Deconstructing Zaid hamid

“Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, He is not entitled to his own facts” Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan of New York. Zaid Hamid is a media phenomenon popularized by his programs “Brass Tacks” and later “Iqbal ka Pakistan”. He has been frequently mocked in the mainstream media due to his espousal of conspiracy theories about Global Domination of Jews and Economic matters. These theories are a side effect of the information age. YouTube, a website created to share home videos is filled up with such stuff, so is Wikipedia, the largest encyclopedia in the world today but whose only catch is the lack of authenticity. In my opinion, probably no one in the mainstream media has taken the threat posed by Zaid Hamid and people of his ilk, seriously (except by Fasi Zaka in 2 of his articles). The fact that Zaid Hamid filled the ideological chasm in the youth formed due to pathetic textbooks and even pathetic media was not discussed or dissected in detail. Nadeem Farooq Paracha observed how such propaganda gained ground in apolitical Private educational institutions and not in the Public Universities. He was saying all that the youth wanted to hear and thus his fame amongst students sky-rocketed. He was repulsed initially(in 2009/10) by the dangerous Khatme Nabuwwat people and very few people raised the objection that just by labeling him a heretic would do him no harm in the long run. He came back with a bang riding on shoulders of Ali Azmat

and Maria B. A detailed study of the problems posed by Zaid Hamid is required. Recently Ayesha Siddiqa commented that “liberals fail to ask themselves is that in the absence of any legwork to eradicate growing radicalism, such as having the will to change the curriculum or creating a social agenda tied with political objectives, how can anyone even begin to change the mindset of Zaid Hamid followers?” I don’t claim to start a “social agenda” but I am willing to throw the gauntlet as far as the “legwork” is concerned. As a small first step, I am going to highlight the factual errors in History made by the ever-reliable Mr. Hamid during the show “Iqbal ka Pakistan”. I have tried to highlight only those points that are established facts and not the wild theories that he loves. I have used exact quotes from Zaid Hamid and that can be verified by watching his programs as available on YouTube. Please note that I have given as many references as possible and any mistakes in type are entirely mine. Also that I subscribe to the post-modernist view that there is no absolute truth, thus I can be wrong at many places. I have tried my best to use independent sources of history to remain minimally biased.

Episode 1
ZH:- Tipu sultan was the greatest visionary of 18th century. He was the pioneer of Rocket Technology and also created a “military industrial complex” in maisore. Comment: . I have 2 issues with these statements.

i) Based on which criteria is a Military ruler of a small south-indian state a bigger visionary than Voltaire,

Rousseau, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin(authors of the Legendary Declaration of Independence which begins as “When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation”.),Adam smith, Goethe(who had more influence on Iqbal's philosophy than tipu).?? All these people lived in the 18th century. 2. Tipu sultan didn't 'invent' rockets, the Chinese did. Instead he introduced metal-coated rockets which were improved by a British scientist William Congreve.
ZH: Tipu Ki rocket batteries main pani mila dia gya.(Translation:Tipu’s Rocket Batteries were rendered ineffective by adding water to them) Comment:- This is scientifically absurd. John Volta, an Italian physicist invented the commonly used batteries in 1801.!! And which primitive rockets ran on batteries.? Which batteries.? How did water change the chemical composition.? ZH:-East India Company was financed by Jewish Rothschild’s. Comment:- This is an established fact that Nathan Rothschild

invested in East India Company. Problem is that ZH got the time-line wrong. East India Company was formed in 1600 A.D. Rothschild’s started their business in 18th century. Who financed the company before that.?

How awfully convenient in that. in his Eighteen Fifty Seven(Calcutta.1958) says “Outside Oudh and Shahbad there are no evidences of that general sympathy which would invest the Mutiny with the dignity of a national war”. Murder of History. Sang-e-meel Publishers. ZH:-30 million people(Muslims/Indians)were slaughtered by East India Company and there is no trace in history of that. Chapter 2. in his The Sepoy Mutiny and the Revolt of 1857(Calcutta.much sums up the authenticity of ZH’s own claim.As I have mentioned in my article “10 historical ZH:. p149 ZH:-The mutiny of 1857 was a war of Independence and there was a 'massive uprising'. which it never professed to be”. Comment:. Comment:.C Majumdar.Mosques were used as stables) Comment:.1857 kay baad Musalmano ki masjidain ghoron ki astabl banay(After war of 1857.This also is a fact that has been modified for the sake of convenience. This indeed happened after the fall of .!! This pretty facts our textbooks forgot to mention” The 1857 mutiny was no more than a localized uprising in some parts of india.Surendra Nath Sen.KK Aziz. There actually is NO proof of any such genocide in history books. far less a war of independence.1963) declares that “it cannot be regarded as a national rising. R. Reference:.

Forces of Napoleon were defeated at Waterloo because the Brits had rocket technology that they stole from Tipu Sultan. why did the rocket technology used against him so late? In fact there was a war between Napoleon and English forces in 1805. Napoleon was defeating forces left right and centre for more than 12 years before Waterloo happened.Noam Chomsky is Professor of Linguistics at . one of the top universities in World today. Comparing such a figure to Taliban is not only stupid.ZH was not deterred by this minor fact though. ZH:. He is also the eighth most cited source of all time.Baghdad by forces of Halaku Khan and in Punjab during reign of Ranjit Singh(much before 1857). Comment:. Waterloo happened in 1815. Tipu Sultan died in 1799. it also explains how little ZH knows about the Taliban(while ZH also claims to ZH:-Noam Chomsky is Amriki Taliban. Chomsky was cited as a source more often than any other living scholar from 1980 to 1992. Why were the stolen rockets not used then. He is also famous for his critique of US Foreign Policy and hegemonistic attitude of US Government toward the world. According to the Arts and Humanities Citation Index in 1992. Comment:.Lying about probably one of the most documented war of the modern times is easier said than done.? MIT. and is considered the "most cited living author".

some went to Turkey. as did Iraq. the secretary of Jamiat Ulema Hind in 1920 stating that India was a “Darul harb” and that they should migrate to “Dar ul Islam” i. Seekh li qaum ne falaah ki raah’ Comment:. Comment:. Afghanistan still had a Muslim ruler. in this couplet used satire that just because women were getting education didn’t mean every think was hunky dory now. Muslims from all over India sold their lifelong homes and set out for Afghanistan. published in Adab e Latif magazine in 2009) ZH:-'Larkian parh rahi hain angrezi.Allama Iqbal.have fought alongside such people). The ruler of Afghanistan denied entry to most of these people.He is confusing John Walker Lindh with Chomsky.Hamari Taareekh fehmi aur hamara fikri bohran. between 5 to 30 lac people died due to this disastrous proclamation. A similar “fatwa” was passed by Maulvi Abdul Bari. ZH used it in the wrong context.This claim is wrong. . According to official estimates. Episode II ZH:-The whole world became Darul kufr after 1st World War. (Reference: Hasan Jaafer Zaidi.e countries with a Muslim ruler.

where is the basic geography. Also.According to the book “My Life with the logic. Pakistan and India fought two wars in 1965 and 1971 while Afghanistan was peaceful. or at least at the time of Iqbal. There goes the logic. there was no peace in Asia in the 1940s(2 atom bombs were dropped in Japan for god’s sake. Afghanistan was not involved in any active war. ZH:-Iqbal was a great visionary as he believed. Afghanistan has come to be known as the buffer state but before that. Zaid Hamid. not corrupted by western civilization.. he has explained how as part of the Taliban govt he used to work at the Central bank of Afghanistan and its setup was very much like traditional banks. Glorifying backwardness and tribalism speaks much about the mindset of Mr. . there would be peace in Asia) Comment:. (Iqbal believed that If there were peace in Afghanistan.!!!).Taliban” by Mullah Abdus Salam Zaeef.Iqbal WAS a great visionary but this is very bad ZH:-Afghan Taliban are good because they didn’t follow International banking system. Comment:. Burma and Singapore became theatres of war. Granted that after 1979. Afghanistan main aman ho ga to Asia main aman ho ga. the Long March in China caused a considerable loss of life. while Afghanistan was peaceful.

