Quotes of Sheikh Saadi

Quotes of Sheikh Saadi Shirazi.Image of Sheikh (Shaykh) Saadi : Black and white Picture of Sheikh Saadi

Brief History: Abu Muhammad Muslih al-Din bin Abdallah Shirazi, better known by his pen-name ‘Saadi’, was born in Shiraz, Iran in 1210.
He is one of the famous Persian poets. He has also been quoted in western sources. He is recognized for the quality of his writings and for the depth of his social and moral thoughts. His main interests were in Poetry, Mysticism, Logic, Ethics and Sufism.
His best known works are Bostan (The Orchard) completed in 1257 and Gulistan (The Rose Garden) in 1258. Bostan is entirely in verse (epic metre) and consists of stories aptly illustrating the standard virtues recommended to Muslims (justice, liberality, modesty, contentment) as well as of reflections on the behaviour of dervishes and their ecstatic practices. Gulistan is mainly in prose and contains stories and personal anecdotes. The text is interspersed with a variety of short poems, containing aphorisms, advice, and humorous reflections.
He died in 1291 or 1292 in Shiraz, Iran.

Leave the One who Hurts You, But Don’t Hurt in Turn

Sheikh Saadi Quotes : Leave the one who hurts you - Quotes of Sheikh Saadi

Sheikh Saadi’s Tomb in Sheraz, Iran. Photo by Omid Hatami.

Shrine of Sheikh (Shaykh) Saadi in Sheraz, Iran: Image of Tomb of Sheikh Saadi

If You Can’t Worship, Don’t Comit Sin Either

Quotes of Sheikh Saadi - If you can't worship Allah, stop committing sins" - Shaykh Saadi Shirazi Quotes

United Sparrows Can Remove the Skin of a Lion – Sheikh Saadi

Sheikh Saadi Quotes - United sparrows can remove the skin of a lion - Quotes of Sheikh Saadi

Search Rizq During Day and Search the Rizq Provider During Night 

Saadi Quotes in Urdu: Search for Rizq during day - Quotes of Sheikh Saadi


A Pious Woman

Quotes of Sheikh Saadi - A Pious Woman makes a beggar king - Shaykh Saadi Shirazi Quotes

Sheikh Saadi Quote: It is Better to Lose a Fiend who Sits with Your Enemies

Sheikh Saadi Sayings : Get rid of friend who sits with enemies - Quotes of Sheikh Saadi

Sheikh Saadi about  Ungratefulness of Allah’s Blessings 

Saadi Quotes: The tongue is still ungrateful to Allah - Quotes of Sheikh Saadi


Who Can Give Advice to Kings? 

 Quotes of Sheikh Saadi : Advice to Kings - Sheikh Saadi Shirazi Quotes in Urdu

 It’s Strange that Allah Doesn’t Forget Me – Sheikh Saadi

Quotes of Sheikh Saadi Shirazi - Allah doesn't forget me - Saadi Quotes

Sheikh Saadi’s Quote: A Fool is Like a Drum, Loud but Empty from Insid

Urdu Quotes of Sheikh Saadi - A fool is like a Drum - Saadi Quotes

Saadi abourt Learning Manners in Childhood

Shaykh Saadi Shirazi Quotes - Manners are learned in childhood - Quotes of Sheikh Saadi

Saadi about Teaching Manners to Your Children

Quotes of Sheikh Saadi- Teaching good manners to children - Saadi Quotes

Learn Tawakal (Content) from Birds  -Sheikh Saadi

Sayings of Shaykh Saadi ; Learn Tawakal (Content) from Birds - Quotes of Sheikh Saadi

Shortage and Abundance of Rizq

Sayings of Shaykh Saadi - Shortage and abundance of Rizq - Quotes of Sheikh Saadi

