Mufti Tariq Masood clarifies stance about hit Turkish series "Ertugrul"
An old video clip of renonwed Islamic scholar Mufti Tariq Masood has been circulating on social media platforms in which he said 'watching dramas and movies is haram' and people are linking that old clip with drama serial #ErtugrulGhazi.
The Islamic scholar released a clarification video in which he said: "I have never spoken about drama Ertugrul, that is an old video and it was about the adult and immoral content. Ertugrul is a drama which is about the history of Islamic heroes and Turkish president Tayyip Erdogan has a vision behind the revival of Muslim history."
The Turkish television series Dirilis (Resurrection) Ertugrul, based on the life and times of the 13th-century Muslim Oghuz Turk leader, Ertugrul, has taken Pakistan by storm.
According to the state-run Pakistan Television (PTV), 133.38 million people have so far watched the drama series from April 25- May 14. Also, its episodes are trending on YouTube in Pakistan every day.
In just 20 days, since the series with Urdu dubbing started riding on the airwaves, PTV’s YouTube channel has registered exponential rise its viewership with 2.1 million subscribers, shattering all previous records.
With growing popularity, these numbers are expected to climb up further in the coming days.
The state-run TV, which started airing the show under an arrangement with Turkish Radio and Television (TRT), is making it accessible to a far greater audience and igniting public interest.