you wish to be heard in the noise of this world, let your
soul be dominated by a single idea. It is the man with a single
idea who creates political and social revolutions, establishes
empires and gives law to the world.Allama Iqbal (RA
Allah, grant us this piece of land where we would be able
to live our lives in accordance with the laws given to us
by You in the Quran, and exemplified for us by the most revered
and beloved, Syyedina RasulAllah (SAW).This was the prayer
throbbing in every true Muslim's heart in the pre-partition
subcontinent, and then with eager ears and tearful eyes, they
ultimately heard the announcement: "This is radio Pakistan".
began the largest migration recorded in history and the heavens
also witnessed the most brutal massacre of humanity ever.
who had dwelled as next-door neighbors for decades became
scavengers over night. Train after train entered Lahore, carrying
the mutilated, slaughtered bodies of Muslim immigrants, caravan
after caravan was attacked and no one spared, elderly, infants,
young innocent girls, pregnant women, unarmed men, all were
preys to the beasts of revenge. Most of our elders paid a
very heavy price for the fulfillment of this dream, they were
either slaughtered or lost everything they owned; the nation
lost many of its gems. They stayed back and sent their loved
ones ahead with the confidence that they will fulfill the
promise and complete the dream.
Zaid Hamid's personal experiences in the killing fields of Afghanistan
as a Mujahid fighting the occupying Soviet forces as a youthful
observer, participant and apprentice on a journey of emotional,
physical and spiritual transformation, are included in a series
of emotional, romantic and realistic memoirs in the monthly
issues of BrassTacks Magazine. Mr. Zaid Hamid plans to write
a full book on this and a monthly chapter is added in every
Indus to Oxus
after the death of our beloved Quaid, no one worthy or competent
enough to shoulder the responsibility of fulfilling this promise
appeared on the scene. The most incompetent, corrupt and soul less
of all, governed this sacred land of ours.
It is a colossal
undertaking, an enterprise of splendid daring as well as intense
passion to rekindle the spark of self-respect, dignity and honor
in an environment where complacency, confusion and cowardice reign
supreme: A state to which the feeble-minded adjust and pessimistically
In such despondent times, a soul dominated by a single purpose shone
brilliantly amidst the shadows of utter despair. Syed Zaid Hamid,
a man with a monumental mission, made his first mainstream media
appearance on Ptv, in the current affairs program, World View, in
the year 2007.However, this was just the proverbial tip of the iceberg.
Mr Zaid Hamid had already been actively working towards defending
Pakistan's Islamic ideology and identity as a Security and Defense
Analyst at BrassTacks, since the year 2000. Thus had begun a journey
of unflinching commitment towards preparing the groundwork for the
establishment of a truly Islamic state as envisioned by Allama Iqbal
(RA) and founded by Quaid-e-Azam (RA).
The BrassTacks programs aired on News1 comprised of some of the
most profound and significant series in sequential discussions,
expositions and effective solutions regarding critical subjects
that had never been discussed in the main stream media: Programs
on Economic Terrorism, CIA Threats to Pakistan, Zionist Wars against
Islam and Role of Spiritual Forces in War, are to name but a few.
Mr. Hamid's accurate analysis and revelations presented in these
and a score of other such programs, infused a unique sense of awareness
in the viewers, especially the youth within Pakistan as well as
abroad. Running parallel to the series of defense and strategic
analysis were Mr. Hamid's panoramic presentations tracing the glorious
genesis of Muslim Military history from the earliest conquests to
the present times in the 29 episodes of "Yeh Ghazi" series.
Quroon-e-Oola and Iqbal ka Pakistan were two programs running simultaneously
on News1 and Aag TV, respectively. Both these series were of phenomenal
significance, pertaining to the most significant achievements of
the Muslim civilization and exploring the very achievable goals
and possibilities of reclaiming our lost glorious status by following
Iqbal's pragmatism and philosophy. Consecutively, along with these
and many more programs on the mainstream media, a massive amount
of work was being conducted by Mr. Hamid personally on the internet,
through written articles and books as well as within the BrassTacks
think tank itself.
