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The Story of Layla and Majnun

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Paperback Book
February, 1996
$23.95 CAD
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Among the legendary love stories of the islamic orient that of Layla and Majnun is probably the best known. The two lovers live to this day in poems, songs and epics from the Caucasus to the interior of Africa, from the Atlantic to the Indian ocean. From beginning to end, the story is considered a teaching on the path of devotion and the search for God. Is the legend based on truth? If so, scholars believe, it took place at least 500 years before 1188 AD, when Nizami brought the previous versions of the narrative together and wrote the great epic poem translated here as English prose. This new edition includes a final chapter specially translated from the persian by Zia Inayat Khan and Omid Safi.

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