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Kurulus Osman is a Turkish historical drama television series created by Mehmet Bozdag and starring Burak Ozcivit in the titular role. It focuses on the life of Osman I – the founder of the Ottoman Empire. You can watch Kurulus Osman New Episode that airs every week (Thursday) on OsmanOnline.co.uk!
TV show includes Osman Gazi’s internal and external struggles and how he establishes and controls the Ottoman Beylik. It portrays his struggles against Byzantium and the Mongol Ilkhanate and how he was able to secure independence from the Sultanate of Rum to establish a sovereign state that would stand up to the Byzantine and Mongol Empires and would honour the Turks.
Osman I – Life
The History Of Wars begins. “After the era of the Ashab (Companions of Hz. Muhammed), the best of the states is the Ottoman Empire. That state will not fail until the doomsday occurs. ” When The Greatest sheikh Muhyiddin Ibni Arabi wrote this phrase in his book titled “Eş-Şeceret’ül Nu’maniyye fi’d Devlet’il Osmaniyye”, nobody except the scholars who had jifir knowledge did understand what he meant. Because the calendars showed the year 1230. There was no such state called the Ottoman Empire yet, and even it was 28 years before the founder of the state, Osman Bey, was born. In 1221, when the Mongols invaded the Khwarezm-Shah Empire completely, the Kayı tribe, who was around Merv at that time, migrated to the Azerbaijan region with Celaleddin Harezmşah and from there to around Ahlat. For a while, the Kayı Tribe wandered around the Islamic geographies and sought a land for themselves.
they came around the Ja’bar Castle and the Kayı tribe’s chief Süleyman Shah died,
they were scattered. Some of the Kayıs had gone south, while some remained in the Syrian region. Some of the Kayıs, led by Ertuğrul Gazi and Sungurtekin, came back to
Anatolia, Adıyaman, with around 340 tents.
At that time, the Great Alaaddin Keykubad was the head of the Anatolian Seljuk State.
When Ertuğrul Gazi heard this, he said “It is now inevitable for us to settle in a place where the value of the man is regarded.” and He sent his son Saru Batu to Sultan Alaaddin. “Show us a homeland.” he said. Sultan Alaaddin Keykubad gave Söğüt between Karahisar and Bilecik as a home for Kayı. Upon this, Ertuğrul Gazi and his oba(clan), who settled in Söğüt, became a frontier under Alaaddin Keykubad. In those years, a war broke out between the Nicaea Emperor Iōannēs III Doukas Vatatzēs and the Seljuk Sultan Alaaddin Keykubad. While the Seljuks was drawing an army around Engürü(Ankara), Ertuğrul Gazi and his Alps went to help the them. Kayıs, who provided great benefits to the Seljuks in the siege of Karacahisar, was praised by Alaaddin Keykubad and Ertuğrul Gazi was given the rank of Akıncı chief … While Ertuğrul Gazi was continuing his raids there, he sent his young son Osman to Sultan Alaaddin Keykubad for a charge. at that time, Sultan Alaaddin Keykubad entered a sect and became a disciple of a Sheikh and organized a feast to announce this. However, Mevlana Celaleddin-i Rumi, who was in the Assembly, saw this as an insolence to’ilm’ (knowledge and wisdom) and left the assembly because he did not like the sheikh mentioned.Osman, who came to the Palace of Konya, met Mevlana Celaleddin-i Rumi on the stairs of the palace. When Osman saw Hazrati (Saint) Mevlana, he tied his hands and stepped aside with respect. When Mevlana asked who he was, Osman replied; “I am Osman, son of Ertuğrul Gazi, one of the frontier chiefs. I brought an epistle to Sultan Alaaddin.” Upon this, Hazrati (Saint) Mevlana said the Sultan to be busy and to go with him. So they went to Hazrati (Saint) Mevlana’s lodge together. Osman was seated at the bottom of the knees of Hazrati (Saint) Mevlana, dressed in a Mevlevi turban and a robe. When His Holiness Mevlana said; “Read Fatiha-i Sharif, my son.” Osman started to read the Surah of Fatiha. he also suggested that they leave their valuable belongings hostage to the Bilecik castle and take their belongings when they return..Meanwhile, His Holiness Mevlana closed his eyes and was contemplating deeply. When he opened his eyes, turning to Osman, he said; “I took the Islamic Sultanate from Âl-i(family of) Selçuk, I gave it to Âl-i(family of) Osman! May God bless it!”and He said a nice prayer… Ertuğrul Gazi, who was an highly brave, talented and virtuous person, captured the Karacahisar Castle and taxed the Landlord of Belekoma (Bilecik) in the name of the Seljuk State. When Ertuğrul Bey, who was enthroned in the hearts of the Kayı Tribe, passed away in 1281 people deemed Osman Gazi worthy of his father’s place in Söğüt. What was left to Osman Gazi from his father was a tiny frontier seigniory under the Seljuks, which was still in establishment and surrounded by the enemies. Osman Gazi was extraordinarily brave and manly. He had a great power of action and undertaking. He knew very well how, when and where to act. He was extremely cool, cold-blooded, firm, and patient. He was devoted to his religion and to his lofty purpose. In the ideal of Ilay-ı Kelimetullah(Spreading islam), he had an unbridled ambition.
