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I-SHAH-1Idries Shah devoted his life to collecting, selecting and translating key works of Eastern Sufi classical literature, adapting them to the needs of the West and disseminating them in the Occident.

Called by some ‘practical philosophy’, by others ‘templates in straight thinking’ – these works represent centuries of Sufi thought aimed at the development of human potential to its fullest extent.

They stress virtues such as common sense, clear-thinking and humour to counter cant and religious dogma.

As such they may be viewed as an antidote to radicalism and fanaticism much needed in the world today.

The Idries Shah Foundation exists to make sure that these works remain available to the public – both in the East and in the West.

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The generous donations we have received to date have made it possible for us to send 32,000 books to Afghanistan

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2005, 2015

Afghanistan: 32,000 books were distributed for free to schools, universities, and public libraries

The generous donations to the Idries Shah Foundation made it possible for us to send 32,000 books by Idries Shah and related Eastern classics to Afghanistan – where they were distributed for free to schools, universities, and public […]

1203, 2015

The Foundation Will be Making all the Published Works Available

In collaboration with ISF Publishing and the Estate of Idries Shah, The Foundation will be making all the published works of Idries Shah available online as eBooks.

In addition, an archive devoted to Shah’s work and […]