How many times do you fall in love? How many of them did you actually date? How many of them were loyal? How long did it last?

And now, were you really in love or it was just lust?

Everybody wants unconditional love others just want lust! Love and lust are completely two different things. Lust can exist in love while love can’t exist in lust.

What is unconditional love ?

Unconditional love, the love free from all kinds of dirt or lust. The Love that knows no bounds. Love in it’s pure form is unconditional. The beginning of every relationship is always beautiful, full of laughter and compliments but as time goes on those same jokes and compliments just becomes normal and sometimes annoying. The excitement simple fades away! You may ask yourself, why is that? It’s simple, the love you two had for each other was conditional. It was based on jokes and superficial characteristics.

Have you read the story of Layla and Majnun? A beautiful unconditional love story.

Qays ibn al-Mulawwah was just a boy when he fell deeply in love with Layla Al-Aamiriya. He was sure of his love for Layla when he first laid his eyes upon her at school. He began writing beautiful love poems about Layla and would stand in the street and read it out loud. This passionate display of love made people to call him Majnun— meaning a madman.

A poem composed by Majnun to Layla. ‘‘Through my love for you, Layla, I have become famous Everyone who’s path I cross notices: I am mad from violent love and passion. What man is safe from the agony of separation? Nothing but pain from your gaze As it strokes my fires, igniting a blaze. Don’t kill me by turning away! Don’t kill me by hating me! Layla, have compassion. Be Tender! Wallahi I love you I suffer retaining this love, I melt with desire, Fearful of a slanderer, a spy, a jealous cad, Telling people what they do not Know.’’ —Qays al-Mulawwah (Majnun)

One day, Majnun found courage to ask Layla’s father for his daughter’s hand in marriage, but her father refused the request. For he thought, such a marriage will only cause a scandal. It would not be proper for his daughter to marry a man everybody refers to as “Majnun” madman. Layla was promised to another instead. Majnun was overwhelmed with sadness and abandoned his family and disappeared into the wilderness. He lived in solitude, with the wild animals and still composing poems for to his beloved. Layla was forced to marry another man even though her heart still belonged to Majnun but that didn’t stop her from being a faithful wife. The news of this marriage devastated Majnun and he refused to come back to his family in the city so he kept living in the wilderness.

His parents would leave food for him at the bottom of the garden hoping he would come out of the desert one day for they missed him terribly. But Majnun remained in the wilderness, writing his poetry in solitude and never speaking to a single soul. He was often seen by travellers who would pass him on their way towards the city. The travellers said that Majnun spent his days reciting poetry to himself and writing in the sand with a long stick; they said that he truly was driven to madness with a broken heart. Majnun parents many years later, dies. Layla knowing Majnun devotion to his parents, decided to look for him and pass him the message. Fortunately, he found an old man who claimed to have seen Majnun in the wilderness so she begged and pleaded to him to pass the message of the death of his parents to him the next time he set off on his travels.

One day, the old man crossed paths with Majnun in the desert. There he solemnly delivered the news concerning the death of Majnun’s parents and was forced to witness what a terrible blow this was to him. Overwhelmed with grief, Majnun vowed to live in the wilderness till death do him apart. Layla’s husband dies some years later. Layla hoped that finally she could be united with her love but tradition stated that she had to remain in her home and grief for her husband for two more years without seeing another person. This caused the death of Layla for the thought of not being with Majnun for two more years was too much for her to bear and so she died of broken heart without ever seeing her beloved.

News of Layla’s death reached Majnun in the desert. He immediately went to the place she had been buried and wept and wept till he too died of sadness at her grave side.

I pass by these walls, the walls of Layla
And I kiss this wall and that wall
It’s not Love of the walls that has enraptured my heart
But of the One who dwells within them” —Qays ibn al-Mulawwah (Majnun)

What a perfect display of unconditional love! This is just a summary of the story. I recommend you go look for the full story. Trust me, you won’t ever regret reading it! Leave a comment!

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