Are you ready to take life’s best punch — and stay on your feet?

Rocky Balboa
Rocky Balboa

Pleasure and pain. They’re not opposites. They’re neighbors … separated by a thin line, by a split second.

One minute you’re feeling like everything is going your way … like you’re ready to climb the highest mountain … headed for the top of the world.

But in the game of life you never know.

You train for years to get a piece of personal glory or a chance to stand toe to toe with your peers and say, “Here I am. Take your best shot.” Then the contest begins and BANG! — you’re down for the count.

It’s not your day. You tried your best. But was it really your best?

So do you go home with a broken heart? Or do you get up smarter, wiser and better prepared then ever before?

It’s a new day … a new season … a new you!

You hope it won’t be the same story, or will pleasure turn into pain again? Are you ready to take life’s best punch — and stay on your feet?

I can’t answer that. Only you can.

Are you hoping for the best? Are you prepared for the challenge? Are you — A Contender?

Sylvester Stallone


A Look at the Propaganda against Zaid Hamid

I’ve been following this controversy for some days now. Please listen to Zaid’s response in the video mentioned. I’ve been listening to Zaid Hamid for quite some time as well and honestly, I haven’t found a single thing against the Quran & Sunnah of the Holy Prophet (SAW). The answer he’s given is quite comprehensive in my opinion but still some cynical people can’t stop arguing saying why he hasn’t explicitly rejected Yousuf Kazzab in this speech.

Let’s also take a look at a recent conversation about the Khatm-e-Nabowat in Iqbal ka Pakistan episode 24:-

Update: Zaid Hamid questioned about Yousuf and his response. It’s a MUST SEE!

Another reference that’s been given at another location http://islamabadobserver. responds/
a guy says that “zaid hamid defended yousuf ali in dawn 13th aug 2000”, Now I went over to Dawn’s official website and thought I should take a look at the archives but the oldest one available there are of the year 2002.

Another thing you’ll notice that this whole propaganda is being fired up on the internet mostly on these looney toon type blogs whose authenticity is comletely questionable, we don’t even know for sure who’s writing such things let alone whether it’s a qadiyani or some other anti-Islamic element.

The things I want to highlight here are
1) once there was a time when even the renowned scholar Maulana Maududi was declared as kafir and there was a huge huge amount of propaganda floating all over.
2) Putting a false allegation (bohtan) on the iman of some muslim is a Gunah-e-kabeera. Please try and stay at a safe distance as I’m saying, I haven’t been able to find a single thing in Zaid Hamid’s whole campaign that is against Quran and Sunnah and he also says if there is please let me know.

As a matter of fact I find him a very inspiring Muslim who’s actually trying to make things right in this society which is better than at least a million other Pakistanis and Muslims who are so very much busy thinking about getting themselves out from here somehow, make huge money and enjoy they’re bloody mechanical amusements and ENJOY LIFE as this is the only reason they’re living out their miserable lives which is based on nothing else but a day-to-day survival routine.

Again I would say, there’s nothing personal against any one. Hope the points I’ve highlighted prove helpful in understanding the truth.

In the end I’d like to tell you guys that there’s been a guy who’s been trying to warn me of the DANGERS of following Zaid Hamid’s views. He gave me that link I mentioned above. I argued with him with almost the same arguments I’ve put up here and at the end I asked for a video of that Yousuf Kazzab audio that they mention (in which Yousuf calls a guy Syed Zaid Zaman not Zaid Hamid) so that I can see the face of Zaid Hamid as well to confirm that Syed Zaid Zaman = Zaid Hamid) but he says… oh I don’t have the video of this… Now what kind of crap is this anyway?

The way I see it is that there are many powers that don’t want the Muslim nation especially the people of Pakistan to actually know what’s happening to them and know and work on ways to get things right, because it is in their greater interests that Pakistan stays destabilized  and continue to swirl on this Democracy/Dictatorship see-saw forever with the people of Pakistan not knowing why this is happening to them. If somebody like Zaid Hamid comes up and reveals the roots of the Ummah to them again, they get pissed off.

