Fatwa ID: 03053
Answered by: Maulana Abdul Muktader
Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah
Did the Prophet Muhammad (p.b.u.h) mention about Laila and Majnu?
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
Assalamualaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuh
Layla and Majnun (Arabic: مجنونليلى), also Leili o Majnun (Persian: ليلىومجنون), is a narrative poem composed in 584/1188 by the Persian poet Niāmi Ganjavi based on a semi-historical Arab story about the 7th century Nejdi Bedouin poet Qaysibn Al-Mulawwah and his ladylove LaylabintMahdi (or Layla al-Aamiriya).
I have not come across a report from the Prophet (p.b.u.h) mentioning about Layla and Majnun. There are however reports from early scholars which could be found in Abu Al-Faraj Al-Asfahānī’s book kitāb Al-Aghānī (Vol.2 Pg.5 Dar As-Sādir Beirut).
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Written by Maulana Abdul Muktader
Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
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