American forces have been present on Afghan soil.This is a favorite narrative of conspiracy an Imperialist force. The point is. ZH:-Mullahs have resisted Imperial forces in last 200 yr. 1870s main Congress bani(Translation:-Congress was formed in 1860s. Comment:. WHERE is that oil. Comment:.? Is there a secret pipeline between let’s say Kandahar and Washington. Oriental College became a university and its students played a prominent role in the Pakistan Movement. Comment:.? Might be. ZH:-1860s. Another variation is that US invaded Afghanistan because of the minerals.theorists of this country. It was formed in 1885.ZH can’t even get the date/year/decade of formation of Indian National Congress right.While it is a fact that Mohammedan Angelo- . WHEN and WHERE did they export oil to.? Since 2001. Comment:.The same Mullahs fought from 1979-1989 FOR ZH:-Afghan war is about oil.s.1870s). if you listen to ZH. It is the only India-based University that was pivotal in the Pakistan Movement but ZH still can’t name it right. Its ZH:-Muhamadan School later became 'Sir Syed University'.

Allama Iqbal started his formal education at Scotch Mission High School located in Sialkot Cantt. ZH:-Iqbal ne ibtadai talim angrezi main he hasil ki(Translation:Iqbal acquired his early education in English medium). ZH corrected him. At another program.!!! Thankfully. Ali says spontaneously. one of his famous teachers. for which I am thankful to him. I also want to confess that Zaid Hamid got many facts right which I didn’t have knwoledge of and researching about them opened my mind to new things. Before the start of the 2nd part of this series. he stated that Sir Syed probably was a Freemason.name is Aligarh University and even students of 9th class can tell that. he wore a shirt which proclaimed. :P . At another instance. He also learnt Arabic and Persian from Maulvi Mir Hassan. I also want to share how I am getting tired listening to Ali Azmat’s incessant babbling. Comment:. Also he gets SO many facts wrong. and Christians too. for instance while Zaid hamid mentioned the Spanish Inquisition and how muslims and Jews were persecuted. the twat. “Music is my bussiness”.!! And he always complains before taking a call. I want to share an extremly hilarious article by Mohammad Haneef.

130.Episode III The Documentary “The revolution will not be televised” was mentioned at the start of the program. You do the math. perhaps a genius.31. Comment:.” directors Kim Bartley and Oliver Stone convincingly push forward the idea that the right-wing coup that toppled Venezuelan President. probably the most original revolutionary thinker of the 20th century in Western .000.(A philosopher of the caliber of Iqbal was not born in the 20th Century). “Edward Said”(fun fact:.This is an example of hyperbole. Hugo Chavez in 2002. was engineered and propagated by a string of private television channels that are owned by the country’s industrial and business elite.000 results for Allama Iqbal. or maybe Antonio Gramsci(about whom Eric Hobsbawn said “Gramsci was an extra-ordinary philosopher. I am sorry to say. Here is what NFP has to say about that “In a terrific set of documentaries called “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” and “South of the Border. ZH:-Iqbal jitna great phlosophr beeswin sadi ne nai paida hua.).”. I don’t understand the significance of mentioning that documentary in this program. Granted.100. 102. Zaid Hamid probably should google “Vladimir Lenin”.000 results show up for Lenin.000 results for Said as compared to 3. this program is meant to spearhead a revival of some sorts and Bolivarian Revolution was also about revival but the message is very different.

” ZH:. Comment:. red in his blood? The proletarian fire has burnt all that is rotten – The garb of the priest and the robe of the king. innit. Francis Fukuyama.?(Allama Iqbal was a prominent member of the London Muslim League and later the Indian version of Muslim League).(The Industrial Age that is going on for the last 200 years. the Jet Age. why did the person on whom you are basing your program take active part in Politics.Europe).? Is Zaid Hamid trying to imply here that politicians are immoral people so they should not be given any chance of governing people.That is quite debatable. . Space Age and the Information age(Presently going on). Entangled by the snares of the church.Pichle daidh do sau sal main jo industrial age ai ha.? Maybe. Samuel P Huntington etc. “For a long time. If Politics is an immoral science. ZH:-Siyasat aik immoral science ha. Iqbal even wrote about Lenin.(Politics is an immoral science). It gave way to the Atomic Age. man in this old cavern Like the grain was crushed in the quern. Victim of the Czar’s wiles and Caesar’s charms. He said in Payam e Mashriq.It is universally agreed by historians that Industrial age was from the 18th century to the 19th century. Interestingly. Haven’t you seen how the starving slave has torn The master’s shirt.) Comment:.

or in one state or grouping or commonwealth or what you will. “What's in a name? That which we call a rose. al-Urwaal-wuthqa. Comment:. During these visits he delivered several speeches and wrote some articles. By any other name would smell as sweet.Who is asking you by the way. Comment:.KK Aziz in his book 'The murder of History' chapter 2.? And should I quote Shakespeare now. he wrote. In it there is no mention of Pan-Islamism or of any scheme to unite the Muslims behind one leader.? Really. some of these were collected and published as Maqalat-i-Jamaliyyeh from Calcutta in 1884. “A religious bond doesn’t not exclude national links with people of various faiths. Documents inedit concernant Sayyed jamal-al-din Afghani. In countries like . ZH:-Jamaluddin Afghani was the pioneer of pan-Islamic movement. we can join them. and once again in 1880-81. Reference:.ZH:-If India changes its name to Pakistan. Tehran." (Romeo and Juliet (II. 1963. ii.Iraj afshar and asghar madhavi. This is the only original and definite record of his views on India. again in 1869. page 192. Comment:.? Is India willing to take in another 170 Million useless people to feed. 1-2) ZH:-Jamal ud din afghani was born in badakhshan.Iran.Jalaluddin Afghani was born in Asadabad. Afghanistan. writes ' He(Jamaluddin Afghani) was in India between 1854 and 1857. In his Paris journal.

By the time Iqbal finished his second published work(1908). ZH:-His father was a saint of the highest order.Egypt and India Muslims should co-operate with the NonMuslims and there ought to be good relations and harmony in affairs of national interest between the Muslims and their copatriots and neighbors of different religions”. According to historians and researchers of Iqbal. he was 31 years old. Comment:. Also. William Ritchie Sorley.Another clear example of Hyperbole.He wrote his first 4 books while in his 20s. Comment:-: Yeah. ZH:-Iqbal wrote commentary on Al-jeeli's book. Who bestowed this honour on Iqbal’s father. he didn’t write a BOOK about Al-Jeeli’s work. he was heavily influenced by his teachers at Cambridge.Iqbal’s first published work 'Ilmul Iqtisad'(Science of Economics) was published in 1904 when he was 27 years old. which in fact was his doctoral thesis.? What even is the HIGHEST order in sainthood. he just wrote an article. Comment:. Here is a research paper on one such influence.? ZH:-Iqbal had an independent thought process. . namely John McTaggart. James Ward and William James who were all influenced by the german philosopher Hegel.