The fact of the matter is this: The solution to the problem of the Muslim Ummah lies in the

  • Re-establishment of the Khilafah(Caliphate) System.
  • Getting rid of these traitors ruling us since the collapse of the Khilafah in 1924.

In the end I urge all the Pakistani citizens especially the students who’ve in their minds, left the country forever, to come back. The collapse of the American and British empires have begun. This is the time when Islam and Pakistan needs you. Be a part of this destiny. If you choose to live there, you might have a very luxurious life but I’m telling you, you will never get the peace and harmony inside you. If you come here, things might get nasty, yes, there might be sacrifices as well. But I tell you it’s gonna be worth it. It’d be a lot better than leaving you’re religion at stake for having a good luxurious life which as sure as you’re born, is gonna end someday soon anyway.

At the end, I just want everyone, every Muslim who’s reading this, to answer just one question:

Are you part of the solution or part of the problem?


Update: May 19, 2009
Few days ago a university fellow of mine Mr. Jahan Zaid received this email which he shared  over the university’s mailing group. I’d like to share it with you as well.

Zaid Hamid’s Mail
aa and dua.

First of all Jazak Allah for writing to me directly for the clarification
and following the Sunnah and Sharia way of resolving confusing issues.
Though I have responded to allegations and clarified my positions many times
on Khatm Nubuwwat, I do feel to write to you in some detail. Just for your
record, I am repeating one brief reply.

“Alhamdolillah, all my life has been spent keeping my self under tests and
trials of fire, sword and blood for the sake of this deen and in love of
Rasul Allah. My prayers, sacrifices, my life and death remains for Allah and
His Prophet (saw). My izzat, life, parents, property, family and even good
deeds are sacrificed on Rasul Allah. I am not mad to follow false prophets
after Sayyadna Rasul Allah (saw).

Those with noor can see the rehma, baraka and khair from Allah and love of
Rasul Allah in the life and mission of this humble faqeer. Hasbu nallah
Naimul Wakeel, Naimul Maula wa naimun Naseer.

Curse of Allah, angels and momineen be on those liars who claim to be
“prophets” after Sayyadna Khatim un Nabiyyeen Muhemmed Rasul Allah (saw).
Also cursed and Rajeem are those who follow such liar “prophets” and also
cursed are those who accuse innocent Muslims of following such false
prophets. There will be no prophet after our beloved Sayyadna, Maulana,
Muhemmed Rasul Allah, Rehmat ul lil Aalimeen (saw). May Allah keep us in His
serene and blessed noor and Rehma in dunya and Akhira”

Alhamdolillah, for the last two weeks, we were in Haramain Shareefain and
also spent about a week in Masjid nabwai shareef presenting my case to Allah
and His Prophet (saw). I am indeed hurt. Not at the fact that I am being
opposed. In fact I am pleased at this. I am being opposed by Kafir banking
systems, Indan assets, hostile secret services, media cartels, government
proxies, religious and sectarian terrorists, and all those with whom Allah
and Rasul Allah has declared war against ie: Riba based system of Dajjal.
They have already tried to silence me by trying to buy me out. When that did
not work, they started a massive slander and Bohtan campaign from secular
english to “Islamic” media. Now we at Brasstacks are loosing clients and our
economic noose is being tightened to put pressure upon us. Now I am waiting
when they make a physical attack. Hasbunallah !!!

Alhamdolillah, I am happy and say shukar at this as this humble faqeer has
hurt and dented the system of Dajjal globally and given hope to this nation
in these times of trial and tribulations. When I opted and decided to tread
this path of Jihad and sacrifice at a very young age, I never expected it to
be bed of roses. It never has been, by Allah.

But I am hurt because now I am being accused of betraying the very sacred
soul who remains the centre of gravity of my soul, life, love, death and
honor — Sayyadna Muhemmed Rasul Allah Sallalla Alaihe wassalam. But then,
this time in Medina, I received the serenity and peace that inshallah, this
matter will be handled by Allah himself and I need not scoop to lowest of
levels or counter attack to lower levels to which these accusers have sunk
themselves. I have clarified my position as above. From the requirements of
Sharia, Sunnat and law, this should suffice for any Muslim to explain his
Imaan and beliefs. beyond this, I strongly urge people to come and visit me
and seek further clarifications. Things are not as they are being projected.
There is also another side of the story which they are not telling. But it
cannot be discussed on e-mailing matches and blogs with such characterless
and unreliable characters because it involves sharia documents, legal
doctrines, legal proof and Fatwas and statements of top religious scholars,
council of Islamic ideology and serious papers on abuse of blasphemy laws in
the country, sectarian wars abusing the law and its complex legal and
Islamic remedies. you will be shocked once you know the facts on how they
are lying from their teeth.

