Editor’s note: This piece contains spoilers for the TV series Dirilis: Ertugrul (Resurrection: Ertugrul).
In Dirilis Ertugrul, standing up to injustice or cruelty aren’t lofty ideals, they are incumbent on faith.
Swords and sagacityTahmid Quazi, a student of martial arts and spirituality from Durban, South Africa, is a fan of Dirilis: Ertugrul.
Ertugrul himself is clearly an embodiment of what the Ottomans or Muslim world were meant to be – not what they’ve become.
Second, Dirilis: Ertugrul demonstrates how Muslim societies, centred around both the quest for social justice and a strong spiritual core, can exist.