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. 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. Director Sajid Ali’s “Laila Majnu” is his take on this legendary Persian tale of star- crossed lovers. The story of this classic tale and the treatment.

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Nizami Ganjavi ‘s Layla and Majnun.

The Story of Layla and Majnun

Back to Stories Main. It would not be proper for his daughter to marry a person whom everybody called a madman. Retrieved 7 July The story of Layla and Majnun was known in Persia as early as the 9th century. Ibn eventually dies of rejection, his own grief and disillusionment.

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. 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.

This page was last edited on 4 Decemberat Layla was forced to marry this other majnu, although she did not love him because her heart still belonged to Majnun.


Today it is the official language of IranTajikistan and one of the two official languages of Afghanistan. But such taunts had no effect on Qays.

Mahmud Saba Kashani kajnun This literary motif is common throughout the world, notably in the Muslim literature of South Asiasuch as Urdu ghazals. Tragic Persian Love Story: Even today, lovers swear by their name. Qays was a poet and belonged to the same tribe as Laila. View All Your World Please send us stories, pictures, poems and responses.

Views Read Edit View history. In Arabic language, Layla name means “night,” and is thought to mean “one who works by night” or “worker of the dark.

The Story — Layla and Majnun

This article appears to contain trivial, minor, or unrelated references to popular culture. Laila and Majnu L ove is known to be an overwhelming, all-consuming, intense passion. For places in Iran, see Majnun, Iran. There were once two boys who were very good friends. However, upon some sort of magic, whenever Majnun was beaten, Layla would bleed for his wounds.

The latest of which is a 70 minute long musical and dance production by director and choreographer Mark Morris. The families learnt of this strange magic and began to feud, preventing Layla and Majnun najnun seeing each other.

Overcome with regret and loss, Majnun retreated inside of himself entirely and vowed to live in the desert until his own death. Layla died of a broken heart, alone in her home without ever seeing Majnun again.


The Love Story of Laila and Majnu

But even though Layla did not love her husband, she was a loyal daughter and so remained a faithful wife.

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. The graves of Layla and Majnun are believed to be located in the Bijnore village near Anupgarh in the Sriganganagar district. The number and variety of anecdotes about the lovers also increased considerably from the twelfth century onwards. Instead, Mwjnun was promised to another — an older man from a neighbouring village. And nowhere is it better witnessed than in the tragic laiila of Laila and Majnu. Steps for Nurturing Your Marriage. Instead of returning, Majnun vows to live his remaining time isolated in the desert.

The Ant and the Elephant Language: General Introduction to Persian Literature: Hundreds of newlyweds and lovers from India and Pakistandespite there being no facilities for an overnight stay, attend the two-day fair in June.