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’s Tomb in Sheraz, Iran. Photo by Omid Hatami.
If You Can’t Worship, Don’t Comit Sin Either
United Sparrows Can Remove the Skin of a Lion – Sheikh Saadi
Search Rizq During Day and Search the Rizq Provider During Night
A Pious Woman
Sheikh Saadi Quote: It is Better to Lose a Fiend who Sits with Your Enemies
Sheikh Saadi about Ungratefulness of Allah’s Blessings
Who Can Give Advice to Kings?
It’s Strange that Allah Doesn’t Forget Me – Sheikh Saadi
Sheikh Saadi’s Quote: A Fool is Like a Drum, Loud but Empty from Inside
Saadi abourt Learning Manners in Childhood
Saadi about Teaching Manners to Your Children
Learn Tawakal (Content) from Birds -Sheikh Saadi
Shortage and Abundance of Rizq
Sheikh Saadi: Teaching an Incompetent Person
Sheikh Saadi about Making Someone Happy
Your Objective Should be the Sky but don’t forget that Feet are Always on the Ground
Saadi about Keeping One’s Secret
Always be Careful of your Enemy and Avoid Your Friend when He Starts Praising You
Sheikh Saadi’s Quote: The Real Friend Helps in the Time of Need
The Wise Sees His Fault But Fool’s Fault is Seen by the World
Sheikh Saadi about Illiterate and Illogical Person
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