Funeral For Zaid Hamid's Media Career?

Mar 25th, 2010 | By | Category: Conspiracy Theories

Zaid HamidOne common misconception with media occurs when people believe that if someone is on TV, they must be representing the opinions of a large group of people. After all, there are very many people, but only a small few are given airtime on TV.

Zaid Hamid is a a media personality who can be found on more than one TV channel, as well as across the internet. Because of his constant media presence, there is often the belief that his views are popular. However, Hamid’s group of conspiracy theorists has begun to splinter recently, with groups like Pakistan Youth Revolution distancing themselves from him.

Recently, Mr. Hamid staged an event meant to be a large rally of his supporters, but turned out to be a funeral for his career.

Nadeem Paracha explains what happened, and what this means for Zaid Hamid’s media machine, on DawnBlog today.

For months the Zaid Hamid brigade had been congesting cyber space and the two TV channels that the haughty ideological quack is a regular fixture on, with promises of holding a ‘massive gathering of youth’ at the Minar-e-Pakistan on this year’s Pakistan Day (23rd March).

However, the no-show by Zaid and his fans at the Minar-e-Pakistan suggests the long honeymoon Mr. Hamid had been enjoying may be as good as over.

He simply failed to reach the Minar-e-Pakistan, not because he had a massive body of passionate young men with him chanting for his caliphate, but mainly due to him chickening out in the face of an announcement made by a radical Islamist group that recently named him in a police FIR for murder.

Perturbed  the articulate (but not very accurate) TV ideologue decided to hold his ‘historic’ rally at Lahore’s spacious Alhamra amphitheatre.

A man who likes posing in (passé) revolutionary attire and who it seems is always ready to pick up a Stinger missile and boldly cross into India and take-over Delhi, decided to quietly escape being at a venue where presence of a fringe group was expected.

So, the following message was fired by the man on the 23rd March: “Alhamdulillah, for tactical reasons, the venue for Takmeel e Pakistan has now been shifted to Alhamra Open Air Theatre adjacent to Gaddafi Stadium. Insha’Allah it is going to be an emotionally charged ideological, historical, earth-shaking event. Spread the message to your friends. Each one of you please do bring along a sabz hilali parcham. Be there by 3:30 p.m. Insha’Allah. PAKISTAN ZINDABAD! ONWARDS TO TAKMEEL E PAKISTAN! See you there Insha’Allah!”

Now that we know what the ‘tactical reason’ was for the sudden change of venue, what happened next was even more ‘earth shaking.’ No-one turned up.

Reports coming in from those who did decide to go, suggest that there were hardly a hundred Hamid fans present there. Funnier still was the fact that the Alhamra Hall was booked on urgent basis (by Hamid and co.) not as a venue for a rally, but for an ‘urgent marriage ceremony’!

So what happened? A figurative divorce of sorts.

Hamid has finally arrived at that downward trajectory every cult leader reaches after experiencing a burst of following.

A simple study of cults would suggest that a cult reaches this stage when its leaders actually begin to believe in their own hype and fibs; when they get embroiled so much in the various delusions that they had been peddling that they get entirely cut-off from reality and as a consequence getting entangled in some truly awkward controversies which eventually see their carefully puffed halos burst into flames.

Zaid Hamid had nothing to do with the masses. In spite of the space that he gets on TV, his target audience remained to be large segments of today’s urban, middle-class youth that grew up under the shadow of a military dictator (Musharraf) and a Muslim polity gone crazy due to the confusion that set in after the tragic 9/11 episode.

This is the generation that became an ‘educated’ culmination of the paranoid history (taught at schools and through the media) that was enacted by the ‘establishment’ to justify constant military interventions in matters of the government, and the acts of dragging demagogic versions of Islam into the matters of the state and society.

Bulk of the current generation have failed to engage with the democratic process. Instead they have grappled in desperation to hang on to anyone who would tell them that democracy is useless (and not suited to Pakistan); or that politicians are nothing but looters; or that much of what is wrong with this country is actually due to the nefarious designs of sinister anti-Pakistan/anti-Islam forces.

This is a disastrous example of educated folks undermining the importance of what is called common wisdom. A wisdom associated to common men and women who one can see thronging polling stations during an election.

