Saadi Shirazi was born in Shiraz in 1200 or 1201.His father died when he was very young.Saadi Shirazi completed his primary education in Shiraz And later was sent to Baghdad for further education.At the Famous An-Nizamiyya college He studied Islamic Sciences,Law,History,Arabic Litrature and Islamic theology. Saadi Shirazi is widely recognized as one of the greatest authors of all times.He is not only known in Iran or Muslim countries,he has been quoted in western sources too.His best known work are "Bostan"Which was completed in 1257 and the "Gulistan" which was completed in 1258.
His work "Bostan" is consists of Stories Which represents the ethical lessons very beautiful.And speaks of justice,modesty,equality ect.These story are widely told in muslim countries,specially parents use them at bedtime for their children.
Gulistan is mainly in prose and contains stories,and at various places stories are given with beautiful poetry touch.you will find beautiful poems in "Gulistan".Along with many other Great poets of persian language his poems are the part of Pakistani curriculms for the students of persian language.Saadi shirazi's work has a great influence on urdu language too.Urdu And persian are similar languages sharing the 42 percent of vocabulary.
There are scores of his poems which are very popular,i've choosen one for you,that goes like this,the poem is translated by M. Aryanpoor in English.
بنى آدم اعضای یک پیکرند که در آفرینش ز یک گوهرند چو عضوى به درد آورد روزگار دگر عضوها را نماند قرار تو کز محنت دیگران بی غمی نشاید که نامت نهند آدمی
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've no sympathy for human pain, The name of human you cannot retain!
I've designed some quotes of Saadi shirazi for his fans.These quotes are in the form of images.You will see the beauty of Saadi shirazi's work in his quotes.Saadi shirazi's books and his translations are available on internet easily for free.Read Saadi Shirazi quotes in English below..
Saadi Shirazi Quotes
If you cannot stand a sting,do not put your hand in scorpions nest.Saadi Shirazi
Reading is the best cure for grief and sadness |Saadi shirazi (May Allah be pleased with him)|
Do not be so strict that people hate you,and don't be so polite that they attack you.Saadi Shirazi
No one throws stones on a tree without fruit |Saadi shirazi quote about poverty|
I fear God and next to God,I mostly fear them that fear Him Not.Saadi Shirazi (May Allah be pleased with him).
Make no friendship with an elephant keeper If you have no room to entertain an elephant |Saadi Shirazi quote about friendship|
He whose faults are not told him Ignorantly thinks his defects are virtues |Saadi shirazi quote about ignorance|
A tyrant does not remain in the world But the curse on him abides for ever |Saadi shiraz |
Have patience All things are difficult before they become easy |Saadi shirazi quotes about patience|
Poverty is better than the degradation of asking |Saadi Shirazi quote about poverty|
The Rose and the Thorn,and Sorrow and Gladness are linked together |Saadi Shirazi (may Allah be pleased with him) quote
It is better that one should be thought bad when they are good Than to believe he is good when he is not | Saadi shirazi quote about honesty |
There is a deifference between him whose friend is in his arms,And him whose eyes of expectation are upon the door |Saadi Shirazi quote about love and deathbed|
If a gem falls into mud,it will still remain valuable And if the dust descends to heaven,it will still of no value |Saadi shirazi (may Allah be pleased with him) |
The punishment of teacher is better than the love of father |Saadi shirazi quote about children|
If I see a blind man near a well It is a crime for me to remain silent |Saadi Shirazi quote about sympathy and blindness|
Little birds can defeat lions if they get united |Saadi shirazi quote about unity|