comment much about my first impression but it was of course not very pleasant and positive. Then onwards being a debater, I visited Zaid’s academic institution the NED University frequently for different Students Union Programs. At that point Afghan jihad had a great impact on the lives of Pakistani nation. I remember all this not because it was too obvious, but in essence was too weird to too creepy to see Zaid portraying himself as a fighter in a battle field or may be dramatizing his actions as much as if he was acting in a movie scene. Hence I always felt that Zaid had some kind of mental instability. And now being a physician in USA for 17 years, we call some one demonstrating these symptoms as a Bipolar with Manic Disorder type, where one thinks himself as a redeemer, a savior and some one who possess grandiose personality.
What made me write this letter is not that I have any thing against Zaid Zaman, but since he could be another leader in the making in Pakistan, hence I felt it to be my responsibility and obligation to let people know about him. This is the least I could do to my beloved homeland. Pakistani nation has already been deceived and betrayed repeatedly by their leaders in the past. It breaks my heart to see they end up making another disastrous mistake. And once again become victim of prevarication and fiddling. Mr. Zaid Zaman is a devotee of a liar, follower of a claimer of false prophecy and an unstable person. My dear friends this is the age of technology and multimedia resources, like a true believer do not get bitten by the same hole twice. Take your time and use all the possible resources before you start delegating some one as your leader!! Now of course it is up to every individual to decide what do they want to do!!
Mohsin Ansari MD FAAP, Medical Director,
University of Maryland School of Medicine
More than 50 % (1st Half) of his above reply is completely irrelevant from the topic and he is asking a lot of questions instead of giving answers of above mentioned questions.
Zaid Hamid did not reply that why Pakistani media was reporting his name repeatedly as biggest follower of kazzab in 1996-97? Were Pakistani News papers following any CIA propaganda against a “ future scholar “? Keep in mind that at time zaid zaman hamid was not famous as today, so why new papers were “harming his image”? and if we assume that audio tape was made as a scientific trick then why high court Lahore accepted it as an evidence in the trial and what about continuous reports against him in news papers of that time?
The only notable part of his reply is (Curse of Allah, angels and momineen be on those liars who claim to be "prophets" after Sayyadna Khatim un Nabiyyeen Muhemmed Rasul Allah (saw).Also cursed and Rajeem are those who follow such liar "prophets")
The most Important point (recall kazzab’s claims in your mind again and read)
If a believer of kazzab says that he believes in Khatam e Nabuwat, he is right in his belief because according to them Yaousaf kazzab is not a new prophet but he is 2nd return of Muhammad SAW ( naooz Billah). Keep in mind that kazzab is not a ‘new prophet’ for them but kazzab is same as Muhammad SAW ( naoozbillah)
Due to yusuf kazzab, khatam-e-nabuwat is not disturbed. It means that believer of yusuf kazzab (as 2nd return of Muhammad SAW) can claim that he still believes in khatam-e-nabuwat.
Same in this sense, Zaid Hamid says that “curse on the false prophets” then he is not cursing on the kazzab as Kazzab is not a false prophet according to his belief. He is cursing on “false prophets” not the “true prophet” like kazzab( as kazzab is true prophet to him) Naoozbillah. When he says that Muhammad SAW is the last prophet then still he is not denying his belief as Kazzab is not a new prophet but he is Muhammad SAW( naoozbillah)
If some body blames you that you believe in Kazzab as prophet then what will be your rational reaction? You will immediately reply that “Curse of Allah on the yusuf kazzab and his followers”. Zaid Hamid never never said that curse of Allah on “yousaf kazzab” and his followers. Why? If he were to curse on yusuf kazzab directly then it was more convincing and after this all allegations on him become ineffective but he never said “curse on yusuf Kazzab”.
Another fact that will prove our claim that
in any of his videos while replying on allegations he never said the word “ yousaf kazzab”….why?? Did any body heard the word “yousaf kazzab” from his mouth? Even he never said his name “yousuf” during the explanation because he knows that if he says “yousuf “ then it will be necessary to say “kazzab” ( which means the biggest liar ) with his name as all Muslims say with the name of every false prophet.
