Sheikh Saadi and the Robbers Story in English: Sheikh Saadi was going to Baghdad with a group of rich merchants. He had a bundle of books and some money with him. The merchants had their goods and a lot of money. They were going through a desert. There were almost no oasis on that large sands. When they would find one, they would take a little rest there. In those days, often there occurred robbery in the deserts. So, the group of rich merchants had a preparation to guard them. They traveled without any problem for twelve days. On the thirteenth clay, they found a beautiful oasis. The oasis was completely deserted. However, the green oasis in the midst of the bare sands tempt them to take a rest there. While they were resting, all on a sudden robbers attacked them. The robbers attacked so swiftly that the victims had nothing to do to resist them. The robbers took away all the money and valuable goods of the merchants.
The leader of the robbers caught Saadi and told him to give him what he had. Saadi gave him the bundle of books and said, “I hope you will make good use of these books.” The leader of the robbers became surprised at his word. He asked him how he would make good use of the books. Saadi told him to give the books to his children and employ a good teacher for them. Then they would tell him how sinful it is to snatch away others money. Saadi’s words raised a storm of self-evaluation in the leader of the robbers. He was filled with remorse for his sinful deeds. He, then and there, returned all the money and valuable goods of the merchants. From then on, he never robbed anyone.