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Saadi (سعدی in Persian) (Real name: Mushrif-ud-Din Abdullah) (1184 - 1283/1291?) was an Iranian poet. He wrote "The Orchard" (Bustan) in 1257 ,"The Rose Garden" (Golistan) in 1258 and a collection of lyrics (Divan).

When Saadi was very young, he left Shiraz for Baghdad to study Arabic literature and Islamic sciences at Nizamiah University (1195-1226)

Saadi liked to travel and after Iraq he visited many Islamic countries: Iran, Shamat (Syria), Palestine, Hijaz (Arabia), Yeman, Rum (Turkey), and Egypt for almost thirty years. He wrote short stories and poems about his adventurous life in Golistan and Bustan.

"Andre du Ryer" was the first European who presented Saadi to the West by a partial French translation of Golistan in 1634.

Born and died in Shiraz, his tomb was greatly elaborated in 1952 and has since became a tourist attraction.

One of his more famous quotes is, "Whatever is produced in haste goes easily to waste."

another famous poem:

"''All human beings are in truth akin; All in creation share one origin. When fate allots a member pangs and pains, No ease for other members then remains. If, unperturbed, another's grief canst scan, Thou are not worthy of the name of man."

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