Saadi Shirazi

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

Saadi Shirazi Poems

161. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Caution 01 1/1/2004
162. Ch 07 On The Effects Of Education Story 17 1/1/2004
163. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Advice 01 1/1/2004
164. Ch 03 On The Excellence Of Contentment Story 04 1/1/2004
165. Ch 02 The Morals Of Dervishes Story 04 1/1/2004
166. Ch 02 The Morals Of Dervishes Story 03 1/1/2004
167. Ch 04 On The Advantages Of Silence Story 07 1/1/2004
168. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Admonition 05 1/1/2004
169. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Admonition 06 1/1/2004
170. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 35 1/1/2004
171. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 20 1/1/2004
172. Ch 03 On The Excellence Of Contentment Story 18 1/1/2004
173. Ch 03 On The Excellence Of Contentment Story 27 1/1/2004
174. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 29 1/1/2004
175. Ch 04 On The Advantages Of Silence Story 12 1/1/2004
176. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 38 1/1/2004
177. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 07 1/1/2004
178. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 02 1/1/2004
179. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 41 1/1/2004
180. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Admonition 19 1/1/2004
181. Ch 02 The Morals Of Dervishes Story 07 1/1/2004
182. Ch 04 On The Advantages Of Silence Story 11 1/1/2004
183. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 24 1/1/2004
184. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 40 1/1/2004
185. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 21 1/1/2004
186. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Admonition 21 1/1/2004
187. Ch 02 The Morals Of Dervishes Story 02 1/1/2004
188. Ch 03 On The Excellence Of Contentment Story 03 1/1/2004
189. Ch 04 On The Advantages Of Silence Story 14 1/1/2004
190. Ch 02 The Morals Of Dervishes Story 36 1/1/2004
191. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 03 1/1/2004
192. Ch 03 On The Excellence Of Contentment Story 21 1/1/2004
193. Ch 03 On The Excellence Of Contentment Story 22 1/1/2004
194. Ch 03 On The Excellence Of Contentment Story 23 1/1/2004
195. Ch 01 Manner Of Kings Story 32 1/1/2004
196. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 34 1/1/2004
197. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 23 1/1/2004
198. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 31 1/1/2004
199. Ch 08 On Rules For Conduct In Life - Maxim 26 1/1/2004
200. Ch 02 The Morals Of Dervishes Story 28 1/1/2004

Comments about Saadi Shirazi

  • 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

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  • 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, ...

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Conclusion

The book of the Gulistan has been completed, and Allah had been invoked for aid! By the grace of the Almighty, may his name be honoured, throughout the work the custom of authors to insert verses from ancient writers by way of loan, has not been followed.

To adorn oneself with one’s own rag
Is better than to ask for the loan of a robe.

Most of the utterances of Sa’di being exhilarant and mixed with pleasantry, shortsighted persons have on this account lengthened

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