On 12th November 2018 with Prof. H. Masud Taj (architect, poet, calligrapher and an Adjunct Professor at Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism, Carleton University)
Prof. Taj has been instrumental in inspiring me to study Sinan’s artistries since 2015. It was gratifying to meet him personally after three years at 6th International Conference on Islamic Art and Architecture held at New Delhi in 2018. I had the opportunity to spend time in overwhelmingly engaging long conversations about art, aesthetics, and philosophy of life and soul journey. He concluded with an icing on cake - quoting from his poem Veils:
“Lifting veils only reveals
Further veils, for lifting veils
Is beyond arithmetic.
Curtains can be an end