How do stories affect the mind? A diverse group of educators, scientists, therapists and writers address how stories can help us better understand how we think
Blog: How Stories Can Help Exercise Your Child’s Brain by Safia Shah
Behind the door of my father’s study was a shelf. On that shelf were three piles, the contents of which were of immense interest to us three children.
1,000 Books Donated to Children in LA
The Idries Shah Foundation is partnering with charities around the world to distribute Idries Shah’s work. Our newest partner is the incredible voluntary organisation in the United States, Access Books. Access provides books to schools and community libraries in Los Angeles, where the majority of students live at or below the poverty line. Since 1999, … Read More
Our Latest Book: The Exploits of the Incomparable Mulla Nasrudin in Turkish
Our Turkish translation programme is going full steam ahead — part of our effort to reseed the material Idries Shah drew from the East in the Islamic world.
Watch a new animated version of The Onion read by Safia Shah
We’ve started creating animated versions of our popular children’s books and we’re proud to present the first in the series. Watch The Onion and peel away its layers of wisdom!
‘Donate to provide books to Afghan women and girls’ – Saira Shah
You can support ISF’s work in giving Idries Shah’s books and stories to Afghans. We will continue to find ways and means to distribute them to Afghans whatever the situation.
Meet the Winners of the ISF-UNESCO World Tales Short Story Competition
Children from around the world joined us for a live awards ceremony, read their winning stories and spoke about what inspired them to enter our global competition.
Landmark License Agreement
ISF is extremely pleased to announce that a new, landmark license agreement has been signed with the Estate of Idries Shah. The license, which has been agreed for 20 years, secures the realisation of public benefit for the generous donations ISF has received and will allow the charity to fulfil its objectives. ISF will continue … Read More
Announcing the ISF-UNESCO Short Story Competition Shortlist
We have received thousands of submissions from around the globe, helping the World Tales competition truly live up to its name. And over the past few months, we’ve enjoyed reading them all. Selecting a shortlist from the truly impressive collection of imaginative, thought-provoking, powerfully-executed stories has involved some tough choices! But we have narrowed it … Read More
ISF Announces Judges for ISF-UNESCO World Tales Story Competition
The response to the ISF-UNESCO competition has been amazing. We received thousands of stories from around the world – Mongolia, Iran, Chile and many more. It’s taken months to catalogue each story and to select a short-list of 60. The short-listing has been a particularly difficult task as the quality of the submissions has been … Read More