In other words, the middle-classes can become dedicated viewers of channels and the main consumers of the brands and products that are advertised on these channels; they can also join websites in huge numbers of men like Zaid Hamid, but it is common wisdom that is in majority and almost completely at odds with what is being preached in the name of patriotism and faith in the electronic media.

The silliest in this respect is the whole concept of some kind of an enlightened (Islamic) revolution that its advocates and their supposedly educated fans insist is different from the madness unleashed by those who were once our pet warriors (the Taliban).

Well, the only difference, really, between the two is that one batch can speak better English and is more media savvy.

But the latter ‘quality’ amounts to nothing, because the influence of the media pales in comparison to the role that common wisdom plays.

Take for example the many TV channels’ constant onslaught against the current PPP-led coalition government. Not only is the coalition still very much intact, the PPP has won two out of the three by-elections that it recently took part in.

One can also take the example of the United State’s FOX-News – an overtly right-wing and pro-Republican Party news channel and whose (knee-jerk reactionary) model most Pakistani news channels have followed.

FOX went into an overdrive almost a year before the 2008 US Presidential Elections, convinced that since it had the highest ratings, it might be able to persuade Americans to return yet another Republican to the White House.

As it turned out, high ratings meant Jack on Election Day. Not only was the country’s most viewed TV channel unable to stop a Democratic Party victory, but it was a victory of almost everything that FOX had stood against: i.e. classical social-democratic American liberalism, and that too led by an African-American!

I have heard many young folks talking about the ‘coming revolution.’

As a student politician in the mid and late 1980s, interacting with students at state-owned colleges and universities taught me a vital lesson: There can never be a revolution in Pakistan. Not because we are a quiet, obedient and subdued nation, but simply because we, like a majority of countries brimming with various distinct ethnicities and religions, are not the kind of a single, cohesive nation that a revolution requires.

So  common wisdom dictates that a country that has a number of diverse nationalities, multiple Islamic sects, and various religious minorities, the best way to keeping it functioning as one country is not through a single, homogenous version of nationalism and religion; but with a political respect for diversity and plurality; and this can only come about through a robust democratic system.

Bigger demagogues than Zaid Hamid have risen in this country claiming to unite its people under the pretension of a single national ideology and faith. They’ve all failed, and in their failure, they have done more harm to the state and society of Pakistan than their (largely imagined) ‘enemies.’

These single ‘united’ versions of nationhood and religion have only alienated large numbers of Pakistanis, creating dangerous ethnic and sectarian cleavages.

It is democracy, with all of its trials and tribulations that we need to be celebrating, and not loud men spouting hatred, fibs and utopian delusions in the name of patriotism and religion.

Farewell Mr. Hamid. Thank you for the memories.

All of this makes an important larger than Mr. Hamid ever was — just because someone is on TV, it does not meant that they are correct, nor does it mean that they represent anyone  but themselves. Judging by the number of people who are now trying to distance themselves from Mr. Hamid, it is clear that he does not represent a group as large as his media presence suggests. The question, then, is whether so much media will continue to provide a platform for him.

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  1. Source of Zaid Hamid’s Influx “Kashf” in the Light of Fundamentals of Islam:

    Not only against against Quran and Hadith the Historical Facts which were presented by Mr Zaid Hamid were also wrong to the hilt, he is declaring 1857 a Jihad whereas during 1857 uprising there were many Hindus and Sikhs also participated in the same. Jihad cannot be fought by Non-Muslims. BrassTacks Zaid Hamid Spiritual-Naimatullah Shah Wali’s Predictions Eps2 Part 4 / 5
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    He is saying that Raj discourage Madressah and promoted English [what about Translation of Quran done by many Scholars in English and Hadith as well]

    Shah Waliullah Dehelvi’s son Shah Abdul Aziz issued a Fatwa for Muslim to learn and study English and there is no sin in it. This Fatwa was issued much earlier before Sir Syed Ahmed Khan [Ref: Rood-e-Kauthar and Aab Kauthar by Sheikh Ikram]

    Zaid is almost attributed “Knowledge of Unseen” to Naimatullah Shah Wali [narrating that he foretold everything about Great Game through prophesy]: Whereas Lord says:

    وَلاَ أَقُولُ لَكُمْ عِندِي خَزَآئِنُ اللّهِ وَلاَ أَعْلَمُ الْغَيْبَ وَلاَ أَقُولُ إِنِّي مَلَكٌ وَلاَ أَقُولُ لِلَّذِينَ تَزْدَرِي أَعْيُنُكُمْ لَن يُؤْتِيَهُمُ اللّهُ خَيْرًا اللّهُ أَعْلَمُ بِمَا فِي أَنفُسِهِمْ إِنِّي إِذًا لَّمِنَ الظَّالِمِينَ

    I say not unto you: “I have the treasures of Allah” nor “I have knowledge of the Unseen,” nor say I: “Lo! I am an angel!” Nor say I unto those whom your eyes scorn that Allah will not give them good – Allah knoweth best what is in their hearts – Lo! then indeed I should be of the wrong-doers. [HUD (HUD) Chapter 11 – Verse 31]

    Prophecies were given to Prophets [PBUT] by Allah to establish the Hujjat [Proof] of Prophethood and “Syed Naimatullah Wali”’s Influx [Kashf] are not Hujjat [Proof] for Muslims:

    Due to ignorance people doesnot make a distinction of the true nature of Prophethood, does not make a distinction between a Prophet and an astrologer, and so he compares the Prophethood of Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and the astrology of the French physicist Nostradamus who lived in the 16th century CE and composed books of fantasies and illusions. His books are written in ambiguous language about events that will happen up until the end of the world, which he expected would happen in the year 3797. A person like this needs to understand the true nature of Prophethood and why mankind needs to believe in it, and he needs to know that the Unseen can only be known through the Prophets who were chosen by Allaah. He needs to know that Prophethood is a gift from Allaah, may He be glorified, and it cannot be attained by a person’s desires or own efforts. Prophethood is a pure blessing from Allaah, as is indicated in His words

    أُوْلَئِكَ الَّذِينَ أَنْعَمَ اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِم مِّنَ النَّبِيِّينَ مِن ذُرِّيَّةِ آدَمَ وَمِمَّنْ حَمَلْنَا مَعَ نُوحٍ

    (interpretation of the meanings):

    “Those were they unto whom Allaah bestowed His Grace from along the Prophets, of the offspring of Adam, and of those whom We carried (in the ship) with Nooh…” [Maryam 19:58]

  2. Tirmidhi Shareef is translated in Urdu by Late. Maulana Badi-u z- Zaman and he while explaining the Prophecies of Prophet Mohammad [PBUH] regarding Last Days [Qayamat] had added a separate margin for False Prophets and Imposters, while narrating and interpreting a Hadith [repeated in many books] that there would 20 and in some narration 30 False Dajjal before the genuine Dajjal i.e. Maseeh Ad Dajjal [Anti-Christ], Mawlana had started telling through reliable reports about such persons from Museelima Kazzab to Abdullah Chakralwi in India. So such Dajjal often appear to deviate Muslims from Correct Manhaj [Methodology] of Monotheism [Tawheed].

    Naimatullah Shah Wali is declaring that “Ilmul Jufr” Numerology as a branch of “Wisdom” whereas this “Ilmul Jufr” is outright “Shirk” Polytheism and even Shia scholar says that it is attributed to Imam Jafar Sadiq [May Allah have mercy on his soul]: Imam Jaffer Sadiq, Numerology, Astrology and Palmistry.


    وَكَذَلِكَ يَجْتَبِيكَ رَبُّكَ وَيُعَلِّمُكَ

    (interpretation of the meanings):

    “Thus will your Lord choose you…” [Yoosuf 12:6]

    قَالَ يَا مُوسَى إِنِّي اصْطَفَيْتُكَ عَلَى النَّاسِ بِرِسَالاَتِي وَبِكَلاَمِي

    (interpretation of the meanings):

    “… I have chosen you above men by My Messages and by My speaking (to you)…” [al-A’raaf 7:144]

    اللّهُ أَعْلَمُ حَيْثُ يَجْعَلُ رِسَالَتَهُ

    (interpretation of the meanings):

    “… Allaah knows best with whom to place His Message…” [al-An’aam 6:124]

    Then he should realize that the way in which Allaah conveys His message to His Prophets and Messengers is by wahy (revelation) . Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

    (interpretation of the meanings):

    إِنَّا أَوْحَيْنَا إِلَيْكَ كَمَا أَوْحَيْنَا إِلَى نُوحٍ وَالنَّبِيِّينَ مِن بَعْدِهِ

    “Verily, We have inspired you (O Muhammad) as We inspired Nooh and the Prophets after him…” [al-Nisa’ 4:163].