Is this not shocking?
Because he does not want not to take the name of yusuf kazzab in insulting manners???. Try to search on youtube but you cannot find a single video in which he saying yusuf kazzab’s name)
Here is an example and see how zaid hamid by passes the original question put by a student in his recent program in Superior University Lahore at 5 jan 2010.
Ziad Hamid is demanding repeatedly sharia proof for the allegations on him but when did he provide any sharia proof when he blamed Senior Journalist Hamid Mir as CIA Agent in a live TV show? Ziad Hamid is blaming so many politicians in his almost every show (we know they are not innocent ) but sharia proof is still needed before allegations as Zaid Hamid needs in his own case. But he could not present even a single paper as a proof in his any program.
Zaid Hamid’s TV shows are sponsored?
There is another allegation on him that his tv shows are sponsored by some hidden resources and he pays tv channels to get his shows on air. It means that his shows are just like paid documentaries.
1- Zaid hamid started his TV shows on TV1 channel with the name of his company brasstracks which is a security services provider company owned by him in islam abad. Did you ever have seen any tv show whose name is based on a company name? How TV channels allowed him to advertise his own company name as the name of program in a show which is “not sponsored”?
His TV shows are recorded in brasstracks offices and then they are on aired after paying the on air time to the TV channels. TV channels are not showing their secret agreements to the public and it is a little hard to prove it but if we just analyze the situation we can reach to the story behind the scene.
An interesting comparison is given here between different popular Pakistani talk shows( political, defense analyses and current issues programs) and zaid hamid’s talk show
Watch the background and theme of all these shows( All above scenes are from different channels and different popular shows i.g Mere Mutabiq, Kamran Khan show, Capital Talk, Bolta Pakistan, Dunya Today, Lucman Show)
About these we know that they are 100% recorded (or even live aired) inside the tv channel’s studios
Now watch scenes from different programs of zaid hamid here
These are scenes from different programs or episodes of zaid hamid’s famous shows. Is this background and lighting plan ever seen in any talk show on any tv channel (or just an effort to hide the interior of his office)?. Some body can accept that these are studio recordings? And he claims TV channels are paying him instead of getting some thing. (but not allowing him to use studios for recording??)
Zaid Hamid ( The hero of ‘revival of khilafat and sharia’ only changes the fashionable girls and his suits in these programs) This issue will be discussed later why zaid hamid and his team is using girls & boys close interaction to attract youth while having a motto of revival of khilafat and sharia.
2- Why TV channels are not giving enough time to General (R) Hameed Gul and Imran Khan who are speaking on national interest against India and USA from more than ten years? Do they have speaking, convincing or analytical power and knowledge less then Zaid Hamid? Even last year Hameed Gul was threaten by Americans not to speak against Musharraf, Butto Murder and judges case. But he was not given enough chance to speak like zaid hamid on TV channels. why? He is not patriot or he has any blame in his career? Even Hameed Gul is more prominent hero of afghan Jihad then Zaid Hamid.
3- Did u ever scene a TV show on any TV channel like Zaid Hamid’s shows in which the hosts ( most of them are unknown and unskilled girls) are giving him just topic and he is only speaking, speaking more and more? In every political or current issue show host is also an anchor and discusses the matter with a strong participation, take views of viewers by live calls, letters or emails etc. We know so many famous political and defense analytical Tv shows Like Aaj Kamran Khan k sath, Mere Mutabiq, Bolta Pakistan, capital talk etc but Zaid hamid’s program seems as they want to give him more and more chance to speak without losing a single minute.
4- Have our TV channels become suddenly so patriot that they are giving their sale able time to a “ONE Man SHOW”.?
5- The host of zaid hamid’s show mostly saying him “Sir zaid hamid”. This is not usual in any TV show. U can watch many recorded shows of different anchors on youtube but you ll not get any host saying his scholar guest “ SIR” ??
