Best Names in Arabic-Layla, a Beatiful Name in Arabic Romance


Layla, a Beatiful Name in Arabic Romance

Hasan Yahya, Ph.ds-Former Professor of Comparative Sociology and Eastern Literature

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One of my relatives, named their recently born baby-girl, the name of Layla, the father is Palestinian, and the mother is WASP American. Layla, is a universal name these days. The Arab name was famous in Arab literatue, love stories and poetry cover that name with nobelness and pride.   Layla is a name that makes you think of water lapping on the shore of a lake in an oasis, the sea in the evening and golden sands and 80’s beach parties, but I have always where does it come from? It is famous since the unforgettable rock ballad, but the name itself has three possible sources, both from the Middle East and has been the feature of several songs in different ways.

Perhaps the most likely (and most romantic) source is the chronicle of Qays and Layla, a famous Arabic romantic tragedy chronicled by two poets and may be more, one is Emri’ al-Qays, from pre-Islamic age, the other is the Persian poet Nezami in the 12th century. Nezami was a very learned man and was patronised by many princes and kings of the time, a little like the parallel process in Europe of the same era, whose Troubadors composed poems for their royal sponsors. Layla was a real 7th Century after Islam, woman from an Arab tribe of Bani ‘Amir and according to the chronicle, her lover, Qays ibn Al-Mulawwah, also a real person, fell passionately in love with Layla and wrote a poem about her. when he asked for her hand in marriage, her father refused for reasons of tradition and Layla married another man. This drove Qays insane and he wandered aimlessly around the desert. writing poetry in the sand with his stick. Eventually he was found dead next to a grave of an unknown woman, having carved three verses of poetry into a nearby rock. Layla herself was forced to move away by her husband, became ill and eventually died. The word Laila, from Layla, is a famous in Arabic literature. In arts and songs, a Saudi-Arabian singer Mohammed Abdu, wrote a song called “Layla-Layla” that is famous in the country.

Layla in Arabic and Hebrew means “night”. This brings to mind connotations of peace and romance. Nights of passion and secret love are in the name. Layla!.

It is narrated that Layla, (Fatima in some narrations) belong to the town of Layla (Layla al Aflaj) in the Arabian desert. It is an old town, built on an oasis about 300 miles south of Riyad. Just outside is Layla lake, where the famous subject Layla, of Emri’ al-Qays’s story is said to have bathed. The poet was in love with Layla, but as a son of the King, he had several women, but Layla remains his first love. Unfortunately, Emri’ al Qays Father, the King was assassinated, the poet spent his time ever to revenge his father’s death, and finally died in a trajedy, where the Roman Emperor give orders to poisen him.

In modern literature, Ahmad Shawqi, (D.1932) the Prince of Arab poets wrote a play under the name of Majnoon Layla. It was played for years on Egyptian theaters.

Layla in Arabic Literature, remains a nice romantic name and like the Layla of the legend, will always inspire those Arab romantics, poets and songwrites who know her origins and story whither its true or not. (526 words) www.hasanyahya.com

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About Arab American Encyclopedia-USA - Hasan Yahya

