Mardan-based sculptor bids farewell to art on religious grounds

A sculptor has been restricted from fulfilling his job after he told by a prayer leader that making statues is a sin as per Islamic teachings.

However, 60-year-old Haji Amir Khan told Pakhtun Nama that in order to satisfy his desire, he still makes hands and feet only and does not make the entire statue out of stone.
Hailing from the historic town of Takht Bhai in Mardan district, Amir says many people asked him for their sculptures but added: “Five years ago, I had promised to myself that I won’t make sinful sculptures anymore.”

Once he asked question in an Islamic radio program: whether or not making human sculpture is a sinf? A Mufti in that program strictly warned and told him that it would spoil his “akherat” (the hereafter) if he made such sculptures. From that day, around 8 years ago, he did not make any human sculpture.

Amir khan stone artist

Since his childhood, Haji Amir Khan was very skilled in making statues out of wire and clay and made a number of sculptures and landscapes. He said he even spent several months on one sculpture but did not give up halfway.

The sculptures and paintings of Amir Khan Lala attract art lovers on a daily basis and they just don’t believe on their eyes when they see such beautiful artworks on stones

Gramophone made by Amir khan from stone taken from district Mohmand tehsil Prang ghar

Haji Amir Khan is the artist who has so far transferred hundreds of scenes and historic photos to micro art and stone art and when he starts working, his artistic fingers and love for their art amaze everyone.

motorcycle made from stone taken from Para Chenar

If that is Takht Bhai Buddha remaining or Pashtun famous uprising against imperials visuals or a masterpiece of art and whether it is the design of historic mosques or the background of the door of the house of Umara Khan, known to be a famous freedom fighter against the British rulers and hailing from Jandol, Lower Dir, in 1920s,

arats (an ancient aggregation system in khyber pakhtnkhwa)

Haji Amir Khan is the artist who has so far transferred hundreds of senses and historic photos to micro art and stone art , when he  start working, his artistic fingers and love for their art will amaze you.

background of the door of the house of Jandol Umra Khan known to be a famous freedom fighter against britishers from Jandol lower dir in 1920s,

If that is Takht Bhai Buddha remaining or Pashtun famous uprising against imperials visuals or a masterpiece of art and whether it is the design of historic mosques or the background of the door of the house of Jandol Umra Khan known to be a famous freedom fighter against britishers from Jandol lower dir in 1920s, but the most precious work from amir khan is the mini stone art of arats (an ancient aggregation system in khyber pakhtnkhwa) , this all stone script make a man amazed when those arts puts before them, The man in white beard is great artists and craftsmen, but they live in the land of the worthless.

3000 years old Takht Bhai Buddha remaining(made by Amir with his hand from stone taken from Mohmand District KPK

the most precious work from Amir Khan is the mini-stone art of arats (an ancient aggregation system in Khyber Pakhtnkhwa).

Pashtun Traditional stuff all made of stone

The man in white beard is a great artist and craftsman, but he lives in the land of the worthless.

Haji Amir Khan says that he wants to keep this rare specimen of the whole world alive through his art so that future generations will be aware of stone script and stone art.
This art is difficult but Amir Khan never seems in his life to give up.

If there are any shortcomings, this is the fact that society in general is indifferent towards him and does not appreciate him. But the artist is optimistic and thinks that his art will keep him alive until the Day of Judgment.