There was no person or thing he could not sacrifice if it prevented him to serve to Allah. He planned his job perfectly and left nothing to chance… From the moment Osman Bey took over the Kayı Tribe, he had the desire to expand his land against his neighbors, the Roman landlords. Because the Eastern Roman capital, which was transferred to Iznik as a result of the Fourth Crusade,
had returned to Istanbul and therefore its administration on the borders was loosened.
Despite this, Osman Bey did not show his intention and was in friendly relations with the Yenişehir and Kefke’s Roman landlords and commanders.
Angelacoma’s (İnegöl) Landlord Nicola saw that Osman Gazi was quietly getting stronger, and so he understood that Osman would conquer and rule everywhere,including his lands. To prevent this and to break the power of the Ottoman Principality, he frequently plundered members of the Turkish tribes loyal to Osman Bey. Tired of these constant harassments, Osman Bey considered conquering İnegöl by planning an attack against Angelacoma’s (İnegöl)Landlord Nicola. He took action after consulting with Akçakoca, Turgutalp,Konuralp and Abdurrahman Gazi, friends of his father Ertuğrul Gazi. While he was advancing towards Ermenibeli, he encountered an ambush of Roman troops under the control of Nicola… A very tough battle began, swords against swords. The Islamic mujahideen, who fought against a very large enemy army, had a hard time. Even BayHoca, one of the famous mujahids, was martyred. Osman Bey and his cavalry managed to escape by attacking the enemy army with swords high and breaking through their circle. There was no winner after all … Osman Gazi was sad when he returned to Söğüt. He closed in his tent. He begged Allah saying “O my Lord! Give strength to Islam. Oh Poor Osman, cry” and cried for a while. When he fell asleep at last, he had a dream. In his dream, he saw that the moon was born from the belt of his Sheikh Edebalî. This moon became a crescent and one end of this crescent entered his heart. Then he saw a plane tree growing out of his belly. This tree grew and its shadow covered the world … When he woke up, he rushed to his sheikh and told about his dream. Sheikh Edebalî; “Oh Son! May the Sultanate be blessed to you and your descendants, and my daughter, Mâl Hatun, be your spouse.” He said and married Osman Gazi to his daughter. In Aşıkpaşazade’s words, when Osman Gazi heard this interpretation, he tied his blessed sword to his chest tightly. his courage, determination and self confidence returned. Upon this harbinger (good news), Osman Gazi planned a raid to seize Kulacahisar. Kulacahisar was the primary obstacle to Conquest of Angelacoma (İnegöl) and Osman Gazi had to overcome this first… Kulacahisar was a fortress located 5 kilometers east of Angelacoma (İnegöl) and was built to protect the city. If that fortress was captured, there would be nothing left to protect the Angelacoma (İnegöl) city… A few Alps who sneaked into the fortress disguised as Romans, neutralized the guards and opened the doors when night fell. Meanwhile, Osman Gazi, who was in ambush, entered through the gates quickly with his 450 fighters and slaughtered the Romans. They captured the castle, set it on fire and demolished its walls. Thus, the city of İnegöl lost its defense garrison in Kulacahisar and the city was left unprotected… This was the first conquest of Osman Gazi.
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