After Ertugrul, PTV now broadcasts Payitaht Abdulhamid



Following the TV success of Dirilis Ertugrul, which aired on PTV as Ertugrul Ghazi, PTV Official has now shared a trailer for another historic blockbuster “Payitaht Abdulhamid” which will debut on February 9, 2022 on PTV Home, airing from Wednesday through Sunday nightly at 7:55 p.m. PST with Urdu dubbing.

Payitaht Abdulhamid; A Turkish historical drama series originally broadcast by TRT 1, depicting the last years of the reign of the Ottoman Sultan and Caliph, Sultan Abdulhamid II, will now be available on PTV Home with Urdu dubbing and HD definition. It’s a big step from Prime Minister Imran Khan, who signed the first papers personally with Turkish President Rajab Tayyab Erdogan to bring these top-notch soap operas to Pakistan, which shows off the glamorous Muslim past and leadership vigorous of the former Muslim rulers.

Who was Sultan Abdulhamid?

Sultan Abdulhamid II was the 34th and last sovereign Ottoman Sultan and Caliph. He is known throughout history as one of the most prominent sultans of the Ottoman Empire who with his political acumen replaced all the great powers of the time including British colonialism, the French empires and Russia and the emerging American power. He turned the plans of his enemies on them and showed that he is indeed a leader of great political acumen. This is why the then German king, Caesar Wilhelm II, said of Sultan Abdul Hamid that “I learned to play political games from Sultan Abdul Hamid”. He was also a skilled carpenter. In his spare time, he made amazing furniture and sold it, donating this money to the poor around the Payitaht (capital), Istanbul. He was a man of great character who is also considered a true lover of the Prophet of Islam [P.B.U.H] and the Savior of Jerusalem (Al-Quds). All of these distinct aspects of her personality are portrayed in different scenes throughout the drama.

About Payitaht Abdulhamid

Payitaht Abdulhamid drama series is set in the last years of the reign of Sultan Abdulhamid II. This was the time when the Ottoman Empire was better known as the “sick man of Europe”. The economically devastating empire was also completely destroyed by the traitors who went hand in hand with the enemies creating problems for the sultan and the empire resulting in the collapse of the Ottoman Empire.

Themes and lessons

Watching this drama can help change the mindset of Pakistani youth; the “digitally colonized” nation! Payitaht Abdulhamid talks about the creation of this new world (in which we live today), British and French colonialism and their illegal occupations, the life of Muslims around the world at this time, with a particular focus on minorities Africans and others. Muslims, the economy of the state, the secret politics of rulers and kings, and how the great powers of the time played with people’s minds and money, paving the way for the creation of a new liberal, materialistic world and a “religion”. -less global village dominated by money and the market’. The rise of capitalism is also explained in the gripping storyline. Some other emerging ideologies of the time like Communism, Marxism, Socialism, Secularism, etc. are also discussed. There are scenes that talk about the development and use of modern media and journalism, especially newspapers, and the role of journalism in the state of war. The importance of intelligence agencies and the mutual agreement of state and military is also a major subject of the drama.

Historical names in drama

One of its important aspects is that it depicts a lot of great names from Europe and the West who played a major role in destroying the Ottoman Empire or in maneuvering this new world through their simulated politics or the money they had. You may already know most of them.

Here is a list of those historical figures from Payitaht Abdulhamid who played a vital role in the collapse of the Ottoman Empire:

• Edmond Rothschild: The member of the Rothschild banking family and a staunch supporter of Zionism who donated a large sum of money to the movement)
• Theodore Herzl: The founder of Zionism and modern Israel
• Emmanuel Carrasso: The cunning guy behind all the evils that culminated in the destruction of the Ottoman Empire
• Basil Zaharoff: A German arms dealer and one of the richest people of the time
• Alexander Lazarevich Parvus: Marxist theorist and adviser to secular Young Turks, also played leading role in dethroning Sultan
german emperor Kaiser Wilhelm II
• Gertrude Bell: A British writer and traveler who played a major role in transforming the ideologies of Ottoman and Arab children through her literature and educational policies
• Edward Joris: A Belgian anarchist implicated in the 1905 bombing in Istanbul
• William Hechler: A friend of Theodore Herzl and a promoter of Zionism
• Christophe Mikaelian: A founding member of the Armenian Revolutionary Foundation
• Mr. Ernest Joseph Cassel: A British banker and a capitalist, and many others…

It was all these important figures who, in one way or another, directed the creation of the modern world and changed the way of life and the delimitation of this world through their deceptive and illusory political schemes. Payitaht Abdulhamid portrays these characters in different episodes and seasons of the drama.

Dramas like Payitaht Abdulhamid are the need of the moment!

It is an important need of the time that our generations familiarize themselves with what this modern world has cost so pierced. There are political and even psychological wars inside and outside the palace that have followed one another. Do these political games give us insight into how an empire (or state) should be governed and/or how it should be defended? When the enemies are busy dragging your state into an economic apocalypse, at the same time you and your family are trapped by the internal enemies, so how will you play with the minds of the adversaries and save your people, your state and your reign?

Sultan Abdulhamid II: The Savior of the Caliphate

Sultan Abdulhamid’s main goal in saving the empire was not to let the British or other western powers destroy the Muslim Ummah and let them pay for what they do. Unfortunately, due to intra-state rebellions, the Ottoman Empire was on the verge of being wiped out during the time of Sultan Abdulhamid II. It was important as well as difficult to prevent the caliphate from economic devastation and at the same time, riots caused periodically by the Armenians and other ethnic groups present in Istanbul, the Payitaht. This is why it became difficult for the sultan to defend the empire despite the years of fighting during his reign with the enemies inside and outside the state. He was later dethroned by the secular Young Turk movement.

Final Thoughts

To sum it up in one statement: “He could have saved his state and his empire simply by allowing the Jews to buy a piece of land in Jerusalem”, but when Theodore Herzl, the founder of Zionism and Israel, presented before Sultan Abdulhamid to ask him for a piece of land. land in Jerusalem by offering it 150 million pounds, the sultan replied:

“I advise Dr. Herzl not to go any further in his project. I cannot give a handful of the soil of this land because it is not mine, it belongs to the whole nation of Islam who fought for this land. The Jews can keep their millions of rupees. If the Islamic Khilafah is ever destroyed, they can take Palestine at no cost. I would rather put a sword in my body than see it cut off from the state. It will not arrive. I won’t start cutting our bodies while we’re alive.
(Theodore Herzl’s Diaries – Vol 1)

And this is the reason why all the political and economic powers of the world, which were (partially or totally) under the influence of Zionism, opposed the Sultan and began their intriguing struggles to dethrone him. It was April 27, 1909, when he was dropped off and sent to Thessaloniki, located in modern Greece, along with other members of his family. He spent his last days studying and writing his memoirs in police custody at Beylerbeyi Palace. He died on February 10, 1918 and was buried in Istanbul.

  • The writer is an undergraduate English student at IIUI. He is a blogger and freelance journalist who is interested in Pakistani affairs and social issues in Pakistan. He also writes on technology and trending topics.

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