The Idries Shah Foundation

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The Idries Shah Foundation
Official logo
Official logo
Formation 18 February 2013 (2013-02-18)
Founder The family of the late Idries Shah: Saira Shah, Safia Shah and Tahir Shah[1]
Registration no. 1150876 (Charity Commission for England and Wales)[2]
Legal status Registered charity[2]
Purpose Study, promotion and dissemination of Sufi arts, literature, culture and heritage
Location
Region
United Kingdom, Afghanistan and other Eastern countries
Services ISF Publishing: Book publishing
Website www.idriesshahfoundation.org

The Idries Shah Foundation (ISF) is an independent educational and cultural charity,[2] set up by the family[1] of the late thinker, writer, and teacher in the Sufi mystical tradition, Idries Shah, who wrote over three dozen books on topics ranging from psychology and spirituality to travelogues and culture studies.[3][4][5]

Based in London, England, the charity is primarily for the study, dissemination of knowledge, and promotion of Sufi arts, literature, culture and heritage, with special focus on the published works of Idries Shah.[2][6]

Printed books, ebooks and audiobooks are being made available by the foundation's publishing arm, ISF Publishing.[7]

Objective[edit]

The charity's stated objective is “to promote tolerance and cultural understanding by the dissemination of contemporary Sufi ideas as widely as possible throughout the world.”[8] It aims “to translate the works of Idries Shah into Eastern languages in order to help preserve Sufi ideas and values within the Islamic world, where they originated.”[8]

Idries Shah

Between 2015 and 2020, the foundation's publishing arm, ISF Publishing, plans to republish the complete corpus of Idries Shah in English. This includes print, eBook, and audio editions and, for the first time, American editions as well. The foundation is also working on releasing translations of Shah's publications in Oriental languages (including Arabic, Dari, Pashto, Urdu and Turkish). Translations into other Oriental and European languages are also underfoot. In addition, the foundation is committed to establishing an online archive of Idries Shah's manuscripts and associated material, as well as making Shah's publications available to libraries, schools and universities, in both East and West.[7][8][9][10][11][12]

The Idries Shah Foundation supersedes the earlier educational charity, The Institute for Cultural Research (ICR),[13] which was originally set up by Idries Shah;[3][14] and ISF Publishing supersedes his[3][4] earlier educational book publishing company, Octagon Press.[15]

Operating in the United Kingdom and in Afghanistan,[2] The Idries Shah Foundation's registered charity number in England and Wales is 1150876.[2]

Children's Books for Afghanistan Project[edit]

The main goal of the Institute's Children's Books for Afghanistan Project is to provide free illustrated editions of stories by Idries Shah in full colour to children in Afghanistan. Funds raised from the sale of the limited edition titles will be directed towards this project. Using the model that was established by the Institute for the Study of Human Knowledge's American charity, Hoopoe Books, the Institute is developing this series of its own children's books, and has received funding to produce them.[16]

Friends of the ISF[edit]

Anyone is permitted to be a Friend of The Idries Shah Foundation, and can do so by registering with an email address on the foundation's web site. Friends of ISF receive monthly and quarterly newsletters of the foundation's progress and activities.

Each year, Friends of ISF are invited to meet up at a special evening event, usually held in the autumn at the Institute of Ecotechnics' October Gallery, Bloomsbury in London.[17]

History[edit]

The Idries Shah Foundation was registered as a British charity on 18 February 2013. The founding trustees were Clare Maxwell-Hudson, Gillian Whitworth and Dr. Riad Kocache. (Clare Maxwell-Hudson and Gillian Whitworth had been involved in ICR).[1][18][19][20] While involved in ISF, Idries Shah's three children – Saira Shah, Safia Shah and Tahir Shah – are not trustees. As owners of Shah's copyrights there would be a possible conflict of interest.

2014 marked the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of Idries Shah's first book on Sufism, The Sufis, which award-winning author Doris Lessing, writing in The Washington Post, describes as “a seminal book of the century, even a watershed.”[21] New paperback and ebook editions of the work were published that year by the newly formed ISF Publishing, in association with The Idries Shah Foundation, to coincide with that event.[9][22][23]

Part of a wider initiative, The Idries Shah Foundation had begun to make available new paperback, ebook and audiobook editions of Shah's 35 or so main titles in English, along with translations into other Western and Eastern languages.[8][9][10][12] In addition, as Idries Shah's books are re-published, they are being made available to read online – via the foundation's web site and also Google Books – free of charge.[11]

In 2014, The Idries Shah Foundation also freely distributed 32,000 books by Idries Shah, together with related Eastern classics, to schools, universities and public libraries in Afghanistan.[24]

Reception[edit]

Fiftieth anniversary of The Sufis (1964–2014)[edit]

