Tehran (IP) - Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, the leader of the Islamic Revolution, has extolled Saadi Shirazi, a venerable figure of the 13th century, as a foundational pillar of Persian literary tradition. The occasion was the National Commemoration Day of Saadi Shirazi, marked by a series of celebrations that paid homage to a poet whose works continue to resonate deeply within Iranian culture and beyond.

Iran PressIran news: Saadi, often referred to as "The Master of Speech," remains a titan in the realm of Persian literature, primarily recognized for his two seminal works, "Gulistan" and "Bustan." These texts are not merely collections of poetry and prose but are regarded as conduits of wisdom and moral reflection. Through "Gulistan," a beacon of literary prose, and "Bustan," a compilation of poignant poetry, Saadi has managed to weave the ethical teachings of the Qur'an and Hadith into the very fabric of Persian cultural identity.

In his message to a congress commemorating Saadi on Saturday, Ayatollah Khamenei highlighted the profound impact of Saadi’s words, which he described as "a golden seal on the memory of learners," enriching the minds and hearts that delve into the depths of his eloquent language.

The Leader’s message underscored Saadi's dual legacy as both a literary genius and a moral sage, whose insights into human nature and society remain as relevant today as they were in his time.

The celebration of Saadi goes beyond mere appreciation of his literary prowess; it is a celebration of the values he championed—morality, wisdom, and knowledge. Ayatollah Khamenei said: "In this era when the blessed Islamic Revolution has made the life of our people the realm of Islamic values, and put wisdom and knowledge in its worthy place, it is appropriate that the beautiful mention of Saadi be repeated and emphasized."


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