“Human beings are members of a whole,
In creation of one essence and soul.
If one member is afflicted with pain,
Other members uneasy will remain.
If you've no sympathy for human pain,
The name of human you cannot retain! “
a Persian poem bySaadi*
*The historic city of Shiraz was the capital of Iran from 1750 to 1800 and is known for its beautiful gardens, fruit trees, flowers, and wine. Home to many scholars and artists, it has made a significant contribution to Persian poetry and literature. In addition, it was the home and is the resting place of two renowned poets of Iran: Hafez and Saadi