After all above discussion, how can zaid hamid say that these programs are recorded by TV channels and TV channels are paying him? If not them who is sponsoring these long TV shows?
Please read all post and take decision in the light of Quran and Sunah.
My previous article focused on the free reign of hate speech in some Pakistani media outlets that made liberal use of a mix of unsubstantiated conspiracy theory, faulty facts, racial hatred and religious intolerance, and my perspective was formed particularly by watching Zaid Hamid who does the show "Brass Tacks."
In the week since, I have found the rhetorical violence present in the 'lectures' of Zaid Hamid followed up by a close dose of how it informs the reality of Brass Tacks and Zaid Hamid. Since the article he has circulated to the members of his mail group that I have attacked him at the behest of the Zionist Banking System, the Kufr Dajjal and that their 'war' has entered a new stage. He encouraged members to write to me, and they have in force. From veiled threats, to how my picture in this column looked like the dajjal (I am content with how God made me), or my membership to the 'Illuminati' amongst a number of others have all come my way, including links to documentaries on YouTube from where they have done their 'scholarly research…' Brass Tacks has a huge Islamic component, I wonder if Zaid Hamid has forgotten the lessons of 'tohmat', or allegations, and how Islam views it.
While at first I thought Zaid Hamid to be well-intended but misguided, what I have now seen firsthand demonstrates delusion. In this postmodern world where people have surrendered a good deal of their intimate freedoms to impersonal institutions, where the interlinked nexus of governments and corporations creates ripples that people find difficult to understand, the conspiracy theorist takes the easy way out by assuming that all events are at the hands of a secret few. Despite the invalidity of these theses, they have staying power because they offer no proof, and hence they cannot be disproved, especially if they are the product of a paranoid imagination. Common to most of these conspiracy theories is 'de-individualization', which is lumping people into impersonal groups and taking their humanity away from them. That's what Zaid Hamid does when he rants about the inferiority of Hindus, the inherent evil nature of Jews or Pakistani leaders he disagrees with. He neglects to realize that his method is what also drove the neoconservatives in creating a world in their own ethnocentric image and in the killing fields of Iraq. This method also drove the perpetrator of the Marriott attack, who was so convinced of his mission that he didn't mind killing scores of the poorest for a few choice targets.
As far as me being a Zionist Banker goes, I have never worked for a bank, or own shares in any. I did work briefly once for the World Bank, a development organization (one that I also believe has done some harm to the people it is mandated to help), but that was a short-term consultancy to research the value chain of apples for export and it had nothing to do with lending money. I do have two bank accounts, and the public is welcome to verify that in neither is there an exemption from paying the government Zakat, nor are there any withdrawals before it is imposed.
Let's hold Zaid Hamid to his own standards by looking at his record. On the website of his security consulting firm, also called Brass Tacks, he proudly mentions testimonials from employees of both Deutsche Bank and Bank of America (amongst ten other banks), and from Shell. Wait a second! Isn't this the same Zaid Hamid who does a TV programme that claims banks are in the hands of the Zionist Jews hungry to kill all Muslims? What is he doing profiting from protecting them after creating public animosity towards them? Is this the same Zaid Hamid who believes the world is being overrun by multinationals that are out to secure resources that will eventually harm Muslims? What is he doing profiting from protecting Shell, which has just signed an agreement to sell natural gas in the Governorate of Basra in Iraq under the US occupation? He is not living what he is preaching. He devours banks and multinationals on television but profits from them when the cameras stop rolling.
One of the major world conspiracies happens to be that the invasions of the US were conducted at the behest of Halliburton, an energy company with known ties to individuals of the US administration. Well, the Bank of America (BOA) has just recommended the stock of Halliburton after the CFO of the energy company met with BOA officials. So by one degree of separation, isn't Brass Tacks, the company of Zaid Hamid, linked to Halliburton because of the BOA connection?
