(Majnun). Madness or being in a state of insanity. The name majnun refers to the lover whose total obsession with the Beloved and yearning for union with her, renders him senseless. The story of Majnun (madness) and Layla (night) is one of the Sufis best-loved symbols of the lover's obsession with the Beloved. During the Night (layla) when the lover is blinded to everything other than the Beloved his yearning and obsession overpower him. Majnun was intoxicated by the name Layla. The lover who has been intoxicated by the Beloved's Name is good for nothing else! It appears to the world that he has lost his wits, but in truth he has become wise. The one who is drowned in the Name 'Allah' has found the red sulphur.