The Gulistan of Sa'di
(The Rose Garden)
By Sa'di Shirazi
English Translation By Sheikh Muslihu'd-din
Paperback 268 Pages
ISBN : 8174356398
Publisher : Adam Publishers, India
About The Book
This book has recorded, by way of abridgment, some rare events, stories, poetry and accounts about ancient kings, spending a portion of our precious life in the task. This was the reason for composing the book Gulistan; and help is from Allah.
The Gulistan, or ‘Rose Garden’, of Sa'di of Shiraz is one of the best known and celebrated books written in the Persian language.
'Now, while thou hast the power of utterance,
Speak, O brother, with grace and kindness
Because tomorrow, when the messenger of death arrives,
Thou wilt of necessity restrain thy tongue.'
The author, having deliberated upon the arrangement of the book, and the adornment of the chapters, deemed it suitable to curtail the diction of this beautiful garden and luxuriant grove and to make it resemble paradise, which also has eight entrances. The abridgment was made to avoid tediousness.
- I The Manners of Kings
- II On the Morals of Dervishes
- III On the Excellence of Content
- IV On the Advantages of Silence
- V On Love and Youth
- VI On Weakness and Old Age
- VII On the Effects of Education
- VIII On Rules for Conduct in Life
At a period when our time was pleasant
The Hejret was six hundred and fifty-six.
Our intention was advice and we gave it.
We recommended thee to God and departed.
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