Majnun’s Blood

Layla needed her maid to find Majnun among the beggars, so she devised a test.

“Take this knife and tell them: Layla is ill, and Majnun’s blood is the only medicine that can cure her.”

Seeing the knife, Majnun didn’t hesitate. “Blood means nothing; I would give my life for her.”

But when he went to cut himself, not even a drop of blood came out. He had starved himself so long that he was only skin and bone.

Finally, he was able to draw forth a single drop. “That’s all I have left,” he said. “It is for her.”

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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.