Let me sit face to face with the accusers and By Allah I shall confront
them on all counts in the presence of anyone who wants to sit and be the
judge. This is what sharia demands. I am NOT supposed to respond to shadows
on the wall who are simply accusing without fulfilling sharia requirements.
Also, it must be decided what should be the punishments for all those who
have violated every sacred law and accused me of bohtan without
verifications. Already so much of their lies are exposed. isn’t this enough
to prove that they are liars??? Again, why we ignore the hadees of Sayyadna
Rasul Allah that anyone who propagates hearsay without verifying is a liar
!!! By Allah, they are liars and slandering a Bohtan only. It is a heavy
burden they carry in dunya and indeed it would be heavier on day of
judgment. I will NOT make personal attacks on them nor scoop to their
levels. Let them do what they want.

I will add only a few more points to answer your questions and to complete
the hujjat: details on personal meeting inshallah. For now this should

I am NOT a follower of that idiot Yusuf. May Allah’s curse upon those who
accuse me of following him. But you should also try to study his case. Did
he really claim to be a Prophet? what did Maulana Sattar Niazi and dozens of
scholars say in writing about Yusuf? what is the sessions court judgment on
his conviction ? is he sentenced to death on claim of prophet hood or
something else? who were the witnesses whose evidence was used? Were sharia
and sunnah requirements were fulfilled in the sessions court ? Why no
religious scholar appeared in the court to testify against him? What was the
judgment of council of Islamic ideology after this case verdict? why no
media group projected the case except Khabrain and Takbeer ? In fact, Nawai
Waqt and nation defended Yusuf by publishing statements of top scholars
defending yusuf ????? Was that a case of blasphemy or money disputes and
sectarian warfare??? You MUST find this out.

I work, live and inshallah will die only for Allah and Sayyadna Muhemmed
Rasul Allah alone. I don’t work for any agency or secret group or cult,

Life of every Muslim is sacred and cannot be taken on suspicion. Property
of every Muslim of sacred and cannot be violated on suspicion. honor of
every Muslim is sacred and cannot be violated without fulfilling
requirements of Sharia and deen. The last sermon of Rasul Allah equates
life, property and honor with sacred day of Hajj and sacred city of Makka.
It is most unfortunate that those calling themselves as Muslims violate each
and every basic tenant of Islam by involving themselves in utter and
absolute Haram without any proof, sharia requirements or verifications. If
we believe in Allah and Rasul Allah and fear the day of judgment, then we
should be very very careful when a Muslim is accused of being a Kafir or
murtid or doing his Takfir.. This is greatest of sins.

Isn’t this strange that none of the accusers who write these articles seek
any clarification from me nor have met me, nor know me, nor know nor willing
to listen to any explanations. they keep coming back with pen names, e-mail
names, refusing to listen to any clarifications nor accepting my invitation
for a face to face debate ? what are they afraid of ? I left Karachi in 1992
and have never met any of these accusers ever since, if ever. most of them I
don’t even know. Have they given any proof of any allegations or still it is
just hearsay or stories of “personal” experiences so factually wrong and
lies that it is nauseating.

All my life has been spent on razor edge for the sake of Allah and Rasul
Allah (saw), risking and sacrificing everything that is considered precious
in this world for the sake of Sayyadna Rasul Allah (saw) and this deen. I
was 22 years old when I went to Afghanistan to fight the Soviets when a life
of worldly promise and brilliant career awaited me in Dunya. Spent six year
in battle fields, surviving on daily basis, with my parents, wife, kids and
loved ones not knowing in which valley my grave would be. I did not do all
that for money, sense of adventure or to serve any secret service. By Allah
it was and it still is for Allah, Rasul Allah and this Ummat e marhoom. When
I came out after six years, i had to struggle on daily basis once again to
feed and support my family. Jihad was NOT a paying venture. We spend from
our own pockets or given most minor wazeefa of few hundred rupees per month
by the jihadi commander we fought along with.

