‘Mera Sultan’ is a known drama serial these days, aired everyday through out the week at 9:00 PM on local Geo Kahani channel. The drama has attained much of the ratings like many of the Turkish dramas due to its story, ambiance and the story it depicts, the life of one of the rulers from the Ottoman empire of Muslim reign. The analysis we are talking here about the drama is made by Syed Hassam.
The analyst has used the word ‘Hamara Sultan’ instead of ‘Mera Sultan’. He has questioned the fact of presenting the other side of the story. Instead of portraying the golden period of women, fair judicial system, his successful conquering areas during the Sultan Suleiman reign, the drama portrays the Muslim ruler to be highly engaged in luxurious style, and having relations with women, irrespective of religious differences. Alcohols, dance performances, which are forbidden in Islam, are portrayed as a norm in that society.
Moreover this drama is giving a chance to some people in specific school of thought who will exploit the content of the drama and instead of taking it as a drama they will take it as a reality and will label the era of Ottomans as an era of Debauchery. These people had not even read the opinions of drama creators, who themselves acknowledged that most of the incidents happened in Harrem & with the Sultan are based on unreal stories.
A British channel has presented a report giving views about the drama as an attempt to promote relations between men and women. The highlighted dark side of the regime presents an inappropriate side of the story. Question here remains, is this being done deliberately to cause defamation to the Islamic ruler?
‘Hamara Sultan’ had had not been like what we see. He has had enjoyed a successful rule over the period. If instead of airing such content, stress is given to establishing Khilafat, the divine Islamic ruling system then, we Muslims would not have to look our Islamic history from the eyes of West. Instead, we ourselves would be self-sufficient to support our notion and our views.
The urdu article is written by Syed Hassam & the article content is summarized here by a freelance commentator Syed Waqas.