Monday, January 30, 2012

CIA Secret Operations

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Case filed against the Chief Justice!‏

Syed Zaid Zaman Hamid 
On the day of judgement, the Ummat e Rasul (sm) will file a case against the Chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Muhemmed Chaudrey for betraying Rasul Allah (sm) when the Imanat of Medina e Sani was was handed to him. He was given the most sacred duty of being the judge, dispense the justice and defend the honor of Ummat e Rasul against treason, zulm, conspiracies and fasad. Today, he is the most powerful man in the country. If you speak against him, he can bring down hell against you. But no law can stop us from doing dua or giving bad-dua.

Tomorrow he will be presented in the court of Allah (swt) and Rasul Allah (sm). Today, we humbly present our case to Allah (swt) and ask Allah to do justice with the Chief Justice.

All the momineen, fuqara, aulia and ummat is extremely hurt by his his decision to drag and delay the Memo case and the permission to Hussain Haqqani to escape from the country. After the strange Karachi judgement given by him, hundreds of people have died in assassinations and murders by the same political parties. Allah will ask him about that blood also which is now spilling in Karachi. But the memo involved the entire Ummat, entire millat, entire Pak Sarzameen. We shiver with the consequence of this decision of allowing the accused traitors to leave.

Oh, Allah, we hand over this government, media and judiciary to you. Our army is fighting and defending the nation but is surrounded and indecisive to take radical steps. Give them the vision, wisdom and the strength to do what must be done to protect Pak Sarzameen.

We will do our duty to Rasul Allah (sm) with courage, passion and love. InshAllah, there is always khair for Pak Sarzameen. Only the munafiqs and and traitors are being exposed. We ask all of you to stay firm and do your duty. Dont worry, no harm will come to Medina e Sani. Just the cost of dignity and freedom would now radically rise. Khair ishAllah!

We will not lie to you!‏

Syed Zaid Zaman Hamid 
Dear brothers, sisters and children,

We will not lie to you. Today, our Pak Sarzameen is being betrayed by all its leaders, opinion makers, media, judiciary and scholars. We are in a time where people of Baghdad were when Allah decided to annihilate them through Halaku Khan. A severe punishment is overdue. When Quran and Sunnah is humiliated and "wise" men pretend to be honest and argue about constitution and democracy but in reality are traitors and the nation starts to give them respect instead of hanging them, then these are the times when Allah comes in Jalal.

In Sharia, it does not matter if the ruler is civilian or military. What matters is who is protecting the honor of Ummat e Rasul (sm). This civilian government and its allies are the worst traitors to Rasul Allah (sm). The army leadership is patriotic and our young officers and men are dying daily to protect the honor of Pak sarzameen but the army is indecisive to take over due to the propaganda of the media and political parties. Those who say that military must not come should also tell us how to save the country then? Those who disagree with us should tell us how the elections of the same corrupt and treacherous parties would being khair for Pakistan especially when enemies are waiting on the East and the West to roll into Pakistan?

We are not going to argue with the idiots or the traitors those who cannot see or do not want to see the threats that an exact repeat of Agartala conspiracy is being played through Memo today. Treason, democracy, elections, civil war, invasion, dismemberment -- all the plan of 1971 is now put in place. When judges, political parties and media start to ignore the treason of such scale, then the cost of freedom turn the rivers red!

A civilian caretaker patriotic government backed by army and patriots is the only solution. No elections till the country is cleared of terrorists and corrupt. If the army does not punish the traitors now, we will have a major bloody war at hand tomorrow where millions will have to die to keep the sabz hilai parcham high. Mark these words and wake up. Time for tauba is fast running out.

“Pity the Nation,” after Khalil Gibran.

Pity the nation whose people are sheep,
and whose shepherds mislead them.

Pity the nation whose leaders are liars, whose sages are silenced,
and whose bigots haunt the airwaves.

Pity the nation that raises not its voice,
except to praise conquerors and acclaim the bully as hero
and aims to rule the world with force and by torture.

Pity the nation whose breath is money
and sleeps the sleep of the too well fed.

Pity the nation — oh, pity the people who allow their rights to erode
and their freedoms to be washed away.
My country, tears of thee, sweet land of liberty.

Zaid Hamid Speech at Jamia- Rizwia Zia Ul Uloom (English Subtitles)

Zaid Hamid:Intense Azan Adab & Love Syeddi RasulAllah (sm) English Subtitles
Rabi-ul-Awwal Mubarak! MashAllah, the month of reviving our love, adab and Ishq e Rasul has arrived. Today, the imanat given to us by Allah and Rasul Allah (sm) - our beloved Medina e Sani is in pain and need our tender loving care. If we truly love our beloved Sayyadi Rasul Allah (sm), then we will live and die in His adab and Ishq, defending the faith, Ummat e Rasul and Pak Sarzameen.

