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PM Imran Khan wants people to watch serial Yunus Emre on sufism

Prime Minister Imran Khan recommends his followers to watch the upcoming Turkish serial, Yunus Emre, on Tuesday, based on Sufism and Islam

Prime Minister Imran Khan recommends his followers to watch the upcoming Turkish serial, Yunus Emre, on Tuesday. In a tweet posted on his official Twitter account, PM Imran Khan highly recommended watching the Turkish series for those who are interested in spirituality and Sufism.

“I strongly recommend the serial Yunus Emre being shown on PTV for all those who are interested in Sufism (Marayfat),” said PM Khan in a tweet. This is the second Turkish serial he has insisted on people to watch after Dirilis Ertugrul.


Pakistan state-run channel (PTV) is set to broadcast another hit Turkish serial, Yunus Emre, announced senator Faisal Javed Khan in November.

The serial Yunus Emre will follow the broadcast of smashing serial, Dirilis Ertugrul earlier this year. The second Turkish serial will be broadcasted in Urdu dubbing for Pakistani viewers.

Why Imran Khan recommends Yunus Emre?

“#KnowingIslamicHistory On the directions of PM ImranKhan, yet another hit by @mmehmetbozdag YunusEmre (AşkinYolculuğu) to be telecast on PTV,” wrote Javed in a tweet.

“Yunus Emre (the Dervish) was an Islamic poet, a mystic & a poor villager. Story of a great Sufi wholly dedicated to ALLAH & searching for unity.

“It is a Journey of Transformation. 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 meticulous attention to detail work,” he added further.

Read more: PTV to broadcast another hit Turkish serial, Yunus Emre

Javed also shared the trailer of the serial in a series of tweets and wrote ‘coming soon on PTV’.

The serial was broadcasted in 2015 on Turkish state television, TRT. The second season of the serial was broadcasted in 2016. The serial has been created by Ertugrul-director, Mehmet Bozdag.

“In 13th century Anatolia, as Mongol invasions are getting more frequent, Yunus Emre travels to Nallihan where he establishes himself as Seljuk official. After joining Taptuk Emre’s dergâh (dervish monastery), he proceeds to follow his journey on becoming a dervish,” reads the description of the TV series.

The broadcast of the Turkish serials on the theme of spirituality and religion follows PM Khan’s vision to familiarize the local youth with the Islamic heritage, history, and traditions. Several times, PM Khan has expressed his wish for social reforms and protection of social, cultural, and religious norms.

Read more: Bookstores dedicate special section for PM Imran recommendations, demand for Turkish bestseller spikes

In his previous interviews, Khan has regretted the moral degradation of society. He has strongly opposed the culture of sexism, vulgarity, objectifying of women, and indecency projected in Bollywood movies.

40 Rules of Love

Back in October, Khan had recommended people to read the Turkish best-selling novel, 40 Rules of Love, written by renowned author Elif Shafak.

His suggestion followed his attempt to bring the youth closer to the Islamic faith. The premier voiced his views regarding the novel in an Instagram post last week. He wrote: “This October I suggest our youth to read The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Shafak.”

Read more: 40 Rules of Love: PM Imran urges Pakistani youth to read about divine love, Sufism

“An inspirational book about divine love, Sufism, Rumi, and his Murshid Shams Tabriz. I read it a few years back and was deeply inspired,” added Khan.

GVS News Desk