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Majnum and Layla is a great book for all Lovers of Love.
I bought the book because I am in search of the meaning of divine love. Layla and Majnum both represent the Lover and the Beloved. These two souls are seperated by their tribes. They are forbidden to be together which drives Majnum into madness. He becomes a madman living in the wilderness amoungst the wild beast whom become his companion. Layla is forced to marry a man of her father's choosing. In silence she suffers and longs for Majnum. Majnum goes into a lovers state of drukenness and composes beautiful poetry for his Beloved. Others begin to hear the rantings of the insane Majnum and his words touch their hearts.
It is a tragic love story in that the two lovers are never able to satisfy their hunger for each other in this world. Both families also suffer because of the lovers. There is bloodshed and war within Layla's villiage. She remains chaste until death for her Majnum. Her purity and his virgin soul unite the two lovers in death for all of eternity.
This is a great book and one can draw upon its wisdom.