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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This page requires Adobe Flash Player. Qays ibn al-Mulawwah was just a boy when he fell deeply in love with Layla Majnum. He was sure of this love on the very first day he laid majnkn eyes upon her at maktab traditional school. 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. Such passionate displays of love and devotion caused many to refer to the boy as Majnun, meaning madman.

Such a marriage, the father reasoned, would only cause a scandal. It would not be proper lails his daughter to marry a person whom everybody called a madman. Instead, Layla was promised to another — an older man from a neighbouring village. Lakla 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.

It was in this wilderness that Majnun spent his days composing poems to his beloved. Layla was forced to marry this other man, although she did not love him because her heart still belonged to Majnun.

But even though Layla did not love her husband, she was a loyal daughter and so remained a faithful wife. The news of this marriage was devastating to Majnun who continued to live a life of solitude, refusing to return home mjanun his mother and father in the city.

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The Story of Layla and Majnun

They would leave food ,ajnun him at the bottom of the garden in the hopes that one day he would come back to them out of the desert. But Majnun remained in the wilderness, writing his poetry in solitude, never speaking to a single soul.

Majnun spent all of his time alone, surrounded najnun by the animals of the wilderness that would gather around him and protect him during the long desert nights.

He was often seen by travellers who would pass him on their way towards the city.

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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. Knowing of his devotion to his parents, Layla was determined to send Majnun word of their passing. Eventually she found an old man who claimed to have seen Majnun in the desert.

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.

Overcome with regret and loss, Majnun retreated inside of himself entirely and vowed to live in the desert until his own death. The young woman hoped that finally she would be with her one true love; that finally she and Majnun would be together forever. But sadly this was not to be.

Tradition demanded that Layla remain in her home alone to grieve for her dead husband for two whole years without seeing another soul. The thought of not being with Majnun for two more years was more than Layla could bear. They had been separated for a lifetime and two more years of solitude, two more years without seeing her beloved, oaila enough to cause the young woman to give up on mannun.

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Layla died of a broken heart, alone in her home without ever seeing Majnun again. He immediately travelled to the place where Layla had been lsila and there he wept and wept until he too surrendered to the impossible grief and died at the graveside of his one true love.

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