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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Soon after, Laila’s parents married her off to majnn wealthy man and she went on to live in a big mansion. This type of love is known as “virgin love” because the lovers never marry or consummate their passion. In other words, Nizami Persianises the poem by adding several techniques borrowed from the Persian epic tradition, such as the portrayal of characters, the relationship between characters, description of time and setting, etc.

On a rock near the grave, he had carved three verses of poetry, which are the last three verses ascribed to him. This article needs additional citations for verification.

Layla and Majnun | Nizami’s Tragic Persian Laila and Majnun Love Story

It is a tragic story of undying love much like the lailz Romeo and Juliet. 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. She never consummates her marriage to Ibn, but she does remain a faithful, albeit completely chaste, wife.

This page was last edited on 4 Decemberat Even today, lovers swear by their name. 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.


Tabrez and Majnun quarreled and, stricken with madness over Layla, Majnun murdered Tabrez. Atory, Layla was promised to another — an older man from a neighbouring village.

Nizami Tragic Persian Love Story: Layla and Majnun

Nonetheless, the main concept of previous works had only loosely connected and barely developed the these concepts. Laila fell in love with Qays and he too loved her dearly. Such a marriage, the father reasoned, would only cause a scandal.

Her marriage to Ibn Salam takes place as her father demands. Love is a delirious passion! The thought of not being with Majnun for two more years was more than Layla could bear. Views Read Edit View history. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

He could sometimes be seen reciting poetry to himself or writing Laila’s name in the sand with a stick. She allows herself hope that she could finally reunite with him and fulfill their love. Soon after, Layla was married to another noble and rich merchant belonging to the Thaqif tribe in Ta’if. Qays’ friends knew about his affair with Laila and they often teased and made fun of his love.

Layla died of a broken heart, alone in her home without ever seeing Majnun again. The young woman hoped that finally she would be with her one true love; that finally she and Majnun would be together forever. Back to Stories Main. The New York Times. Laila was no better. 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.

So if ever you love someone, try to love like these two did.

The Love Story of Laila and Majnu

Want to read more or download the MP3 or access resources and lesson plans? He had carved three verses of poetry on a rock near the grave, which are the last three verses attributed to him. It would not be proper for his daughter to marry a person whom everybody kajnun a madman.

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A tale of two lovers who could never live without each other. But Majnun remained in the wilderness, writing his poetry in solitude, never speaking to a single soul.

His hope is that they could be reunited and fulfill their love in the afterlife. Ibn eventually dies of rejection, his own grief and disillusionment. September Learn how and when to remove this template message. Many other minor incidents happened between his madness and his death.

The enduring popularity of the legend has influenced Middle Eastern literature, especially Sufi writers, in whose literature the name Layla refers to their concept of the Beloved.

Love Rituals And Traditions. Layla is generally depicted stoyr having moved to a place in Xtory Arabia with her lalia, where she became ill and eventually died. Afghanistan There were once two boys who were very good friends. The Graves of Layla and Majnun. The anecdotes are mostly very short, only loosely connected, and show little or no plot development.

The Story — Layla and Majnun

In Indiait is believed that Layla ,aila Majnun found refuge in a village in Rajasthan before they died. He composed splendid love poems and dedicated them to his lady-love, telling in them his love for her and mentioning her name often. But whenever one talks about the depth of love, the intensity of passion, two names almost immediately come to mind- Laila and Majnu.