shiraz Saadi tomb

While Iranians and literati consider Hafez as a pinnacle of Persian literature, Saadi is known as “the master of speech”; he is famous for the depth of his social and moral thoughts and the quality of his writings.

Sa’di’s has two famous works in Bustan and Gulistan. Bustan means the Orchard and is a collection of verses and stories that describe virtues that are standard in Islam and are recommended to Muslims. Gulistan means the rose garden and the majority of its text is in prose. It contains personal stories interspersed with short poems.