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Muslih-ud-Din Mushrif ibn-Abdullah Shirazi
Saadi in a Rose garden, from a Mughal manuscript of his work Gulistan, c. 1645
Full name Muslih-ud-Din Mushrif ibn-Abdullah Shirazi
Born 1210
Shiraz, Iran
Died 1291 or 1292
Shiraz
School Persian poetry, Persian literature
Main interests Poetry, Mysticism, Logic, Ethics, Sufism

Abū-Muhammad Muslih al-Dīn bin Abdallāh Shīrāzī, better known by his pen-name Saadi, also known as Saadi of Shiraz, was a major Persian poet and prose writer of the medieval period. He is recognized for the quality of his writings and for the depth of his social and moral thoughts. Saadi is widely recognized as one of the greatest poets of the classical literary tradition, earning him the nickname "Master of Speech" or "The Master" among Persian scholars. He has been quoted in the Western traditions as well. Bustan is considered one of the 100 greatest books of all time according to The Guardian.

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