Story of Saif ul Malook by Mian Muhammad Bakhsh


Lake Saif ul Malook

Saif ul Malook, a tale of fairies, lies in the Fairyland of Pakistan. As it’s a well-known fact that the immense mountains own their mystery and ambiguity. Lake Saif Ul Malook nestles in between the immense peaks and fed by its glacial melt in Kaghan Valley.  The lake is considered as one of the highest lakes in Pakistan with an elevation of 10,578 feet above the sea level.

Additionally, the lake owns its story that beautifully depicts a tale of love and soul. One of the finest Sufi writer/poet Mian Muhammad Bakhsh tells the story in his poem Saif Ul Malook which showcase the Prince of Egypt Saif-ul-Malook and Queen of Fairies Badi-U-Jamal.

The Fairytale of Saif ul Malook by Mian Muhammad Bakhsh

Mian Muhammad Baskh wrote this epic romance in the late 1800s. He was commendable in the poetic art that connect the reality of life with the magic of this universe.

The epic states the Prince Saif-ul-Malook was the only child of the great Egyptian king Asim bin Sufwan. The father once gifted sovereign stamp to his son. The prince used to look at the two pictures that were inscribed on it. The stamp happened to be a family heritage as the Prophet Suleiman, well-known for the ruler of demons and fairies presented to his grandfather as a token of friendship.

Later, the prince notices the two pictures as one of him and other was the beautiful demosal who was eternal gorgeous. Saif ul Malook falls in love with that maiden at first sight.

When father came to know about that maiden and his love for her. He sent his guards and knights in search of her but all return unsuccessful. Later at one night, the prince saw that maiden in his dream and she introduced herself as the Queen of Fairies Badi U Jamal. She invites him to her fairyland with the caution of forthcoming trails in his way.

The Prince was determined and set his journey towards the Fairyland. Meanwhile, in his journey to the fairyland, he met a man who was ethereal and tells him about the hurdles in his way. As soon the Princes reaches the meeting point, it was the emerald green lake in the gleaming twilight. The Prince was astounded with a magnificent view of seven heavenly beautiful fairies were scrubbing down, delicate, thin and sensitive animal, with smooth skins, brilliant eyes, and wavy blonde hair. Here, he witnesses, majestic beauty with dark hair Badi u Jamal in her full avatar as he dreamt off.

He faces many trials and tribulations and performing many mystic actions, reaches in fairyland and weds the Queen of Fairies. The battles continue with the two entirely different creature for about 6 years and 40 days. The Ansoo Lake and Deosai Plains are believed to appear in the result of these wars. But in the end, the union was a destiny. His union with the fairy is the union of the soul with eternal truth.

Saba Ghani
Saba Ghani

Since 2017, Saba Ghani has been the chief content writer for Pakistan Tour and Travel & EMHI Solutions. You can catch her at or Twitter