Prince Saiful Malook and Badri Jamala

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Prince Saiful Malook and Badi-ul- Jamal is a classic fable from the Hazara region of Pakistan. The story of love between a prince and a fairy was written by mystic poet of Punjabi literature Mian Muhammad Bakhsh in poetry form. The name Saiful Malook refers to a lake in northern Pakistan, regarded as one of the most beautiful lakes in Pakistan.[1][2][3][4]

Saiful Malook was a prince of Egypt. He had a handsome amount of treasure which he inherited from his forefathers. Inscribed on the treasure were two seals; one bearing the image of Saif ul Muluk and the other one being that of Badi-ul-Jamala.[5] One night, Prince Saiful Malook dreamt of a lake and a fairy. He got up and went to his father. He told him about his dream of the beautiful fairy and lake. He instantly fell in love with the fairy. He asked his father, How can I find this fairy? How can I be with her? His father told him that he is human and she isn’t, the meeting is not possible.[6]

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  1. ^ Ram Babu Saksena. A history of Urdu literature: with a foreword. R. N. Lal, 1940.
  2. ^ Amaresh Datta. Encyclopaedia of Indian Literature. Sahitya Akademi, 1987.
  3. ^ Janet Parker; Alice Mills; Julie Stanton. Mythology: Myths, Legends and Fantasies. Struik, 2007.
  4. ^ Thomas Grahame Bailey. A history of Urdu literature. Oxford University Press, 2008.
  5. ^ Sana Zehra (22 April, 2016). "Saiful Muluk-Prince of Egypt". Dailytimes.com.pk. Retrieved 1 June 2018.
  6. ^ "Dream of Prince Saiful Malook". www.parhlo.com. Retrieved 1 June 2018.