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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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Layla and Majnun – Wikipedia

The word for “poem” is called “qassida” and its introductory section is the “nassib. Leyli dies out of grief and is buried in her bridal dress. Thus, in the genius of Hajibeyov, music and poetry were reunited as was the practice in the original Arab poetry. Nizami, poet of the most famous version of “Leyli and Majnono.

Azerbaijan Azerbaijan’s case is unique in several aspects. He continues to decline and eventually dies, out of madness, having exhausted all symbolic and psychological desire. This was a sort of cultural necessity. majnpon

Publishing such an article as Guinhut’s in Azerbaijan International is rather unusual for us as it is longer than our usual articles and tends to be more academic in style. He was described as a handsome man with reddish complexion whose name was Ward Althaqafi. The origin of mugam which Hajibeyov used in his interpretation of “Leyli and Majnun” is certainly based on this very ancient tradition.

If we go back to the Middle Ages at the time of the troubadours and crusaders of the 11thth centuries, we discover that much of Western courtly literature can be traced to Oriental literature which, in turn, has influenced more recent works such as the 13th century German epic by Gottfried von Strassburg “Tristan und Isolde,” the early 13th century French fable, “Aucassin et Nicolette,” as well as William Shakespeare works of the 16th century and innumerable others. It premiered in Baku on 25 January TAGS leili o majnoon leyli o majnun nezami of ganja.


See the Middle Ages Scholastic theory about the divine attributes. The Story of Layla vx Majnun, tr. Poetry, in the context of “poesis” of the ancient Greeks, becomes his “creation. The school master would beat Majnun for paying attention to Layla instead of his school work.

Leyli dies as well. A summary of the story. In Eastern tradition, the mad love which leads to death and to God, is chaste love.

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 Clever Rabbit Language: In Azerbaijan, mugam is the immemorial tradition of the western part of the country, leii mountainous Karabakh, specifically Shusha, the wounded heart of the country where male, female and young boys’ voices are equally talented and praised. While married, she does not share her bed with her husband and even arranges secret meetings with Majnun.

In recent decades, several translations, adaptations and performances of this romance have appeared in English, of which those msjnoon Rudolf Gelpke originally in German and Colin Turner should be mentioned. This article can also be viewed on the Internet at Azerbaijan International’s Web site: He also urbanizes the Bedouin legend: In Indiait is believed that Layla and Majnun found refuge in a village in Rajasthan before they died.


At about the time of Nizami, the shape of poetic writing starts to change.

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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: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The most popular version of this love story “Leyli and Majnun” was penned by Nizami Ganjavimajnkon lived and died in Ganja, an ancient city in Azerbaijan where his shrine stands today. Word reached lejli village and Majnun was arrested. Gignoux, Paris,pp.

Layla and Majnun

What are the origins of this work? Who can say that today’s key will not be tomorrow’s mjanoon, or today’s lock not tomorrow’s key? Another aspect should be kept in mind in the frame of the Oriental tradition of courtly love, which differs from the Occidental one.

This article needs additional citations for verification. Hearing this, Layla’s husband rode with his men into the desert to find Majnun. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.