We build our present time based on the proper transfer of traditional moral doctrine, ancient culture and values, knowledge, experience, technical accumulation, genetic skills, and more. In fact, the present is the distilled form of past times. We build a personal and total “essence” by recording all of today’s gains into the inventory of tomorrow. The boundary of personal essence is very wide, art and craft are the talents within this boundary. Although there is a supernatural touch in art, it owes its existence and sustainability to disciplined repetitions, determination to search for the new and non-existent one, and to the firsthand transfer. The mediated transfer is related to education/training, and first-hand transfer is related to father-son, master-apprentice relationship. The reason for this long introduction is, of course, to relate the art with the sustainability of personal knowledge transferred. What is handed down from father to son is not only a desire to perform art but also an act of transferring the inventory of that art to the future by constantly training the next generation.
Moreover, this act becomes a laborious public service performed on behalf of all humanity, when it comes to art. What the son, the new contractor, aspires to is not simply a matter of maintaining a simple life, but it is the responsibility of custody and improving the present art for properly/purely transfer of it to the future. As a matter of fact, the inventory of arts that have a relationship with ancient cultures, such as ornamental arts, belongs to all humanity. The core of the founding thought that established Teknom Yapı while building an Islamic place of worship constitutes the essential meaning of the concept of handing from father to son.