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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The Virgin and Her Lover: Many have been deemed so beautiful that they were set to music.

Such majnoln marriage, the father reasoned, would only cause a scandal. Persian verse romances are commonly about princes, and characters are usually related to courtly circles. His capital was first Shemakhi but was moved to Baku from onwards.

On the other hand, it has absorbed much of the heritage of Europe which embraces a tolerant and modernistic attitude towards both religion and culture.

Layla and Majnun

Aragon’s Leyla in real life was Elsa Triolet born Kagana pretty Russian immigrant with an unpredictable, hot temper. Submitted tags will be reviewed by site administrator before it is posted online. Love is all I have, all I am, and all I ever want to be!

Eventually, his idealized portrait of Leyli differs so much from her real personality that she ceases to be the object of his mzjnoon. Dearest heart, if I had not given my soul to you, it would have been better to give it up for good, to lose it forever.

Layla and Majnun – Wikipedia

He had carved three verses of poetry on a rock near the grave, which are the last three verses attributed to him. Likewise, when Leyli desires to see Majnun, she is placed in an exquisitely designed palm grove in spring. He was a humanist who described nature with fervor, and human passions with sensuality and perception. In fact, the competitions were so revered that seven of the best poems were hung as national treasures in the place most sacred to Arabia – the Ka’bah, the shrine in the center of the Great Mosque in Mecca.


In the Iranian tradition, the character of Majnun has been given the status of a mystical hero.

But it is clear for mystics as well as those who are more inclined with secular concerns that there is a gradation between the love of creatures and the love of God himself, the Creator.

The Graves of Layla and Majnun.

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Leyli and Majnun was not the first Arabic romance to be versified in Persian. The story still affects youth today just as the troubadour or ashug’s song did eight or 10 centuries ago.

She arranges secret meetings with Majnun, and when they meet, they have no physical contact, rather they recite poetry to each other from a distance. At first he becomes mad and his poetry becomes his elili. His influence on Ottoman literature was immense, especially on Ahmad Sinan Beheshti, who also lived in Herat for awhile. Fuzuli, Leyli and Majnun by Fuzuli, trans.

It’s just that with Hajibeyov, the larger musical genre takes the shape of an Italian opera, where the orchestra gives floor to traditional instruments which accompany the solo recitatives. The new National Music Comedy Theater is now under construction on the exact location of the original Taghiyev Theater. In Indiait is believed that Layla and Majnun found refuge in a village in Rajasthan before they died. He seeks no revenge, neither does he revolt.

Afghanistan There were once two boys who were very good friends. The Clever Rabbit Language: After the Arab conquest, Iranian music was forced to become secretive and clandestine, and music instruments leilk reduced in size and were performed only in private circles. As Aragon said on this matter, “En amour, tout interdit. As well as being engagingly written, the poem also has a strong moral undertone, depicting the way mundane and earthly love are transfigured into a sublime spiritual force.


Myth has it that Layla and Majnun met lleili in ldili, where they loved forever. It becomes “mathnawi,” like Rumi’s long majjoon and narrative poems, comprised of independent verses but characterized by internal rhyme and rhyming of couplets. Who won in the end?

The Legend of Leyli and Majnun

Based majnpon various reports in these Arabic books, it can be inferred that the story originates in Arabia in the seventh century. At one time, Persian was a common cultural language of much of the non-Arabic Islamic world.

In one episode, Majnun walks barefoot in the snow, and in another saves a cypress tree which is about to be felled, by ransoming it: Hearing this news, Majnun rushes to her grave where he instantly dies.

The Beginning – the Arab Aura “Leyli and Majnun” is set in the Golden Age of Mecca’s urban – nomadic aristocracy – a period which is called “Jahiliyah” ignoranceand which precedes the Islamic revelation by a century.

He survives his sorrow because he is living in another realm with his mind wandering amidst poetic symbols. His “Khamsa” five poems includes the love story of “Leyli and Majnun. He majonon explicitly to his sources seventeen times, at the beginning of each episode, but none of the sources can be identified with certainty: