Sadieh is where the great Iranian poet, saadi, used to live before and is buried now. It is located next to Delgosha garden, on the hillside, in the north east of Shiraz.
Abu Muhammad Muslih al Din bin Abdallah Shirazi known as Saadi Shirazi, was a great Persian poet of medieval period. He was born in 1210 AH in Shiraz. He is also known as “Master of speech” among Persian scholars.
His wellknown books are Bustan and Gulistan. Bustan is considered as one of the 100 greatest books of all time.
One of his famous poems (Bani Adam) , became a motto and decorates the gate of the United Nations building entrance;
بنی آدم اعضای پیکر اند/که در آفرینش ز یک گوهر اند
چو عضوی به درد آورد روزگار/دگر عضو ها را نماند قرار
تو کز محنت دیگران بی غمی/نشاید که نامت نهند آدمی
History of Sadieh
At first, this place was Saadi’s khanghah and he spent the last years of his life living there. For the first time, in the 7th century AH, Shamsodin Muhammad Sahebdivani, AbaqaKhan’s minister, built a mausoleum above Saadi’s tomb. In the year 998 AH, under the order of Yaqub Zulqadr, the governor of Fars, this place was ruined. In the year 1187 AH, on the order of KarimKhan Zand, a mansion made of gypsum and brick was built on top of Saadi’s grave. In the Ghajarieh era (1301 AH), this place was repaired by FathAlikhan Sahebdivan and some years later, it got repaired under the order of HabibollahKhan Qavam al Mulk. In the year 1329, the current building was built. Mohsen Foroughi was the architect of Sadieh and the design of it was inspired by Chehelsotun palace and he used a combination of ancient and modern Persian architecture in designing it. The mansion has 8 brown columns at the front, and the whole building looks like a cube from the outside but the inside looks like an octagon with marble walls and azure dome. The tombstone is located in the middle of the octagonal mansion and the ceiling is designed with turquoise-colored tiles and there are some poems of Saadi written on the walls in calligraphy. The following line is a part of one of poems and it’s written on the entrance door;
ز خاک سعدی شیراز بوی عشق آید/هزار سال پس از مرگ او گرش بویی