HASAN YAHYA was born at a small village called Majdal-YaFa (Majdal Sadiq) in Mandate Palestine (1944). He migrated as a refugee to Mes-ha, a village east of Kufr Qasim, west of Nablus (in the West Bank), then moved with his family to Zarka, 25 km north of Amman – Jordan. He finished the high school at Zarka Secondary School, 1963. He was appointed as a teacher in the same year. Studied Law first at Damascus University, then B.A from Lebanon University in Arabic literature and Eastern Cultures (1975). He moved to Kuwait. Where he got married in 1967. He was working at Kuwait Television, taught at bilingual School, and Kuwait University. In 1982, Hasan left to the United States to continue his education at Michigan State University. He got the Master Degree in 1983, the Ph.D degree in 1988 in Education (Psychology of Administration ). In 1991, He obtained his post degree in Social research, the result was a second Ph.D degree in Comparative sociology-Social Psychology. He was the only Arab student who enrolled ever to pursue two simultaneous Ph.D programs from Michigan State University and fulfill their requirements perfectly. Professor Yahya employment history began as a supervisor of a joint project to rehabilitate Youth (inmates out of prison) by Michigan State University and Intermediate School Districts. Worked also as a Teacher Assistant and lecturer in the same university. He was offered a position at Lansing Community College as well as Jackson Community College where he was assistant professor, then associate professor, then full professor (1991-2006). He taught Sociology, psychology, education, criminology and research methods. He supervised 19 Master and Ph.D candidates on various personal, economic psychological and social development topics. Professor Yahya published Hundreds (1000 Plus on this site) of articles and research reports in local, regional, and international journals. His interest covers local, regional and global conflicts. He also authored, translated, edited and published over 280 plus books in several languages, in almost all fields especial education, sociology and psychology. These books can be found on Amazon and Kindle. He also, was a visiting professor at Eastern Michigan University to give Research Methods and Conflict Management courses. Prof. Yahya accepted an offer to join Zayed University Faculty Team in 1998, then he served as the Head of Education and Psychology Department at Ajman University of Science and Technology 2001-04. Dr. Yahya established several institutes in Diaspora, the Arab American Encyclopedia, Ihyaa al Turath al Arabi Project, (Revival of Arab Heritage in Diaspora.Recently he was nominated for honorary committee member for the Union of Arab and Muslim Writers in America. He was affiliated with sociological associations and was a member of the Association of Muslim Social Scientists (AMSS) at USA. Social Activities and Community Participation: Dr. Yahya was a national figure on Diversity and Islamic Issues in the United States, with special attention to Race Relations and Psychology of Assimilation (generations 1,2 &3). He was invited as a public speaker to many TV shows and interviews in many countries. His philosophy includes enhancing knowledge to appreciate the others, and to compromise with others in order to live peacefully with others. This philosophy was the backgrounds of his theory, called “ Theory C. of Conflict Management”. And developed later to a Science of Cultural Normalization under the title: “Crescentology. The results of such theory will lead to world peace depends on a global Knowledge, Understanding, appreciation, and Compromising (KUAC)” Recently Prof. Yahya started "Publish your book FREE Project", to serve young Arab Writers. Dr. Yahya accepted the offer to be the chief editor of the International Humanities Studies Journal -I-H-S-Jerusalem, since July 2014. (Revised Sept. 2014) ولد الدكتور حسن عبدالقادر يحيى في مجدل يابا من أعمال يافا – فلسطين عام 1944. تلقى علومه الابتدائية في مدرسة بديا الأميرية في الضفة الغربية أيام احتوائها ضمن المملكة الأدردنية الهاشمية وتخرج في جامعة بيروت حاملاً الإجازة في اللغة العربية وآدابها، ودبلوم التأهيل التربوي من كلية القديس يوسف بلبنان، ودبلوم الدراسات العليا (الماجستير) ودكتوراة في الإدارة التربوية من جامعة ولاية ميشيغان بالولايات المتحدة عام 1988، وشهادة الدكتوراه في علم الاجتماع المقارن من الجامعة نفسها عام 1991. عمل في التدريس والصحافة الأدبية. أديب وشاعر وقاص ، ,كما عمل في تلفزيون الكويت الرسمي كمعد ومنسق برامج ثم اتجه إلى الكتابة والتأليف في علوم كثيرة تخص علمي النفس والاجتماع والتنمية البشرية ، والتغير الاجتماعي والسكان وألف ونشر العديد من المقالات (1000 +) والكتب باللغتين العربية والإنجليزية (أكثر من 330 كتابا) ، منها ست مجموعات قصصية وست كتب للأطفال ، وأربع دواوين شعرية باللغتين أيضا. وعدد من كتب التراث في الشعر والأدب والأخلاق الإسلامية والتربية والأديان . وهو الآن أستاذ متقاعد في جامعة ولاية ميشيغان. . وكان عضوا سابقا في جمعية العلماء المسلمين في أمريكا . وجمعية علماء الاجتماع الأمريكية - ميشيغان، وهو مؤسس الموسوعة العربية الأمريكية في الولايات المتحدة ضمن مشروع إحياء التراث العربي في بلاد المهجرز كما تم ترشيحه مؤخرا ليكون عضو مجلس التحرير لمجلة الدراسات الإنسانية العالمية. وقد قبل أن يتسلم رئاسة تحريرها اعتبارا من نهاية يونيو 2014 His email: askdryahya@yahoo.com Thank you!
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