Unho ne Cambridge main LL.Iqbal’s work is Immortal.? On this topic.(Translation:-Iqbal took admission in LL.B at Cambridge and simultaneously at Munich University) Comment : How is this possible.B main dakhla lia. He submitted the same dissertation with a few modifications in the Munich University of Germany” . you can read here.? Where has this been mentioned in history. and simultaneously got admission in Munich.Siddiq Shibli writes “Allama Iqbal got himself registered as an advance student in the Cambridge University. I would not use this space to attack the personal matters of these two people. No such claim was ever made by Allama Iqbal. Comment:. On my views about Kaptaan. for that matter you should read the court testimonies of Sita White.ZH:. He wrote a dissertation for this degree. ZH:. Episode IV Yousaf Salahuddin and Imran Khan were also invited to get their views about the show. Both of them were class mates in Aitchison College and they enjoyed a lot of coloful life together.Another example of hyperbole. Prof Dr M.

it says “he had already obtained a degree in law (1898)”. and earned a PhD from Munich University (1908). according to the official biography of Iqbal given by Iqbal Academy(the largest source of Iqbal’s work till date and where proper research is given on every single aspect of Iqbal’s life and philosophy). I have explained in detail in part 3 of this series. democracy is a system of infidels and whoever accepts it willingly is an infidel as well. . He has nothing to lose ii) He is promised a greater benefit if he dies than if he lives on. Logically.Also. Hassan Al Banna and Syed Qutub.About Iqbal’s views on Democracy. “In his three years of stay abroad. he gives away his ideological leanings. a person gives up his life when i) He has no hope left. Iqbal obtained a BA from Cambridge (1906).” Regarding the myth about LLB from Cambridge. Comment:. When Zaid Hamid uses this logic. Where does democracy and imposition of democracy fit in this paradigm. ZH:-He implies that people are turning to suicide bombing because west is trying to impose their democracy. as the same discussion has been done repeatedly. qualified as a barrister at London’s Middle Temple (1906).? I admit that according to the teaching of the spiritual fathers of Al Qaeda.

000 muslims. Darri and Tajik. How can he be the absolute expert.Iqbal was an absolute expert in persian. Al-Razi. The ratio is 1:4. Iqbal did his poetry mostly in farsi.Another illogical assertation.? ZH:-The Ratio of Muslims was 1:10 in batles against Rome and Persia. Comment:. Comment:.e Al Ghazali. If it was a matter of Ideology.Just means he probably has not heard of the most famous Islamic philosophers i.? He said at one instance (Gar chi Hindi dar uzubat shakar ast… tarzi guftaar dari shireen tar ast) . ZH:-Zaid Hamid can't name more than 3 Islamic philosophers. Comment:. In the famous war of Qadisiya. Persian language has three distinct variety. ZH:. Saadi and is about to say Nizamudin Aulia.ZH:-Islamic ideology was better than persian or roman ideology and thats why they were defeated.000 persians and 30. Bu Ali Seena(Avicenna). Farsi.20.Says who. He names Rumi.? Zaid Hamid. Comment:. there were about 1. Not unpopular names. Hafiz. as usual exaggerates the facts. why did all those wars happen. obviously. Ibn e Rushd(Averroes).Zaid Hamid.

and from 15 of his collection 12 of them are in Dari language. one man commander in chief.I seriously don’t think Iqbal was that much pompous about his own abilities. there is no . Among his 12000 verses of poems. I want to share some words of Dr.All he is. but Dari is sweeter than that. “It is commonly asserted that in Islam. one man trooper. about 7000 verses are written in Dari. Iqbal’s poetic works are written mostly in Dari rather than Urdu. All we know is that he was a very modest man.Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche. Writing in his essay “Islam and Politics”. the concept of Super-man(not the DCcomics. The concept of superhuman powers that ZH is trying to pin up to Iqbal. regarding the concept of separation of Church and State. More on this topic can be read here. he is.(This is an interview of NFP). unlike in Christianity and other religions. Eqbal Ahmad.Means: even though in sweetness Urdu (Hindi) is sugar. Before the start of 3rd part. so that one could proceed further. The past has to be bared to settle all accounts. wearing-his-underwear-over-his-pants version) was actually given by one of Iqbal’s inspirations. he wrote. Comment:. ZH:-Iqbal is one man army. Barthold Brecht.

which had been for two . successful rebels and usurpers. the SeIjuk Warrior. But this standard generalization is not helpful in comprehending Muslim political praxis either historically or contemporaneously. and terminated the Abbasid Caliphate. certainly none in our time. In its most fundamental sense. 945 when a Buwayhid Prince. Amirs.D. For a time. between religion and politics anywhere” and “ In this sense. In 1258. Muiz al-Dawla Ahmad. and Khans-among them. between civil society and institutions of power. separation between state and religion has existed in the Muslim world for at least eleven of Islam's fourteen centuries. politics involves a set of active links. The Buwayhids. the Caliph served in various parts of the Muslim world as a legitimizing symbol through the investiture of temporal rulers-Sultans. there has been little separation.D. the Mongols sacked Baghdad. The organic links between religion and state power ended in A. In this sense. who ruled over Iraq and Fars as Amirs. kept the Caliphate in subjection for 110 years until they were displaced in A. marched into the capita[ city of Baghdad and terminated the Abbasid Caliph's dual role as the temporal and spiritual leader of the Islamic nation.separation of religion and politics. In strict textual and formal legal terms. both positive and negative. 1055 by Tughril. killed the Caliph and his kin. this may be true.

in effect. The use of the phrase radicalized (and those were his exact words) is a window to the mind-set of Mr Zaid Hamid. Although the Caliphate was revived and claimed-at different times in various places. . ZH:-Un main indian nationalism k germs thay.centuries a Merovingian cipher. by a variety of rulers-it never quite mustered the allegiance of a majority of Muslims. Indian nationalism is a disease in your twisted logical framework. Iqbal was a student at Cambridge University. located 84 miles away from Oxford. when in fact. Power. Comment: Yeah.and he radicalized into a pan islamist.'”. remained secularized in Muslim practice. Episode 5 Ali Azmat kick-started the show by telling us that Iqbal studied at Oxford.

That makes a total of 100 and 2 years. After the first 4 Khulafa-e-Rashideen and initial period of Umayyad Rule. Like I said before.D. Comment: . there were splits and factions and so on.Iqbal was a member of the London Muslim League which was founded by Syed Amir Ali (a Bengali philosopher and writer who was a contemporary of Sir Syed and who very few students of Pakistan history know because his efforts have been criminally neglected by our .Hamari tarikh fehmi.D till 1072 A. ZH: Topkapi museum main 1400 sal ki khlafat k nawadir pare huay hain.Muslim rule in Sicily was from 965 A. (Reference:. paper by Hasan Jaafar Zaidi) ZH: Allama lqbal was 'elected' as one of the founding members of London Muslim league.(Sicily remained a stronghold of muslims for many centuries) Comment :.There was no “centralized” Khilafat for 14 long centuries.ZH:-Sicily kai so sal tak musalmano ka garh raha hai. you do the math. Comment: .

textbook writers. modern education wil be implemented. Also.D but US didn't take part in the world war until 1917 A.D. ZH:-Iqbal had predictd that after a world war. liberalism. . France and UK even before Iqbal was born.) How can a person be ELECTED as a founding member is beyond logic. there wasn’t any wire transfer or PayPal through which an America-based bank could finance events unfolding across the Atlantic. ideologies like democracy. Comment :-This is another demonstration of the lack of knowledge by Zaid Hamid. feminism. Comment :. ZH:-Fedral reserve was creatd in 1913 and it financed the global turmoil.Federal Reserve was in fact created in 1913 A. Democracy was working in US.

gradually to educate people to the acceptance of a solution which may not be ideal but which is the only practical one under the circumstances of the time. In his letter to the Civil and Military Gazette published on May 28. and it relies not on authority but on argument. often quite unpractical.” In another letter to the Civil and Military Gazette published on July 30. in the press.Similarly. lets consult Iqbal himself about his views on Democracy. he cannot have read a word of history. It arouses hopes and ambitions. Also. is not a revolution but a return to the original purity of Islam. Democratic governments have attendant . 1937 he says: “For Islam the acceptance of social democracy in some suitable form and consistent with the legal principles of Islam. 1930: “If anybody thinks that approach to democracy means sailing into a kind of lotus-land. the first wave of Feminist movement started in late 19th century. in the parliament. The truth is exactly the opposite. on controversy from the platform. Democracy lets loose all hues of aspirations and grievances which are suppressed or unrealized under autocracy.

