The Truth – a story of a follower and activist of Zaid Hamid..

M Hamza Bakhshi Stop deleting my post, let people read the truth.

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

I write this post with a heavy heart.

To all my brothers and sisters who are still firm believers and followers of Zaid Hamid I only ask that you read this with an open mind without the ‘conspiracy theory’ blanket we place on all anti-zaid hamid comments.

I met Zaid Hamid before the wake up series, It was actually a coincidence. He was dining in at a restraunt and i happened to bump into him. At the time his Brass Tack programs were starting to pick up quite a following. I remember walking up to him and hugging him and telling him how proud my family was of the honourable work he was doing.

Zaid Hamid has a very large presence, one that draws you in. As soon as you meet him you want to know him better you want to be his friend. He has this special way of connecting with people and I felt that immediately. Zaid Hamid spoke to me for a few minutes but left a deep impression.

Some time after this meeting a relative of mine got involved with Zaid Hamid in the wake up series. I made it a point to attend these and try to ‘educate’ my skeptic friends on the greatness of the vision and ideology of Zaid Hamid.

This whole issue of Yusuf Kazzab didnt effect me at the beginning. True, I didn’t understand what Zaid Hamid’s strategy was in dealing with this. Why he denied and then he didn’t. I, non the less, as an unquestioned follower tried to explain to everyone about the intricacies of the situation. I told them Zaid Hamid did not tell anyone to avoid fitna between sects and that it all made sense if you just spent some time to understand it.

I know, since some of my friends were also followers, that we all deep down had questions. I suppose its normal. I mean after all one fine morning Zaid Hamid is the talk of the town. Where did he come from? What does he represent?

Anyhow, I guess I chose to ignore everything. Until – now after reading the next paragraph you can doubt what i say, have a problem with it or agree with it. Frankly, I am only telling you because I feel I have to. I am not interested in a debate, what you choose to do is up to you.

I met a man, who I and the people I know, hold in the highest of esteem and reverence (which is probably irrelevant to you – I will call him Haq Sahib). Haq Sahib knew Yusuf Kazzab, and he mentioned how him and others like him were partly to blame since they made him the monster that he turned out to be. They would praise him, follow and obey him without question. Haq Sahib told me of a sermon that Yusuf Kazzab gave, a sermon I discarded when i heard it before. Haq Sahib narrated that sermon nearly word for word. In this sermon Yusuf Kazzab introduces Zaid Hamid – – as his sahabi.

Zaid Hamid didnt only know Yusuf Kazzab he was one of his closest associates.

This revelation of was the final nail in the coffin.

This is the truth my friends. Zaid Hamid is lying about his association with Yusuf Kazzab. This is a fundemental flaw in his person and hence in all he represents. This brings to question his purpose and mission.

It is sad, and painful to come to terms with this but we can be excused because we all wholeheartedly followed him in search of truth, answers and solutions. Because he drew us to him through his personality and oratorical ability. Because as youth of this great nation we were desperate to be part of something big, something that would change the course of history. Something for Pakistan.

I leave you all to poke holes in this article and satisfy yourself in which ever way you please. I however have come to know and hope so will all of you.

Author: M Hamza Bakhshi

Note: The story was originally posted on the discussion board of Zaid Hamid Fb fanpage. However, we expect that the Zaid Hamid team will continue with its fascist ways to suppress freedom of expression and hence will remove this post instead of answering this person. The author has already requested the admins of Zaid Hamid fan page to not delete his narrative and let people read it.

A Person Will Be With Whom He Loves

Assalamualaykm WaRahmatuAllah

المرء مع من احب

A person will be with whom he loves. (Bukhari, Muslim)

Mulla Ali Qari (RH) states that the most common understanding for this hadith is that when a man loves those who are good and pious he will be raised with them on the day of resurrection, and if he loves those who are evil and corrupt he will be raised with these people on the day of resurrection.

This can be further seen in the hadith:

المرء على دين خليله

A person is upon the religion of his friend. (Tirmidhi)

It is narrated in Bukhari, on the authority of a large number of sahaba’s that a man came up to the Prophet Muhammad (sallalahu alayhi wassalam) and asked

“What do you say of a man who loves a certain group of people but cannot be of them?”

To this Muhammad (sallalahu alayhi wassalam) replied;

“A person will be with whom he loves”

By a certain group here the man meant those who were learned and pious that he loved these people but did not have the means to be amongst them.

Anas (RaziAllah Anhu) mentions in relation to this hadith;

“There was nothing which made us (sahaba’s) happier in this world than to hear this” (Muslim)

As they loved Muhammad (sallalahu alayhi wassalam) greatly, this hadith indicated that they would be with him the hereafter.

Some scholars have stated that this is a glad tiding of a good death for those who love the pious as they will be raised amongst them on the day of resurrection.

May Allah make us from those who are resurrected with the pious on the day of reckoning. Ameen.


It is the mercy of Allah (Azza wal Jall) that He lets you select the group to your liking and make you love them for the sake of Allah and even if you’ll not be able to make it towards them – In other words will not be able to make Hijrah – Allah (Azza wal Jall) because of your love and association towards them; because of them being pious and Allah fearing will make you resurrect with them. Subhan’Allah.

Has the time not come for us to recognize the Taifah-al-Mansoora and  love them for the sake of Allah Alone?

After making this clear the importance of association and love and how it can affect the Akhirah (Hereafter) of the person. I advice every Zaid Hamid supporter who defends, support, fight, live and die for him to reconsider your attitude and aptitude again. The question that should be asked without any pre-conceived ideas are.