The year 2009 witnessed the so called "disillusioned"
Pakistani youth moved to manic patriotism by the charismatically
inspirational public appearance and speeches of Mr. Zaid Hamid.
Lahore was honored and enthralled to host the first event of the
Wake Up Pakistan series in October, 2009, which came full circle
with its culmination in Lahore once again in February, 2010. Mr.
Hamid travelled to various major cities across the country, including
Islamabad, Karachi, Peshawar, Faisalabad and Sargodha, reawakening
the latent spirit of Ishq and Junoon for Pak Sarzameen in the hearts
and souls of the Pakistani masses.
as this spiritual and patriotic reawakening gained momentum, the
enigmatic Zaid Hamid began to be viewed as a threat and a clear
and present danger by the complacent, the confused and the cowardly,
on the state as well as individual levels. A massive smear campaign
was initiated against him, maligning the man, his faith and his
mission. However, undaunted by this onslaught of immoral and unlawful
allegations, Mr. Hamid persevered in his objectives, and triumphantly
proved the strength of his faith and commitment on the historic
day of March 23rd, 2010, by passing the Takmeel-e-Pakistan Resolution.
This was an event that marked a different kind of history and defeated
all defeatist ideologies that stood in the path of truth and faith.
Success and fulfillment of purpose on such a large scale is bound
to breed controversies, but Mr. Hamid continued through this odyssey
in a steadfast but humble manner. He is being continually invited
as the chief speaker by various prestigious clubs, colleges and
universities to speak on strategic, security and economic issues
as well as for lectures on the revival of khudi and to present the
true essence of Iqbal's message to the present and the future generations
The International think tanks and media, especially the Americans
and Iranians have distinctively noticed him as well. A New York
Times article and documentary specially featured the impact his
so falsely termed "conspiracy theories" have on the Pakistani
youth. Iranian Press TV presented a detailed and exclusive documentary
on his background, ideology, and think tank. Both Press TV and Al-Jazeera
invite him as a regular guest to hear his distinct and daring opinion
and analysis of issues focusing on Pakistan's role in the region,
American policies towards it, and the increasingly deteriorating
situation of American WOT in Afghanistan. Even the skeptics are
now forced to see every situation with the "Zaid Hamid"
angle in advance in order to have answers ready for his questions
and opinions, and the nation waits in anticipation to hear his perspective
about these issues.
On 5thDecember, 2010, Mr. Zaid Hamid gave a 50 minute interview
to Mark Glenn on an alternative media forum, The Ugly Truth, based
in the USA. His views and analysis on the geo-political situation
in the region and the dynamics of the Fourth Generation War waged
in and around our homeland, resonated through the air-waves with
the usual forceful impact.
In June 2010 BrassTacks also launched its Monthly Security Review
for public perusal. A ground breaking original academic work on
regional geo-politics which is now decisively shaping the security
and political profile of Pakistan. Also, since the last eleven years,
BrassTacks has been producing weekly Security Reports and Threat
Analysis for Pakistan, which are taken as benchmark analysis on
national security issues by National Policy makers as well as major
Mr. ZaidHamid's most recent and exceptionally heartwarming and spiritually
uplifting program, Halqa-e-Yaran, aired on Royal News, is a milestone
of incomparable significance. Here, he analyzes and interprets the
quintessential meaning and symbolism of Iqbal's poetry, aligning
it with the teachings of the Quran and Seerat-e-Nabi (SAW) revealing
yet another facet of his own multi dimentional personality.
Perspectives have changed, personalities have altered and characters
have been refined with the restoration of hope and faith, as Mr.
Zaid Hamid became a household name in various circles of Pakistani
society at home and abroad. This document is an attempt to catalogue
the numerous tasks accomplished during the course of an ongoing
epic journey, selflessly undertaken for a sublime purpose by a humble
yet relentless servant of Allah (SWT) and Rasool-Allah (SAW).
Pakistan Zindabad !