Comment:. They met in London in 1931-2 when Allama Iqbal was there for one of the Roundtable Conferences.(Translation:He(Iqbal) found him(Quaid-i-Azam). built him and later delivered.This is absurd. the Destruction of False gods and Islamic Revolution’ from his upcoming book Lessons of My Life Episode 6 ZH:-Un ko talash kia.” Reference: Professor Khawaja Masud in his article ‘Iqbal. build kia aur ultimately tayar kar k deliver karwya dia. manufactured a nation for him as well). Later. It can be seen from these letters that Zaid Hamid is concocting stories just for the .qaum bhe un ko bna k di. there was correspondence between the two via letters which can be read here.difficulties but these are difficulties which human experience elsewhere shows to be surmountable. Allama Iqbal did have an influence on Quaid-i-Azam but it didn’t happen the way Zaid hamid thinks it did.

(Translation: Whatever he(Iqbal) said could not have been a co-incident) Comment:. Zaid Hamid.Giving divine notions to otherwise not- divine matters is a specialty of Conspiracy merchants like Mister Zaid Zaman Hamid. no-one can singlehandedly MANUFACTURE a nation. Comment: . At the very least. Iqbal never made such grandiose claims as he was a much wiser person than ZH.This is an exact quote from Mr. ZH:-Un k munh se jo baten niklin.!!! Another important point to note is that Quaid-iAzam himself was a famous politician and barrister. He didn’t need to be “found”. ZH:-Our youth can’t speak Urdu.sake of his convenience.unko itefaq se kahi jane wali baten nhe kaha ja skta. He is trying to elevate Iqbal to the level of at least a Prophet. he should have used the . Plus.

It has a cultural wing consisting of sirens in the shape of trendy looking androids that are fed burgers and French fries to further fatten their complete ignorance of reality. ZH:-He explains(ilm. Most of the conversation that took place during the course of the programs was a mixture of English and Urdu. equanimity and government. it should be translated as knowledge. As Nadeem Farooq Paracha wrote in his article for Dawn. equality. One of the biggest successes in this respect has been conversion of Zion Hamid who was once an uncaring.tadabbur.hakumat) as democracy. women's rights and that Iqbal warned against them. which he didn’t. liberty. They talk in strange tongues also called “Minglish” and “Hinglish”. Zaid . Today he is the hero of GMG”. burger-hopping DJ at a Tora Bora Disco. Comment: .Literally.medium of Urdu to say this. “The GMG (Groovy Media Guys) has a lighter and a tad more liberal side to it as well.

ZH:-The root cause of all injustices in this world is Riba. There are many deficiencies and pitfalls in the current economic systems and criticizing them is not a new phenomen. Comment:. The issue of Riba and its role in the modern economy is discussed in detail by Bilal Ahmad. Iqbal was a wise man and he would not have warned people against enlightenment. This is not only unethical. Usury. His complete essay can be read here. an Economics Professor in his book “Pakistan main Iqtisadi Pasmandagi”.FYI. What Zaid Hamid and people who blame ALL ills on Usury and Riba don’t actually know how the system works. and Sood. Another grand claim made by Zaid Hamid here. Usury is simply a translation of the urdu word “Sood”. . it is also deplorable. Also. Details can be found in Bilal Ahmad’s essay.Hamid gave his own description and a different twist to what Iqbal was saying. the system that they propose is not viable.

ZH:-Muslims were spreading in Eastern Europe with the Ottoman Empire and were already present in the east. published in 2002.!!! First World War ended in 1918. . Marshall Plan was the large-scale American program to aid Europe where the United States gave monetary support to help rebuild European economies after the end of World War II in order to combat the spread of Soviet Communism. page 95. George Marshall. courtesy Spain. Comment: . It was actually named after US Secretary of State. Marshall Plan or European Recovery Program started in 1948. volume 2. Second World War ended in 1945. According to Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy.This is another juxtaposition of historical facts.ZH:-They started the 1st world war so that they can destroy the world and then give Marshal Plan to get them on their roll.

there was no further expansion of the Empire for many years). the last Muslim ruler left for Morocco in 1492 and thereafter the infamous Spanish inquisition happened which eradicated all traces of Islam from Spain.” Descartes Professor Khawaja Masood. once in one’s life. Before Marx. in his article. Marx pioneered the scientific study of society. But in the study of social development the past thinkers only groped in the dark. In the words of Engels spoken at the graveside of Marx.Zaid Hamid got his history wrong again. The Turkey-based Ottoman Empire expanded in Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries (After conquest of Constantinople in 1453. Marx and Iqbal.Comment: . to put everything in doubt. Meanwhile in Spain. human genius had accomplished much by giving a scientific interpretation of many natural phenomena. “In order to reach the truth. wrote. he discovered the law of development of human . it is necessary.

before it can pursue politics. art. art and even the ideas on religion of the people concerned have been evolved. the legal conceptions. therefore. but it is also clearly established by daily observation and experience that earning a livelihood is the constant concern of man and it is this concern . etc.” These profound ideas are repeated almost verbatim by Iqbal in his first book Ilm-ul-Iqtisad: “There is no doubt that religious principles have played an extremely influential role in the course of human history. have shelter and clothing. drink. therefore. be explained instead of vice versa as had hitherto been the case. science. the production of the immediate material means of subsistence and consequently the degree of economic development attained by a given people during a given epoch form the formulation upon which the state institutions.history just as Darwin discovered the law of development of organic nature: “the simple fact hitherto concealed by an over-growth of ideology that mankind must first of all eat. and in the light of which they must.: that. religion.

in trying to solve which. had been groping in the dark. Marx “discovered the special law of motion governing the present-day capitalist mode of production and the bourgeois society that this mode of production has created. Reflect how poverty or insufficient provision of the necessities of life effect the conduct of man.” Iqbal’s view on surplus labor closely follows that of Marx. Often poverty and deprivation so encrust the clean state of human soul that morality and culture are completely corroded.” According to Engels. Accordingly. all previous investigations of both right-wing economists and socialist critics. In view of this fact some scholars maintain that this injustice is produced by the private ownership which is harmful to the national interest. He says in Ilm-al-Iqtisad: “If the wealth of the landlord is not the result of personal effort. then his property is unjust.which quite imperceptibly and unconsciously shapes his external and internal instincts. The discovery of surplus value suddenly threw light on the problem. land is not the property of a .

in last 64 yr. and capitalists have no claim over it. “the profit which in the present conditions goes into the pocket of the capitalist should accrue to labor. increased productivity which is the fruit of labor should entirely benefit labor. Its written in Persian which is not understood by majority of people in Pakistan.s this book has never been discussed.” Episode 7 Ali Azmat opened the show by saying that this is a soft revolution. The book is . The primary reason for Asrar e Khudi not being popular enough is its langauge.particular individual and should be nationalized. They start discussing Asrar e Khudi which according to Zaid Hamid. And. The assertion that it has never been “discussed” is also controversial.” Similarly.

B.U.H prohibited muslims from becoming hermits.e. also on the internet. Thus. His first book(as ZH himself acknowledged) was Ilm-ul-Iqtisad. we can see that Ali Hajveri. . Comment:. Comment:.easily available in Pakistan. Its english and persian versions can be viewed and bought from Iqbal Academy.Mysticism across religions has had the same tradition i. In history of Subcontinent. ZH:-It has been doctrine of muslim mystics that they should move to far flung places and become hermits. ZH:-Asrar e Khudi was Iqbal’s first book. This concept was shunned by Islam and Prophet P.Wrong. Moving away from the populated areas and immersing in religion. Asrar e Khudi was the first poetry collection written by Iqbal. this claim by ZH is absurd and he should read some history. Nizamud-din Aulia etc took to cities and preached.

