This post might need revisiting.
I am thinking: Are Qamar Zaman, Aidid Safar and Saim Bakar birds of the same feathers?
My apologies, being undecided for a few more days.
"Dr." Qamar Zaman has been shunning my probing questions on email for nearly one week now while I have proceeded with my R&R (Research and Reflection) in the meantime. A life-long student won't rush with anything, so I have not dismissed SAUM yet.
His books are neither original nor linguistically and ideologically Qurani-centric. His Urdu book on the Forum requires a long time even for a speedy reader like me. See how time-consuming our brother Zubair found it.
Many brothers and sisters on the forum might know that the fake names AIDID SAFAR and SAIM BAKAR from Malaysia wrote a book a few years ago, ARAB CONSPIRACIES AGAINST ISLAM and they had been misleading Muslims for about a decade.
Although this intellectual gang might be correct in some areas, "Dr." Zaman seems to have plagiarized his conjecture from the other two.
Why and where are they hiding? Qamar is supposed to be in Lahore but I think he lives in the West. It is difficult to survive among the intolerant Pakistani Mullahs after writing anything contrary to the mainstream. However, they can announce at least their phone numbers and return calls.
Their work so far:
ANDHAY KO ANDHAIRAY MEIN BARI DOOR KI SOOJHI
They seem to have some valid and reformative points but not sufficient ammunition to demolish SAUM at this time.
An open-minded, life-long student,