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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Knowing of his devotion to his parents, Layla was determined to send Majnun word of their passing. Please reorganize this content to explain the subject’s impact on popular culture, using references to reliable sourcesrather than simply listing appearances.

September Learn how lalla when to remove this template message. In his adaptation, the young lovers become acquainted at school and fell desperately in love. Afghanistan There were once two boys who were very good friends. At one time, Persian was a common cultural language of much of the non-Arabic Islamic world.

Layla and Majnun – Wikipedia

By collecting information from both secular and mystical sources lailz 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. 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.

In the Arabic languagethe word Majnun means “a crazy person. Majnun was overcome with grief and abandoned his home and family and disappeared into the wilderness where he lived a miserable life of solitude among the wild animals. Qays ibn al-Mulawwah was just a boy when he fell deeply in love with Layla Al-Aamiriya.


The Arabs called him Ward, meaning “rose” in Arabic. The ant and the elephant were very good friends indeed and would play together whenever they had the chance…. Another variation on the tale tells of Layla and Majnun meeting in school. Qays ibn al-Mulawwah fell in love with Layla al-Aamiriya. We are back and want YOUR help! The school master would beat Majnun for paying attention to Layla instead of his school work. Myth has it that Layla mzjnun Majnun met again in heaven, where they loved forever.

According to rural legend there, Layla and Majnun escaped to these parts and died there. Rudolf Gelpke, “Many later poets have imitated Nizami’s work, even if they could not equal and certainly not surpass it; Persians, Turks, Indians, to name only the most important ones. He soon began to write beautiful love poems about Layla and he would read them out loud on street corners to anybody who would care to listen. His unselfconscious efforts to woo the girl caused some locals to call him “Majnun.

Other notable reworkings are by Maktabi ShiraziHatefi d. Namara inscription Pre-Islamic Arabic inscriptions. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Although the story was known in Arabic literature in the 5th century, [14] it was the Persian masterpiece of Nizami Ganjavi that popularized it dramatically in Persian literature. In some versions, Layla dies of heartbreak from not majnuj able to see her would-be lover. The story of Layla and Majnun passed into Azerbaijani literature. For places in Iran, see Majnun, Iran.


It would not be proper for his daughter to marry a person whom everybody called a madman. Wikimedia Commons has lzila related to Layla and Majnun. But even though Layla did not love her husband, she was a loyal daughter and so remained a faithful wife. For other uses, see Layla and Majnun disambiguation.

Layla and Majnun

He was often seen by travellers who would pass him on their way towards the city. However, upon some sort of magic, whenever Majnun was beaten, Layla would bleed for his wounds. Vahshi Bafqi — ‘Orfi Shirazi. Today it is the official language of LailxTajikistan and one of the two official languages of Afghanistan. However, they could not see each other due to a family feud, and Layla’s family arranged for her to marry another man.

A History of Persian Literature. Layla and Majnun Arabic: The anecdotes are mostly very short, only loosely connected, and show little or no plot development. Upon finding him, Layla’s husband challenged Majnun to the death. Enjoy this story in: The story had previously been brought to the stage in the late 19th century, when Ahmed Shawqi wrote a poetic play about the tragedy, now considered one of the best in modern Arab poetry.

Sir William Jones published Hatefi’s romance in Calcutta in Soon after, Layla was married to another noble and rich merchant belonging to the Thaqif tribe in Ta’if.