? According to law. Comment:.This kind of sweeping statement reflects on the ideology of Zaid Hamid.the burden of providing proof lies with the accuser.(There is a hidden hand behind everything). The belief that it was a delibrate attempt and that too by FREEMASONS is not documented in any historical or contemporary text. . and absolute power corrupts absolutely” is as true for today as it was in 1887 when it was written.e. Comment:. Asrar e Kudi was forgotten). ZH:-Har chez k pechay aik poshida hath hota hai. And he lays the blame on freemasons. The original quote as written by Lord Acton i. If any such thing happened. “Power tends to corrupt.After creation of Pakistan.I have explained at the start of this piece the reasons for relative obscurity of Asrar-e-Khudi.ZH:-These days it is believd that power corupts and absolute power is kind of cool. ZH:-Pakistan ban'ne k baad iqbal ko. where is the proof.khasusan Asrar e khudi ko gum kar dia gya(Translation:.

Taking the cue from Zaid Hamid. this line would have been its first verse.If there was a gospel for conspiracy- mongers. Rockerfellers and Bildrberg group. In a 1994 report Right Woos Left.I have explained this earlier in my article. who is behind this Program. ZH:-Allama Iqbal ne 1930 main Pakistan ko daikha tha Comment:.? Regarding the Bilderberg group. Not an Echo. Allama Iqbal didn't present the concept of of Pakistan in his Allah-Abad Address (Reference:Muslim league papers) rather he strongly . Comment:. published by the Political Research Associates. investigative journalist Chip Berlet argued that right-wing populist conspiracy theories about the Bilderberg group date back as early as 1964 and can be found in Schlafly's self-published book A Choice.Regarding the Rothschilds’ I have explained in part 1 of this series. 10 historical facts our textbooks forgot to mention.Including Rothschilds.

His exact words were 'I do not put forward a "demand" for a moslem state outside the British empire' and that 'No Indian Moslem with any pretence to sanity contemplates a Moslem state or series of states in North-Western India outside the British Commonwealth of nation as a plan of practical politics' ZH:-It was decided that “aik mulk bana lo.dissociated himself from the idea in his letter to The Times.Lets establish a country and later we will develop and expand it) Comment:. The part which irked me the most was the “expansion” part. expand kar len gay” (Translation:. It is the height of spreading a .Nobody said any such thing during the Pakistan Movement. phir develop kar len gay. The odds were heavily stacked against formation of a separate country and Mr Zaid Hamid thinks everything was under our control at that time.

Mussolini was a fascist dictator.This is a clear message of jingoism and cultural narcissim. Comment:. ZH:-Because Mussolinni had consulted with Iqbal once. citing his example repeatedly can imply that Zaid Hamid also shares some of his ideals. Comment:.specific propoganda. “Maghrib ne Iqbal ko samaj lia tha”. A detailed discussion can be read here. Iqbal wrote his poetry at a time . Again. Another thing that Zaid Hamid probably doesn’t know is that Iqbal was himself influenced by “Wetsern” Philosophers and that is why his message was well-received by the “West”. ZH:-Iqbal says that get your swords out and capture the world. On top of that. no proof or reference was presented by erstwhile Zaid Hamid.The term “west” has been used as a demon by fear-mongerers and peddlers of conspiracy theories for quite some time.

Rising early in the morning is a cultural thing mostly.Some famous contemporary stereotypes include “All Muslims are terrorists” “All Jews are conspiring against others”. not a religious one per se. Statements such as “XYZ people are misers/stupid/ignorants etc” are commonplace. . There is rarely a convincing proof presented while giving such statements. To highlight such ideas selectively is a sign of moral bankruptcy on Zaid Hamid’s part.when muslims were in a desparate position. Iqbal often used exaggerations and many of his ideas can be deciphered as being jingoistic.(Implying that all early risers are muslims) Comment:. To inspire and instill hope in his fellow believers. yani Muslaman. More people in the US wake up early to go to work than in Pakistan. ZH:-Subah Uthnay wale log.Stereotyping is a much derided sociological phenomenon. One should be careful when saying such things on national media.

who claims to be a descendent of Prophet(PBUH). But the fact that this was claimed by a person who wears his religion on his sleeve.Separation from the world creats spirtual purity in humans. ) Comment:.This is a classical example of a thought- somersault. Pathetic. there would’ve been a huge outcry.ZH: Dunya se separation k baad insaan main spiritual purity paida hoti hai. its like a complete U-turn on his previous musings. no one dare speak a word. .IF this statement had been given on national media by a secular-liberal person. Hardly 30 minutes ago. charges of blasphemy. calls for his/her head. in the same program he claimed that Iqbal didn’t advocate hermitism and here he is saying just that. (Translation:.!!! This is not coherent thinking. hate-mail and so on. Comment:. ZH: Iqbal was on a prophetic mission.

Comment:. ZH: Insani zindagi ki har cheez kufr k nizam k control main hain(Translation:. your location can be tracked anywhere in the world courtesy credit cards etc.Episode 8 Zaid Hamid started the program by criticizing politicians and accused them of being “Ghatya log”(Morally Inferior People) and that such “ghatya” people can never bring a revolution.g. being foolhardy. Someone should tell Zaid Hamid about it. It is often said that there is a fine line between being brave and being foolhardy.All aspects of human life are under control of Capitalist system) e. looking forward to conflict are all symptoms of mental instability. Risking your life. I wonder which particular institution is fond of thinking like this. That’s a bit mean and indirectly means that these “civvies” are no good at it.This idea has been used by oppressed people througout history. Becoming Don Quixote is what Zaid Hamid is preaching and doing himself. . not shy away from it.? ZH: You should jump into a conflict.

I was fortunate enough to discuss this issue with some historians and I learnt that there were 3 distinct phases in Afghani’s life. Paranoid thinking typically includes persecutory beliefs. this characterization was used to describe any delusional state.Comment:. .I mentioned symptoms of mental instability in the last comment. When he was in India.I stated in part 2 of this series that Jamal-ud-Din Afghani was not a proponent of PanIslamism. so there were no more blunders. 2. Historically. When he was in Egypt. The rest of time in this episode was taken up by calls and simple reading of Asrar by Zaid Hamid. Corrigendum:. his tone was clearly antibritish and Anti-Sir Syed and he hated both of them. or beliefs of conspiracy concerning a perceived threat towards oneself. his stance was that of Nationalism. This gem by Zaid Hamid suggests that he is suffering from paranoia. 1.

more often than not. “All religious systems are made up of discourses which are. it is possible to detach and expropriate a part from the whole. Hence. in his article. Philosophers have only interpreted the world. divest it of its original context and purpose.3. 31 January 1999] wrote. Such an instrumentalist approach is nearly . dialectically linked to each other as in light and darkness. Religion in Politics [Published Dawn. a book based on life and works of Jamal-ud-Din Afghani has been written by Mr Zahid Chohdary which will be available in the market soon. under the influence and instruction of the Caliph. evil and goodness. peace and war. For Further Reference. When he went to Tukey. the point however is to change it. Karl Marx Dr Eqbal Ahmed. and put it to political uses. he started propogating the message of Pan-Islamism.

The word is formed from an Arabic root jehd which denotes an intense effort to achieve a positive goal. remedy where there is sickness. generally de-contextualized. it entails an absolute assertion of one. It is an Islamic precept with multiple meanings which include engagement in warfare. and twists the political process wherever it unfolds. A mujtahid is a religious scholar who . to bring light where there is darkness. knowledge where there is ignorance. Thus mujahada (as also jihad) in early Islamic usage was an engagement with oneself for the achievement of moral and spiritual perfection. aspect of religion and a total disregard of another. The phenomenon distorts religion. or spiritual striving. Jihad entails then a striving to promote the good and overcome the bad.always absolutist. social service. The idea of Jihad is a case in point. prosperity where there is poverty. intellectual effort. debases tradition. clarity where there is confusion. humanitarian work. that is.