    There is nothing wrong with explaining to him the three types or levels of wahy so that he may have a better understanding of this channel of communication between Allaah and His creation, which is so essential for mankind. These three types or levels have been mentioned by Allaah in the Qur’aan (interpretation of the meaning):

    (interpretation of the meanings):

    وَمَا كَانَ لِبَشَرٍ أَن يُكَلِّمَهُ اللَّهُ إِلَّا وَحْيًا أَوْ مِن وَرَاء حِجَابٍ أَوْ يُرْسِلَ رَسُولًا فَيُوحِيَ بِإِذْنِهِ مَا يَشَاء إِنَّهُ عَلِيٌّ حَكِيمٌ

    “It is not given to any human being that Allaah should speak to him unless (it be) by Inspiration, or from behind a veil, or (that) He sends a Messenger to reveal what He wills by His leave. Verily, He is Most High, Most Wise.” [al-Shooraa 42:51]

  3. Prophecies:

    These three types or levels may be further explained as follows:

    Inspiring something in the heart of a Prophet in such a way that he has no doubt about it and is certain that it is from Allaah. It was reported in a hadeeth that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The holy spirit (i.e., Jibreel) blew into my heart that no soul dies until its provision (rizq) and appointed time have expired, so fear Allaah and be polite and reasonable when you seek to earn a living from others.” (Reported by Ibn Hibbaan). This type of revelation also includes the visions of the Prophets, which are true, as is proven in the hadeeth of ‘Aa’ishah Umm al-Mu’mineen (may Allaah be pleased with her) who said: “The first thing that happened to the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) of wahy was true vision in his dreams: he did not see something but it would become as true as daybreak.” (Agreed upon – Riaz As Saaleheen).

    Therefore the Prophet and Friend of Allaah, Ibraaheem, hastened to sacrifice his son when he saw that he was commanded to do so in a dream. He took this dream as being a revelation to him, as Allaah tells us (interpretation of the meaning):

    (interpretation of the meanings):

    فَبَشَّرْنَاهُ بِغُلَامٍ حَلِيمٍ

    فَلَمَّا بَلَغَ مَعَهُ السَّعْيَ قَالَ يَا بُنَيَّ إِنِّي أَرَى فِي الْمَنَامِ أَنِّي أَذْبَحُكَ فَانظُرْ مَاذَا تَرَى قَالَ يَا أَبَتِ افْعَلْ مَا تُؤْمَرُ سَتَجِدُنِي إِن
    شَاء اللَّهُ مِنَ الصَّابِرِينَ

    فَلَمَّا أَسْلَمَا وَتَلَّهُ لِلْجَبِينِ

    وَنَادَيْنَاهُ أَنْ يَا إِبْرَاهِيمُ

    قَدْ صَدَّقْتَ الرُّؤْيَا إِنَّا كَذَلِكَ نَجْزِي الْمُحْسِنِينَ

    إِنَّ هَذَا لَهُوَ الْبَلَاء الْمُبِينُ

    وَفَدَيْنَاهُ بِذِبْحٍ عَظِيمٍ

    “So We gave him the glad tidings of a forbearing boy. And, when he (his son) was old enough to walk with him, he said, ‘O my son! I have seen in a dream that I am slaughtering you (offering you in sacrifice to Allaah), so look what you think!’ He said: ‘O my father! Do that which you are commanded, in sha Allaah (if Allaah will) you will find me of al-saabireen (the patient ones).’ Then, when they had both submitted themselves (to the Will of Allaah), and he had laid him prostrate on his forehead (or on the side of his forehead, for slaughtering) , And We called out to him: ‘O Ibraaheem! You have fulfilled the dream (vision)! Verily, thus do We reward the muhsinoon (good-doers) . Verily, that was a manifest trial, And We ransomed him with a great sacrifice (a ram).” [al-Saaffaat 37:101-107]

  4. Speaking to His Messengers from behind a barrier. Allaah spoke thus to Moosa, upon whom be peace, as He says (interpretation of the meanings):

    وَلَمَّا جَاء مُوسَى لِمِيقَاتِنَا وَكَلَّمَهُ رَبُّهُ

    (interpretation of the meanings):

    “And when Moosa came at the time and place appointed by Us, and his Lord spoke to him…” [al-A’raaf 7:143]