What are the adaab of Ishq e Rasul (sm)? Listen to this most emotional and intense expression of adab and Ishq and learn how to live and die for Sayyadi Rasul Allah (sm).


Saturday, January 28, 2012

Shame on the Politicians, Media, Judges and Ulama

Syed Zaid Zaman Hamid
Shame on the politicians, media, judges and ulama of this nation who have willingly decided to bury and ignore the treason of memo! Those who compromise on their honor, freedom and faith deserve to be invaded by the Crusaders from the West, raped by the Hindus from the East and slaughtered by the TTP kharjees from within. Memo is a reality and this government is guilty of treason. The sinister plan of memo envisaged attacking Pakistan, destroying Pak army and handing over nuclear weapons to the Zionists. If the nation still stays silent and protect the "demon-cracy", then it deserves the zillat and ruswai at the hands of Kuffar! The plan of memo still exist and now put in even higher gear, just as plan of Agartala conspiracy was put into higher gear after it was exposed. Those who are betraying Ummate Rasul (sm) and Pak Sarzameen today must learn from the fate of Baghdad at the hands of Halaku Khan. The river Tigris ran red and then black in a single day from the blood of people and ink of books thrown into it. Over a million citizens, judges, Ulama and politicians who opted to side with the traitors were slaughtered in a day! Unless the leadership do tauba today and we punish the traitors in Memo, we are asking for a similar fate at the hands of Crusaders, Hindu Zionists and TTP kharjees. Fear they day when the Kuffar will drag your daughters and you will only watch in helpless silence! Pakistan army will fight to the last man and last bullet and is giving sacrifices daily but it cannot fight alone without the help of the nation. The nation and the leaders are shamelessly busy in selfish, sensual pleasures - either party to the treason or busy in looting, plunder and khayanat. Those who are silent today are the worst of them all. We have warned you before also. This Pakistan is under the sacred protection of Allah (swt) but Pakistanis are asking for a severe punishment and now this punishment is closer than you think! We ask army to do what is necessary to protect Pakistan. If army does not restore order now and do not punish the traitors, it will anyway have to fight a multi prong deadly war tomorrow. Today, the cost would be less to save Pakistan. Tomorrow, the rivers would run red! InshAllah, we will do our duty and stand firm with Pak army. There is a great destiny that waits Pakistan but it is clear that a massive cleanup is now over due in Pakistan. If army does not do it, Allah will use Kuffar for it, as he did with Baghdad! This cleanup will not be done by the the Chief Justice it seems. Allah is in Jalal now.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Dear Children, elders and friends

                                               Syed Zaid Zaman Hamid

Let us give you some harsh factual assessment of the security, political and judicial crisis in the country. Fasten your seatbelts. This one is going to hit hard.
It seems now that the nation is going to be disappointed staggeringly by the Supreme Court once again. The Memo case of today was the biggest treason case in recent history of the country after Agartala Conspiracy of 1968, which broke Pakistan.

Instead of punishing the traitors in Agartala sazish, the political parties, courts and the media joined hands against the army to demand the release of traitor Mujeeb ur Rehman and demanded elections. The result was that army was forced to hold elections in an environment where the traitors had taken complete control. The result was a civil war and dismemberment of Pakistan.

Today, the exact repeat is taking place with the Memo scandal. The government is part of this treason. The political parties are supporting the government. Media is already sold out and attacking army and the Supreme Court is dragging the case to the point while the nation continues to slip into the chaos and anarchy. Army and ISI is being surrounded from all sides.

The judicial system of the country has effectively collapsed. In the last 10 years, the judiciary has not punished a single terrorist. But at the same time, the judiciary is attacking army for killing the terrorists in encounters or after court martial. In simple words, the Judiciary is neither punishing the terrorists nor letting the army do the job of securing Pakistan. Since the Chief Justice gave the weak decision on Karachi violence, over 450 people have died in target killings by the same political parties whom the CJ had refused to punish. Now who is responsible for the bloodshed in Karachi now? Should the army watch or do something? But the government, judiciary and the media remain silent attacking the army only.
Multiple cases have been initiated against ISI in Supreme Court and in other courts but the real cases of treason and terrorism are NOT being decided by the Supreme Court or lower courts. CJ will be answerable to Allah (swt) for this delay which is harming Pak Sarzameen and Ummat e Rasul (sm). Asghar Khan had sided with Mujeeb ur Rehman in Agartala sazish in 1968. Now the same Asghar Khan has joined hands with Imran Khan and is attacking the ISI in Supreme Court but he is silent on Memo treason by the government. Isn’t this strange that all political parties are now silent on Memo?

