Philosophical Papers and Review

  • Abbreviation: Philos. Papers Rev
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-663X
  • DOI: 10.5897/PPR
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 39


Sa’di’s educational philosophy

Hamid Reza Alavi
Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Iran
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 25 January 2010
  •  Published: 31 July 2010



Sa’di is one of the greatest Muslim Iranian poets and writers. In addition to this, he can be considered a very great and wise educator. The goal of this article is to extract and explain Sa’di’s views on philosophy of education as portrayed in his poetry and prose texts. To reach this goal, his two most important books, Gulistan and Boostan, which are prose and poetry respectively and have many educational, moral and philosophical themes, were investigated and Sa’di’s viewpoints regarding educational philosophy were extracted, explained and classified. This article shows that Sa’di has very important ideas and theories which can be used as a model in educational philosophy activities.


Key words: Sa’di, education, philosophy, religion, knowledge, value, world.