Layla and Majnun is a classic story of love most notably expressed by the great poets Nizami Ganjavi and Muhammad Fuzuli. It has been presented in many. Directed by B. Narayan Rao. With Nordin Ahmad, Umi Khaltum, Ahmad Nisfu, Latifah Omar. I liked this sweet little thing. Not well known in the West, Layla and Majnun were the “Romeo and Juliet” of Iran. The portrait of Majnun (who went mad over his.

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A History of Persian Literature. Such a marriage, the father reasoned, would only cause a scandal. It would not be proper for his daughter to marry a person whom everybody called a madman.

The Story of Layla and Majnun

The New York Times. The travellers said that Majnun spent his days reciting poetry to himself and writing in the sand with a long stick; they said that he truly was driven to madness by a broken heart.

Soon after, Layla was married to another noble and rich merchant belonging to the Thaqif tribe in Ta’if. Sir William Jones published Hatefi’s romance in Calcutta in Layla has also been mentioned in many works by Aleister Crowley in many of his religious texts, including The Book of Lies.

Layla and Majnun Arabic: The young woman hoped that finally she would be with her one true love; that finally she and Majnun would be together forever. This page requires Adobe Flash Player. It is a tragic story of undying love much like the later Romeo and Juliet.


Retrieved from ” https: This epic poem was translated into English by Isaac D’Israeli in the early 19th century allowing a wider audience to appreciate it.

By collecting information from both secular and mystical sources about Majnun, Nizami portrayed such a vivid picture of this legendary lover that all subsequent poets were inspired by him, many of them imitated him and wrote their own versions of the romance.

The thought of not being with Majnun for two more years was more than Layla could bear. Views Read Edit View history. September Learn how and when to remove this template message. Another variation on the tale tells of Layla and Majnun meeting in school. They meet again later in their youth and Majnun wishes to marry Layla.

The Story — Layla and Majnun

For places in Iran, see Majnun, Iran. Tabrez and Lsila quarreled and, stricken with madness over Layla, Majnun murdered Tabrez. Majnun spent all of his time alone, surrounded only by the animals of the wilderness that would gather around him and protect him during the long desert nights.

For other uses, see Layla and Majnun disambiguation.

His unselfconscious efforts to woo the girl caused some locals to call him “Majnun. There were once two boys who were very good friends.


Enter our national writing and art competitions. Long before Nizami, the legend circulated in anecdotal forms in Iranian akhbar.

The news of this marriage was devastating to Majnun who continued to live a life of solitude, refusing to return home to his mother and father in the city. Upon finding him, Layla’s husband challenged Majnun to the death.

According to rural legend there, Layla and Majnun escaped to these parts and died there. We are back and want YOUR help! Afghanistan The ant and the elephant were very good friends indeed and would play together whenever they had the chance… Enjoy this story in: When Mwjnun heard of her marriage, he fled the tribal camp and began wandering the surrounding desert.

However, upon some sort of magic, whenever Majnun was beaten, Layla would bleed for his wounds. It premiered in Baku majnnun 25 January Love, Madness and Mystic Longing, Dr. After much begging and pleading the old man agreed to pass on a message to Majnun the next time he set off on his travels.