In an article on the Al Jazeera web site in 2014, to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the first publication of The Sufis, John Bell and John Zada write about the wave of intolerant militance and extremism in the East and in Africa and about the destruction of many cultural resources such as libraries and UNESCO World Heritage shrines and mosques in places like Timbuktu.[22]

Explaining the historical, rich and diverse background of the tolerant Sufi tradition, the authors suggest that the material in Shah's newly republished book The Sufis provides a useful and most-timely counterpoint and antidote to such extremism in the East; to consumerism in the West; and to intolerance, dogmatism and closed thinking, which they and Shah see as material, mental and emotional “prisons”.[22]

In a related article in The Guardian, author Jason Webster is also of the opinion that the Sufi Way, as it is known, is a natural antidote to fanaticism.[23]

Webster states that classical Islamic Sufis include (amongst many others) the poet and Persian polymath Omar Khayyám, the Andalusian polymath Avërroes, the Persian poet and hagiographer Fariduddin Attar, and the Persian poet and theologian Jalāl ad-Dīn Rumi.[23] The writer also notes that when The Sufis first appeared, The Washington Post declared the book “a seminal book of the century”, and that the work attracted writers such as Doris Lessing, J. D. Salinger and Geoffrey Grigson. The poet Ted Hughes also described it as “astonishing” and wrote that “The Sufis must be the biggest society of sensible men on Earth.” According to the reviewer, others in the West drawn to or influenced by Sufism include St Francis of Assisi, the novelist, poet and playwright Miguel de Cervantes, the poet and diplomat Sir Richard Burton, the leading British politician Winston Churchill, and the diplomat and economist Dag Hammarskjöld.[23]

Stressing the importance of the Foundation's undertaking, Webster writes that “Half a century on, the foundation’s mission to promote Shah’s ideas in the Middle East fits with the ancient Sufi concern of passing knowledge between different cultures, particularly at times of greatest need. To a certain degree, the classics – what Shah drew on to bring Sufism to the west – are being overlooked by younger generations.”[23]

In another related article on the Asian Affairs journal weblog, author Robert Twigger writes of it being fifty years since the original publication of The Sufis. He notes that the introduction by popular poet, novelist, critic and classicist, Robert Graves helped get the book noticed, and Shah had the support of American psychologist Robert Ornstein and award-winning author Doris Lessing. More recently, historian William Dalrymple has also expressed his debt to Shah's works, as has The Guardian columnist and author Oliver Burkeman.[9]

Twigger writes that though Shah died in 1996, The Idries Shah Foundation carries the work on. He is of the opinion that “ironically, the original material Shah brought from the Oriental world has been persecuted to extinction in many regions of the East,” and adds that “the shock troops of ISIS will one day depart and folk will need re-introducing to their cultural inheritance.”[9]

Publications[edit]

Print, ebook and audio book editions[edit]

In order of re-publication:

