When the Audio of Yusuf Kazab’s Bait e Raza speech first came online and people started asking questions to Zaid Hamid, if he is the Syed Zaid Zaman in the audio – Zaid Hamid circumvented the real question by giving broad answers or simply asking the questioners to come to his office for answers.
However, Zaid Hamid’s followers were either not so clever or sincerely believed that Zaid Hamid is not the Syed Zaid Zaman in the Audio where Yusuf Kazab is introducing him as his Sahabi. Therefore, they started spamming Facebook pages, blogs and forums with the messages that this audio is fake and that someone else has made the audio with a similar sounding voice as that of Zaid Hamid.
Even after the admission of Zaid Hamid, that he knew Yusuf Kazab since 1992 and the surfacing of Zaid Hamid’s article of Daily DAWN in which Zaid Hamid admits that he was present in court throughout the proceedings, Zaid Hamid’s fans are unwilling to accept this fact that the Sahabi Syed Zaid Zaman in the audio of Bait e Raza is actually Zaid Hamid – the security analyst and founder of Brasstacks.
But the interesting fact in this entire boxing match of claims [that the audio is that of Zaid Hamid] and counter claims [that the audio is fake] is that Zaid Hamid has never personally stated that the audio is fake. He has never stated this once, not even hinted about it, not even said this in an alluding manner.
This raises a very interesting question, that why Zaid Hamid is not denying the Bait e Raza audio to be his voice ? We all know that Zaid Hamid has proved himself to be a lying maestro, a person who spits out 180 lies/hour. So why such a compulsive liar not denying his voice in the Bait e Raza audio ?
There are two main reasons for this:
Zaid Hamid’s denial of the audio will deprive him of his status of Sahabiat
The first, ideological and main reason is that Yusuf Kazab declared Zaid Hamid to be his Sahabi and then made him his Khalifa as well. If Zaid Hamid denies the audio tape, he would be denouncing his status of sahabiat. This is exactly why Zaid Hamid is not calling Yusuf a Kazab, if he will call Yusuf a Kazab – Zaid Hamid’s status amongst the rest of the muslims will also be of an ordinary muslim. By denouncing Yusuf Kazab, he will immediately loose his sacred status of being an Abu Bakr (Nauzobillah) and a great Sufi of our time. If Zaid Hamid calls Yusuf a Kazab – he would be unable to prove himself to be a sufi, a dervaish, a faqeer, a man of immense spiritual status – because all this statuses were awarded to him by his peer and nabi Yusuf Kazab.
Calling Yusuf a Kazab would rob Zaid Hamid of the grandious stature that Yusuf awarded him. After calling Yusuf a Kazab, Zaid Hamid will never be able to prove himself a mureed of a Sufi, let alone a Sufi Master himself.
Zaid Hamid’s denial of the audio can immediately be refuted via Audio Forensics
Fortunately for the rest of us and unfortunately for Zaid Hamid and his fans, we live in the age of technology. Just like its extremely easy for anyone to make a video or an audio, anyone can now also verify the authenticity of an audio and find out if the voice of a person in a particular audio matches the voice of another person in other audios.
Actually this is an entire field and area of specialization, popularly known as Audio Forensics and we have many audio forensic experts around the world. Wise Geek describes Audio Forensics as follows:
Audio forensics is, simply, the use of scientific investigation, technology and tools to determine the authenticity of sound for civil or criminal cases. The results of audio forensics can be used as evidence in various legal cases dealing with anything from divorce to industrial espionage. It’s also not uncommon to see audio forensic analysis applied to surveillance tapes used in cases against employers or employees of a particular business.
Audio forensics has a long history with the United States military and government. In World War II, the technology was used to identify the voices of targeted enemies that sounded over radios and telephones. The use of a sound spectrograph, which plotted voice patterns’ frequencies and amplitudes, helped analyzers identify people of interest. In recent years, audio forensics is used to analyze messages created by terrorists to help pinpoint their locations, the audio’s creation time and other originating factors.
Some of the things that are commonly evaluated in an audio clip to determine its authenticity are background noises, voice frequency changes, noises emanating from recording equipment and stop, start and pause signatures. Any discontinuity in these areas may signal to the analyzer that the recording is inauthentic or has been compromised. Sometimes, these discontinuities can be masked behind background sounds and extra work has to be done to uncover them.
One of the most popular techniques used during analysis is to compare one unknown sound against a known one to identify it. This can be done in cases involving voices, where one speaker has been identified but the other has not. With voices, prosody, vowel formant trajectory, pitch striations, breath patterns, nasal resonances, speech pathologies and more can be used to identify speakers.
Audio Forensic experts can also pin point the location at which the audio was recorded by analyzing the frequency signatures of local electrical power sources.
The software of choice for Audio Forensic Experts is DCLive Forensics. This software is so easy to use, that you dont have to be an expert to run different audio samples on it and find out if they match or not. Using DCLive Forensics the following can easily be proved:
- Comparison of Zaid Hamid’s current voice samples with the voice sample of Syed Zaid Zaman from the Bait e Raza audio could be done to prove that the voices are that of the same person.
- Comparison of voice sample of Bait e Raza audio with that of current voice sample from Bait e Raza mosque at Chowk Yateemkhana Lahore to prove that both the audios were recorded at Bait e Raza mosque.
We know that Zaid Hamid will never deny that he is not the Syed Zaid Zaman in the Bait e Raza audio because of the fact that doing so would deprive him of his sacred status bestowed upon him by his Nabi Yusuf Kazab.
However, even if somehow Zaid Hamid gulps this cup of poison and denies that audio – we can easily prove this any where around the world – at a location of Zaid Hamid’s choosing that the voice in Bait e Raza audio is that of Zaid Hamid. (Insha Allah)