In these critical times, even Imran is blaming and attacking army for violence in tribal areas and does not hold the TTP/CIA/RAW responsible for violence and war against Pakistan. Imran is also not making any distinction between TTP and Afghan Taliban and giving the perception that TTP is a million strong tribal army of Pakistani Pashtuns. This is totally false and disinformation. TTP are just a few thousand terrorists supported by RAW/CIA and DO NOT represent either the Afghan Taliban or the tribals who are loyal to Pakistan. These statements of Imran are severely hurting the army and Pakistan’s war against TTP Kharjis in these most critical times.

The army is now in an extremely difficult situation. It trusted the Supreme Court to be firm on memo scandal and NRO. Instead, the cases are being dragged without decision and the government remains busy in robbing, looting and plundering the nation ruthlessly.

Now what can army do? If the army continues to wait for the SC to deliver justice, the enemies would overrun the country and damage it to the point of no return. Else, army can move in and arrest the traitors in Memo case and court martial them as the SC is not doing this. This would mean a Martial Law. Now we can either save the illegal, immoral and corrupt demon-cracy or save the country through a direct military intervention. The media and the political parties are actually at war with the nation and the SC in no mood to decide while the country burns. The traitors in Memo case rule Pakistan today and would never let justice prevail while they are in power. They are accused and must be arrested.

We do not know how the army would respond under these most dangerous circumstances. It is still waiting for the SC to decide but it will not wait forever. If the SC does not do its constitutional duty, the army must defend Pakistan by all means and ways – and ruthlessly.

InshAllah, Allah will never let these snakes harm this Pak Sarzameen. But the traitors and snakes are being exposed and their sinister games monitored by the patriots. Stay firm and stay united and do not fall for any propaganda, lies and disinformation against Pak army and ISI. Every enemy and idiot is attacking them now when we are in a desperate war. InshAllah Khair. Do not despair and do your duty. The time for sacrifice, courage and passion is now!

From Indus to Oxus

"In  those days the relation between the Afghan Mujahideen and Pakistanis were so cordial that just being a Pakistani on the battlefront meant instant respect from the hosts. This respect and love was the most strategic asset Pakistan had earned during that Jihad." From Indus to Oxus, Syed Zaid Zaman Hamid

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

From Indus to Oxus - Lahore Book Launch English Translation


By Syeda Qudsia Mashhadi

Text of Syed Zaid Zaman Hamid’s address on the launch of his memoirs in Lahore on 24th December 2011.
Allahuma Salay Ala Mohammad wa Barik wasalam. Alhamdolillah-i-Rabil Alameen.

My dear brothers and sisters welcome to this launch. Today there is a special friend from Turkey with us too. This is not a formal function. Only a few friends and members have gathered here to say thanks to Allah for the duty that was given to this Faqeer 25 years ago. Today that trust is being returned to Ummat-e-Rasool [sm]. Each one of us is assigned some duties by Allah [swt] and given a few trusts by Him. They can be in the form of knowledge, in the form of wealth or in the form of health. It is mandatory for man to return those trusts to Allah. Inna lillahi wa inna ilahi rajioon. [To him we belong and to him we shall return.] Everyone has to unconditionally return those trusts to Allah ultimately but the men of Allah return those entrusted gifts to Allah by choice. This narrative was one of those trusts. A 22 year-old young man was sent by Allah in the Afghan Jihad, and this was not by accident; it was divinely ordained.
Afghan jihad is the greatest incident in the recent history of Muslim Ummah. For the last 300 years, none of the Muslim resistance movements have been successful except Afghan Jihad. From Tipu Sultan to Siraj-ud-Dola, from 1857 ‘s war of independence to Imam Shamil’s resistance and Umar Mukhtar’s struggle, the Muslim nations were captured, enslaved and weakened politically and militarily. For the last 300 years, where ever in the Muslim world there were resistance movements, Muslims were defeated. The need of these resistance movements arose because of the demise of the Ummah as a whole. Only a few valiant, brave men like Tipu Sultan or Siraj-ud-Dola returned those debts which were not even due on them. Because of the collective faults of the Ummah, they had to bear the brunt of the downfall of the Muslims. They had the option to live for 100 years the life of a jackal but these men of Allah preferred the life of a lion even if it was for one day. They lived like lions and due to their valour, succeeded in this world and the next. But their martyrdoms were not able to change the fate of Muslim Ummah because it had been destined that the Ummah would suffer for a while. The punishment of the collective faults of the Ummah was great indeed.
In the beginning of the 20th Century, a glad tiding was given to the Muslim Ummah that now the rise of Ummah was near. The biggest symbol of those good tidings was the creation of Pakistan. Great gifts were sent by Allah in the form of Allama Iqbal and Quaid-e-Azam. The coming in being of Pakistan was symbolic of the fact that the rise of Ummah had started. No one could have imagined it in their wildest dreams that an Islamic ideological state would be created which would be in the direct supervision of our Holy Prophet [sm]. We want to repeat these blessed tidings again and again because this is a big spiritual endorsement for us. Quaid-e-Azam, who was called all sorts of things by his opponents, is reported to have said before his death, ‘I strongly believe that this Pakistan would not have been created if it was not due to the express blessings of our Holy prophet [sm].’ Pakistan is not only under the protection of Allah [saya khuda-e-Zuljalal] but also under the blessings of the Prophet [sm], [faizan-e-Nabwi].