. Thus the war against a Marxist government in Afghanistan and its Soviet ally became the most famous jihad of the 20th century even though it was armed and financed by the United States. sectarian strife. entirely divested of its conditions and rules.” Zaid Hamid is a media phenomenon popularized by his programs “Brass Tacks” and later “Iqbal ka Pakistan”. This reductionism is by no means unique to the Muslim world.e. Eight episodes of Iqbal ka Pakistan have been analysed in last four episodes. Today. a non-Muslim superpower.does ijtihad. i. contemporary Muslim ideologues and militants have reduced the rich associations of jihad to the single meaning of engagement in warfare. He has been frequently criticised in the mainstream media due to his espousal of conspiracy theories about global domination of Jews and their economic policies. such activities as terrorism. Without a hint of doubt. strives to interpret religious texts in the light of new challenges and circumstances. and the killings of innocent people are claimed as holy warfare.

He went on to state the agenda of the program. Episode 9 Ali Azmat started the show by mentioning that people are accusing him of being an agent of new world order and a CIA Agent. He also said that Iqbal is a way of life. we have already discussed that this concept was presented by Nietzsche. . Regarding this issue of Super-man.e to make Pakistani(especially Muslim Pakistanis) realize that we are not living according to Iqbal's ideas and that we have been conditioned. He later expressed his pleasure at getting commercials from Multinational Corporations.i. Comment:.Given below is the analysis of episodes 9 and 10 of Iqbal ka Pakistan. How can Zaid Hamid claim that All of Pakistan’s youth is not only watching but also understanding his program.There is no standardized system in Pakistan which could indicate how much viewers watched a certain program(like Nielsen Ratings in the US). Zaid hamid:I am fascinated that ALL of Pakistani youth is understanding Iqbal's ideology which can convert a man to a superman.

Even in the 1941 Census.? This argument by Zaid Hamid is an indirect attack at Democratic system. senators.This is a blatant lie. governors. Comment:. Comment:. when the British arrived. the majority of population in Punjab.We need to create and channelize Ghairat. was of Sikh people. No such incident can be found in recorded history that people were made to crawl across streets of Punjab. ZH:.Britishers built roads in Punjab and ordered people to crawl and not walk. how will the system work. Incidentally. Muslims made up around half of population of Punjab. . Comment:.According to Iqbal's philosophy of Khudi. is a term that is often heard and used in the Pakistani media these days. “For Islam the acceptance of social democracy in some suitable form and consistent with the legal principles of Islam.ZH:.If politicians should stop begging people for votes. I would like to quote Iqbal himself. ZH:. Regarding Iqbal’s views on Democracy. politicians should stop begging (votes) to become parliamentarians. is not a revolution but a return to the original purity of Islam”. “‘Ghairat’ (pride or honour). He wrote. Nadeem F Paracha wrote.I would like to present the definition and explanation of Ghairat by a much better writer than myself.

we sold our ghairat.Zaid Hamid thinks Introspection is our biggest problem.It is a term that reflects images and sounds related to the muscle-flexing. blasphemers and ‘agents’ will not achieve much”. It leaves most of us navel-gazing or passionately contemplating about manufactured issues but conveniently ignoring what we as a society really ought to be doing – making sure that Pakistan is able to compete with the rest of the world on all the vital economic. Honourable sloganeering and going around pin-pointing ‘enemies’ and traitors. talkshow hosts.Because we let Aimal Kaansi get arrested by Americans. who get more space on TV news channels than votes. From the NFP article quoted in last point. political and cultural levels. big-talking and huff-puffing ways of ultrapatriots. or in case of Pakistan’s electronic media – freewheeling loud-mouthed charlatans playing the role of fiery dyed-in-wool patriots. . “This lets-be-positive-through-ghairat outlook is largely delusional. analysts and members of political parties who are verbose and smug. Comment:.” For more explanation.The biggest problem of Pakistanis is that they are blaming themselves because of hype of western media. ZH:. visit here. We should just stop pointing out the mistakes and deal with “external” threats. ZH:.This is a term usually associated with TV news anchors.

they can’t do anything if we stop NATO supplies. If you think it is against your grace.If we get united.Comment:. no body puts a gun to your head to take a loan from a bank anywhere in the world. ZH:.He is referring to the banking system here.Again the ghairat issue is being raised by Mr. we should stop NATO supplies so that there is no harm to Taliban alongside whom he has fought.Thankfully matters of the state are not run by people suffering from Delusional Grandeur like Zaid Hamid. just to protect our National Pride.The system doesn’t let anybody enter itself unless they sell their dignity. Zaid Hamid. He should read the newspapers sometimes. He is implying that we should let terrorists get away with murder. In his opinion. ZH:. He probably does not know that 35 thousand innocent people of Pakistan have been killed by the SAME Taliban in last 7-8 years. As far as I know. Comment:. do not interact with them. Comment:. Episode 10 .

I don’t think he has ever read a textbook of Urdu from Class 5 right up to Class 12. is the incumbent spiritual super power. To answer If the Iranian model can b recreated in pakistan.??? Zaid Hamid said that we want a national revival. .? ZH:. by the way.s.read here.s in Exile(1964-79). he was not the most popular leader of the opposition until 1977 when Dr Ali Shariati died.Imam Khomeini was exiled to France and he returned after 20 yr. he went from Iran to Turkey. without which Pakistan can't become a spiritual super power. Also.Khomeini spent about 14 yr. Comment:. Which planet are you living on Ali. Who.Ali azmat expressed his view that teachings of Iqbal should be made a part of our national Curriculum. to educate people that Iqbal is a powerful Force. Initially. He did not explain what a SPIRITUAL super power is. then Iraq and then France. Even O and A levels students get to study Iqbal if they opt for Urdu as a subject.

ZH:- Western Civilization is dying and we have started Self Discovery. Comment:- We have discussed previously about

Western Civilization. It can be argued that Western civilization is dying or not but where is the evidence that WE have started self discovery.?

ZH:- We are being brought up in an absolutely controlled environment. Mass Media is doing Mind control. Comment:- These lines come straight out of the

George Orwell novel, 1984, in which there is a Big Brother which controls every aspect of peoples’ lives. This is also an oft-repeated mantra of modern conspiracy theorists and is a classical symptom of Paranoid Schizophrenia.

ZH: - Patriotism that confronts Islamic Ideology is a farce. In the next sentence, he denies that. Comment: - In a rational discourse, you have to chose

either one argument or its opposite argument. You can't have both as it leads to confusion. Zaid Hamid

has ignored this principle time and again. He did it with the above mentioned point as well. According to the leading Islamic scholars of 20th century, Abual-Maududi and Syed Qutab, nationalism (basis of Patriotism) is contrary to teachings of Islam. Maududi wrote, 'Islam can't be contained by ideas of nationalism which is based on racial and historical traditions'. He also wrote 'If you want to remain Muslim, you should understand that unlike Judaism or Hinduism, Islam is not based on racial nationalism'. (Maududi, musalman aur maujuda siasi kashmakash; published in 1941; volume 3; pages 46 and 47)
ZH: - People respect Pakistan because we are a nuclear power. We should be proud that now Islamic civilization has nuclear capability. The whole Muslim world is looking at us now. Comment: - Zaid Hamid should have used the word 'fear' instead of 'respect' because that is closer to reality. 'Western Powers' are fearful of our nukes getting in the 'wrong' hands. Indeed the whole Muslim world rather the whole world is looking towards us, but with suspicion. We are top exporter of terrorism to the world. The

assertion that other 'civilizations' have got nuclear bombs and we have not was the brainchild of Mr. Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto. He wrote in his book, 'we know that Israel and South Africa have full nuclear capability. The Christian, Jewish and Hindu civilizations have this capability. The Communist powers also possess it. Only the Islamic civilization was without it, but that position was about to change. (Bhutto, If I am Assassinated, Classic, Lahore, 1979, pages 137 and 138)