Now I want to clarify that all the above facts are true, but I do not believe in the yarn I wind around them to make them connect. I do not believe for a second that Zaid Hamid intends to create fear and profit from it. He just happened to be a security expert who landed on TV with a pre-existing business and started preaching his prejudices derived from random conspiracy theories. I wrote the scenario above to illustrate how the coincidental can be woven together to make a compelling narrative that has no real truth, nor is it causal or correlated. It is thinking like this that I wish Zaid Hamid would question himself on, because as demonstrated above even he could fall prey to the world where nothing is substantiated and the dicey is used as truth to fan hatred.
As far as profiting from concerns he preaches against, well that's for him to resolve. But the absolutism that Zaid Hamid holds others to, he does not hold himself to apparently.
This absolutism is not just moral in his case, it is intellectual as well. In his recent programme, he described how income taxes were one of the greatest conspiracies of the US. Had he just bothered to look into the system of income taxes and public finance, he would have realized that a progressive taxation system is one of the greatest tools to redistribute wealth and to help the poor. Accidents of birth, talent and intelligence can be mitigated into a more just society when there is a documented tax base, and societies can pay for services to the economically disadvantaged. A progressive taxation system can make sure that there are good hospitals, schools, pensions and other benefits that can help them overturn an unequal society by redistributing from the rich to the poor. The welfare state that all populist Islamic leaders promise will be based on the progressive income tax system, not government sales tax (GST). If we had no income taxes, and only GST then we would be taxing consumption, and for the poor food is a large part of that, which means relative to income no income taxes and only GST; it would penalize the poor more than the rich and they would eat less. A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.
For example, Zaid Hamid has been insinuating for the longest time that most of Pakistan's leaders are in the pockets of the CIA. I am sure some are. However, Zaid Hamid makes one exclusion to his thesis, General Musharraf, someone who overtly cooperated more with the US than anyone else in Pakistan's history. Now exactly how Zaid Hamid has the knowledge to make this distinction, no one knows. By continuously insisting on television the he is the only one who knows these things, he is creating the cult of personality, not that of objectivity. After all, this is a man who decries the state of representative politics, of democracy, but that does not mean he has the right to do away with it, because the only alternative in his eyes would be someone he approves of (himself?), not who the people choose.
In the end, I would like to add a few cautionary notes. Brass Tacks is not a programme entirely without merit, and neither is Zaid Hamid. For example, he is right when he discusses the rancid imperialism of the US and its misadventures abroad, he is right when he believes that unfettered capitalism is bad, or that Muslims need to awaken from their slumber. He is right when he mentions there are flaws in an economic system that allows for hot money, that sells credit irresponsibly for mindless consumption. These are legitimate themes, and the fact that Zaid Hamid is non-sectarian is applause worthy.
But where Zaid Hamid should draw the line is upholding the facts that withstand query, abstaining from hate speech even if he opposes large swathes of humanity and verifying tracts that may not fit into his presuppositions. There is a place for both the right and left on television, after all that is what creates consensus through dialectic. What should be common is remembering Islam is a religion of peace.
Another face of the ISI mouth piece and Musharraf's sympathiser - Mr Zaid Hamid
by N. Shahrukh
Ghalib's verse which later became a proverb "Hain kawakib kuchh, nazar aatay hain kuchh" is true for Mr Zaid Hamid, the fiery young expert of strategic issues and Jihad who has shot to fame in a few months through a programme Brasstacks on TVone.
Yes, Zaid Hamid is really IMPRESSIVE and he is taking the simple idealistic people of Pakistan, especially youth and women by storm. Had I not known him for the last 20 years, I would, too, have been all praise for this 'new' bright face on the TV talking about Zionism, Muslim conquests, Afghan Jihad, good and bad Talibans, and what not through his self-sponsored TV programme.
Just a REMINDER and WARNING to all my friends who trust my words:
If you guys remember the Pakistan false prophet, YUSUF ALI, who was arrested and sentenced to death by the Lahore High Court and then murdered in Kot Lakhpat jail by a fellow prisoner - this guy Zaid Hamid was known as Zaid Zaman at that time and was the Khalifah of that Kazzab. Zaid is still leading that cult which belongs to the firqah batinyah of sufism and they have a different aqeedah altogother which they only profess within their inner core. Many of my personal friends fell prey to his charisma in the 1990s, some of them reverted back to Hidayah and were instrumental in filing a case against Yusuf Ali which ultimately lead to his death sentence and the cult members dispersed for a few years.