Pakistan was made under the supervision of Prophet [sm] himself. The grandson of Khan of Qallaat said it on national TV that his predecessors did not want to be a part of Pakistan but the Prophet [sm] came in his grandfather’s dream and ordered him to join Pakistan and not to betray Pakistan. Some Aalims opposed Quaid-e-Azam and Pakistan movement at that time, but few lucky ones had ziyarat of the Prophet [sm] who told them to stop opposing Pakistan movement. They repented and joined hands with Quaid-e-Azam. But those who were not destined for this blessing, they remained cursed even after the guidance from the Prophet [sm]. MashaAllah, this Pak Sarzameen is the greatest signal for the rise of this Ummah.
We were punished in 1971 because we had forgotten the promise that we had made to Allah. After the war of 1971, the world was thinking that survival for even West Pakistan would be challenging. But they were wrong.
In 1979, Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan and the condition of Pakistanis can be well imagined at that time. Policy makers, analysts, journalists, and the leaders were horrified that Soviet Union had entered their territories. For hundred of years it had been trampling Muslim territories and they were afraid that the Soviets would go up to Gwader crushing Pakistan. So they believed it was impossible to fight Russia. If we check the history, we see that Soviet Union had been destroying all of them: Tataristan, Samarqand, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Bukhara. In 1979, Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan, neighbour to recently truncated Pakistan. At that time the Afghan Muslims started a resistance movement. Iqbal had said
فطرت کے مقاصد کی کرتا ہے نگہبانی
یا بندہِ صحرائی یا مردِ کوہستانی
[Only two kinds of men can work for God in a proper way; men who live in the deserts and those who live on the Mountains.]

