Nizami, poet of the most famous version of “Leyli and Majnun.” .. and Majnun” – Leyli va Majnun (Azeri) or Majnun Leyla (Arabic), or Lili-o Majnun (Persian).

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Layla and Majnun

Overcome with regret and loss, Majnun retreated inside of himself entirely and vowed to live in the desert until his own death. Hellmut Ritter, Oriens 8,pp. It becomes “mathnawi,” like Rumi’s long epic and narrative poems, comprised of independent verses but characterized by internal rhyme and rhyming of couplets.

At that time love poetry, cast in the framework of Majnun’s ill-fated passion for Leyla, was already one of the most popular themes of improvisational competitions among Arab poets of the day 6th century A. Layla’s brother, Tabrez, would not let her shame the family name by marrying Majnun. Having first read the story of “Leyli and Majnun” in Arabic Majnun Leylamany years ago, I was delighted to see it on screen some years later in a popular cinema in the outskirts of Peshawar Western Pakistan.


The Story of Layla and Majnun

In Azerbaijan, mugam is the immemorial tradition of the western part of the country, the mountainous Karabakh, specifically Shusha, the wounded heart of the country where male, female and young boys’ voices are equally talented and praised. One important aspect of love the poet shows is that a pure mystical and God-centered love creates havoc when focused on an object in a human society and in an earthly setting.

He also urbanizes the Bedouin legend: TAGS leili o majnoon leyli o majnun nezami of ganja. His influence became so wide and so deep that it has influenced all the major thinkers and writers in the Persian language after him.

This unique blend of symphonic orchestra and mugam first performed in effectively amplified the strength of the dramatic effects of the story. Oriental Translation fund, ; second editionIndian reprint Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. View All Your World Please send us stories, pictures, poems and responses. In Indiait is believed that Layla and Majnun found refuge in a village in Rajasthan before they died. Fuzuli was born and died in Baghdad. Soon after, Layla was married to another noble and rich merchant belonging to the Thaqif tribe in Ta’if.

His only activity is thinking of Leyli and composing love songs for her. Nizami’s legacy is immense as one of the strongest artistic and intellectual personalities of the second half of the 12th century. Likewise, when Leyli desires to see Majnun, she is placed in an exquisitely designed palm grove in spring.


Today, these paintings can be found in St. Their ill-fated life is but the consequence of their own behavior.

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He was sentenced to be stoned to death by the villagers. It would not be proper for his daughter to marry a person whom everybody called a madman.

For example in the story when Majnpon wants to express her own feelings of love to Majnun, he reproaches her: Myth has it that Layla and Majnun met again in heaven, where they loved forever. As the garden slowly withered, so did Layla: Women are, like gardens, inseparable from the vision of Paradise.

The ant and the elephant were very good friends indeed and would play together whenever they had the chance…. But the same thing could be said about other decisive religious dogmas.

Always in the past, love had been a matter of privacy. He was described as a handsome man with reddish complexion whose name was Ward Althaqafi. Nizami, poet of the most famous version of “Leyli and Majnun.