All of the followers of Yusuf Kazzab are now gathering once again in Islamabad and after 11 years Zaid Zaman has reappeared as Zaid Hamid.
I first came to know about Zaid Hamid when he acted as a translator to Hekmatyar in 1989 during his visit to Karachi. I was really impressed by the bright faced young engineer from NED University who spoke excellent Persian, Pashto, Urdu and English. Later, I came to know that the training centre for Pakistani mujahideen in Posta Fez, Jalalabad was run by this man.
I soon got introduced to new friends who were part of his team in Afghanistan. I even tried to run away from home in 1991 at the age of 14 to go to Afghanistan but was some how caught and persuaded by my family to refrain. In the same year I distributed several cassettes of a documentary - Qasasul Jihad - produced by Zaid Zaman, which showed live scenes of combat between Afghan mujahideen and Russian forces and was the first of its kind. For me Zaid Zaman and his team were like the re-incarnation of the heroes of Muslim medieval history.
However, soon Zaid Zaman was the centre of a scandal of misappropriation of funds of a large UK-based NGO, Muslim Aid, of which he was a representative in Pakistan and Afghanistan. He also then parted ways with Hekmatyar and Haqqani and joined the ranks of Ahmed Shah Masood. Later he abandoned Jihad altogether and became a Sufi.
In 1994, when I was in aitikaf in Ramazan, one of Zaman's close associates, who was also a very close friend of mine, came to meet me and started talking strangely about the "real" meanings of Islam denouncing each and every known Islamic scholar. He said that all translations and commentaries of Quran till date were blasphemous. He also said that every century has an 'Imam-e-zamana' who we should take bayah (oath of allegiance) of and he would soon arrange my meeting with that Imam.
Alhamdulillah, because of my strong beliefs I never ever met that so-called Imam-e-zamana but many of my friends fell into the trap. Soon, Yusuf Ali was being invited to dinner parties in many of my friends' homes who were seen holding beads (tasbeeh) in their hands and preaching zikr and sufism here and there.
I lost many of my closest friends as I felt very uneasy with their beliefs and discussions. The basis of their belief was a 'maudhu' hadith that Allah (SWT) created the noor of Muhammad (SAW) before the creation of the Universe. That 'noor' will remain till eternity and even if the Prophet (SAW) is physically not with us today, his noor is present in the 'Imam-e-zamana' and hence he should be followed as the Prophet (SAW) was by his companions. Na'aauzubillah!
Meanwhile, Muhammad Tahir of Weekly Takbeer broke the news of Yusuf Ali and his cult quoting statements of some of the defectors who realized what was wrong and were ready to go to court against this fitnah. Yusuf Ali was accused of claiming to be a false prophet, immoral practices including sexual abuse of his women followers and homosexuality. Soon, a case was filed against him and the Tahaffuz Khatme Nabuwwat people also became a party.
Yusuf Ali was sentence and sentenced to death based on irrefutable evidence of his misguided beliefs including the claim of false prophethood.
Click to the link below to read a BBC report by Zafar Abbas on the death sentence of the Pakistani false prophet Yusuf Ali:
The Tahaffuz-e-Khatm-e-Nabuwwat office at Numaish, MA Jinnah Road and journalist Muhammad Tahir still has the record of that case and clippings of related news reports containing statements of witnesses who were once part of the cult themselves.
The name of Zaid Zaman Hamid also appeared in several of the news reports appearing in those days in Takbeer, Ummat, Khabrain, Jasarat, etc as he was the key promoter and khalifa of Yusuf Kazzab and the witnesses during the court proceedings and the press statements mentioned his name.