So the men of the mountains [Mard-e-Kohistani] at that time decided to make sacrifices come what may. And I will say it loud and clear that Allah did a favour to us by sending a leader like General Zia at that time; a man who decided that we had to fight Russia. We were not even a Nuclear power at that time. We had nothing but we fought a Super power, the Soviet Union. General Zia dealt with the World through diplomacy and buried Russia in Afghanistan. In this way, a extended Jihad started. After 300 years, for the first time in Muslim Ummah, a resistance movement was successful. This is the exceptional thing about Afghan jihad. In 1988, when Soviet Union left Afghanistan, it collapsed and became Russia, which in turn resulted in the freedom of 200 million Muslims of Central Asia. Soviet Union’s hegemony over the world had ended. Muslim movements then left Afghanistan and entered Central Asia; that Central Asia where there had been no Azaans in the mosques for the last 70 years. Today there are tens of thousands of mosques built in those regions. Our Turk brothers took advantage of that and built mosques all over the Central Asia. The Afghan Muslims started entering these regions and a reverse invasion started. The military invaded from the Russian side but the Islamic and spiritual ideologies entered from the Afghan side.
Just look at the impact of Afghan jihad on the Muslim world. The jihad of Kashmir started in 1988. Mujahideen who were trained in Afghan jihad, came back and fought in Kashmir. Also the Palestinian Intifada started in 1988. All those Mujahideen stood up against Israel who got trained in Afghanistan. Again, in 1988, those Chechen Mujahideen also revolted who had participated in Afghan jihad. The jihad in Checheniya, which is the longest jihad in the world, got a new life . The Chechens have been doing jihad since 1780, starting from Imam Mansoor, then Sheikh Abdullah Daghistani, followed by Imam Shamil and still going on. Even after almost 200 years, they have not surrendered. Afghan jihad gave them new blood and the movement for freedom became active again. All Islamic resistance movements in the world activated, from Indonesia, Philippines to Algeria, North Africa, especially in the areas where the enemy had occupied, like Israel, India and Checheniya.
The Afghan jihad is dismissed by saying that it brought Kalashnikov culture and drugs and it spread anarchy in the country. What are the facts? What is the role of Afghan jihad in the renaissance of Ummah of Prophet [sm]? The jihad turned into mayhem only because of the incompetence of leaders and oversight by Pakistan. All of this was shown by Allah to a young man of 22 who entered Afghanistan as a young man and within seven years he had reached a point where he was acting as a channel between Afghan Mujahideen and the government of Pakistan. So whatever happened in Afghanistan, I am an eye witness to it all. Why did Allah preserve all of this great part of history? Because after 10 years, in 2001, once again the jihad started in Afghanistan, this time with the American forces. This second time, our leaders were shameless and unscrupulous. In 1979, it was decided that the invaders will be stopped. But in 2001, the leaders gave access and invitation to the enemies to do exactly what the Soviets had wanted to do with Afghanistan. The cost of the mistakes of the last 10 years is this, that now the whole Pakistan has become a battlefield. 100,000 Pakistanis have been killed. The plan to dismember Pakistan on the style of Yugoslavia is in action. Despite the fact that Pakistan did not aid the Afghan Mujahideen, today America is exactly in that state in Afghanistan in which Russia was before signing the Geneva Accord. This is all due to the blessings of Allah. That is why they are having Bonn Conference, which is a Geneva Accord of today, where talks are being held on how to give America way to get out of Afghanistan. We have to learn from our lapses in 1990s. General Zia was martyred so that the Afghan jihad could be terminated and would not reach its logical conclusion. The leader of Arab Mujahideen, Dr. Abdullah was also martyred and the government in Pakistan changed. All the corruptible and purchasable people were in power at that time. 90s was a corrupt era; the governments kept on changing on charges of corruption and lack of governance and management. Who would have thought of making an Afghan policy at such a time? As a result, after ten years we witnessed another Afghan invasion.
Today we are in a position where the leadership of Pakistan is again given a chance to decide whether to keep America or remove it. Now we don’t have to repeat the mistakes we did after the Soviets left Afghanistan. That is why there was an urgency to bring forth this book as quickly as possible. It is a well-known saying, ‘that slap should be on your own face which you remember after the fight’. These are the blows with which we can hit the enemies now.
What was the importance of Afghan jihad? A new history was written there. In the coming times, how much will the Pakistani nation be responsible for the mistakes that were committed? Today, we have to do penance for those blunders. The war that has been waged on us today is a result of the mistakes of our predecessors. If today we do not mend our ways regarding Afghanistan, our future generations will curse us for the tribulations they will inherit from us. This couplet of Iqbal forms the basis for the geopolitics of the world:
آسیا یک پیکر آب و گل است
ملت افغان در آن پیکر دل است
از فساد او فساد آسیا
از کشاد او کشاد آسیا

Asia is a name of a body of land,
Of which the Afghan nation forms the heart.
Its decline is the decline of Asia; its rise is the rise of Asia.
From this it is clear that if there is anarchy and chaos in Afghanistan, then there will be anarchy and chaos in whole of Asia. Today people tell us not to worry about Afghanistan and just take care of Pakistan, which is reverse of the logic given by Allama Iqbal. We should know that Pakistan’s stability depends upon Afghanistan’s stability.
Today whatever pandemonium we seen in Pakistan is due to Indians and CIA in Afghanistan. Enemy’s jugular passes through Pakistan and today when we have got hold of that jugular and have stopped their supplies, what has America been able to do in retaliation? What can they do to Pakistan? They are dying in Afghanistan and cannot do anything about it. Their economy at home has collapsed. Soviet Union did not get the biggest defeat in the battlefield, but they suffered so much losses due to war that they were unable to sustain themselves. Same is happening to America now. By stopping the supply lines, Pakistan has multiplied their losses.
So this is not just a book. This is a geopolitical advice for the coming times shown to you in the mirror of the past, so that we may not repeat the miscalculations by our elders. If you will not listen to this advice today, then this war will enter our homes in the coming days. I acknowledge the fact that it was not in my power to write this book without the blessing of Allah [swt]. I did not write it; Allah made me write it. The means that were provided by Allah and the team that I was blessed with made the publication of this book possible. Nobody in our team had prior experience of editing or publishing a book, and still people are tremendously impressed by the professional look and feel of the book.
Why I did not write this book in 1992? Now I understand the secrets of Allah. I started writing it 20 years ago but why did it take so long to finish it? Because there is a time for everything. If I had written it 20 years ago, then America would not have been in Afghanistan at that time. That lesson and advices would have been lost which we desperately need today. At that time it would have been just another tale and not a counsel. Allah had ordained this time. For 20 years, I was prepared through experiences that have now become the part of this book. In the Muslim Ummah, in fact, in the whole world, there is not a single book on Afghan jihad like this one. Thousands of pictures captured in the Afghan jihad had been with us for the last 25 years. During this time, we also shifted a lot, so only Allah knows how they survived up till now. These are rare pictures and have never been published before anywhere in the world. Then, some pages from our diaries and all related records were retrieved in the last couple of months miraculously. It was obvious that we had extra-ordinary Divine help at hand. Alhamdolillah, Allah has given a loyal and loving team to us who worked for the sake of Allah and only He can repay their efforts. Their contribution for the Ummah is great indeed. Men depart but this Sadqa jariya will remain.
This is history which has not been told before. Wise men say that ‘the nations who do not learn from their history have their geography altered’. Today, Pakistan’s ideological and spiritual inheritance is in danger. It is necessary for the leadership to learn from their past mistakes so that the coming generations pray for them and not curse them the way we curse our present leadership. We believe that Allah will accept this effort and that He will make it a source of blessing and remove from it all that is flawed. He will overlook our faults and forgive us our mistakes. Oh Allah accept this humble gift which we present to our Aaqa [sm]. Make it a a source of benediction for the Ummat-e-Rasool [sm]. Take out from it anything that is faulty. Bestow your acceptance on it so that the coming generations can attain that pinnacle that you have promised to this Ummah. May Allah be the Protector of Pakistan and of Ummat-e-Rasool [sm]. May Allah give you all jaza-e-khair [best reward] and may He accept us in that group of people which is supportive of Allah’s Deen. JazakAllah Khair. Allahuma Salay Ala Mohammad wa Aalay Mohammad wa barik wasalim.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Supreme court has already declared NRO unconstitutional. SC has also declared last voting list as bogus! So what is the legal and moral status of a Govt. which has come through illegal means and bogus votes? If the Govt. can violate the constitution to destroy the country why cant army do the same to save Pakistan? Overthrowing the govt is no more a legal issue its a National Duty and Patriotism! Syed Zaid Zaman Hamid 