1. How many lies of Zaid Hamid would you like to see refuted before you believe this person is a chain lier?
2. Do you want yourself to be with a lier on the Day of Judgment?
3. Do you want yourself to be with Yousuf Kazzab and cult because by defending Zaid Hamid, you defend Yousuf Kazzab as well, and even refrain from calling him Kazzab?
4. What answer will you give the Prophet Muhammad (sallalahu alayhi wassalam) when you’ll found under the Banner of Kazzab?
5. Do you want yourself to be enrolled with the enemies of Allah and His Messenger (sallalahu alayhi wassalam)  on the Day of Judgement?
6. Is the Messenger of Allah (sallalahu alayhi wassalam) more dear to you or Yousuf Kazzab, Zaid Hamid cult?

وَمَن يُطِعِ اللّهَ وَالرَّسُولَ فَأُوْلَـئِكَ مَعَ الَّذِينَ أَنْعَمَ اللّهُ عَلَيْهِم مِّنَ النَّبِيِّينَ وَالصِّدِّيقِينَ وَالشُّهَدَاء وَالصَّالِحِينَ وَحَسُنَ أُولَـئِكَ رَفِيقًا

“And whoever obeys Allah and His Noble Messenger (Peace and Blessings Be Upon Him) , will be with
those upon whom Allah has bestowed grace – that is, the Prophets and the truthful and the martyrs and the virtuous; and what excellent companions they are!” [Nisa 4:69]

May Allah resurrect us with them and make us love the Prophets, the truthful, the martyrs and the virtuous. Ameen.

کھلا خط ان نوجوانوں کے نام جو زید حامد سے متائثر ہیں

بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم

کھلا خط ان نوجوانوں کے نام جو زید حامد سے متائثر ہیں
میرے وطن کے نوجوانوں
السلام علیکم

دوستوں آج آپ کو خط لکھنے کی وجہ بہت اہم ہے اور وہ یہ ہے کہ زید زمان حامد نامی شخص اس وقت ایک متنازعہ شخصیت بن چکے ہیں اور جسکی وجہ سے ہم آپس میں ایک دوسرے سے لڑنے جھگڑنے لگ گئے ہیں حالانکہ ہم ایک دوسرے کو کل تک جانتے بھی نہ تھے اور آج ایک دوسرے کو گالم گلوش کر رہے ہیں کیوں؟
اگر ہم ٹائم پاس کرنا چاہتے ہیں لڑائی جھگڑا کرکے تو پھر ٹھیک ہے لگے رہو۔
اور اگر ہم سنجیدہ ہیں تو یہ بات طہ شدہ ہے کہ جب ہم آپس میں ایک دوسرے کو جانتے تک نہیں تو ذاتی معاملہ میں تو ہم لڑ نہیں رہے تو اس سے یہ بات ثابت ہوتی ہے کہ یہ ناراضگی کسی نظریہ کی بنیاد پر ہے۔
اور جب ہم فیس بک پے زید حامد صاحب کے پلیٹ فارم پے جمع ہوئے تو اسکی وجہ بھی یہ تھی کہ کسی نظریہ پے ہم سب متفق ہوے۔

چلیں پہلے ہم یہ دیکھتے ہیں کہ وہ کیا نظریات تھے جن پر ہم سب متفق تھے اور ہیں۔

1- سب سے پہلے تو ہم سب ایک ملک سے تعلق رکھتے ہیں۔ ۔جسکی ترقی بقاء وامن امان کے لیئے اپنی تمام قوت و صلاحیتوں کے ساتھ مخلص ہیں۔
2- ہمارا مذھب اسلام ہے ۔ جس سے محبت کرنا ہمارے ایمان کا حصہ ہے اور یہ ہی ہمارے وطن عزیز کے وجود اور بقاء کی بنیاد ہے۔

3- ہم سب کسی ایک ایسے لیڈر کی تلاش میں ہیں جو ہمارے ملک اور مذہب سے محبت کرتا ہو۔ نہ صرف زبانی بلکہ اپنے عمل سے ثابت کرتا ہو۔

یہ وہ بنیادیں ہیں جن پر ہم پہلے بھی متفق تھے اور آج بھی ہیں۔

تو پھر یہ گالم گلوچ اور جھگڑے کیوں شروع ہوگئے؟

حالانکہ وہ نظریات جن کی بنیاد پے ہم سب یہاں جمع ہوئے تھے وہ تو ایک ہی تھے تو آخر ایسی کونسی چیز ہمارے درمیان آئی جس نے ہمیں آپس میں لڑادیا؟

کیونکہ ہم ذاتی بنیاد پےتو کسی سے ناراض نہیں ہیں تو لازمی ہمارے نظریات کے ساتھ کچھ نہ کچھ کہیں نہ کہیں کسی نہ کسی نے دھوکہ،فریبی کے ساتھ کام لینے کی کوشش کی ہے۔

آئیےاسی بات کا خلاصہ کرنے کی کوشش کرتے ہیں۔
اس وقت ہم دو حصوں میں بٹ گئے ہیں۔
پہلا طبقہ:
جن کے خیال میں زیدزمان حامد ایک ایسی شخصیت ہیں جس نے کھلم کھلا امریکہ ،یہودی،ہندو کی سازشوں کو بےنقاب کیا۔(میڈیا پے پہلی بار یہ شخص ہے جسنے ایسا کیا) ورنہ کتابوں رسالوں میں بہت سے لوگوں نے یہ کام بہت پہلے سے کیا ہوا ہے اور آج تک کر رہے ہیں۔اور جہاں تک یوسف کذاب کی بات ہے وہ زید صاحب کا ذاتی معاملہ ہے۔

