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Sadi

(c. 1213—1291)


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(d. ca. 1291)

Persian mystic poet. Lived and wrote in Shiraz. A member of the Suhrawardi tariqah, he is best known for spiritual and moral teachings. He traveled throughout the Islamic world as a Sufi dervish. His two major works, Bustan (The orchard) and Ghulistan (The [flower garden), are characterized by garden and floral imagery in the context of scriptural admonitions to live a moral life. Known as a master of the Persian language.

Subjects: Islam.


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