Sunday, January 22, 2012

A review of the amazing memoirs ‘From Indus to Oxus’


بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم
اَللّٰھُمَّ صَلِّ عَلٰی مُحَمَّدٍ وَّعَلٰٓی اٰلِ مُحَمَّدٍ
 
By Syeda Qudsia Mashhadi.
http://madinaesani.wordpress.com/
What is the impact of a book that is written by a Mujahid who not only happens to be a brilliant orator, writer, defence and security analyst but also photographed almost all of the rare and historical pictures in the book? I am, of course, referring to the phenomenal memoirs of Syed Zaid Zaman Hamid which relate his experiences in the Afghan jihad during and after the Soviet invasion. Never have I read such a genuine tale of courage, passion and the power of belief. One is spell-bound from the beginning to the end and is tempted to finish the book in one go. Though one cannot live the vibrating life of Jihad as lived by the author, one feels as if one is experiencing the Afghan resistance first-hand. My knowledge about Afghanistan and its affairs was limited and there was naivety about it. For most of the Pakistanis as well, ‘Afghanistan’ is a word which is remote and irrelevant and they question, ‘Why Afghan Jihad?’ ‘What is its relevance for Pakistanis in the current scenario?’ These questions are answered very well and it is obvious that with time, people will regard it as the most important and relevant book on the history of the Afghan jihad and what it meant for the whole of Asia.
It is our history told by an extra-ordinary man; for it is extra-ordinary indeed to think about saving nations. This man, unlike any other ordinary man, was NOT thinking about his job or family or buying properties. He was not making a career out in the war-ravaged gorges of Afghanistan. This is exactly what gives him an edge on any other writer or analyst. This puts him in a unique place where he has a bird’s eye view of the Af-Pak region and is in a place to give excellent advice about the current geopolitical scenario to the concerned policy makers. This is not just a tale of war time; it is the blood and sweat of a Mujahid, a holy warrior, which speaks to us through this book. This is our history where a man is on a mission to fight the invaders and oppressors of his brothers in faith. The sincerity of his purpose and the intensity of his passion throughout enthral the reader. Where in the world can we find another man who was in the thick of things during Afghan jihad and also wrote about it? Add to that the special status he was bestowed by Allah where he performed the utmost important role of communication between the leadership of Afghan resistance and Pakistani government during Afghan Jihad, and you have a multi-faceted visionary.

