‘Flirting with Faith II’
Year: 2016 Medium: Gouache, Gold leaf and marbling on Aqua board.
Size: 9x 12 inches, 22.9x 30.5cm.
Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman another influential politician, powerful cleric, leads the conservative Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam and referred to as the father of the Taliban. He has warned against attempts to make Pakistan a liberal country because his interpretation of religion is the only way.
He gets huge admiration for promoting a militaristic Islam under the white-black striped Jihadi flag but most importantly he wants to be at the forefront of negotiation of any sort.
He has this megalomaniac urge to have his name written down in history books for something greater rather than just a cleric or a politician – SAIRA WASIM