My present work of BrassTacks and its Azaan is also with the same junoon
and ‘dewangi”. It is Not for money or to serve any secret agenda. We have
done over 70 programs. Apart from being anything against Islam, Quran or
sunnah, these are highly subtle, sublime and sophisticated essence of deen
and khair reviving the Ummah and nation and attacking the entire exis of
Kufr and Dajjal. Cant we see the baraka and khair which Allah is giving to
this mission and its message.

My dear brother, in these times of fitnas, we need to be careful with
people, I agree. But we should also be careful that we don’t shoot down the
only message of dignity, honor and hope which has come out for this nation
to fight and confront those who have declared war on Allah and Sayyadna
Rasul Allah (saw). By Allah, I can say with confidence that those fighting
against us are either Nadan dost or Dana dushman. By trying to destroy us,
they only serve Zionists, bankers, Indians and our enemies of Pakistan and

May Allah be our guide and be my witness in what I have written. He is my
Wakeel and I rest my case with Him alone.

Jazak Allah once again and duago

Zaid Hamid

Sayin’ Good Bye to 2008

Well then, its December 31 and I guess its time to say good to 2008 here.

Thankfully, it’s been a good year for me and my family — apart from just a few glitches offcourse.  Just wish the world would become a peaceful place to live at times but this wish doesn’t seem likely to become a reality as the days and years tick by. Those who are mainly responsible for all the mess have received a boot too I just hope that they understand the message that is as clear as the sun shine. They should know that the boot wasn’t just another suicide attack or assault or anything alike. It was a clear cut indication that the people who they posed as rescuing actually hate them as much as anything. In a matter of few days, they are going to say good byes to their authorities that they have misused to much so often. But I just wish these people could just sit down once and think what they’ve done. I’m amazed at times that how they dont even manage to feel one once of guilt in their guts. I guess thats why they’re managing to prolong their miserable existence on the planet.

Anyhow I’m going to sit down and think about my life and before that I just got to pay my homage to Muntader al-Zaidi, who did some thing that nobody could so far and made such an ever lasting impression to express how the whole world feels about the Bush administration.

I hope and I pray that the upcomming adimnistration is smart enough to understand what that ‘Boot’ meant and I sure do hope that Mr. Bush also gets the meaning of that by the end of year 2009.

Wishing every buddy a very happy new year in advance with just a few hours left in this year 2008.

Capital Development Authority’s corruption in plot allotment contd…

My dad wrote that application back in 2001 and he died in 2005. At the end he was thinking about selling out our house. I guess he couldn’t handle the stress. Got brain hemorrhaged.

I believe CDA is one of the most corrupt organization in Pakistan.

Capital Development Authority’s corruption in plot allotment


The Chairman,

Capital Development Authority, Islamabad.



With due regards it is submitted:

i. That I remained employed in M/S International Aeradio Limited, Saudi Arabia w.e.f. March 1977 to March 1987 after which I returned home. During August 1992, I purchased plot no. 374-A. Sector I-10/4 measuring 30’ x 50’ from Mr. Fazal Karim. After making verbal inquiries from your Rehabilitation Directorate that the plot was clear and there was nothing against it. On Confirmation of acceptance of transfer application by the then A.D., Estate Management, CDA I paid the cost of the plot i.e. a sum of Rs. 750,000/- (Rupees Seven hundred and fifty thousand only) to Mr Fazal Karim vide agreement dated August 08, 1992 (Attested copy enclosed).

ii. That after duly accepting the transfer application of August 08, 1992, the CDA issued me the transfer order vide letter no. CDA/EA-374-A/I-10/4/350 dated August 19, 1992 (Attested copy enclosed).

