Saif ul Mulook Badi ul Jamal
Dastan e Ishq brings you an enchanting love tale from the valley of Naran Kaghan, 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 Baskh in the late 1800s. He was commendable in the poetic art that connected the reality of life with the magic of this universe. The name Saiful Malook refers to a lake in northern Pakistan, regarded as one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. The divine lake lies at the northern end of the Kaghan Valley near Naran, and in the north east of Mansehra district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. It is the highest alpine lake of Pakistan at an altitude of 3,224 metres and 10,578 feet above sea level. Lake Saif-ul-Malook – ranked by The Guardian as the fifth best tourist destination in Pakistan – seems like heaven on earth. The greenish-blue crystal clear and freezing water, surrounded by giant glaciers, including Malika Parbat, reflects the beauty of The history of this exquisite lake is much famous and attracts the tourists from all over the world. According to the locals it is a place of fairies and demons. Saif-ul-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 Said and the other one being that of Badi-ul-Jamal. When Saif saw the picture of the fairy he immediately fell in love with her. He then left his home to search for her, a journey that took six years to complete. One day a saint met Saif in a street of Egypt and gave him a Sulemani cap, telling him that it will take the prince to his desired place. The saint told the prince that he would find the fairy in a lake but he had to pass several daunting exams and also pray in order to achieve her, as she was a fairy queen and the prince was human. A human eye can never see a demon or fairy as they are “fire borne”. The love story is a tale of how a mortal finds his queen and wins her heart. This epic tale has demons and fairies and legends in it. There are many articles available online about this enchanting tale and it is a must read.


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