Ertugurl Ghazi was the father of Osman 1, the founder of the Ottoman Empire born in 1188. According to Ottoman tradition, he was the son of Suleiman Shah, leader of the Kayi tribe of Oghuz Turks, who came from eastern Iran to Anatolia to escape the Mongol conquests. His mother was Hayme Hatun, who was a brave woman. She stood by her son’s side in all the difficult times and fulfilled the duty of a bey of her tribe after the death of Suleiman Shah. He had three
Real History Of Muslim World Hero Ertugurl Ghazi
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Ertugurl was the father of Osman 1, the founder of the Ottoman Empire born in 1188. According to Ottoman tradition, he was the son of Suleiman Shah, leader of the Kayi tribe of Oghuz Turks, who came from eastern Iran to Anatolia to escape the Mongol conquests. His mother was Hayme Hatun, who was a brave woman. She stood by her son’s side in all the difficult times and fulfilled the duty of a bey of her tribe after the death of Suleiman Shah. He had three brothers; Sungertekin, Gundogdo, Dundar. Historical proof of his life is the coin minted by Osman which identifies Ertugurl as the name of his father, but beyond this, not much is known about him apart from folktales and a few schools of thought review.
Ertugurl is a legendary character of Turk history and found in many folk tales. He was a kind-hearted person, a very strong and aggressive warrior. We can find his history in a historical book ’Dede Korkut’. He was not just a real hero for Turks, but for Muslims all over the world. The way he and his offsprings extended Islāmic territory is a history in its self. Ertugurl taught people the true Islāmic way of life through Quranic Ayats and hadith.
After the successful rule of 600 years when Arab’s decline had been started, Ertugrul was the first person who came forward to carry out the Empire of Ehle-Sunnah. From the folktales, we got the knowledge that once a barbarian troop of 400 soldiers with their commander were passing through a remote place where they saw two groups were fighting. The leader of that barbarian troop was Ertugurl. He commanded his troop to help the weaker group, though he did not know anything about any group (It was the year of 1071 when the Byzantine army attacked Turks at Mnzikert (eastern Turkey). They started the fight and soon defeated the winning group. The weaker group commander asked Ertugurl,’Do you know who am I? Ertugural said no I don’t know anything about you, I helped you because of humanity, in reply the other man said I am the king of Turkey Sultan Aleaddin Seljuk. Sultan asked Ertugurl to join him as he saved him. Etrugurl accepted the offer, he and his followers entered the service of Seljuk, so they came to Turkey. At that time Istanbul was the part of Rom. Later it was conquered by his 5th generation. As a reward Sultan Aleaddin Seljuk rewarded him with dominion over the town of Sogut on the frontier of Byzantine Empire and assigned him the task of defending the border. As a result of his assistance to the Seljuk against Byzantine he was granted lands by Seljuk’s Sultan. This was the time when Mongols were on a rampage in central Asia and elsewhere and Muslims were also fighting the crusaders. Therefore, fighters were needed for the cause of Islam in Asia Minor and Syria.
He was married to Seljuk Princess Halime Sultan who was the daughter of Seljuk prince Ghiyath ad-Din Mas’ud. His respect and love for his wife was widely known. Halime Sultan was a very loyal and dedicated wife and mother of three sons; Gundus, Savci, Osman. She supported him in all the thick and thin. She preferred the life of tents instead of the palace and gave birth to a great sultan who founded a great empire.
After Sultan Aleaddin was poisoned by Sadettin Kopak. He revolted against Kopak’s government and proclaimed his own state, the city of Sogut its capital. He died in 1289 and leadership passed on to his son Osman, who is considered the founder of Ottoman Empire and his name is held in the highest esteem by Turks to this day. There is information and historical facts about that are kept in Turkish archives, within Ibn Arabi’s chronology in western archives about Templars, in Byzantine’s chronologies and in legends.
Five years ago Sogut came under the spotlight as Turkish TV series Dirilis Ertugurl (Resurrection Ertugurl) was aired across the country. The series under TRT production, is largely inspired by the events that marked the beginning of the Ottoman Empire, taking the Turkish public by storm and leading the television rating. In 2016, a website was inaugurated that introduced the show to international audiences. Netflix circulated it further to a wider global audience.