ZH: - Balochis are aligned with Israel to disintegrate Pakistan because they claim that Balochistan as it is now was never part of areas in Pakistan. Baloch Insurgency is due to 1% people in Balochistan. Comment: - Zaid Hamid does not know the first thing

about Balochistan. He probably does not know that Army operations have been going on in Balochistan since April 1948(1st operation started on 1st April 1948, 2nd was conducted in 1958, 3rd in 1963, 4th in 1972-3, 5th in Musharraf era). With this kind of history, which sane person would remain safely ensconced in his house and not defend his territory. He also does not seem to know that the claims of

we can’t translate “BALUNGRA” in english.. Due to this ignorance. Islamic (Arabic) terms are no exception. Samuel Butler . ZH: . Comment: .Linguists all across the world agree that NO language is made for translation. but historians can. Zionists. you just can’t label a language as weak because you seem to loathe the people who speak it and the language which you yourself speak with relish. Also.Islamic terms like Taqwa cannot be translated in English because it is a weak language. God can not alter the past. he laid all the blame on his favorite enemies.!! Also.Baloch people are right. Every single word in a given language has its distinct sociological background and that word loses its flavor when it is translated to another language.

Episode 11 They mentioned during the show that Iqbal Academy. Zaid Hamid:. Sadly.Lahore had sent them books. I can not say anything for sure but I think people at Iqbal Academy sent those books because they thought Zaid and Ali are not making any sense and instead of commiting blunders abt iqbal. they should actually read him. Zaid Hamid also expressed his views on the prevalent economic disparity and used the oftrepeated ideas of left-wing intellectuals to make his point. Eight episodes of Iqbal ka Pakistan have been examined by this author in last five issues.Ummat e muslimah ki aakhri chatan Pakistan reh gaya hai. they did not even know WHERE Iqbal academy was located. are reviewed below.Zaid Hamid is a TV-phenomenon popularized by his programmes like Brass Tacksand Iqbal ka Pakistan.) . (Translation:. Episodes 11 and 12 of Iqbal ka Pakistan.Pakistan is the last remaining frontier of Muslim Ummah.

Unfortunately. it reminds me of the ideology of AlQaeda as narrated by Syed Saleem Shahzad in his book “Inside Al-Qaeda and Taliban”.Comment :. Nasim Hijazi wrote novels about Muslim History which were quite much exaggerated and portrayed the “glory” of Islamic empire and bravery of Muslims in longgone eras. According to Al Qaeda’s Ideology. Regarding the Pakistan is ‘the last frontier’ point. Zaid Hamid:. Khurasan will be the last battlefront before a Muslim Victory in the final battle. Khurasan includes Pakistan and parts of Iran and Afghanistan.This line comes straight out of a Nasim Hijazi Novel named Aakhri Chataan(The last frontier).The Whole muslim ummah celebrated with joy when Pakistan conducted nuclear explosions. For those who do not know. many of the audience does not know that those novels are a work of fiction and are not facts. .

Most of muslim religious leaders were bought by Hindus and British before Independence. Most of the muslim religious leaders did not want creation of Pakistan because they thought it would divide the muslims of India and because Islamic Scholars are not in favour of Nationalism. What Zaid Hamid and a lot of people in Pakistan fail to fathom is that a nuclear arsenal is of no use if you can not feed 50% of your population. I have explained in a previous article that this concept was given by Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto. Zaid Hamid:. As I have written before. We need not look further than USSR which had the largest nuclear arsenal in the world and they still failed to stop the economic landslide.This is plain conjecture and defamation.Regarding the “Islamic Bomb”.Comment:. The nuclear explosions sent us decades back in terms of development. There is no piece of news or documentray evidence that all the muslim countries erupted in joy upon hearing that we have gone nuclear. just because you do not confrom to a . Comment :.

the only thing of which Pakistan has been a base. In the last 10 years. is International and Domestic terrorism. Zaid Hamid:.Facts tell us otherwise. Comment:. What does Zaid Hamid even mean by “re-grouping”. Comment:.? Not since the time of early Omayyad Caliphate have muslims been under a single ruler.This again is a convoluted narrative.Pakistan is a re-grouping base for revival of Muslims. Zaid Hamid:. As I have pointed out before. This narrative only suits the military because they have got so many weapons and soldiers and they .certain ideology does not give you a license to dole out false narratives.We are supposed to expand Pakistan. noone in the Pakistan movement ever hinted at expansion of Pakistan.

History tells us that early muslims including Prophet(PBUH) were not wealthy and had to survive on bare mininum. He also does not seem to . Comment:. the only religion is food but it does not mean a poor person can not be a good muslim. Islamic economic system is the panacea to all our problems.A good muslim should have economic and military strength. Comment :.Implementing system of collecting zakat wil ensure that there is no economic disparity in the country. How can Zaid Hamid justify that. Zaid Hamid:.? It is a fact that for a hungry man.I do not understand what religion has got to do with economic means. Zaid Hamid:.want to put all that money and infrastructure into some use.Zaid Hamid probably does not know that a centralized Zakat collection and distribution centre in working in Pakistan.

“His dictum. Comment :.know that when that system was implemented. 40 thousand Shias surrounded secretrait in Islamabad because their fiqah does not envision a centralized zakat collection system.About Sheikh Ahmad Sirhindi Dr Annemarie Schimmel wrote. “Mohammed has become Ahmad” points to his own name.e Zakat and Ushar can not account for the complex economic system that is being used worldwide.Sheikh Ahmad Sirhindi was also a sufi. He also regarded himself as a qayyum . If Zakat and Ushar was the panacea. Episode 12 Zaid Hamid:. Only TWO sources of revenue i. The “Islamic economic system” is nothing but a myth. it would have worked somewhere in the world in the last 1000 years. Ahmad. Zia ultimately had to exempt them from getting Zakat deducted from their bank accounts.

” This assertion by Zaid Hamid is a direct opposite of the Renaissance ideology that paved way for the golden age of science. he becomes less tolerant.upon whom the world rests. 2003. “In order to reach the truth. Ahmad’s fame rests on his 534 letters which were described by Jahangir as “bunch of absurdities” and he had him imprisoned in the fort of Gwalior because of writing an anti-shia tract”. his mind becomes stagnant. to put everything in doubt. he become rigid in his mentality.I quoted Descartes in an earlier article who said. If a person has firm beliefs. Comment:. it is necessary. once in one’s life. (Annemarie Schimmel. pages 91 and 92) Zaid Hamid:. Towards the end of seventeenth centuryAbdullah Khweshgi from Qasur accused the mujaddid of having arrogated Prophetic qualities.A firm belief can lead you to great things while doubt is not a good thing. . Islam in the Indian Subcontinent. thus lately Maulana Maududi was very critical of Ahmad Sirhindi’s claim to be the mujaddid. Sang-eMeel Publications.

. Consequently.ZH said it in reference to Asrar e Khudi and Ramuz e Be-khudi. They were indeed landmark books but unfortunately. Comment:.why would the system work for so many other countries of the world. majority of population of India was not very well versed in Persian which was the language in which these books were written. Military over-takes after every 5-10 years do not augur well for the democracy.Iqbal was preparing a “constitution” for revolution in the 1910s.This has been said before by Zaid Hamid. If democracy was a system that favored corrupt people. Comment:. Democracy has not been given enough time to work in our country. Zaid Hamid:. there is not much that is wrong about this statement.All politicians are corrupt. there was no such great revolution. No leader except Mr Jinnah fulfilled the criteria of an ideal personality at the time of formation of Pakistan.Zaid Hamid:. but the system itself can not be corrupt. To be honest.

