Astronaut Chris Hadfield receives ISF Award

October 12, 2020

Farmer, skiier, fighter pilot, astronaut, singer-songwriter…Canadian Chris Hadfield has proven an inspiration to millions. And now he joins the likes of Sir David Attenborough, Jim Lovelock and Dame Jane Goodall in receiving an ISF Award for Human Achievement. The award, which is bestowed in the form of a gold medal, was presented to Hadfield in … Read More

Blog: Saira Shah on taking her father’s Sufi literature back ‘home’

October 6, 2020

Saira Shah on taking her Father’s Sufi literature back ‘home’ – and searching in Old Istanbul for the right Turkish translator Stumbling through the streets of Istanbul, I wondered yet again if I was on the right path. Following handwritten directions scrawled on a crumpled piece of paper, I found myself instructed to pass under … Read More

ISF-UNESCO World Tales Short Story Competition Launch

January 8, 2020

Climate change, human rights violations, conflicts, racism and discrimination are among many threats to our present and future. In the face of adversity, creative young minds need to be encouraged to find innovative solutions. With the aim to foster imagination, resourcefulness and ingenuity, UNESCO and the Idries Shah Foundation (ISF) launch the World Tales Short Story … Read More