    إِذْ رَأَى نَارًا فَقَالَ لِأَهْلِهِ امْكُثُوا إِنِّي آنَسْتُ نَارًا لَّعَلِّي آتِيكُم مِّنْهَا بِقَبَسٍ أَوْ أَجِدُ عَلَى النَّارِ هُدًى

    فَلَمَّا أَتَاهَا نُودِي يَا مُوسَى

    إِنِّي أَنَا رَبُّكَ فَاخْلَعْ نَعْلَيْكَ إِنَّكَ بِالْوَادِ الْمُقَدَّسِ طُوًى

    وَأَنَا اخْتَرْتُكَ فَاسْتَمِعْ لِمَا يُوحَى

    إِنَّنِي أَنَا اللَّهُ لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا أَنَا فَاعْبُدْنِي وَأَقِمِ الصَّلَاةَ لِذِكْرِي

    (interpretation of the meanings):

    Lo! he saw a fire [in the desert]; and so he said to his family: “Wait here! Behold, I perceive a fire [far away]: perhaps I can bring you a brand there from, or find at the fire some guidance.” “And when he came to it (the fire), he was called by name, ‘O Moosa! Verily, I am your Lord! So take off your shoes, you are in the sacred valley, Tuwa. And I have chosen you. So listen to that which is inspired to you. Verily, I am Allaah! None has the right to be worshipped but I, so worship Me, and perform al-salaat (prayer) for My Remembrance.’”[Ta-Ha 20:10-14]

    Revelation to a Prophet via an angel. This is what Allaah refers to in the aayah (interpretation of the meaning):

    أَوْ يُرْسِلَ رَسُولًا فَيُوحِيَ بِإِذْنِهِ

    “… or He sends a Messenger to reveal what He wills by His leave…” [al-Shoora 42:51].

    This messenger is Jibreel, upon whom be peace. The angel came to the Prophet in three forms as is proven in the shar’i texts. These three forms are:

    The Messenger (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) saw him in the form in which Allaah created him. This happened to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) twice.

    The revelation came with a noise like the sound of a bell, which went away after the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) had understood what he had said.

    The angel appeared in the form of a man and spoke to him, and the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) understood what he said. This was the easiest of the three ways for the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). This what happened the first time Jibreel came to the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) in the Cave of Hira’.

    Imam Bukhari reported: “Ibraaheem ibn al-Mundhir told me that Ma‘n told us that Maalik told me, from ‘Abdullaah ibn Deenaar from Ibn ‘Umar (may Allaah be pleased with him), that the Messenger of Allaah (Peace & Blessings of Allaah be upon Him) said: ‘The keys of the Unknown are five, which no-one knows except Allaah: no-one knows what will happen tomorrow except Allaah; no-one knows what is in the wombs except Allaah; no-one knows when it will rain except Allaah; no-one knows in which land he will die; and no-one knows when the Hour will begin except Allaah.” (Saheeh al-Bukhaari)

    He also reported it with the wording: “The keys of the Unseen are five:

    إِنَّ اللَّهَ عِندَهُ عِلْمُ السَّاعَةِ وَيُنَزِّلُ الْغَيْثَ وَيَعْلَمُ مَا فِي الْأَرْحَامِ وَمَا تَدْرِي نَفْسٌ مَّاذَا تَكْسِبُ غَدًا وَمَا تَدْرِي نَفْسٌ بِأَيِّ أَرْضٍ تَمُوتُ إِنَّ اللَّهَ عَلِيمٌ خَبِيرٌ

    ‘Verily, Allah! With Him (Alone) is the knowledge of the Hour, He send down the rain, and knows that which is in the wombs. No person knows what he will earn tomorrow, and no person knows in what land he will die. Verily Allaah is All-Knower, All-Aware (of things)’ [Luqmaan 31:34].” (Saheeh al-Bukhaari)

  5. Read and ponder on the document below because Zaid was quoting from it. Qaseeda Naimatullah Shah Wali

    Do read the Verse [Poetic Verse] on page 9 in Persian and this verse is riddled with Shirk [Polytheism] on page 23 it is attributed that Naimatullah Shah Wali is aware of Unkown [Yaani Allah kay Ghayb say Ashna Hain] – This one verse is more than enough to put anybody in trouble of Judgement Day.

