The Turkish series “Dirilis Ertugrul” is a relevant reminder for today’s Muslim world, which faces similar challenges in the fight against corruption, injustice and inequality.
The Turkish series “Dirilis Ertugrul” is a relevant reminder for the currently disunited Muslim world, which faces similar challenges of fighting corruption, injustice and inequality.
Its main message is to revisit and rethink the glorious past of Muslims, stemming from the fundamental principles of Islam, a religion which today faces endemic Islamophobia, while Muslims are entangled in political unrest, mutual confrontations, rejections and troubles.
Many Pakistani viewers believe that the series has boosted their confidence in rebuilding a truly Islamic society, equitably meeting the needs of its people.
Since the establishment of Pakistan, a colonial system has been in place around all major institutions to control the public. The Ertuğrul series revived the hope of establishing a society that would support justice, equality, as well as the fight against oppression, injustice and corruption.
“Dirilis Ertugrul” tells the story of a 13th century Oguz Turkic Muslim ruler, who had extraordinary determination and strength to achieve his goals, and proves himself more powerful after every trial, ambush, betrayal and confrontation with the enemy. , showing unwavering determination.
A record 133.38 million Pakistanis have watched the series so far. No other film, drama or documentary had ever aroused so much enthusiasm among Pakistanis.
Today, newborns are named after characters, and actors are approached by Pakistani businesses and service companies to become brand ambassadors.
So what is causing so much admiration from Pakistani Ertuğrul fans? The following passages explain the relevance, associations and reasons for the wide membership in Pakistan.
Dirilis Ertugrul : The dream of a just state
Ertugrul’s desire to create a state resembles that of Pakistan’s founding father, Mohammad Ali Jinnah, by seeking a place where future generations would embark on the divine path, the only one guaranteeing justice and equality. .
Imagine the mass migration that resulted from the founding of a Muslim state called Pakistan, all in the name of religion. This corresponds to the similar struggle of the Kayı tribe to settle and found a state, based on the Islamic religion.
Pakistan was the dream of Muhammad Iqbal, whose poetry reflects the teachings of the Holy Quran. The qualities evident in Iqbal’s work are similar to those displayed by Ertuğrul’s character: an unwavering commitment to justice and an opposition to cruelty.
‘Train to Pakistan’, ‘Kartar Singh’, ‘Jinnah’, ‘Partition’ and ‘Garam Hava’ are just a few examples of films that reflect the plight of millions of Muslims who have witnessed torture, murder, forced marriages, separations and trauma before arriving in Pakistan.
Amazingly, Ertugrul left behind his brothers, his tribe and his childhood memories in search of a peaceful place for future generations. In the same vein, the founding father of Pakistan left his only daughter behind and went through terrible ordeals, which ended in his death.
In each episode, Ertuğrul pledges to establish a state based on divine law, which guarantees equality, justice and freedom. Similarly, Jinnah had also enunciated three fundamental principles: unity, faith and discipline, which have their source in the Quran.