قہاری و غفاری و قدوسی و جبروت
یہ چار عناصر ہوں تو بنتا ہے مسلمان

The narrative has a great sense of humour as well and it makes you smile despite the grave situations faced by the protagonist. While talking about the harsh conditions in the tents of Mujahideen, he says:
Heat was unbearable and mosquitoes were more hated in the camp than the Soviet jets.
[Pg 209]
In a very interesting way, the author mentions how the local villagers utilized the empty cartridge cases that were left after each air raid:
‘When we were fed up of beans and rice, we would pray for a bomber to come and later when the attack subsided, we would have our supply of fresh dairy products. It was a mutually beneficial arrangement between us and the villagers and the Soviets made sure that we continued to have our delicacies.’ [Pg 155]
One also enjoys the comical situation, albeit grave, when the author, at the end of the narrative returns from Kabul to Peshawar in a shabby Soviet-built transport plane. The character of the pilot makes you laugh out aloud.
It also has a very human touch; the mention of little treats in life like Kabuli pulao and Sheer Yakh tell us that he is a human being just like any of us. The only difference is his iron will with which he conquered his inner demons and the special protection which Providence provided him. It is indeed a noteworthy phenomenon throughout the book and confirms the view that Death itself is the biggest protector of life. The author has so many hair-breadth escapes in this adventurous and perilous life that they seem nothing short of miraculous. This book tells us that we don’t need a superman or an ironman to fight a war; a young man with passion and ability to transcend human weaknesses can do it better. A man just needs to believe in his Creator and in himself. This universal truth is beautifully explained in these lines by the author:
Courage is not the absence of fear; it is the ability to overcome that fear with grace and dignity. [Pg. 105]
Feeling fear is natural, succumbing to it is cowardice and overcoming it is courage. [Pg. 106]
The lines that I loved the most in the book are:
It’s good to die for a cause but it’s even greater to live for it.’ [Pg 73]
Another aspect of the narrative is the compassion and pain the author feels for the helpless Afghani widows and orphans and is palpable throughout the memoirs. From the article written in Pakistani newspaper to spread awareness about the deathly minefields spread all over Afghanistan to the efforts of clearing Ahmad Shah Masood’s image in Pakistan, we see him do it all. There is nothing to which his sensitive soul has not given a thought. I also feel honoured to know about brave men like Koochi Khan, Brayaley, Daud and the Russian mujahid, Abdullah Roosi, to name a few. The world would never have known about these unsung heroes if they had not been made part of history through these magnificent memoirs.
Pictures also contribute profoundly to the narrative of this splendid book and I am at a loss of words to describe this treasure trove. They add tremendously to the worth of the already poignant memoirs. The readers are rewarded with the extremely rare and significant historic pictures. Who would have known about or seen the remotest of places in Afghanistan and beyond, especially the awe-inspiring River Oxus? In particular, the view of Hazar Sumuch, a medieval Uzbek village, from mountain top was simply breath-taking.
I would definitely recommend this book to everyone, especially to those in Pakistan who are in any position to affect the world around. All over the world too, this would prove to be a treasure for the scholars of history and international affairs. Then there is the spiritual aspect to the book which I think is the most important one. In that respect, this book should be read by each and every person in the world. After all, what is more important than learning to be at peace with your God and having an irrevocable relation with Him? A man, who can teach us this, is a great man indeed. This is a book by a man with a vision backed with rock-hard experience. To ignore it would be foolhardiness of colossal proportions. This man of God reminds me of Iqbal’s verses:

حادثہ وہ جو ابھی پردہ افلاک ميں ہے

عکس اس کا مرے آئينہ ادراک ميں ہے

کيا عجب ميری نوا ہائے سحر گاہي سے

زندہ ہو جائے وہ آتش کہ تری خاک ميں ہے

[As captured in a mirror,
Are glimpses in my mind,
Of events that are folded still
In the scroll of time.
One day, the warmth of my sighs,
Like a Promethean spark,
Will inflame the fire of thy soul,
Now dormant in thy dust.]
May we all benefit from the golden words of this man who is a God-send for the Ummah. Ameen

Exclusive 'From Indus to Oxus' - Waqt News 21 January 2011


Saturday, January 21, 2012



Dear all, InshAllah, you can now buy our Book From Indus to Oxus from following locations in Lahore. In Islamabad, Mr. Books is already keeping them in Super Market f-6. We shall soon announce for Karachi also, InshAllah. All other cities, pl contact our office directly at 0321 -- 5001370 and 051--5598046,7.

Lahore points:

1. Sang-e-Meel Publications. 25 - Lower Mall (Shahrah-e-Pakistan)
Phones: +92 42 37220100

2. BOOK CITY. Main Market, Gulberg II, Lahore, Pakistan.
042-35787984

3) Iqbal Book Corner
Main Market, Gulberg II, Lahore

4) Maqbool Books. Lower Ground Floor, Siddiq Trade Center, Main Boulevard, Gulberg, Lahore. Tel: 3578-1766

5) Noble Book Center. G-48, 12-L-Commercial Market D.H.A. Lahore.
Tel: 35726399, 35726499

6) English Book Center. 107-R Commercial Market Phase II Defence, Lahore
Tel: 3573-4602, 3589-6785

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Salala Massacre

The enemies are weaving a web of lies, deceptions and plots around our beloved Pak Sarzameen whie our politicians, judiciary and the media remains treacherously ignorant, corrupt and complacent on these existential threats. This paper is written by antizionist group based in US and supports all what BrassTacks has been analysing since years. If you want to know the dirty games of the enemies, you must read and spread this brilliant work of sincere research.
The warnings have come. If the SC and the army does not act now, the cost which this nation will have to pay would be staggering. InshAllah Khair. 

