Dr Mohammad Farid Bazger has overseen the distribution of hundreds of thousands of illustrated storybooks to children in Afghanistan, many of them traditional tales collected by Idries Shah.
We’re sad to announce the passing of ISF’s friend, Aubrey Davis, the Canadian writer and master storyteller.
We’ve received entries from India and Pakistan, Japan, Germany, the United States. Even Iceland!
If you can draw a really scary, dastardly, horrible Dib Dib in time for Halloween, then this is the competition for you!
We’re delighted to announce a partnership between ISF and dynamic new Turkish publisher, Destek Yapım Prodüksiyon in Istanbul. Destek has ambitious plans for the distribution of our Turkish editions across the Turkish-speaking world, helping to re-seed Shah’s work and ideas in the Islamic world. Destek has created a series of new covers. Here’s the one … Read More
Over the past six months, thanks to your generous support, ISF has distributed 6,000 copies of ISF’s Dari translations – including the Nasrudin titles and our illustrated children’s edition, Speak First and Lose – to Afghan refugees recently arrived in the UK. We have been working with Care4Calais, Bath Welcome Refugees, the Refugee Council, the … Read More
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
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.
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 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.