Turkey, Culture, Middle East

Palestinian singer adapts Ertugrul theme song for video

Emir Daa'na uses popular Turkish TV series for his song dedicated to Jerusalem

Esat Firat and Mustafa Deveci   | 04.01.2021
Palestinian singer adapts Ertugrul theme song for video

JERUSALEM

A young Palestinian artist, Emir Daa'na, has shot a video for his song "Ummetun La Tuhzem" (An Invincible Ummah) as he was inspired by the theme music of the popular Turkish TV series Ertugrul.

The video was shot in Masjid al-Aqsa and the Silvan neighborhood of occupied east Jerusalem. The song stresses that both Jerusalem and Palestine will gain their freedom and praises the Muslim Prophet Muhammad.

Ertugrul illustrates the struggle of Ertugrul Gazi, the father of the Ottoman Empire's first leader, Osman, and tells the story prior to the establishment of the empire.

Daa'na’s video has attracted a lot of attention with more than 100,000 views on social media platforms in less than 24 hours.

He told an Anadolu Agency correspondent that he is a big fan of the TV series, adding it is popular in Palestine as well.

Noting that the song has been covered by people of many different cultures, he said his version focused on the struggle of Palestinians and Jerusalem.

The Palestinian singer went on to say that he believed the Muslim nations would never be defeated.

"My message that I want to give with this clip is very clear. The title of the melody and the clip is Ummetun La Tuhzem [An Invincible Ummah]. The ummah of the Prophet Muhammad will never be defeated[…]It tells about the honor of Islam and the ummah of the Prophet Muhammad. May Allah help this ummah all over the world. May Allah help Palestine and Masjid al-Aqsa [attain] salvation."

He also commented on the Ottoman Empire, which ruled Jerusalem for 401 years.

"I think no one can deny what the Ottoman State offered not only to Palestine, but to the world. The Ottoman State ruled the world for around 600 years. I think it ruled very well, and I respect the Ottoman State very much. Now we are looking for it very much, myself too. I feel like an Ottoman. "

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