Qays and Layla in Love

A boy named Qays and a girl named Layla once fell completely in love.

Layla could see only Qays, and Qays could see only Layla; there was no one else.

When the teacher asked Qays to recite aloud, he repeated “Layla Layla Layla.” That was all he could see.

When the teacher dictated, Layla wrote “Qays Qays Qays,” covering her slate with his name. That was all she could hear.

Qays later became known as Majnun – “madman” – because of his love for Layla.

For the lovers, there is nothing but their beloved in the world.

The beloved is their world.

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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.