Sunday, January 15, 2012

RT report containing Syed Zaid Hamid analysis posted on euraisareview network

Secret Intel Report Leaked: US In Afghanistan Dead End
Written by: RT

The latest US intelligence report concludes the war against the Taliban has reached an impasse, with the Taliban remaining committed to taking back Afghanistan by force as soon as NATO troops leave the country.
Two current and one former US official speaking on condition of anonymity told AP the intelligence community’s take on the war is that the Taliban may only be paying lip service to peace talks with NATO and Afghan government.
The classified Afghan National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) declares the war at a stalemate, with NATO security gains far outweighed by corruption at all levels of Afghan government.
The report also finds special operations raids and programs to bolster local Afghan security are somewhat effective in degrading the Taliban, but it returns as soon as NATO forces withdraw from an area. The assessment also questions the overall success of the longest war in US history.
The document analyzes possible future scenarios for Afghanistan, “especially with respect to the motivations of the Taliban,” an official told Reuters. The estimate states that the weak government of Afghan President Hamid Karzai will not be able to survive when US will pull its forces out of the country and reduces its assistance to military and civilians.
The military and Pentagon officials called report’s findings incorrect, flawed and overly pessimistic. Top commander of US and NATO forces in Afghanistan, John Allen, argued that the US is not planning to withdraw the troops before they are certain Afghan troops can handle the job.
“If you [have] been waiting for us to go, we’re not leaving,” he said, as cited by USA Today.
At the moment the US has some 90,000 troops in Afghanistan and more than 30,000 NATO allies’ troops are present in the embattled country. By summer of 2012 US plan to reduce the number of their soldiers by 22,000.
The NIE findings are unlikely to jeopardize the US course in Afghanistan as the Obama administration plans to withdraw the majority of troops and 2015 deadline has been set for putting Afghan forces in charge of security.
The United States is expected to keep some troops in Afghanistan after the end of 2014 to focus on counter-terrorism and watch out for US interests in a volatile region, as well to train and assist the Afghans.

And while Washington hopes to secure a deal with the Taliban prior to the withdrawal of US forces, Zaid Hamid, a Defence Analyst at the independent think thank BrassTacks, told RT the soon to be resumed peace talks are virtually doomed to fail.

“There is no possibility that those [peace] talks will be successful, they are just a farce that is going on. In reality, on the ground the Taliban are trying to take up the initiative, [to take advantage] of US weaknesses. But the terms that the Taliban have given – the withdrawal of the extra-regional forces, the collapse of the Kabul regime – the conditions that have been given by the Taliban are such that they can never be accepted by the Americans or the Kabul regime. The peace talks mean nothing.”
http://www.eurasiareview.com/13012012-secret-intel-report-leaked-us-in-afghanistan-dead-end/

Saturday, January 14, 2012

And while Washington hopes to secure a deal with the Taliban prior to the withdrawal of US forces, Zaid Hamid, a Defence Analyst at the independent think thank BrassTacks, told RT the soon to be resumed peace talks are virtually doomed to fail.

“There is no possibility that those [peace] talks will be successful, they are just a farce that is going on. In reality, on the ground the Taliban are trying to take up the initiative, [to take advantage] of US weaknesses. But the terms that the Taliban have given – the withdrawal of the extra-regional forces, the collapse of the Kabul regime – the conditions that have been given by the Taliban are such that they can never be accepted by the Americans or the Kabul regime. The peace talks mean nothing.”
 

Sunday, January 8, 2012

The Master Stroke To Victory - Brasstacks Exclusive



 In one master stroke Pakistan can destroy the entire Af-Pak, 4GW and the Cold start! InshAllah. The moment of glory has arrived.

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Zaid Hamid : Our message to CJ, COAS, and DG ISI

This is our final and intense message to those whom Allah has given power, authority and status today. The decisions taken today will have the staggering impact to shape the present and the future of this millat. There is no margin of error. The existential war has begun!  Spread this message to the nation and stand united! We have completed the "Hujjat" and given our azaan. The politicians and the media has betrayed the nation. Our message must reach the CJ and the army!  InshAllah great khair is coming but will we will be tested to the extreme. Allah will separate the Momineen from the munafiqeen!