According to my knowledge, Zaid Hamid is still leading that cult in Islamabad and sources close to him confirm that he still proclaims the same beliefs of Yusuf Kazzab. It is not confirmed, tough, whether the new "Imam-e-zamana" is Zaid Zaman himself or some other person.
If you want to warn your friends and family from this fitnah, please spread this message to everyone you know.
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Why Zaid never deny Yousaf Kazzab but the false prophets after Huzur (SAWW)? and How he satisfies his followers?
I read his teams and his answers in details to all the queries made by people who want to know the truth and watched his all videos and came to this conclusion. What Mr. Zaid Hamid thinks of Yousaf Kazzab is that Yousaf Kazzab was a Wali Allah who loved prophet (SAWW), and he thinks that Yousaf Kazzab never said that he was a Nabi and was arrested for NO REASON. That's why he sends LANAT on all the fake prophets but doesn't mention YOUSAF KAZZAB's name because in Zaid's views Yousaf Kazzab didn't claim to be prophet. And this is how he satisfies his followers by saying every thing against those who claimed to be prophet (Nauzbilah) sparing Yousaf Kazzab.
I guarantee you (the youth) that this man Zaid Hamid will never say a word against Yousaf Kazzab. He never did and he will never.
In the Audio tape, his voice is clear, even after hearing his all speeches, I can identify his voice from thousand others. It’s absolutely him with Yousaf Kazzab and it’s absolutely him who tried to save him and followed him till his murder in jail. No one called Hamid Zaid “A KAAFIR”. In every speech, whenever one asks his links with Yousaf Kazzab, he gets hysteric and instead of explaining his links with Yousaf Kazzab to the audience, he starts this KAAFIR thing.
The worst thing about Zaid hamid is that he is generating a ”War Hysteria among youth”, which is going to take us to no where. Islam is the religion of peace but Mr. Zaid Hamid's teachings or lectures are taking us to the urge, where there would be only one option "To Die".
His recent lecture in Faisalabad makes us more clear about his plan. By Taking a Hadith, which is not authentic, he is generating a war hysteria and wants to fulfill this un-authentic Hadith i.e. Ghazwa-e-Hind.
In his speech, he wanted the youth to fulfill this Hadith. Why? Even if you consider this Hadith as authentic, it’s a foreseeing. It doesn’t say that you need to fulfill it. If it’s authentic, it will be fulfilled itself.
Have you ever seen a patriot muslim Pakistani, who instead of giving references from Quran and Hadith, gives references of Auliya, facebook and YouTube? See Zaid Hamid!
A question to Mr. Zaid, “How many authentic Ahadeeth, are you following or fulfilling?” You followed a False prophet, you followed him to his death OR say you did not? You tried to save a person and fought for him, who claimed to be Prophet (Nauzbillah). Where was your muslimhood then? Where was your love for Islam and Prophet Muhammad (SAWW)?
All of a sudden, from nowhere Mr. Zaid Hamid appears on TV with his self sponsored programs, which he had been preparing for all the ten years, he was out of scene to fulfill the prophecy of his Murshad Yousaf Kazzab. He is on Army's side because he's son of an army man and he knows how to get sympathies of army.
Government is weak and destabilized already. He wants the mid-term elections like every other political party right now in Pakistan is willing to have. Till then, with his lectures and stuff, he will make a team who will take him as a leader. He dreams of becoming a president of the country with full army support and the very next step after becoming president himself or his team in govt. he dreams of attacking india to fulfill the “Ghazwa-e-Hind”.
On one hand he will thus pay tribute to his beloved dead wali friend Yousaf Kazzab and on the other hand his war hysteria will be satisfied which was provoked in him in his early 20's and still is with him, proven in his speeches.
Hats off to you Mr. Zaid Zaman Hamid. You chose the right thing. Its very easy for you to fool the young generation with false un-authentic sources and emotional words and phrases and once you’re succeeded, youth in your hand means the future of Pakistan to be in your hands.
(*clapping for your master plan*)
All the above said is my analysis of Zaid Hamid. Readers can have absolutely different opinions.