‘The Idries Shah Foundation is doing a commendable job by sending thousands of books for children in Afghanistan.'

Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Laureate for Peace 2014.
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THE WORLD OF NASRUDIN

Nasrudin is said to have been the wisest fool that ever lived! We present the fourth in Idries Shah’s best-selling collection, beloved by millions around the world.

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ISF-UNESCO STORY COMPETITION

The Idries Shah Foundation and UNESCO invite eligible teenagers to enter the 2020 World Tales Story Competition, using imagination to address present challenges like climate change and war.

SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH RECEIVES THE ISF AWARD FOR HUMAN ACHIEVEMENT

We're delighted to announce that the first ISF Award for Human Achievement goes to Sir David Attenborough!

BOOKS FOR AFGHAN CHILDREN

Millions of illustrated children’s books written by Idries Shah have been distributed across Afghanistan since 2006 by our friends and partners at Hoopoe Books. With Hoopoe’s support, ISF is now gearing up to distribute its own editions to Afghan children. Our aim is to put at least one copy of our books into every Afghan child’s hands. By doing so we hope to inspire a new generation.
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