The love story of Laila and Majnun


Qays Ibn Al-munawwah was just a boy when he fell deeply in love with Laila Al la -Aamiriya. He was sure of this love on the first day he lied His His eyes upon her at maktab (traditional School). Began to write beautiful love poems about Laila and he would read them out loud on the street concerned 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.

One day,majnun found the courage to ask Laila’s father for his daughter’s hand in marriage, but her father refused the request. such a marriage, the father reasoned, would only cause a scandal. It would not be proper for his daughter to marry a person whom everybody called a madman instead, I was promised to an another-an older man from a neighboring village.

Majnun was overcome with grief and abandoned his home and family and disappeared into the wilderness where he lived miserable life of solitude among the wild animals. it was in this wilderness that majnun spend his days composing a poem to his Beloved.

Layla was forced to marry this other man although she did not love him because her heart still belonged to majnun. even though Layla did not love her husband, she was a loyal daughter and so remained a faithful wife.

The news of the 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.

Majnun mother and father missed their son terribly and longed every day for his safe Return. They would leave out for him at the bottom of the garden in the hopes that one day he would come back of them out of the desert. but majnun remained in the wilderness, writing his poetry in solitude, never speaking to a single soul.

Majnun spend 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. he was often seen by travelers who would pass him on the way toward the City. the traveler said that majnun spend these 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.

Many years later my father and mother both passed away. knowing of his devotion to his parents Laila was determined to send majnun word of their passing. Eventually, she found an old man who climbed to have seen majnun in the desert. After much begging and 2 pleading the old man agreed to pass on a message to Majnun the next time he set off on his Travels.

One day, the old man gets to the cross path with majnun in the desert; there he solemnly delivers the news concerning the death of Majnun’s parents and it was forced to witness what a tribal blow this was to the young poet.

Overcome with regret and loss, majnun retreated inside of himself entirely and vowed to live in the desert until his death.

Some years later, Laila’s husband dead. The young woman hopes that finally, she would be with her one true love; that finally she and majnun will be together forever. But sadly this was not to be. Tradition demanded that Leela remain at home alone to grieve over her dead husband for 2 years without seeing another soul. The thought of not being with majnun for two more years was more than Laila could bear. They had been separated for a lifetime and two more years of solitude, two more years without seeing her belong, was enough to catch the young woman to give up on life. Death of a broken heart, alone in the home without ever seeing majnun again.

News of Laila’s that reached majnun in the wilderness. He immediately travels to the place where Laila had been buried and he wept and wept until he surrendered to the impossible grief and died at the love Graveside of his one true love.

‘I pass by these walls, the worlds of Laila, and kiss this wall and that wall. It’s not love of the houses that have taken my heart but of the one who dwells in those houses;

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