Sheikh Saadi: Teaching an Incompetent Person

 Quotes of Sheikh Saadi: Teaching an incompetent person - Shaykh Saadi Quotes

Sheikh Saadi about Making Someone Happy

Quotes of Sheikh Saadi- Making Someone Happy - Shaykh Saadi Shirazi Quotes

Your Objective Should be the Sky but don’t forget that Feet are Always on the Ground

Saadi Sayings in Urdu: Your objective should be the sky - Quotes of Sheikh Saadi

Saadi about Keeping One’s Secret 

Saadi Quotes - Saadi about Keeping the Secret - Quotes of Sheikh Saadi

Always be Careful of your Enemy and Avoid Your Friend when He Starts Praising You 

Sayings of Saadi in Urdu - Avoid your friend when he praises you - Quotes of Sheikh Saadi

Sheikh Saadi’s Quote: The Real Friend Helps in the Time of Need

 Quotes of Sheikh Saadi - Real friend helps in the time of need - Saadi Quotes

The Wise Sees His Fault But Fool’s Fault is Seen by the World 

Quotes of Sheikh Saadi - The wise sees his fault himself - Shaykh Saadi Shirazi Quotes

Sheikh Saadi about Illiterate and Illogical Person

Sayings of Saadi - Saadi About illiterate and illogical person - Quotes of Sheikh Saadi

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  1. deemedfit says:

    Muhtram Shaikh Saadi’s Quotes are quite inspiring, practical and full of wisdom! May Allah bless him.

  2. Muhammad Aziz ur Rehman says:

    Great thinking very nice

  3. Muhammad Rafique Alam says:

    Thanks for giving knowledge about Sheikh Saadi RA. I want to know how many books have been written by him. Please list the books’ name written by him. Zajak Allah Khair.

  4. Adnan Ahmed says:

    He was a real treasure of knowledge.

  5. Bhagwan Singh says:

    He was a seer.

  6. Yousaf Ismail says:

    He gives us the experience of his wise life.

  7. Really Sheik Saadi (RA) has made precious contribution to the world of literature through his valuable and heart touching writings.

  8. Masha Allah, the best poet which I heard after Allama Iqbal is Sheikh Saadi r.a.

  9. Tasaduq Hussain says:

    He was a treasure of knowledge.

  10. Shafqat Ullah Sarhadi says:

    Can we see the books of Sheikh Saadi (R.A.) in Urdu?

  11. Memon Mohmmed Sajid says:

    According to me Saadi is the greatest poet of Persian language.

  12. Zahid Mirza says:

    Sheikh Saadi’s Mazaar is in Lahore, its in Saadi Park, Mozzang near Lytton Road, and today is his Annual URSS, pic of tomb isplayed here is fake. Please reconfirm.

  13. Khalil ur Rehman says:

    Saadi is a legend owned by the social philosophers irrespective of cast and creed.

  14. Khan Shabnam says:

    Indeed…….its reality.

  15. Maham Mazhar says:

    I’m really impresses by his quotes!!

  16. I like these quotes very much, thanks for upload. If there are more quotes, plz email me if u can. I will be really thankful to you.

  17. Ajaz Charag says:

    These are priceless quotes…. Only beautiful minds are quenched for this food.

  18. These quotes are follow-able to achieve the success in our lives.

  19. Rana M. Raheel says:

    A true face of life. Allah bless his soul in peace.

  20. Malik Hammad says:

    I like Sheikh Saadi. I will recommend everyone to please read his quotes!!

  21. Zeeshan Yaseen says:

    I agree to these Quotations. We all shoud follow the advice of Sheikh Saadi as given in the Quotes.

  22. I like these quotations of Saadi, these quotes touch my heart!!

  23. Sultan Ali Farooqui says:

    I am highly impressed with such a collection of valuable quotes!!

  24. Samreen Rajput says:

    Very nice and really heart touching quotes.

  25. Muhammad Waqas says:

    He is the person who wrote:
    “Balagh al ul bekamale hi,
    kashaf ad-duja bejamalehe,
    Hasanat jamio khisalahe,
    Sallu alahe wa’alehi.”