دوسرا طبقہ:
اس بات کا اقرار کرتے ہوئے کہ بے شک اس شخص نے ایک انقلاب برپا کیا خاص کر نوجوان نسل میں اور ہم بھی اس سے محبت کرنے والوں میں سے تھے لیکن جب ہمیں پتہ چلا کہ اس شخص کا ماٖضی ایک ایسے شخص کی خدمت میں گذرا جس نے نعوذباللہ نبی ہونے کا دعویٰ کیا تھا اور اسے سزائے موت سنائی گئی اور اسے اسلام آباد کے عسائیوں کے قبرستان میں دفن کیا گیا اور زید زمان حامد اس جھوٹے نبی کا چیلہ تھا اور اسکا کیس لڑتا رہا اور اس کے مرنے کے بعد اس نے اخبار میں کالم لکھا کہ ظلم ہوا ہے یوسف کذاب کے ساتھ ۔۔۔۔۔ توبھائی ہمارے لئے ایمان پہلے ہے امریکہ ،یہودی،ہندو بعد میں ہے۔

دونوں طبقوں کی بات جاننے کے بعد یہ بات سمجھ آئی کہ پہلا طبقہ نے نظریات کو چھوڑ کر زید زمان حامد کی ذات کو بنیاد بنا لیا اور دوسرے طبقہ نے نظریات کو اہمیت دی اور زید زمان حامد کو اس لئے چھوڑدیا کہ وہ شخص نظریات پے پورا نہیں اتر سکا۔
اس بحث کا خلاصہ یہ نکلا کہ اس اختلاف کی بنیاد ذات اور نظریات کا تصادم ہے۔اور تصادم کی بنیاد زید زمان حامد صاحب کا ماضی اور اعتقادات ہیں۔

اب دیکھیں پہلے طبقہ والےدوست وہ نظریات ہی بھول گئے جس پے وہ جمع ہوئے تھے اور ذات کی پیروی کرنے لگ گئے اور یہ بات بھول گئے کہ پاکستان کا مطلب لاالہ الاللہ اور محمد رسول اللہ ہے اور زید زمان صاحب کا ماضی یوسف کذاب رسول اللہ گاتے گاتے گزرا ہے۔ اور اوپر جو ہم نے ایک نظریہ کا ذکر کیا تھا کہ۔۔۔۔۔۔۔۔
ہمیں وہ لیڈر چاہیئے جس میں پاکستان اور ایمان دونوں خصوصیات ایک ساتھ جمع ہوں۔۔۔۔اور زید زمان حامد صاحب اس معیار پے اتر جاتے اگر اپنے ماضی پر شرمندگی اورموجودہ اعتقادات کو درست کر دیتے ۔
ذرا غور فارمائیں ۔۔زید صاحب نبی کریم صلی اللہ علیہ وسم کی محبت کی تو بات کرتے ہیں لیکن انکا اپنا ماضی ایک ایسے شخص کی خدمت میں گزرا جو جھوٹے نبی ہونے کا دعوے دار تھا۔۔۔۔اور اس بات کا اقرا زید زمان خود کرتے ہیں بلکہ یہاں تک کہتے ہیں کہ یوسف علی ایک شریف آدمی تھا اور اپنی بات ثابت کرنے کے لئیے جتنے علماء زید صاحب نے کوڈ کئے ان سب نے الٹا زید حامد کو جھوٹا ،مکار کہا جسکی ویڈیو فیس بک پے موجود ہیں۔

الزامات اور اسکی وجوھات۔

نبوت کا دعویٰ کرنے کے جرم میں یوسف کذاب کو حکومت پاکستان نے پھانسی کی سزا دی تھی اور تمام مکاتب فکر کے علماء نے متفقہ فتویٰ دیا تھا اس کے قتل ہونے کا اور یہ صرف 10 سال پرانی بات ہے۔
جونظریاتی لوگ زید زمان کے خلاف ہوگئے ہیں اسکی وجہ آپ صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم کی محبت ہے نہ کہ امریکہ یا ہندوں کی ایجنٹی۔

زید زمان حامد کے کردار کو سمجھنے کے لیئے ایک مثال سے سمجھنے کی کوشش کرتے ہیں۔

ایک شخص میرے دشمن کو میرے لئے گالی دے اور میرے دوسرے دشمن کے بارے میں مجھے کہے کہ نہیں جی وہ تو شریف آدمی ہے آپ کو غلط فہمی ہورہی ہے تو آپ خود بتائیں میں اس شخص کو کیا سمجھوں دوست یا دشمن؟

یاد رہے مسلمان کا سب سے بڑا دشمن وہ ہے جو دعویٰ نبوت کرتا ہے یا نبی کی توہین کرتا ہے جیسے مرزا غلام احمد قادیانی نے کیا،یوسف کزاب نے کیا،سلمان رشدی،ڈنمارک کا کاٹونسٹ وغیرہ

اب زید زمان صاحب اس بات کا تو اقرار کرتے ہیں کہ وہ محمد صلی اللہ علی وسلم کو آخری نبی مانتے ہیں
مگر انھوں نے اپنے ماضی کے کئی سال جھوٹے نبی کی خدمت میں جو گذارے اس کے حق میں عدالت میں یوسف کذاب کیس کی پیروی کی تاکہ اسے سزا نہ مل سکے اور اسکے قتل کے فیصلہ پر ڈان اخبار میں مضمون تک لکھا کہ یہ ظلم ہوا ہے ؟ کیا یہ قول اور فعل کا تضاد نہیں؟
زید زمان صاحب اس بات کو نہیں مانتے کہ یوسف کو کذاب،جھوٹا نبی کہا جائے۔ ارے بھائی کیوں نہ کہا جائے ۔۔۔؟ اور آ پ کی کس بات پے ہم یقین کریں کہ آ پ محمد صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم کو مانتے ہو یا جھوٹے مدعی نبوت کو مانتے ہو؟

