Aladdin was an impoverished young boy in a Arabian town. He was recruited by a sorcerer who passed himself off as the brother of Aladdin’s late father Qaseem. He promised Aladdin’s mother to set up young Aladdin as a wealthy merchant.
The sorcerer’s real motive was to persuade young Aladdin to retrieve a wonderful oil lamp from a booby-trapped magic cave of wonder. After the sorcerer had attempted to double-cross him, Aladdin found himself trapped in the cave.
Fortunately, Aladdin retained a magic ring lent to him by the sorcerer as protection.
When he rubbed his hands in despair, he inadvertently rubbed the ring. A ‘genie’ appeared. He took Aladdin home to his mother.
Aladdin had the wonderful oil lamp with him. When his mother tried to clean it, a second genie, far more powerful, appeared. He was bound to do the bidding of the person holding the lamp.
With the aid of the genie of the lamp, Aladdin became rich and powerful. He married Princess Badroulbadour, the Emperor’s daughter (after magically foiling her marriage to the vizier’s son).
The genie built Aladdin a wonderful palace–far more magnificent than that of the Emperor himself.
The sorcerer returned and was able to get his hands on the lamp by tricking Aladdin’s wife, who was unaware of the importance of the lamp. He offered to exchange ‘new lamps for old ones.’
He ordered the genie of the lamp to take the palace along with all its contents to his
home in Maghreb.
Fortunately, Aladdin retained the magic ring and was able to summon the less
Although the genie of the ring couldn’t directly undo any of the magic of the genie of the lamp yet he was able to transport Aladdin to Maghreb.
He helped Aladdin recover his wife and the lamp, and kill the sorcerer.
The sorcerer’s more powerful and evil brother tried to destroy Aladdin for killing his brother. He disguised himself as an old woman known for her healing powers.
Badroulbadour fell for his disguise, and commanded the ‘woman’ to stay in her palace
in case of any illnesses.
Aladdin was warned of that danger by the genie of the ring.
Aladdin with the one stroke of his sword slew the imposter.
Everyone lived happily thereafter. Aladdin eventually succeeded to his father-in-law’s throne.