iii. That I decided to construct a house on this plot during early 1995 and requested the CDA for handing over the possession of the plot to me which was given to me on February 28, 1995 vide no. CDA/PLW-L Survey-1(17)/90/1165 (Attested copy enclosed)

iv. That I submitted a building plan which was approved on April 11, 1995 vide no CDA/ Arch-6(24) I-10/4/2880/95 (Attested copy enclosed)

v. That I requested for a water connection which was allowed vide no. CDA/ DD (W/M)Accts/95 dated June 27, 1995 (Attested copy enclosed).

vi. That I requested for permission for a Road Cut which was granted vide no. CDA/ DDRD-v-80(58)/95/1163 dated July 19, 1995 (Attested copy enclosed)

vii. That the work for water connection was in progress on July 20, 1995 when it was stopped on the verbal directions of the DD concerned. Later, it was stated that the neighbors had moved in the Court of Law against the allotment of the plot and that injunction inhibiting the construction on the plot was imposed by the Civil Judge, Islamabad. Court proceedings continued till October 10, 2001 and the case now stands decided against me on the evidence of the Planning Directorate of CDA that no such plot has been created by the CDA (Attested copy enclosed)

viii. That I have filed an appeal in the Session Court against the above mentioned order of the Civil Court on October 25, 2001.

1. Sir, all CDA offices dealing with allotment, transfer, possession, approval of building plan, approval of water connection and sanction for road cut in respect of any plot in Islamabad fully agree with the genuineness of the subject plot and all charges thereof have duly been paid to the CDA. However, the Planning Directorate claims that they did not create any such plot. At the time of purchasing the plot, I did not make inquiry about the correctness of creation of plot from the Planning Directorate because the plot has been allotment to Mr. Fazal Karim by the Rehabilitation Department and there was no reason to suspect that the plot had not been created; moreover, the CDA’s acceptance of transfer documents is the most valid authentication of the correctness of ownership of any plot to be purchased within the CDA’s jurisdiction. It is therefore, unimaginable that six different offices of as consummate an organization as CDA could process a matter, accept the cost and other charges and issue necessary sanctions in respect of a plot which does not even exist in the records of their own Planning Directorate. Incidentally, the Land Survey Division and B&BC who gave the possession of the plot and approved my building plans are under the Planning and Design Wing of the CDA.

2. Sir, I am a bona fide purchaser of the plot and after having returned from abroad was unable to detect any anomaly/fraud in this case, if any. It would have been appreciated that as I started constructing the house three years after I purchased the plot, anything more should not have been required to prove that I was a genuine buyer. Had I not been a genuine buyer, I would have tried to dispose off the plot at the earliest rather than to wait for three years for starting the construction process. It is stated that not less than six CDA’s most responsible and experienced offices, each headed by at least a Deputy Director as mentioned above, could also not detect anything wrong in the case till it was objected by the neighbors who, in fact, have encroached upon the said piece of land for their personal and purely domestic use –even though they have a proper ground probably less than 200 meters from the neighborhood — whereas I have paid full cost of the said land but am still being forbidden to use it.

3. Considered with an open mind, one can surely comprehend that I have unduly been subjected to unjustifiable punishment, mental torture, frustration and financial loss for the last more than six years without any fault of mine whatsoever and am waiting for the finalization of my right on a piece of land for which CDA is the sole custodian and has already received the price. Although this plot is said to have been irregularly created by one of CDA’s own offices, without the concurrence of competent authority, CDA may approve its creation from the retrospective, through ex-post-facto sanction because the site is still vacant, the cost has already been paid to the CDA, all the six formalities completed and CDA, under the rules, is fully empowered to create a residential plot anywhere in such areas. If this proposal is not acceptable a similar and equivalent plot may be allotted to be elsewhere in the same sector.

4. It is added that I am already more than 58 years old. I shall be obliged if this case is settled and I am allowed to build my house as early as possible because it is already too late.

5. Sir, I am prepared to accept any reasonable solution of the problem if the case is departmentally taken up and decided outside the court in the light of the above submissions.

Yours Sincerely,

Muhammad Akram.

Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half sorrow

Read this from someone who’s coming back from a beating. Just gotta say: it’s absolutely beautiful. I just love watching people who never quit and never say die. I hope and I pray that she’ll find her way out of her misery; as a matter of fact I’m quite sure she will God willingly

Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half sorrow.
–Swedish proverb