کیا پورے پاکستان کے علماء جھوٹ بول رہے ہیں؟ کیوں جھوٹ بولینگے؟ اور تمام مکاتب فکر کے علماء ایک ساتھ مل کے جھوٹ بولیں؟ کچھ عقل سے کام لیا جائے۔

عدالت نے جو سزائے موت کا حکم دیا وہ ویسے ہی تھا کیا؟ عدالت میں لوڈو کھیل رہے تھے کہ جو ہار جائے اسے قتل کی سزا دی جائے؟
افسوس ہے کہ پاکستان میں عدالتی نظام گورے کا ہے لیکن جج مسلمان تھا اور یہ فیصلہ اسلامی نقطہ نظر کو سامنے رکھ کے کیا گیا تھا ورنہ گورے کے قانون میں آپ صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم کی نبوت یا شان میں گستاخی کی کوئی سزا نہیں۔
زید حامد نےپاکستان کی عدالت کو چیلنچ کیا ہے ۔کسی بھی ملک کے اندر رہتے ہوئے اس ملک کے قانون کو چیلنچ کرنا قانون کی زبان میں بغاوت کہلاتا ہے۔ پاکستانی قوم کو کیا درس دیا جا رہا ہے کہ اپنے ملک کے گھسے پٹے قانون کو قانون نہ مانو؟
خلافت راشدہ صحابہ نے قائم کی تھی اور وہ علماء تھے اور جناب زید حامد صاحب علماء کو فسادی کہتے ہیں
انا للہ۔۔۔ علماء اسلام سے اتنی نفرت؟ کیوں؟
پاکستان بننے کے دن سے آج تک علماء ہی ہیں جنہوں نے مسلمانوں کے ایمان کی حفاظت کی جس کا نتجہ ہے کہ الحمد للہ آج ہر مسلمان فخر سے کہ سکتا ہے کہ میرا دین میرا قرآن میرے نبی کی ایک ایک سنت محفوظ ہے۔۔آج امریکہ اور تمام باطل قوتیں مدارس کے خلاف ہیں بند کروانے کی کوشش کر رہے ہیں اور زید حامد بھی علماء کو فسادی کہ رہا ہے تو اب بتائیں زید حامد امریکہ کے ایجنڈے کو فروغ دے رہا ہے یا علماء امریکہ کے ایجند ہیں؟
خلافت کا نعرہ تو جامعہ حفصہ نے بھی اسلام آباد میں بیٹھ کر لگایا تھا اسے امریکہ کے حکم پر پاکستانی فوج کی مدد سے صفحہ ہستی سے مٹادیا گیا لیکن زید زمان حامد اسی اسلام میں بیٹھ کر حکومت،امریکہ کو گالی دیتے ہیں مگر نہ حکومت نے کچھ کہا نہ امریکہ نے کیوں؟

مولانا سعید احمد جلال پوری شھید ختم نبوت کے مجاھد تھے انہیں دھمکیاں زید زمان کے ان نمبروں سے دی گئیں جو اسکے وزٹنگ کارڈ پے درج ہیں اور پولیس کے مطابق یہ نمبر زید زمان حامد ہی کے نام پے ابھی تک ہیں۔ اور انہیں زید زمان نے 2 ٹکہ کے مولوی کہ کر مخاطب کیا تھا۔۔یہ پاکستانی قوم کے بچوں کو کیا درس دے رہا ہے ؟ علماء کو 2 ٹکہ کا کہنا اسلام سے محبت کی نشانی ہے یا اسلام سے دشمنی کی؟

خلافت راشدہ جیسے عظیم مقصد کی بات ٹی وی پے ایک سے ایک حسین عورت کو سامنے بٹھا کے پروگرام میں کی گئی ۔انا للہ کیا یہ ہی خلافت کا بنیادی تصور ہے؟ عورت کو دکھا کر اپنی بات کرنا یا منوانا یہود ونصاریٰ و ہندوں کا کام ہے مسلمان کا نہیں۔۔۔۔زید زمان صاحب کی اس حرکت کو کیا کہا جائے؟

اس مسئلہ کا حل کیا ہے؟
کیونکہ اس اختلاف کی بنیاد زید زمان حامد صاحب کا ماضی اور اعتقادات ہیں۔
اور چونکہ انکے پلیٹ فارم پے ہم انہی کی دعوت پے سب جمع ہوئے ہیں لھذا اس اختلاف کو ختم کرنے کی ذمہ داری بھی زید زمان حامد صاحب پے عائد ہوتی ہے انہیں چاہیئے کہ وہ علی الاعلان یوسف علی کو یوسف کذاب تسلیم کریں اور یوسف کذاب کے حق میں جس قسم کی بھی انکی خدمات ہیں ان سب سے توبہ کریں تاکہ امت مسلمہ اور کسی تقسیم سے محفوظ رہ سکے۔
ایک اللہ کا بندہ


Clarification By Ahmed Quraishi Regarding PKKH, Takmeel and Zaid Hamid

Dear Hesham Sahib,

Thank you for sharing this. Just a small but important correction:

This email by Mr. Asher Fawad was NOT sent to me.  I am not part of Takmeel or Wakup or any other project that Mr. Zaid Hamid and his teams are involved in.  Mr. Fawad sent this letter to PKKH team who launched Wakeup and Takmeel projects.  For some reason, Mr. Fawad copied me on the email. I don’t know him personally. One of my Web editors checking my mail posted it on my Fcebook page.

I hope you will place this clarification at an appropriate place in the published piece, or at least remove my name from this line : “This email was sent by Asher Fawad to Ahmed Quraishi, Dan Qayyum and other PKKH members.”
This line gives the false impression that somehow I am part of the ‘PKKH members’.

Keep up your good work.