    On the very first page right after “Khutba-e-Masnoona” prescribed Sermon [as in Hadith], the so called Shah Wali attributed “Qualities which are only suitable for Allah” with Mohammad [PBUH]. What this “Wali” has done is that he mixed truth with the falsehood.

    On page 3 Shah Wali quoted a Persian Verse of Jalaluddin Rumi wherein “Shah Wali” has again repeated a “Kufr” Disbelief i.e.


    “There is no difference between Allah and His Wali”


    You decide whether such “Trash” is even worthy to be quote.
    Naimatullah Shah Wali on page 45 of his “Qaseeda” predicted about the “Victory” in 1965 War without predicting that brain behind this war was Quadiyanis Brigadier Akhter Hussain Malik and above all War was not won. Nur Khan reminisces ’65 war
    By Our Special Correspondent September 6, 2005
    Pakistan 1965 to 1971.

    Naimatullah Shah Wali on page 49 of his “Qaseeda” is predicting that “Beautiful Grils” and “Femme Fatals” will be captured after capturing Ganges and Jamna. Alas! Naimat will be cursing in his grave [if there ever was any Naimat at all] for missing the “heavenly booties” and by the way Naimat “forgot to mention” Hummood ur Rehman Commission Report and Kargil Retreat.

    On page 51 Naimatullah Shah Wali says that “Imam Mahdi” will apear but he didn’t clear on thing i.e. Would it be Shia Imam Mahdi or Sunni Imam Mahdi??? that Qaseeda was published in 1972 when Faisalabad was Lyalpur.

  6. On page 4 of Qaseeda Naimatullah Shah Wali , the alleged “Peer Naimat” is quoting Sheikh Al Akbar Ibn ‘Arabi [A Renowned Sufi who believed in Wahdatul Wajood means Allah and His creation are part of Allah – Pantheism]

    Now read:


    Aqeedah Ibn ‘Arabi wa Hayaatuhu by Taqiy al-Deen al-Faasi
    Some confusing words of Ibn ‘Arabi were mentioned to our master Shaykh al-Islam Siraaj al-Deen al-Balqeeni, and he was asked about Ibn ‘Arabi. Our Shaykh al-Balqeeni said: he is a kaafir.[Ibn-e-Hajar Asqalani]

    Among these Sufis are: Ibn ‘Arabi, Ibn Saba’een, Ibn Barrajaan and their followers who follow their path and their religion. They have many books in circulation that are filled with blatant kufr and repugnant bid’ahs, trying to interpret clear texts in very far-fetched and repugnant ways, such that the reader is astounded that anyone could attribute such things to Islam. [Ibn Khaldoon]

    These later Sufis, such as Ibn ‘Arabi and his followers, are misguided and ignorant and beyond the pale of Islam; those among them who have knowledge are even worse. [Al-Subki]

    Undoubtedly the famous book Al-Fusoos contains blatant kufr, as does al-Futoohaat al-Makkiyyah. If it is true that he wrote this and continued to believe in it until he died, then he is a kaafir who is doomed to eternity in Hell, no doubt about it. [Abu Zar’ah ibn al-Haafiz al-‘Iraaqi]


    Not a single word was mine, I have read some part of Fusus al-Hikam The Bezels of Wisdom and Al-Futūḥāt al-Makkiyya by Ibn Arabi and believe me it wasn’t a good thing to read and what is more Funny that several leading Scholars of Indo-Pak declare Ibn Arabi – a great saint particularly Barelvis and Deobandis as well.

  7. Zahid Hamid Misinterprets the Hadith of Ghazwa-e-Hind!

    Hafiz Ibn Kathir [Author of Tafseer Ibn Kathir] in his another book “Al Bidaya Wan Nihaya” [From the Beginning to End]’s last Volume “Al Nihaya Wal Bidaya” had discussed this Hadith of Ghazwa-e-Hind and in total had given names of more than one such Islami Military Campaigns on Hind [many Deobandis and other Mullahs in India and Pakistan too are now being apologetically say that many campaigns were not for the sake of Islam – what a joke] . The commentary by Ibn-e-Kathir [Mohaddis] on that “Ghazwa-e-Hind Hadith is worth reading and he interpreted that Hadith [with Historical References and Health of the Narrators’ Chain] and clearly written that all those Islamic Armies who launched expedition on Hind [Ibn Kathir was an Scholar of Hadith and History and his School of Thought was of same which is now followed in Saudi Arabia and Wahabi Belt] were Jihad and he included Mohammad Bin Qasim and Mahmood Bin Subugtagin [Mehmood Ghaznavi] and many other Turks Kings. He included China and Central Asia while interpreting these Hadiths. [Reference: Authenticity of Hadiths anc Narrators get Al Taqreeb by Ibn Hajar Asqalani.]

