Saadi, Master of speech

You who feel no pain at the suffering of others It is not fitting for you to be called human.

Saadi Shirazi


Saadi Shirazi is a familiar name for every inhabitant of Iran, this ancient land; a poet who has a world wide fame and his verses are heard all over the world. This great man has a great influence on the Persian language and many of today’s proverbs are derived from his writings. The poet had gained considerable fame in his lifetime, and became known for his trips to all parts of the world.

Abū-Muhammad Muslih al-Dīn bin Abdallāh Shīrāzī, Saadi Shirazi, a Persian poet and writer, opened his eyes to the world in the year 606, and said farewell at 690 Ah. People know him by the titles of the Master of speech, the King of speech, his honor, and... He ended his studies in Al-Nizamiyya of Baghdad, during which the period became the most important center of science and knowledge of the Islamic world, and then he traveled to regions including Syria and Hejaz. After many voyages he returned to his homeland in Iran, where he remained to the end of his life.

His life coincided with the rule of Fars Salghuridsin Shiraz, and the Mongol invasion of Iran and the fall of many of the time states, such as Khwarazmian dynasty and Abbasid Caliphate, occurred in his lifetime

All of the works of Saadi Shirazi, of verse and prose, are available in the book of Saadi, and among the works listed in this book, Bustan and gulistan are the most popular


Tomb of Saadi

Tomb of Saadi Shirazi is located in Shiraz. The mausoleum is flanked by an octagonal edifice with a lofty ceiling decorated with a beautiful dome and turquoise.

Facing this eye – catching porch, the beautiful portico is located, which is possible to access it through the tomb. The tombstone of the present tomb of Saadi is installed by Ali Akbar Khan Qavam-ol-Molk Shirazi, and a pale red color . It is written with an inscription of Bustan on the tombstone, written in an excellent writing line.

The current monument is the work of Iranian Catalan architect Mohsen Foroughi, who performed the design of the tomb in 1951 with Ali Akbar Sadeq speaking in 1951, and inspired by the elements of traditional Iranian architecture. The building is built in the Persian style and its foundation is about 257 square meters.

It looks like a cube from outside; but inside, it is an octagon, and it has walls of great marble and cupola. The exterior facade of the tomb is Travertine and its interior facade is of marble. The stones used in the base of the monument are black, and the columns and front of the porch are made of special red sandstone.

Gulistan and Bustan

Bustan was finished in 655 Ah in ten chapters. The advises and desires of Saadi shirazi in Bustan seems more like him than his other works. In other words, he portrayed his utopia in the Bustan, which he was looking for. It is equity that is cherished and admired in the Bustan of justice and virtue. Bustan is the truth. Saadi‘s humanitarian voice is heard of each part. Like when the night that half of Baghdad falls prey to the fire, the man who thanked God (who did not harm our shop)is cruel! 

Gulistan was finished in 665 Ah in eight chapters. This book is mostly known for its beautiful rhythm and harmonic verses. according to the rhythmic movements of words, we find that Saadi Shirazi has chosen words in an artistic way with much knowledge about them. Golestan is the most beautiful book in Persian prose due to its rhythmic and musical prose.

“Human beings are members of a whole,
In creation of one essence and soul.
If one member is afflicted with pain,
Other members uneasy will remain.
If you have no sympathy for human pain,
The name of human you cannot retain.”

Saadi Shirazi

“A wise man among the ignorant is as a beautiful girl in the company of blind men”.

Saadi  Shirazi

“I fear God the most, but after Him, I fear those who don’t fear Him”.

Saadi Shirazi

Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy.

A man is insensible to the relish of prosperity till he has tasted adversity.

The rose and the thorn, and sorrow and gladness are linked together.

I fear God and next to God I mostly fear them that fear him not.The beloved of the Almighty are:

the rich who have the humility of the poor, and the poor who have the magnanimity of the rich.

Whatever makes an impression on the heart seems lovely in the eye.

Whenever you argue with another wiser than yourself in order that others may admire your wisdom, they will discover your ignorance.People are crying up the rich and variegated plumage of the peacock, and he is himself blushing at the sight of his ugly feet.O wise man, wash your hands of that friend who associates with your enemies.Whatever is produced in haste goes hastily to waste

Saadi Shirazi

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