It is important now to do some detoxification by telling our young people that working for Pakistan and Islam can be done without defending Mr. Hamid’s wrong position on Yusuf Kazzab.

Ahmed Quraishi

Islamabad, Pakistan.

O Muslims, Don't talk the talk; walk the walk

In this day and age, all we the Muslims do is talk, talk and talk. We talk about unity and the times of the golden era of Islam, but what do we do to emulate the great Islamic personalities of the past. We complain about the help of Allah not descending, but we also can’t be bothered to pray our 5 compulsory prayers. What we need to do is change ourselves before we complain. And also become ‘people of action’.

A life changing reminder by Sheikh Zahir Mahmood,  titled “People of action“.

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The Story of Ghazi Ilm Din

Al-Istiqamaah - Encouraging steadfastness in times of trial

“As Iqbal placed the body of Ilm Din into the grave, he tearfully declared: “This uneducated young man has surpassed us, the educated ones.”

In the 1920’s a young man was hanged in India for killing the publisher of an inflammatory book defaming Prophet Muhammad (SAW). The following account is based upon an Urdu article by Abu Rizwan Javaid al-Multaani…

Ilm Din’s family’s shop was re-named after him following his execution and still exists in Lahore

Ilm Din’s family’s shop was re-named after him following his execution and still exists in Lahore

The 1920’s in India witnessed the publishing of an inflammatory book vilifying Prophet Muhammad (SAW) thereby adding fuel to the existing Muslim/Hindu tensions. The British Raj ruled India and the creation of Pakistan was still a distant dream in the hearts of the Indian Muslims. The Muslim population was understandably incensed and mass protests were held. Prashaad Prataab had authored Rangeela Rasool (The Colourful Prophet), under the pen name of Pandit Chamupati Lal. The word rangeela means ‘colourful’ but can be understood in this context to mean ‘playboy’.

Rajpal was a Hindu book publisher from Lahore. He took the responsibility of publishing the book in 1923 and pledged not to disclose the author’s real name. Pressure from the Muslim community resulted in the matter being taken to Session court Lahore which found Raj Pal guilty and sentenced him. Subsequently Rajpal appealed against the decision of Session Court in the Lahore High court. The appeal was heard by Judge Daleep Singh who gave leave to appeal on the grounds that on the basis of criticism against the religious leaders, no matter how immoral it is, is not covered by S.153 of the Indian Penal Code. Thus Rajpal could not be sentenced as law did not cover blasphemous criticism against religion. The High Court decision was widely criticised and protests were made against it by Muslims of India. Little did anyone suspect that one young man’s course of action would bring about a significant change in the Law, ensuring that Islam would be covered by blasphemy laws.

Ilm Din was an illiterate teenager from Lahore. His father was a carpenter. One day he was passing near Masjid (mosque) Wazir Khan. There was a huge crowd shouting slogans against Rajpal. The speaker thundered: “Oh Muslims! The devil Rajpal has sought to dishonour our beloved Prophet Muhammed (S.A.W) by his filthy book!”

Ilm Din was deeply affected by this passionate speech and vowed to take action. On 6th September 1929 Ilm Deen set out for the bazaar and purchased a dagger for one rupee. He hid the dagger in his pants and waited opposite Rajpal’s Shop. Rajpal had not arrived yet. His flight had arrived at Lahore airport and he proceeded to phone the police in order to request them to provide him security. Ilm Deen did not know what the publisher looked like. He asked a few passer-by’s as to Rajpal’s whereabouts and said that he needed to discuss something with him. Rajpal entered the shop without detection but soon after a man alerted Ilm Din that Rajpal was inside. The young man entered the shop, lunged forward and attacked him. He stabbed his dagger into the chest of Rajpal with such force that his heart was ripped from his body. Rajpal fell dead on the ground. Ilm Deen made no attempt to escape. Rajpal’s employees grabbed him and shouted for help.

The police arrived at the scene and arrested Ilm Deen. He was kept in Mianwali jail. The case went to court and Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah was his defence lawyer. Jinnah urged Ilm Din to enter a plea of not guilty plea and to say that he had acted due to extreme provocation. The fact that Ilm Din was only 19 years old would have also worked in his favour. Ilm Din refused to offer such a plea and insisted that he was proud of his actions. This case was the only one that Jinnah ever lost. The Session Court awarded Ilm Din the death penalty. Against his wishes, the Muslims lodged an appeal, but it was rejected.

Ilm Din’s execution occurred on 31st October 1929. When asked if he had any last requests, he simply requested that he be allowed to pray two rak’at (units) nafl (voluntary) prayer, thus following the example of Khubaib (RA) who also prayed 2 rak’ats nafl before the pagan Quraish executed him.

As the noose was put around the neck of Ilm Din, he repeated before the huge crowd:
“O people! Bear witness that I killed Rajpal to defend our last Prophet Muhammed S.A.W, and today they are going to hang me. I am sacrificing my life whilst reciting the kalimah (shahadah – testimony of faith).”

The young man was killed and the authorities buried him without any Janazah (funeral) prayer being offered for him. Mass demonstrations broke out and there the tension between the Hindu and Muslim communities was palpable. The inhabitants of Lahore wanted Ilm Din’s body returned in order to give him an Islamic janaza (funeral). Two celebrated activists — the poet Dr. Muhammed Allama Iqbal and Mian Abdul Aziz — campaigned to have the body of Ilm Din returned to Lahore for the Janaza prayer. The British were worried that this would incite unrest. Only after Allama Iqbal gave his assurance to the British that no riots would erupt, was permission given.

