A Mexican couple in 2019 converted to Islam after meeting Celal Al who played Abdurrahman Alp in the hit Turkish drama series ‘Dirilis: Ertugru’. The couple said their shahadah [the Islamic declaration of faith] in presence of Al when he visited the United States.
Al then gives both of them a copy of the Quran in Spanish and in English. Inspired by watching Ertugral, the couple intensely researched Islam and agreed to become Muslim.
“First there was a lot (of) excitement. After we did it I feel more peaceful,” the man said in the video. His wife, who was seen wearing a Turkish flag cap, said, “Very natural, no nervousness. Something that I was waiting for.”
Their comments were translated for Al who responded with ‘Allahu akbar’.
However, the video is old but as the Turkish drama series became a big hit in Pakistan, it has gone viral once again.
میکسیکو کے لوگ ترک ڈرامہ ارطغرل غازی سے متاثر ہو کر ڈرامہ کے اہم کردار عبد الرحمن غازی کے ہاتھ پر اسلام قبول کر تے ہوئے۔ اور ایک طبقہ دیسی لبرلز کا ہے ہمارے ہاں جو دن رات ارطغرل پر تنقید کررہاہےاور اس ڈرامہ کی نشریات پاکستان میں بند کروانا چاہتا ہے
Gepostet von Pakistan Affairs am Freitag, 15. Mai 2020
Moreover, Mexican Americans are Americans of full or partial Mexican descent. They made up around 12% of the United States’ population. Catholic Christianity is the dominant religion in Mexico.
The rising popularity of Ertugrul in Pakistan
Dirilis: Ertugrul is a Turkish historical story and adventure television series. Mehmet Bozdağ is the creator of the story. Engin Altan Düzyatan and Esra Biljic are the leading characters [making every Pakistani crazy with their looks and acting chops]. It has 5 seasons and hundreds of episodes.
This is the show that caught fame in Pakistan very recently for many reasons. And one can see how crazy everyone is for this show. A wider public is watching the show though it’s not in the Urdu language yet. Prime Minister Imran Khan also recommended the series to his followers which is also one of the reasons for its immense popularity.
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