    Great personality he is, who gave such Brilliant quotes.

  26. Rana Sanaullah says:

    I really apologize for that which I did but after reading all the quotes I learnt too much, its all good.

  27. Amir Hussain Shah says:

    very important and inspirational quotes.
    May Allah helps to act upon these wisdom items……

  28. Imtiaz Ellahi says:

    Your work is very great, your future is bright, InshaAllah.
    Continue the good work!!

  29. Zubair Ali Kiani says:

    May Allah bless him.

  30. Very nice quotes, I am very impressed!!

  31. Humayun Kazi says:

    Good quotes!

  32. Gulfam Haider says:

    Very nice Quotes.

  33. Bilal Ahmad Khan Kashi says:

    Great Quotes by a great personality!!

  34. Muhammad Akbar Naik says:

    Excellent quotes. We need to put them in to practice.

  35. Akbar Khan says:

    Excellent and listenable quotes!!

  36. M. Maqsood Ahmad says:

    Very nice quotes because Sheikh Saadi was a great intelligent man.

  37. very nice Quotes.

  38. Excellent quotes!!

  39. Mustak Ahmad says:

    Bus yaar, dil khush ho gaya!

  40. Harkinder Singh says:

    Great thoughts of a great mind. Forever true!
    The one I love most is: Always be prepared to be cautious of your enemy, however, in case of a friend, do so when he begins to praise you!!”

  41. Best Quotes ever!!

  42. Muhammad Talal says:

    Shiekh Saad’s Quotes are excellent, if we follow him we could be improved.

  43. Ahsan Farooq says:

    Very nice quotes!!

  44. Sumaiya Faruki says:

    Very nice and amazing Quotes!!

  45. R Hussain says:

    These are inspirational Quotes. Good job done by Admin!!

  46. Waqas Ahmed Gabol says:

    I have really learned from these Quotes.

  47. Yasmin Akhter says:

    Superb quotes!! Plz try to write correct Urdu imla.

  48. Muhammad Umar says:

    Very nice sayings………….dil Kuush ho jata hai parh kay!!

  49. Yusuf Rangooni says:

    Before 804 years ago what a magic, good philosophical advice given by Hazrat Shaikh Saadi sahab. Yeh Allah ka bai-missaal karishma hai, Subhan Allah!!

  50. I like these quotations very much.

  51. Salman Fayyaz says:

    These are beautiful quotes.

  52. Abdul Basit says:

    Wow, fabulous quotes, I like these.

  53. Yeh Quotes parh kay dil khush ho gya!!

  54. C. Mumtaz says:

    These are indeed valuable quotes that we as Muslims and every other person should learn from and follow.

  55. I like these quotes very much!!

  56. Azhar Naeem says:

    I am fully satisfied because God teaches those people who can perfect for this duty.

  57. Excellent

  58. Abdul Rashid Khan says:

    These are superb Quotes!!

  59. zahid idrees says:

    follow them

  60. Mehrullah Baloch says:

    Super!!! These are very popular Quotes.

  61. Sajid Hussain says:

    Every word is valuable.

  62. Very nice sayings, I am speechless.

  63. These are follow able to achieve the success of our life and are really heart touching quotes….!

  64. These are awesome quotes!!

  65. Javed Iqbal Khan Marwat says:

    Sheikh Saadi was a great man. I love & like his best quotes.

  66. Mian Shoaib Hassan says:

    Nice sayings by Shaikh Saadi. We should act upon these sayings which are very useful for our life.

  67. Asad Afzal says:

    Nice and huge information.

  68. Shehla Tariq says:

    Sheikh Saadi was a GREAT man!! I like his quotations.

  69. Arslan Aslam says:

    Sheikh Saadi was a great man. I love his quotations.

  70. Sadi Ahmad says:

    These are very good quotations of Sheikh Saadi.

  71. Sheikh Saadi was a great Muslim thinker.

  72. Such a legend personality!!!!
    I must say, I have learnt a lot from these quotes and I will utilize this knowledge in my daily routine life.

