Majnun and Layla’s Dog

Qays loved Layla, and she loved him.

But the greatness of Qays’ love made him act strangely, and people started calling him “madman” – Majnun.

Majnun’s parents begged Layla’s family to let them marry.

Layla’s parents agreed, provided Majnun wasn’t really mad.

When they went to visit Layla’s family, her little dog ran out to greet them.

Seeing her dog, Majnun was overcome with emotion. “This is Layla’s dog!” he thought. He fell to the ground, kissing the dog’s feet. “My love, my love!” he groaned.

“He really is Majnun!” shouted Layla’s parents, and they promised her in marriage to another.

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Tiny Tales from the Sufis (Amazon, Author) by Laura Gibbs. Copyright 2020. Licensed CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 and mirrored here with permission.