‘Yunus Emre’, PM Imran Khan’s next choice to be telecast in Pakistan

Shahbaz Ahmed Reporter

04th May, 2020. 02:54 pm
Yunus Emre

After Pakistan Television (PTV) has announced to telecast Diriliş: Ertuğrul in Urdu language during the month of Ramadan, it has become the most-watched drama series these days.

Diriliş Ertuğrul translated as Resurrection: Ertugrul, originally aired on TRT TV in 2014 and it concluded with its 5th season in 2019.

PTV obtained the broadcast rights of the drama from the Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (TRT).

After the drama’s successful viewership, Prime Minister Imran Khan wants ‘Yunus Emre’ to be telecast in Pakistan.

Senator Faisal Javed in a tweet said after Dirills: Ertugrul PM Imran wants Yunus Emre (Aşkin Yolculuğu) to get on air with a dubbed version for the youth. 

In another tweet he added, “Yunus Emre was well versed in mystical philosophy, esp that of the 13th-century poet and mystic Jalaluddin Rumi. Serial is a great example of a meticulous attention to detail work.”

TV Series – Yunus Emre

The TV series “Yunus Emre: The journey of love” was a massive hit in Turkey when it was first aired four years ago. But this popular television spectacle is not the only evidence of a renewed interest in Sufi spirituality in Turkey.

Yunus Emre stands in the dark, candle-lit prayer room of a Dervish monastery, immersed in thought; his arms folded, his head slightly bowed, his eyes closed.

He wears the long patchwork coat and turban of an Islamic mystic. His brow beaded with sweat and his voice trembling with passion, the poetry rushes off his tongue like an unstoppable tide: “The heart of the one who loves is the Creator’s throne / God adopts it as his own / Woeful and miserable / is he who breaks a heart.”

In an attempt to capture the fleeting words and prevent them from fading on the air – as was the case with the world-famous mystic Rumi, who is said to have composed his rapturous love poems from the Divan-e Shams in a state of ecstasy in Konya – a second dervish is standing at a writing desk, frantically trying to scribble down all that he hears.

The place is Nallihan, a village one hundred kilometres west of Ankara; the time, towards the end of the thirteenth century.

It took many years of education and training for poet Yunus Emre to overcome his ego.

Under the instruction of Tapduk Emre, a charismatic Sufi master, Yunus Emre transformed from a proud and extremely self-satisfied Sharia legal scholar into a Sufi wholly dedicated to God and searching for unity.

Earlier, the premiere said Pakistani youth can learn about Islamic history and ethics by watching the hit drama series.

He felt delighted for the series broadcast in Pakistan on the national television, where millions of Pakistanis can enjoy it with Urdu dubbing.

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