    And before Muhammad Bin Qasim’s Army.

    Abdullah Shah Ghazi is considered to be patron saint of Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. The dargah of Abdullah Shah Ghazi is located in Clifton neighborhood of Saddar Town in Karachi. The real name of Abdullah Shah Ghazi was Abdulla bin Nahban and he was a General in Umayyad Army who died at Debal while trying to conquer Sindh in 711 CE. This army was led by Abdulla bin Nahban and Badil bin Tuhfa, respectively and were both defeated at Debal. According to Dr. Daud Pota the tomb of Abdullah Shah at Clifton in Karachi is of this General, Abdulla bin Nabhan. [Nuzahat ul Khawatir by Abul Hasan Ali Nadvi Former Head of Daul Uloom Deoband and his father Abdul Hai Nadvi]

    Hadith of Ghazawa-e-Hind is narrated by Hazrat Thuban [May Allah be pleased with him] in Sunnan Nisa’i Chapter Ghazwatul Hind] wherein Prophet Mohammad [PBUH] had said


    “Muslims would wage a Jihad in Hind and if it happens in my [PBUH] life then I [PBUH] will spent my [PBUH] life and money and I [PBUH] am martyred then I will be “Chief of Martyr” and If I return alive then I will be like Abu Huraira [May Allah be pleased with him] who is free from Hell.


    All narrators in the chain of narration are truthful [in Arabic Term for Hadith Narrator is “Thiqqa and Saduq”] but one narrator’s background is unknown “Majhool ul Hal” and his name was Abu Bakar Al Zubaidi. [Al Taqreeb by Asqalani, Al Kashif by Imam Zahbi, Sahih Jameh As Sagher by Albani with the reference of Musnad Ahmed, and Imam Muqdasi’s Zia Mukhtara] – Read two comment wherein I have quote Haifz Ibn-e-Kathir and his commentary on this Hadith to clear the confusion.

    Note: Any mistake in literal translation would be unintentional and regretted, if I am wrong somewhere please correct me.

    Another View:

    Basically some Shias murdered the Ummayad’s Governor of Mekran and took shelter in Sindh with Raja Dahar hence the campaign against Sindh launched by Hajjaj Bin Yousuf [Governor Basra] and Father In Law as well as Paternal Uncle of Muhammad Bin Qasim and when Hajjaj died the next Caliph called Muhammad Bin Qasim back and imprisoned him and tortured him to death in Wasit Prison of Iraq [Tareekh Ibn-e-Khladun] – The only ancient source on Sindh History is Chach Nama but there are many versions by different names Fateh nama Sindh, Tarekh-e-Hind wa Sindh, The Chach Nama was written by Kàzí Ismáíl . Kází Ismàíl was appointed the first Kází of Alór by Muhammad Kásim after the conquest of the place.

    Translation is as under: More in The Chachnama-An Ancient History of Sind

    Please keep one thing in Mind that First Islamic Army rather a Trade Delegation had arrived in South India [Malabar] during the Rule of Hazrat Uthman [May Allah be pleased with him] – The first ship bearing Muslim travelers was seen on the Indian coast as early as 630 AD. H.G. Rawlinson, in his book: Ancient and Medieval History of India claims the first Arab Muslims settled on the Indian coast in the last part of the 7th century AD.

    Reference :

    Ancient and Medieval History of India by H.G. Rawlinson
    Sturrock, J.,South Canara and Madras District Manual (2 vols., Madras, 1894-1895)

    Cultural Heritage of India Vol. IV

    In September 2000, eminent Pakistani historian Mubarak Ali wrote an article, “How Many Qasims, Ghaznavis, and Ghoris Do We Need?” analyzing the valorization of Arabs and Turks who ravished the land that is now Pakistan, in school textbooks. Ali observed that Muhammad bin Qasim, Mahmud of Ghazni and Shihabuddin Ghori emerged as powerful symbols in Muslim politics in the context of the 1930s’ communal atmosphere in India, but their continued aggrandizement had disastrous consequences for Pakistan.

