In this episode, Dr Reza Shah-Kazemi explores the symbolic imagery and spiritual significance of Ertuġrul and Ibn Arabi in the Turkish television series Resurrection: Ertuġrul, feeling into why it has touched the hearts of so many young Muslims all over the world. A commentary that considers how the mythology is built upon, or rather, woven around three poles: the mythos, Islam, and the Ottoman Empire. Through his insight, we can taste the quintessence of spiritual transformation. He provides a concise explanation of the Qur’anic verses of سورة الفتح Sura al Fatḥ, recited in the series, in relation to both one’s own spiritual journey and the seven most often repeated آيات (ayas) from the Holy Qur’an, السبع المثاني (al-Sabʿul al-Mathanī).
Dr Reza Shah Kazemi is an author in the fields of Islamic Studies and Comparative Religion. He obtained a Ph.D. in Comparative Religion from the University of Kent. He is a Senior Research Associate at the Institute of Ismaili Studies, London, and has been involved in important interfaith initiatives for the last two decades.
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