Donations 2017-09-20T17:51:50+00:00

We have been working at a number of initial projects aimed at disseminating the work of Idries Shah in both West and East. These include a widespread translation programme, translating key works into Eastern and Western languages for the first time. We are also working on social media projects, and are republishing Shah’s books in a variety of new formats and editions, including as eBooks, audio books, and editions with American spelling as well.

As a registered British charity, we rely on the generosity of people who have been touched by Idries Shah’s work. The generous donations we have received to date have helped make the current translations and new printed editions possible, as well as the funding of other important projects. Your donations, for instance, allowed us to send 32,000 books by Idries Shah, and related Eastern classics, to Afghanistan — where they have been distributed for free to schools, universities, and public libraries across the country.

We would like to invite you to place a donation now. There are three main ways to support the ISF thorough a donation:

GiftAid Donation

We are pleased to announce that it’s now easier for donors to make a GiftAid donation to the ISF. We have signed up with the PayPal Giving Fund, which means that when you place a donation via this service, they’ll deliver 100% of your donation to us…no more fees. After you donate you’ll get your PayPal Giving Fund receipt by email, with a button to add Gift Aid, boosting your donation by 25%. You can make your donation of any amount here:

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Thank you!

As always, thank you very much indeed for your generous support.