This comment would have been true. After Iqbal's death.The message of Iqbal has been oppossed by molvis.if it was made in 1930s or 1940s. Iqbal and his ideology were a bane to Mullahs during his life time and his lectures aimed at Reconstruction of Islamic thought were considered heretical by orthodox clergy. The situation changed dramatically after Iqbal's death and now his poetry can be heard .Episode 13 Ali azmat confessed at the start of the show that he does not even remember how many episodes of their show have been televised and predicted that he would be killed because of 'this' revolution. ZH:. Comment:.for furthering their agendas. his poetry has been used by Islamists(molvis) and Socialists alike. modernists(including capitalists.comunists and people who like democracy) and freemasons.

ZH:-People who opposed creation of Pakistan are rejected by God.in the sermons delivered by clergy and by Islamist political leaders. a lot has been written in previous articles. ZH:. 1947. We were supposed to ensure minority rights and provide them equal opportunities to live better lives.Terrorists in Pakistan are actualy people who never liked creation of Pakistan.That includes most of Hindu and Sikh population of India and also millions of Muslims in India.as Mr. . Jinnah told the Constituent Assembly on 11th August. Zaid Hamid. This kind of sweeping declarations showcase the narrow mind set of Mr. Pakistan was not built exclusively for muslims. Regarding freemasonary and its alleged opposition of Iqbal. There were a lot of non muslims living in the areas that formed Pakistan. Comment:.

“Inside Al Qaeda and Taliban” . (Similar allegations have been made by ISPR in last few years). This statement declares that all the terrorist activities in Pakistan are supported by India and Afghanistan. states that anyone who opposes their definition of faith is excluded from faith and killing him/her is not a sin.This is another sweeping statement that is not exactly based on facts or research. The ideology of Takfeer. It is worth mentioning that similar ideology was used for the first time by Khawarij. proposed in the modern times by Syed Qutub. This ideology is the basis of brutality of Pakistani Taliban and Al Qaeda. I would like to refer him and anyone interested in root causes of terrorism in Pakistan to Syed Saleem Shehzad’s book. in attacks against Caliph Ali and Caliph Ma'aviya.it does not take into account the ideology of Takfeer(translated as Rejection). While it is partially correct.Comment:.

and “The Looming Tower” by Lawrence Wright. ZH: Modern Science learnt everything from Muslims.Ali Azmat mixed the identities of Sharif of Mecca and the House of . Regarding the myths about “Islamic Science”. read this. a lot of muslim scientists did amazing and in some cases groundbreaking work in fields of science.e “Mu’tazila” were in power.It is true that during the reign of Abbasid Caliphs. They were considered heretics. most of the scientific advances occurred when a particular sect i. Comment:. However the notion that “Everything” was learnt from muslims is not true. towards scientists in those times was pathetic. Episode 14 During a question. Also. It should be mentioned here that the attitude of rulers and clergy.

stealing. Religion should not be separated from Politics. Members of that society either moved to another society (immigrations/asylum) or fell victim to the law of the jungle.Seculars are immoral people. The "evils" of the society cheating. “Morals and Ethics have evolved to their current state. That happens when you are doing a show about historical revivalism without learning any basic history. It wasn't divine intervention. Blogger. Societies that refused to set these guidelines failed to grow ("Survival of the fittest"). It was evolution of human thought.Saud. ZH:. Comment:. In order for societies to function it became necessary to put in some guidelines and rules. wars and oppression taught us that these things are wrong because they hinder the establishment and progress of a cooperative and effective group.The concept that non-religious people are inethical has been propogated ad nauseum by religious people. Hazrat Nakhuda says. While the societies which were more .

It was first reported . I can testify that NO such thing has ever been reported or even discussed in Medical Science Journals or forums. religious parties have never had an elctoral success and have acted more as pressure groups and proxies in the hands of establishment than act politically. HIV(Human Deficiency Virus).advanced intellectually survived better than the others. ZH:. Apart from the reign of the first 4 pious caliphs and Caliph Omer bin Abdul Aziz. In Pakistan. the custodianship of matters of state and custodianship of matters of religion have not co-existed.AIDS was spread just to sell medications. Comment:.” Regarding the assertion that “Religion and Politics are inter-linked and should not be separate”.Being a medical student and a researchoriented person. the basic texts of Islamic faith. I would like to point towards the last 1432 years of Islamic history. This has happened because there is no prescribed method of government in either Quran or Hadees. AIDS(Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) is caused by a virus.

the immune system loses its strength and patient can easily get sick and recover with difficulty. Meanwhile.000 people living with HIV/AIDS around the world.? . Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation donated a grand total of US$287 million to variousHIV/AIDS researchers. In Pakistan. The Clinton Foundation has helped bring AIDS care and treatment to over 750. Can the comment by Zaid Hamid be justified in light of all these figures.in homosexual males in early 1980s.e. a patient of AIDS can die even from common cold. To put things in perspective. We are exposed daily to hundreds of pathogens but we do not get sick until our immune system is weak. In AIDS. those drugs are provided free of cost by National AIDS prevention and control Programme which is actually funded by World Health Organization and World bank. durgs are available that can protect from frequent illnesses in AIDS patients. Thankfully. This disease affects the immune system of body i. the defence mechanism of body against pathogens.

and concepts to guide people. While his opposition to brutal terrorists like Baitullah is laudable.Zaid Hamid is applying the aforementioned concept of “Takfeer” on whoever he does not like. He also stated that Zaid Hamid is now a popular icon of youth culture. he loses the plot suddenly and includes his favorite target groups i.Kufr can be in form of our politicians. politicians and “Zionists”.ZH:. thoughts.e. in form of Baitullah Mehsud or in form of Zionists. Myths gradually have lost their appeal in those societies where intellectuals produced new ideas. Myths flourish in those societies which are stagnant and rely on the out dated ideas Dr Mubarak Ali Episode 15 Ali azmat started the show by declaring that people have started seeing through the facades of democracy and freedom. . Comment:.

This is a controversial statement by Zaid Hamid because If I believe his earlier sayings.? Enough has been written about Ghairat brigade earlier. Zaid Hamid:. we'll have to be living in 1950.This statement by Mr Zaid Hamid reminds me of the words of Syed Qutb.All the wars in human history have been fought for the sake of Dignity(Ghairat).Freedom is defined as rejection of all manmade laws/systems and acceptance of a God-made system. In his book . Comment:-The concept that church should not interfere with the matters of state was the guiding principle during the Renaissance era(14th-17th Century). the ideological father of Al Qaeda. For it to be 150 years old. All the modern wars were orchestrated by Zionist bankers. Comment:. Zaid Hamid:.Secularism(concept of separation of Church and State) started in the last 150 years.Zaid Hamid:. Which version should I believe. Comment:.

even much of what passed as Islamic culture. He was opposed not to modern technology but to the worship of science. primitive Islam or the doom of mankind.Nobody gives up on his life due to money. Islam and jahiliyya. which he believed had alienated humanity from natural harmony with creation. the period of ignorance and barbarity that existed before the divine message of the Prophet Mohammed. Zaid Hamid:.I would like to inform Mr Zaid Hamid that the word “Mercenary” in English language people who fight because of many. Even in our own country. Qutb uses the term to encompass all of modern life: manners. art. literature. This was the choice: pure. morals. Zaid Hamid:. Such people are willing to even die for sake of money. law. Only a complete rejection of rationalism and Western values offered the slim hope of the redemption of Islam.Suicide bombers are just anarchists . he divides the world into two camps.families of suicide bombers have been given money after their “missions” by their handlers. Comment:.Milestones.

In episode 4 of the same program. Its like the pot calling the kettle black. Comment:.From the evidence that we have. he implied that suicide bombers are doing what they do because west is trying to impose democracy on them.The most effective weapon in the hands of kufr is capacity to spread disinformation.? .Why don’t you give any references about your “knowledge”.Comment:. He does not seem to understand the ideology of takfir (rejection) that is the basis of such acts. you are using the same “weapon” as kafirs are. Zaid Hamid:.

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