  73. Hafiz Ubaid says:

    I am the biggest fan of Sheikh Saadi……………great Muslim philosopher. I love his quotes.

  74. Ali Jaan says:

    I am the biggest fan of Sheikh Saadi. I really like his quotes and these are the best.

  75. Arun Sangral says:

    Brilliant depth of God’s secrets revealed by the great Saint………….!

  76. Abdul Aziz says:

    Very very useful quotations!!

  77. I like the sayings of Saadi Saheb!!

  78. Mustafa Younas says:

    Allah Sheikh Saadi per apni rehmat farmaye!!

  79. Abid Hussain Khan says:

    Allah Sheikh Saadi(reh) ki mugfirat farmaye.


  81. Abdur Rahman says:

    If ulema quote these teachings in their khutbas, it will great.

  82. Asia Meer says:

    ALLAH will bless you for doing this great job.

  83. Mushtaq Ahmed, Bradford, UK says:

    For everlasting flower of life.

  84. Awesome quotes.

  85. Neher Qamar says:

    Beautiful quotes. I really love Sheikh Saadi’s quotes. His quotes are best!!

  86. Asif Khaliq says:

    Very intellectual.

  87. Zulfiqar Ali Danish says:

    Dear Sir,
    Such sayings put inimitable impression upon readers. Though I’ve read these ten years ago yet its refreshing and marvelous work done by you. Thanks for spreading such noble words for humanity and Allah is the Only One who can reward you. Kindly send me more when you collect and compile properly. May you live long and a healthy life (Ameen!)

  88. Mushtaq Ahmed, Bradford, UK says:

    Adopt Saadi’s principles for happy life!!!

  89. Malik Faisal Hayat Dhapra says:

    Very excellent.

  90. Rana Ijaz Sajjad says:

    I love Saadi’s quotes.

  91. Silla Meer says:

    Please add some poetry in Persian with Urdu or English translation….thank you.

  92. These quotes are reality.

  93. Hafiz Muhammad Essa Khan says:

    Shaikh Saadi Says:

    Huzori Gar Hami Khai Azo Gafil Masho Hafiz

    (If you want the closest contact of ALLAH then never forget him (Means All the Time ZIKARULLAH)

  94. Javed Ahmed says:

    Excellent quotes!!

  95. I like and much impressed by Sheikh Saadi.

  96. Hasrat Ali says:

    Subhaan Allah, good morals!!

  97. Raja Mohsin says:

    I really love Sheikh Saadi’s quotations.

  98. Muhammad Kazim Abdullah says:

    Subhan Allah!!

  99. Dr. M Tahir Sheikh, Cardiologist (Saudi Arabia) says:

    Very good website. Keep it up!!

  100. Rana Razwan Ali says:

    Excellent quots of Sheikh Saadi that reflect even now at every way of life.

  101. Umer Saleem says:

    Great Muslim philosopher. I love him.

  102. I love Saadi’s quotes!!

  103. Abdul Haleem Baloch says:

    Wonderful, very inspiring quotes.

  104. Muhammad Zafar Ullah says:

    Wonderful, very inspiring.

  105. Abdullah Malik says:

    Admin, please give me the reference because I have read the same quotes but the author’s name was Hazrat Ali (A.S).

  106. Nafees Awais says:

    Jazak Allah.

  107. Bilal Usmani says:

    We are rich in intelectuals but still see towards west, strange!

  108. His sayings are full of wisdom.

  109. Ali Baba says:

    it is difficult to comment about his sayings. These are priceless!!!

  110. Shahzad Alam says:

    Really Sheikh Saadi is great and genius.

  111. Sadia Zaki says:

    Hats off for Sheikh Saadi.

  112. Sarwar Javed says:

    Saadi’s quotes are ocean of wisdom.

  113. Sadia Sarfraz Abbasi says:

    Matchless Maxims..

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