When the body of Ilm Din was exhumed from its grave, it was found to be the intact without any change whatsoever. The kaffan (shroud) had not changed its colour. This occurred on 14th November 1929 — a full 15 days after the hanging. After a two-day journey, the body arrived in Lahore. 200,000 Muslims attended the funeral prayer which led by the Imam of masjid Wazeer Khan, Imam Muhammed Shamsuddeen. Mawlana Zafar Ali Khan said ahead of the burial: “Alas! If only if I had managed to attain such a blessed status!” Allama Iqbal carried the funeral bier along its final journey. As Iqbal placed the body of Ilm Din into the grave, he tearfully declared: This uneducated young man has surpassed us, the educated ones.

The killing of Ilm Din had far-reaching repercussions. A provision was added to the Penal Code, making insult to the religious beliefs of any class an offense. Allama Iqbal’s proposal of a separate Muslim state in 1930 resulted in the creation of Pakistan in 1947. The Pakistan Penal Code makes it a crime for anyone who “by words or visible representation or by an imputation or insinuation, directly or indirectly, defiled the name of the Muhammad”. In 1982, President Zia ul-Haq introduced Section 295B to the Pakistan Penal Code punishing “defiling the Holy Qur’an” with life imprisonment. In 1986, Section 295C was introduced, mandating the death penalty for “use of derogatory remarks in respect of the Holy Prophet” in keeping Islam’s hudood (prescribed punishments). Ilm Din’s legacy is still visible across Pakistan, where parks, hospitals and roads carry his name.


Asif Shiraz: A dialogue with Brasstacks and zaidhamidexposition regarding Zaid Hamid and Yousuf Kazzab

We appreciate the sincerity with which Asif Shiraz , an ex-Brasstacks member, has come out and laid down the points in the form of dialogue with Brasstacka & zaidhamidexpositiond and also other Muslim Ummah to explain the matter. Though, as per the advice given by Asif Shiraz, we very much agree on ONE point in this regard, that Yousuf was Kazzab, and Zaid Hamid has to clear himself of it as soon as possible. There is no running away methods available now.

As for the ‘Tasuwwaf’ Talk, we’ll Insha’Allah cater it later in some other post. But as you yourself have explained, that it was Yousuf Kazzab who crossed the ‘red flag‘ himself which has made things very apparent to the Ulama as well as others Mureed who later repented and became witnesses against him, that he misused ‘Tasuwwaf’ to claim himself Prophet (Naozubillah), which is very much clear in his personal dairy which was produced as evidence against him in the court as well, is the thing we can’t let go.

As you have put the advice in a very pleasant way, not only us but the Ulama of Khatm-e-Nabuwwat before us as well, specifically Shaheed-e-Khatm-e-Nabuwwat Maulana Jalalpuri Shaheed (Rahimu’Allah) has advised Zaid Hamid in his two great works “Rahbar kay Roop main Rahzan” and “Poori Pakistani Baradari Jhooti Ya Akela Zaid Zaman Hamid” showing his greatness by his manners and Ikhlaq with which he conveyed the message. Also, I think one can also imagine what the immediate relatives effort would have been to explaining this issue to Zaid Hamid.

Time is running away from him, and we are not left with any options as well other than to stand firm and stay steadfast.

Part 1
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As of now the personal videos are marked as private and the following note can be found on his youtube channel. We are using another source as of now with this regard and soon will update this to our youtube channel of zaidhamidexposition.

Note: Some of videos have been temporarily removed after assurances from BrassTacks team that they will come out openly in the public about Zaid Hamid’s association with Yousaf Kazzab and explain all the details about it, and either declare him kazzab and his disociation with him, or else bring multiple, credible, renowned scholars who will themselves say that yousaf was not a kazzab.

Update: The videos embedded above were taken offline by Asif Shiraz.

Etiquette of the seeker of knowledge

Our beloved Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu ‘alayhi wassallam) was sent to perfect morals and manners. In fact, all the Prophets before us practiced good mannerism. Many times, it is sad to see those who call themselves Muslims acting differently than everyone else.

We have been daily receiving comments and it is very sad to see that most of these comment seem to have lost a very important and salient feature of a believer, which is Good Manners and Good Character. The earlier generation of Sahaba and Salaf (pious predecessors) used to lay great importance to manners and adab. But, today it seems that our generation seems to have lost it. Just a difference of opinion or lack of support for an individual, organization can lead them end up fighting like animals; even in this regard animals might feel proud of themselves, because the manners they show during their arguments in their language, they would consider themselves better than those who during debate go par below animal level and don’t realize of it.

Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr: “The Prophet never used bad language neither a ‘Fahish nor a Mutafahish. He used to say ‘The best amongst you are those who have the best manners and character.’
[Sahih Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 56, Number 759]

It is the hypocrites that use foul language.

Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Amr: “The Prophet said, “Whoever has the following four (characteristics) will be a pure hypocrite and whoever has one of the following four characteristics will have one characteristic of hypocrisy unless and until he gives it up.

1. Whenever he is entrusted, he betrays.
2. Whenever he speaks, he tells a lie.
3. Whenever he makes a covenant, he proves treacherous.
4. Whenever he quarrels, he behaves in a very imprudent, evil and insulting manner.
[Sahih Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 2, Number 33]

Allah (Azza wal Jall) says in the Holy Quran

“And turn not your face away from men with pride, nor walk in insolence through the earth. Verily, Allah likes not any arrogant boaster. [Quran, 31:18]

Insolence, or arrogance, or undue elation at our powers or capacities, is the first step to many evils.  Besides, it is unjustified.  All our gifts are from Allah Almighty. Thus, get rid of these diseases; lest it get rids of you.

Thus, seeing that importance of argument, I’d like everyone to read this and learn manners and etiquette to seek the truth and knowledge, even if someone has difference of opinion in some matter, he should maintain manners.

In conclusion, we ask those who comment on our blog to pay attention to this, because we now will not tolerate any comments that will be void of manners and adab. For further read the blog rules.

