Sa'di al-Shirazi

Shaykh Sa'di al-Shirazi

Sa'di, Musharrif al-Din Muslih [d.689H - 1291CE] 'alayhi al-rahmah wa'l-ridwan,

Persian Sufi poet. Lived & wrote in Shiraz. A member of the 'Suhrawardi tariqah', he is best known for spiritual & moral teachings. He travelled throughout the Islamic world as a Sufi dervish. His two major works, Bustan [The Orchard] & Gulistan [The (Flower) Garden], are characterised by garden & floral imagery in the context of scriptural admonitions to live a moral life. Known as a master of the Persian language.