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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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Poets writing in Ottoman and other classical Turkic languages found their inspiration mainly in the Sufi traditions, in Nizami and Jani, as well as Fuzuli. The Shirvanshah Palace can be seen inside the ancient Inner City, Ichari Shahar, today and still stands as a landmark of architectural elegance.

This may explain why the same heritage has been interpreted in different ways between those living in Iran and those from other regions of the Middle East. The 8, lines of verse that comprise Nizami’s poem “Leyli and Majnun” give a very balanced description of the destiny of the unfortunate lovers, caught between tragic mysticism and their own true feelings and attitudes.

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. The scene is dramatic and the reader or the listener, as it may be is at once immersed in an atmosphere of nostalgia and sorrow. The story still affects youth today just as the troubadour or ashug’s song did eight or 10 centuries ago.

Majnun in the ldili among the wild animals, Bukhara Though Garayev was considered the best Azerbaijani composer, the delicacy of this music does not really belong to Oriental aesthetics, but rather fits with the charm of Gara Garayev’s master, Dmitri Shostakovich.

She arranges secret meetings with Majnun, and when they meet, they have no physical contact, rather vw recite poetry to each other from a distance. However, instead of praying for relief from his madness, Majnun pleads, “Dear God, for Your own sake and for the sake of love, let my love grow stronger with each passing hour. Aragon was crazy about her. Word reached the village and Majnun was arrested. Another variation on the tale vx of Layla and Majnun meeting in school.


LEYLI O MAJNUN – Encyclopaedia Iranica

Leyli and Majnun was not the first Arabic romance to be versified in Persian. The young woman hoped that finally she would be with her one true love; that finally she and Majnun would be together forever. This literary motif is common throughout the world, notably in the Muslim literature of Vaa Asia maajnoon, such as Urdu ghazals.

Just this summer, Bibi-Heybat’s burial place and mosque which is recognized as a holy site, has been restored in Baku. But sadly this was not to be. He survives his sorrow because he is living in another realm with his mind wandering amidst poetic symbols.

The Story of Layla and Majnun

Union between a couple had been a matter of family diplomacy. His works were known in every part of the Oriental world at that time. He was an Iranian Christian. He immediately travelled to the place where Layla had been buried and there he wept and wept until he msjnoon surrendered to the impossible grief and died at the graveside of his one true love. Never-theless, Majnun still expects his friends to stay with him and deliver his messages and poems to his beloved, but only under the condition that they will not harm her and her clan.

He continues to decline and eventually dies, out of madness, having exhausted all symbolic and psychological desire.

There are najnoon works inspired by Leyli and Majnun’s legend. Layla and Majnun Arabic: Gelpke in collaboration with E. In another episode, in order to see Leyli, Majnun pretends to be a poor, blind man who accidentally trips and falls into her tent. majnoonn

However, we found Guinhut’s treatment of the topic to be extremely valuable. Hundreds of newlyweds and lovers from India and Pakistandespite there being no facilities for leil overnight stay, attend the two-day fair in June. Human love served as an initiation to divine love and enabled the believer to reach a level of spirituality, which would bring a normal human being to the very limits of mental coherence. What are the origins of this work? This provides us with an easy transition from the Arabs to the Persians, whose immemorial culture was present in the Arab Jahiliyah period far before Mohammad’s revelation.


There were once two boys who were very good friends. Retrieved from ” https: He was often seen by travellers who would pass him on their way towards the city. Down through the ages, the Arab, as well mainoon Turk and Persian, memorialists and moralists have written about the trappings of poetic psychology which nourishes its own existence as a substitute majnoonn the real mahnoon of love.

When Majnun heard of her marriage, he fled the tribal camp and began wandering the surrounding desert.

This form continued between the 9thth century. View All Your Majboon Please send us stories, pictures, poems and responses. Hearing this, Layla’s husband rode with his men into the desert to find Majnun. That is why most interpreters and writers in the Iranian tradition and the Turkic ones as well, view Majnun as a pure and absolute martyr of Divine Love. However, they could not see mahnoon other due to a family feud, and Layla’s family arranged for her to marry another man.

Women are, like gardens, inseparable from the vision of Paradise. Layla could not bear it and agreed to marry another man if Majnun would be kept safe from harm in exile.

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Hajibeyov’s version of the story is an enormously successful synthesis between East and West, and between European classical music and Oriental culture. In the process of preparing this article, the Ambassador supplemented his own reference works with materials he discovered in Baku’s Institute of Manuscripts.

Even the Koran describes the impact of revelation on Prophet Mohammad’s mind, and refers to the accusations of madness directed to him by Mecca’s skeptical society with that most appropriate word, “majnun.