It is better to start practicing the use of words like “You think that this is not good…”, “In your humble opinion, we should…”, instead of “This is all lying and crap”, “You this and that”, etc. Also, when you speak about Scholars, speak with respect. No insulting or bashing of scholars with words like “Maulvis” and “Mullas” will be tolerated now, nor will any sort of arrogance, attitude, and sarcasm be tolerated towards Islam, Muslims and Scholars. If you want to disagree or have an argument, use manners to convey your point of view. If you don’t follow, don’t be surprised if your comments don’t make it on our blog for violating the blog rules.

Ibn al-Qayyim (Rahimu’Allah) said the following regarding manners

“…Manners have limits. When these limits are crossed, this is transgression. When they are fallen short of, this is deficiency and disgrace.

Below to educate you regarding the etiquette the seeker of knowledge should adopt. Though the below advice is for the seeker of knowledge in Deen, but we can very well consider this in our case as well, in finding the truth with sincerity and turn to Allah (Azza wal Jall) to guide us.

Allaah has blessed me by causing me to seek knowledge. What is the etiquette which you advise me to follow?


Praise be to Allaah.

There is a certain amount of etiquette for seeking knowledge which the seeker of knowledge should follow. We will give you this advice and this etiquette for seeking knowledge; may Allaah cause you to benefit thereby.

1 – Patience

My dear brother, seeking knowledge is one of the highest of pursuits, and heights cannot be scaled except by working hard and stribing. Abu Tamaam said, addressing himself:

“Let me scale the heights that cannot be scaled, for reaching high things is difficult whilst reaching low things is easy.

You want to scale the heights without any effort, but honey cannot be gathered without beestings.”

Another poet said:

“You seek to attain glory, and those who seek to attain glory

Strive their utmost and roll up their sleeves for that purpose.

They strive hard but most of them become tired.

But those who have patience and perseverance attain the heights of the glory that they desired.

Do not think that attaining glory is as easy as eating dates;

You cannot attain glory until you swallow the bitterest medicine.”

So be patient and persevere. If jihaad requires an hour of patience, then the seeker of knowledge must be patient until the end of his life. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning)

“O you who believe! Endure and be more patient (than your enemy), and guard your territory by stationing army units permanently at the places from where the enemy can attack you, and fear Allâh, so that you may be successful.”

[Aal ‘Imraan 3:200]

2 – Purity of intention in action

Adhere to purity of intention in what you do. Let your aim be to seek the Face of Allaah (i.e., the pleasure of Allaah) and the Home of the Hereafter. Beware of showing off and the love of making oneself appear to be superior to one’s peers. The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever seeks knowledge in order to compete with the scholars or to prove himself superior to the ignorant or to make the people look up to him, Allaah will cause him to enter Hell.” (narrated by al-Nasaa’i, 2654; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Nasaa’i).

To sum up, you have to be pure both outwardly and inwardly from every major and minor sin.

3 – Acting upon what you know

Know that acting upon what you know is the fruit of knowledge. Whoever knows but does not act upon his knowledge is like the Jews whom Allaah likened to the ugliest things in His Book, when He said (interpretation of the meaning):

“The likeness of those who were entrusted with the (obligation of the) Tawraat (Torah) (i.e. to obey its commandments and to practise its laws), but who subsequently failed in those (obligations), is as the likeness of a donkey which carries huge burdens of books (but understands nothing from them). How bad is the example of people who deny the Ayaat (proofs, evidences, verses, signs, revelations, etc.) of Allaah. And Allaah guides not the people who are Zaalimoon (polytheists, wrongdoers, disbelievers)”

[al-Jumu’ah 62:5]

And whoever acts without knowledge is like the Christians, who are the “daalleen (those who have gone astray)” mentioned in Soorat al-Faatihah. With regard to the books which you should study, they are mentioned in Question # 20191; please refer to this Question as it is important.

4 – Always being aware that Allaah is watching

You must always be aware that Allaah is watching you, in secret and in the open. Your attitude towards your Lord must always be balanced between fear and hope, which for the Muslims are like the two wings of a bird. Turn to Allaah wholeheartedly and let your heart be filled with love for Him, your tongue with remembrance of Him (dhikr). Be happy and rejoice in His rulings and His wisdom.

Always call upon Allaah (du’aa’) in every sujood, asking Him to bless you and grant you beneficial knowledge, for if you are sincere towards Allaah, He will support you and help you, and will cause you to attain the level of the righteous scholars.

5 – Make the best use of time

Make the most of your youth and your whole life by learning. Do not be deceived by procrastination and wishful thinking about the future. Every hour of your life that passes cannot be replaced. Do away with whatever you can of distractions and obstacles which prevent you from striving your utmost to attain knowledge. Hence the salaf encouraged keeping away from one’s family and keeping a distance from one’s homeland, because when a person is distracted he will not be able to understand facts of knowledge and subtle issues. Allaah has not given man two hearts in his chest, and similarly it is said that knowledge will not give you a part of it until you give it your all.

6 – Be cautious

Beware of being preoccupied in the beginning with the disputes among the scholars, or among people in general, because this confuses the mind. Also beware of musannafaat , because they will waste your time and make you confused. Instead, give your all to the book which you are reading or the topic which you are studying until you become competent in it. Beware of moving from one book to another (before completing the former), for that is a sign of boredom and failure. You must pay attention to each branch of knowledge, in order of importance.

7 – Precision and focus

Strive to verify that which you want to memorize so that you are certain of it, either from a shaykh or from someone else who can help you. Then memorize it properly and continually repeat it and review at specific times each day, lest you forget what you have memorized.

8 – Studying books

After you have memorized the summarized books properly, with their commentaries, and you have understood any difficult passages in them and understood the important points, then move on to studying the detailed versions, always reviewing what you have learned and noting the valuable points, subtle issues, strange minor issues, solutions to problems and differences between similar rulings, in all branches of knowledge. Do not think little of anything useful that you learn or any basic principle that you understand; instead, hasten to note and memorize it.

Let your concern to seek knowledge be uppermost; do not be content to learn only a little when you are able to do more. Do not be content with a little of the legacy of the Prophets (may the blessings of Allaah be upon them), and do not delay learning anything that you can, or be distracted or put off by wishful thinking. Delay is a problem, and if you learn something now you can learn something else later.

Make the most of your time, when you are free and when you are busy. Make the most of your youth when your mind is fresh and you have less distractions, before you become distracted by false ambitions and the desire for worldly possessions.

You should try to obtain as many of the books you need as you can, because they are the tools of learning. Do not make getting and keeping a lot of them (without benefiting from them) the only share of knowledge that you have, and collecting them the only share of understanding that you have. You also have to use and benefit from them as much as you can.

9 – Choosing companions

Strive to choose righteous friends who are preoccupied with seeking knowledge and are of a good nature, who can help you in achieving your aim, add to the benefits you have already gained, encourage you to seek more knowledge and stop you from feeling bored and tired; friends who are religiously-committed, trustworthy and of good character, who are sincere towards Allaah and who are not merely messing about. (See Tadhkirat al-Saami’ by Ibn Jamaa’aah).

Beware of the bad companion, for he may influence you and people are like birds, they will resemble one another [i.e., “birds of a feather flock together”]. So beware of mixing with people like that, for that is a sickness, and prevention is better than cure.

10 – Finally, good manners towards the shaykh

Knowledge cannot be gained only from books; you must also have a shaykh whom you trust to open the door to knowledge and keep you from making mistakes. So you must have good manners towards him, for this is the way to success, learning and strength. So you must honour, respect and be polite to the shaykh. Observe the utmost standards of etiquette when you sit with your shaykh and speak with him. Ask questions in a proper manner and listen attentively. Be polite when studying the book with him and do not try to argue with him or compete with him. Do not initiate conversation with him or walk ahead of him or speak too much in his presence, or interrupt him or interrupt him when he is teaching. Do not pressurize him to give you an answer, and avoid asking him too many questions, especially in front of other people, for this will make you appear to be showing off and make him bored with you. Do not call him directly by his name or nickname; rather say “O my shaykh” or “O our shaykh” (Yaa shaykhi or Yaa shaykhunaa)

If you think that the shaykh has made a mistake, do not let that make him lose respect in your eyes, because that will deprive you of his knowledge. Who is there who is entirely free from error? See Hilyat Taalib al-‘Ilm by Shaykh Bakr Abu Zayd

We ask Allaah to make you and us strong and steadfast, and to let us see the day when you will become one of the scholars of the Muslims and an authority in the religion of Allaah and one of the imaams of the pious. Ameen, ameen.. We hope to meet soon, and peace be upon you.


Fatwa: Situations in which gheebah (backbiting) is permitted

We’ve been receiving continuous comments telling us to stop doing all this propaganda and doing backbiting as it is not allowed in Shari’ah. Thus, I think it is necessary to clear them that what are the situations in which gheebah(backbiting) is permitted, and Yousuf Kazzab and cult very well fulfills most of it that we’ll mention below. We hope that this will clear the things as an advice from our side. Insha’Allah. It is unfortunate now that most of the Ziad Hamid fan-club, though claim to work on mission of Khilafah, but are very weak when it really comes to Shari’ah and it’s rulings.

Q: What are the situations in which gheebah (backbiting or talking about others in their absence) is permitted?

Praise be to Allaah.
The scholars have stated that gheebah is permitted in certain situations:


Complaining. It is permissible for the one who has been wronged to complain to the ruler or judge and others who have the authority or ability to settle the score with the one who wronged him.


Seeking help to change evil and bring the sinner back to the right path, so he may say to the one who he hopes is able to do something: “So and so is doing such and such; tell him not to do it.”


Seeking advice or a fatwa, by saying to the mufti, “So and so/my father/my brother has wronged me by doing such and such, does he have the right to do that? How can I solve this problem and ward off his harm from me?”


Warning the Muslims of someone’s evil, such as highlighting the weakness of some reporters or witnesses or authors. That also includes seeing someone buying faulty goods, or someone keeping company with one who is a thief or adulterer, or giving a female relative of his to such a man in marriage, and the like. You should tell them about that by way of sincere advice, not with the aim of causing harm and spreading mischief.


If a person openly commits evil or follows bid’ah, such as drinking alcohol and seizing people’s wealth unlawfully, it is permissible to speak of what he is doing openly, but it is not permissible to speak against him any other way, unless it is for another reason.


For identification, if someone is known by a nickname such as the dim-sighted one, or the blind man or the one-eyed or the lame one, it is permissible to identify him as such, but it is haraam to mention that by way of belittling him, and if it is possible to identify him in some other way, that is better.

It says in Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah li’l-Ifta (26/20): Speaking about a person in his absence is permissible in certain situations as indicated by shar’i evidence, if there is a need for that, such as if someone consults you about arranging a marriage to him, or entering into a business partnership with him, or if someone complains to the authorities to put a stop to his wrongdoing. In that case there is nothing wrong with saying things about him that he may not like to be said, because there is an interest to be served by that. One of the scholars summed up in two lines of poetry the situations in which it is permissible to talk about a person in his absence, and said:

Criticizing is not gheebah in six (cases) – complaining, identifying, warning, When the person is committing evil openly, when advice is sought, and when one is asking for help in removing an evil.

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And Allaah knows best.