The Story of Layla & Majnun by Nizami

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The text is a prose rendition of Nizami's 12th-century poetic masterpiece, in which he reshapes the legends of Majnun, the quintessential romantic fool, into a tale of the ideal lover. For the Sufis, Majnun represents the perfect devotee of the "religion of the heart," and the story is an allegory of the soul's longing for God. This is a beautiful production, and it includes a final chapter newly translated from the Persian by Omid Safi and Zia Inayat Khan.

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Huddersfield University Business School
Published February 12, 1979 by Shambhala. 206 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Religion & Spirituality, Literature & Fiction, History, Biographies & Memoirs, Cooking, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math. Fiction

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