Saadi Shirazi

[Sa'di] (1814-1291 / Iran)

Saadi Shirazi Poems

121. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Admonition 13 1/1/2004
122. Ch 02 The Morals Of Dervishes Story 29 1/1/2004
123. Ch 02 The Morals Of Dervishes Story 09 1/1/2004
124. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 16 1/1/2004
125. Ch 02 The Morals Of Dervishes Story 11 1/1/2004
126. Ch 02 The Morals Of Dervishes Story 46 1/1/2004
127. Ch 02 The Morals Of Dervishes Story 13 1/1/2004
128. Ch 02 The Morals Of Dervishes Story 47 1/1/2004
129. Ch 02 The Morals Of Dervishes Story 48 1/1/2004
130. Ch 02 The Morals Of Dervishes Story 25 1/1/2004
131. Ch 02 The Morals Of Dervishes Story 18 1/1/2004
132. Ch 02 The Morals Of Dervishes Story 17 1/1/2004
133. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Elegant Saying 01 1/1/2004
134. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 25 1/1/2004
135. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Admonition 14 1/1/2004
136. Ch 02 The Morals Of Dervishes Story 15 1/1/2004
137. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Admonition 10 1/1/2004
138. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 37 1/1/2004
139. Ch 07 On The Effects Of Education Story 15 1/1/2004
140. Ch 03 On The Excellence Of Contentment Story 11 1/1/2004
141. Ch 07 On The Effects Of Education Story 04 1/1/2004
142. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 08 1/1/2004
143. Ch 02 The Morals Of Dervishes Story 19 1/1/2004
144. Ch 05 On Love And Youth Story 03 1/1/2004
145. Ch 06 On Weakness And Old Age Story 07 1/1/2004
146. Ch 01 Manner Of Kings Story 36 1/1/2004
147. Ch 05 On Love And Youth Story 02 1/1/2004
148. Ch 02 The Morals Of Dervishes Story 44 1/1/2004
149. Ch 03 On The Excellence Of Contentment Story 07 1/1/2004
150. Ch 02 The Morals Of Dervishes Story 30 1/1/2004
151. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 43 1/1/2004
152. Ch 02 The Morals Of Dervishes Story 38 1/1/2004
153. Ch 05 On Love And Youth Story 12 1/1/2004
154. Ch 03 On The Excellence Of Contentment Story 20 1/1/2004
155. Ch 02 The Morals Of Dervishes Story 22 1/1/2004
156. Introductory 05 1/1/2004
157. Ch 05 On Love And Youth Story 11 1/1/2004
158. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 22 1/1/2004
159. Ch 02 The Morals Of Dervishes Story 45 1/1/2004
160. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Caution 01 1/1/2004

Comments about Saadi Shirazi

  • Niat Wali (7/5/2018 1:35:00 AM)

    ai dost bar janazai dushman chi bukzadi
    Shadi makun ka tu ba hami majra rawad

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  • Hasan (4/1/2018 8:38:00 AM)

    Hello. I want the translate Of Sadie, s Ghazal(193) : شورش بلبلان سحر باشد
    خفته از صبح بی خبر باشد
    pleas guide me

  • M.L Ahanger (3/30/2018 10:23:00 AM)

    Sheikh Saadi is a great Scholar, Poet, Mastermind source of Persian Language and Literature.But yet the reader's of saadi didn't mentioned his correct D.O.B.Scholars wrote his own will whatever they read from other sources...its my request kindly take a proper decision and write the one right date of saadi's life and his work also.Because i read at Wikipedia also mentioned his work like Ghulastaan and Bustaan date incorrect..

  • charlene (2/17/2018 3:31:00 AM)

    I was looking for the title of this poem of Saadi, pls help me.

    To worship is nothing other than to serve people.
    It does not depend on rosaries, prayer carpets, or robes,
    rules on your thrones, but keep the pure spirit of the humble.

  • Ramaz (11/28/2017 5:33:00 AM)

    I am looking for a poem by Saadi in English translation. I have it in Georgian but couldn’t find it in English.
    I can directly translate into Georgian how it starts:
    'I saw a moon was walking on earth today'
    Then it ends like this:
    'Don't run away from love, Saadi
    You're lucky if you really love someone'
    I would be grateful if you could help me.