    Back to present days:

    Zaid and other Mullahs [they misinterpret Ghazaw-e-Hind Hadith and this misinterpretation was started by Maulana Akram Awan before the start of Kargil to hound Nawaz Shairf – Akram Awan’s party accept disciples in their Jamat after they take approval from Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and that too after arranging a meeting of would be disciple with Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) just imagine Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) is dead and dead don’t come back]. Let me tell you one more thing Akram Awan have two more important member in his Jamat i.e. Major General (R) Zahirul Islam and Brig {R} Mustansir Billah [both were fixed in a false case of Treason by a Former General and DG of MI i.e Ali Quli Khan]. Ali Kuli Khan wanted to become COAS therefore he designed this whole conspiracy case against Abbasi and Billa that they are paving way for Islamic Revolution in the country [go through the newspapers/magainzens (Pakistani) from 1990 to 1994] but Al Quli Khan couldn’t become COAS. These Officers had also approached Mufit Nizamuddin Shamzai [May Allah have mercy on his soul – Chief of Binnori Town Karachi] for his help and also Mawlana Yousuf Ludhiyanvi [May Allah have mercy on his soul] and asked for help for Islamic Revolution and both of these officers got a very befitting replies from both the Scholars In their own words


    “Yeh Aap Logoon Ko Islami Inquilab Ka Khayal Us Waqt Kiyon Aata Hai Jub Wardi Utar Jati Hai” [Why is it so that you came up with the idea to bring in Islamic Revolution after you are no more in Uniform]


    Here is Sheikh Muhammad Akram Awan of Ghazwa-e-Hind and his website:

    Note: In the first URL that there is A SEAL of Prophet Mohammad [PBUH] is pasted on the left side of the website [Copy of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH)’s Seal is engraved] whereas Prophet Mohammad [PBUH] had stopped us to remake that seal [Bukhari].

    I wonder since when Sufis of Naqshabandi Owaisi Order started talking in the term of “Strategic Depths”?

    Can he prove Sufism through Quran and Hadith because the word itself a Bida’at [Innovation] and appeared 2 centuries after the death of Prophet Mohammad [PBUH].

    شيخ المکرم امير محمد اکرم اعوان
    Shaikh Silsilah Naqshbandiah Owaisiah

    These nincompoops often forget that Siljoq, Tughlaq, Ghaznavis, Lodhis, Behman, Mughals invaded/occupied/ruled parts of India and some of them large parts of India and ruled over India successfully particularly the Mughals ruled India with impunity for more than 200 years. What would be the status of their Armies and their War. They are least bothered to even pay attention to the word in that Hadith “Ghazwa” – Ghazwa are those battles wherein Prophet Mohammad [PBUH] participated. Prophet Mohammad [PBUH] is dead hence such battles cannot be called “Ghazwa”. Version of Zaid Hamid and Akram Awan is not supported If we carefully read the original text of that Hadith what to talk of commentary of Ibn Kathir on the Hadith of Ghazwa-e- Hind which completely refute the bunkum of Zaid Hamid and Akram Awan.

  8. Dear Moderator,

    One my comment with video is stuck in ur spam guard

  9. Aamir bhai I found one of your comments that was in the queue and have approved it. Please inform if there are any other of your comments that do not appear!

  10. Thanks Brother,

    There aren’t any so far.


  11. Zaid hamid is a hate monger and a drug addict homosexual. He is doing nothing but brainwashing our confused upper middle class young population.
    He is a CIA agent who promised him the ‘throne’ of pakistan. he is trying to get us killed by waging a war against india.
    He is a coward and mulk dushman. he should be killed just like yousuf kazzab.

  12. Dear All,

    As-salamu ‘Alaikum,

    I will not fray into the fight between ideologies of Zaid Hamid and those who do not like him or vice-versa. Actually to be honest such kind of discussion in absentia is useless and does not bring both sides of picture. However, I will comment on photograph, please do not take it personally. I assume that you (Aamir Mughal) do not look like the picture shown here beside your name. Assuming that I do not know about Aamir and Zaid and then JUST based on picture I am told to say who seems to be more nearer to Sunnah then I will say Zaid. Allah knows best. Finally, I not judging anybody nor I am endorsing the philosophy of Zaid here.

    May Allah (swt) guide us all.

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