In the more recent readings of Nahid's Kaa'ba
series, Aasim Akhtar places her work in the context of Malevich's square.
Islam she said considers value, dignity and honor of women more important than Kaa'ba
but our rulers and politicians have no value for it.
The Muslims consider the Kaa'ba
to be the centre of the Islamic world and every pious act, particularly prayer, is directed towards it.
Only recently, extensive fourteenth-century structures around the Kaa'ba
at Mecca were demolished, without protest, to provide better facilities for pilgrims.
On the wall would have been photographs of the King and the Kaa'ba
, and an elaborate calligraphic rendering of the Bas'm'Allah in a gilded frame.
Specifically, he said that the judges of the honorable Supreme Court are like the idols that were placed in the Holy Kaa'ba
; and that the people (of Jaranwala) should help Nawaz Sharif throw these 'PCO-idols' out from our cathedrals of justice, much like they were thrown out of the Kaa'ba
(fourteen hundred years ago).