    Thank you

  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (8/12/2016 6:16:00 AM)

    At the entrance to the Hall of Nations in New York, the following verse by Saadi can be read - a call for breaking all barriers:

    Of one Essence is the human race,
    Thusly has Creation put the Base;
    One Limb impacted is sufficient,
    For all Others to feel the Mace.

  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (8/12/2016 6:13:00 AM)

    Saadi was born in Shiraz around 1200. He died in Shiraz around 1292. He lost his father in early childhood. With the help of his uncle, Saadi completed his early education in Shiraz. Later he was sent to study in Baghdad at the renowned Nezamiyeh College, where he acquired the traditional learning of Islam.

    The unsettled conditions following the Mongol invasion of Persia led him to wander abroad through Anatolia, Syria, Egypt, and Iraq. He also refers in his work to travels in India and Central Asia. Saadi is very much like Marco Polo who traveled in the region from 1271 to 1294. There is a difference, however, between the two. While Marco Polo gravitated to the potentates, Saadi mingled with the ordinary survivors of the Mongol holocaust. He sat in remote teahouses late into the night and exchanged views with merchants, farmers, preachers, wayfarers, thieves, and Sufi mendicants. For twenty years or more, he continued the same schedule of preaching, advising, learning, honing his sermons, and polishing them into gems illuminating the wisdom and foibles of his people.

    When he reappeared in his native Shiraz he was an elderly man. Shiraz, under Atabak Abubakr Sa'd ibn Zangy (1231-60) was enjoying an era of relative tranquility. Saadi was not only welcomed to the city but was respected highly by the ruler and enumerated among the greats of the province. In response, Saadi took his nom de plume from the name of the local prince, Sa'd ibn Zangi, and composed some of his most delightful panegyrics as an initial gesture of gratitude in praise of the ruling house and placed them at the beginning of his Bostan. He seems to have spent the rest of his life in Shiraz.

  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (8/12/2016 6:12:00 AM)

    His best known works are the Bostan (The Orchard) and the Golestan (The Rose Garden) . The 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. The Golestan 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. Saadi demonstrates a profound awareness of the absurdity of human existence. The fate of those who depend on the changeable moods of kings is contrasted with the freedom of the dervishes.

  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (8/12/2016 6:12:00 AM)

    For Western students the Bostan and Golestan have a special attraction; but Saadi is also remembered as a great panegyrist and lyricist, the author of a number of masterly general odes portraying human experience, and also of particular odes such as the lament on the fall of Baghdad after the Mongol invasion in 1258. His lyrics are to be found in Ghazaliyat (Lyrics) and his odes in Qasa'id (Odes) . He is also known for a number of works in Arabic. The peculiar blend of human kindness and cynicism, humour, and resignation displayed in Saadi's works, together with a tendency to avoid the hard dilemma, make him, to many, the most typical and lovable writer in the world of Iranian culture.

  • D.l. Aceves D.l. Aceves (4/19/2014 12:09:00 AM)

    Someone please fix the date. He was born c.1212 not 1814.

Best Poem of Saadi Shirazi

Ch 01 Manner Of Kings Story 05

I saw at the palace-gate of Oglimish the son of a military officer
who was endued with marvellous intellect, sagacity, perception and
shrewdness; also the signs of future greatness manifested themselves
on his forehead whilst yet a small boy.

From his head intelligence caused
The star of greatness to shine.

In short, he pleased the sultan because he had a beautiful
countenance and a perfect understanding; and philosophers have said:
'Power consists in accomplishments, not in wealth and greatness in
intellect, not in years.' His companions, ...

Read the full of Ch 01 Manner Of Kings Story 05

Introductory 05

My negligence and backwardness in diligent attendance at the royal court resemble the case of Barzachumihr, whose merits the sages of India were discussing but could at last not reproach him with anything except slowness of speech because he delayed long and his hearers were obliged to wait till he delivered himself of what he had to say. When Barzachumihr heard of this he said: ‘It is better for me to consider what to speak than to repent of what I have spoken.’

A trained orator, old, ag

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