The audio published below is a part of the Session Court record in Yusuf Kazab Blasphemy Case. The audio is bayan that Yusuf Kazab delivered at Bait e Raza on the occasion of his notorious world assembly.
Yusuf Kazab’s lawyer who was assisted by Zaid Hamid attacked this evidence on the grounds that it was submitted by an unknown person and requested the Court to deem this Audio Cassette inadmissible.
However, Yusuf Kazab’s defense lawyers never attacked the authenticity of this Audio Cassette. They were only concerned with somehow throwing this Audio Cassette out of the list of evidences been piled against Yusuf Kazab.
The Audio Cassette was such a solid evidence that Yusuf Kazab denied all alegations leveled against him by eye-witnesses, but when questioned regarding the Audio Cassette – he only sufficed to say that “My counsel has advised me to not answer this question”. Case in point is the following question asked to Yusuf Kazab by the lawyer of Anjuman e Tahafuz e Khatam e Nabuwwat:
Q.66. Is it correct that while delivering speech on 28.2.1997 in mosque ‘Baitul Raza’ you said as recorded in Audio Cassette (Exh.P-1), that as to
why you selected mosque ‘Baitul Raza’ for the World Assembly and as to why you did not select ‘Masjid-e-Nabwi’ and ‘Masjid-e-Harram’ and you explained that you selected mosque ‘Baitul Raza’ in the same manner as ‘Ghar-e-Hira’ was selected by Allah and you also said that some Surat/Ayaat and even Holy Quran were present there?
Ans. After consultation with my counsel, I did not want to answer this question.
The first part of the audio is an introduction to the concepts used by Yusuf Kazab in his bayan. The rest of the six parts are unedited parts of the 53 mins Audio Cassette of Yusuf Kazab’s Bayan.
Authenticity Note: Yusuf Kazab testified in Court and signed a statement that this is his Audio and he is the speaker in the Audio.
Press Outlets or any individual could download the original Audio for their own record from here.
Zaid Hamid has publicly admitted this fact that he assisted Yusuf Kazab’s lawyers and that he was an eye-witness to the entire trial. For references see Zaid Hamid’s article published in DAILY DAWN on 13th August, 2000 and his on camera statements that he took up the case and defended Yusuf Kazab (only that he fails to call him Kazab).