Title ISBN Format/Binding Country Date
The Sufis ISBN 978-1-78479-000-4 Paperback UK 1 October 2014
ISBN 978-1-78479-001-1 eBook-Mobi UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-002-8 eBook-ePub UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-003-5 Paperback USA 1 October 2014
ISBN 978-1-78479-004-2 eBook-Mobi USA
ISBN 978-1-78479-005-9 eBook-ePub USA
eBook-Kindle
Audio English
The Exploits of the Incomparable Mulla Nasrudin ISBN 978-1-78479-006-6 Paperback UK 1 May 2015
ISBN 978-1-78479-007-3 eBook-Mobi UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-008-0 eBook-ePub UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-009-7 Paperback USA 24 April 2015
ISBN 978-1-78479-010-3 eBook-Mobi USA
ISBN 978-1-78479-011-0 eBook-ePub USA
eBook-Kindle
Audio English 24 April 2015
Caravan of Dreams ISBN 978-1-78479-012-7 Paperback UK 1 June 2015
ISBN 978-1-78479-013-4 eBook-Mobi UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-014-1 eBook-ePub UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-015-8 Paperback USA 1 June 2015
ISBN 978-1-78479-016-5 eBook-Mobi USA
ISBN 978-1-78479-017-2 eBook-ePub USA
eBook-Kindle
Audio English 11 August 2015
Reflections ISBN 978-1-78479-018-9 Paperback UK 1 July 2015
ISBN 978-1-78479-019-6 eBook-Mobi UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-020-2 eBook-ePub UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-021-9 Paperback USA 1 July 2015
ISBN 978-1-78479-022-6 eBook-Mobi USA
ISBN 978-1-78479-023-3 eBook-ePub USA
eBook-Kindle
Audio English 26 January 2016
The Way of the Sufi ISBN 978-1-78479-024-0 Paperback UK 1 August 2015
ISBN 978-1-78479-025-7 eBook-Mobi UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-026-4 eBook-ePub UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-027-1 Paperback USA 22 August 2015
ISBN 978-1-78479-028-8 eBook-Mobi USA
ISBN 978-1-78479-029-5 eBook-ePub USA
eBook-Kindle
Audio English 22 August 2015
The Pleasantries of the Incredible Mulla Nasrudin ISBN 978-1-78479-030-1 Paperback UK 1 September 2015
ISBN 978-1-78479-031-8 eBook-Mobi UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-032-5 eBook-ePub UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-033-2 Paperback USA 1 September 2015
ISBN 978-1-78479-034-9 eBook-Mobi USA
ISBN 978-1-78479-035-6 eBook-ePub USA
eBook-Kindle
Audio English 27 October 2015
Wisdom of the Idiots ISBN 978-1-78479-036-3 Paperback UK 1 November 2015
ISBN 978-1-78479-037-0 eBook-Mobi UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-038-7 eBook-ePub UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-039-4 Paperback USA 8 November 2015
ISBN 978-1-78479-040-0 eBook-Mobi USA
ISBN 978-1-78479-041-7 eBook-ePub USA
eBook-Kindle
Audio English
Oriental Magic ISBN 978-1-78479-042-4 Paperback UK 1 January 2016
ISBN 978-1-78479-043-1 eBook-Mobi UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-044-8 eBook-ePub UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-045-5 Paperback USA 1 January 2016
ISBN 978-1-78479-046-2 eBook-Mobi USA
ISBN 978-1-78479-047-9 eBook-ePub USA
eBook-Kindle
Audio English
The Dermis Probe ISBN 978-1-78479-048-6 Paperback UK 1 February 2016
ISBN 978-1-78479-049-3 eBook-Mobi UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-050-9 eBook-ePub UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-051-6 Paperback USA
ISBN 978-1-78479-052-3 eBook-Mobi USA
ISBN 978-1-78479-053-0 eBook-ePub USA
eBook-Kindle
Audio English
The Elephant in the Dark – Christianity, Islam and the Sufis ISBN 978-1-78479-102-5 Paperback UK 1 March 2016
ISBN 978-1-78479-103-2 eBook-Mobi UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-104-9 eBook-ePub UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-105-6 Paperback USA
ISBN 978-1-78479-106-3 eBook-Mobi USA
ISBN 978-1-78479-107-0 eBook-ePub USA
eBook-Kindle
Audio English
Destination Mecca ISBN 978-1-78479-054-7 Paperback UK 1 April 2015
ISBN 978-1-78479-055-4 eBook-Mobi UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-056-1 eBook-ePub UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-057-8 Paperback USA
ISBN 978-1-78479-058-5 eBook-Mobi USA
ISBN 978-1-78479-059-2 eBook-ePub USA
eBook-Kindle
Audio English
Thinkers of the East: Studies in Experientialism ISBN 978-1-78479-060-8 Paperback UK 1 June 2016
ISBN 978-1-78479-061-5 eBook-Mobi UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-062-2 eBook-ePub UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-063-9 Paperback USA
ISBN 978-1-78479-064-6 eBook-Mobi USA
ISBN 978-1-78479-065-3 eBook-ePub USA
eBook-Kindle
Audio English
The Secret Lore of Magic ISBN 978-1-78479-066-0 Paperback UK 1 June 2015
ISBN 978-1-78479-067-7 eBook-Mobi UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-068-4 eBook-ePub UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-069-1 Paperback USA
ISBN 978-1-78479-070-7 eBook-Mobi USA
ISBN 978-1-78479-071-4 eBook-ePub USA
eBook-Kindle
Audio English
Tales of the Dervishes ISBN 978-1-78479-072-1 Paperback UK 1 October 216
ISBN 978-1-78479-073-8 eBook-Mobi UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-074-5 eBook-ePub UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-075-2 Paperback USA
ISBN 978-1-78479-076-9 eBook-Mobi USA
ISBN 978-1-78479-077-6 eBook-ePub USA
eBook-Kindle
Audio English
The Book of the Book ISBN 978-1-78479-078-3 Paperback UK 1 December 2016
ISBN 978-1-78479-079-0 eBook-Mobi UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-080-6 eBook-ePub UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-081-3 Paperback USA
ISBN 978-1-78479-082-0 eBook-Mobi USA
ISBN 978-1-78479-083-7 eBook-ePub USA
eBook-Kindle
Audio English
The Magic Monastery ISBN 978-1-78479-084-4 Paperback UK 1 February 17
ISBN 978-1-78479-085-1 eBook-Mobi UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-086-8 eBook-ePub UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-087-5 Paperback USA
ISBN 978-1-78479-088-2 eBook-Mobi USA
ISBN 978-1-78479-089-9 eBook-ePub USA
eBook-Kindle
Audio English
Sufi Thought and Action ISBN 978-1-78479-090-5 Paperback UK 1 April 2017
ISBN 978-1-78479-091-2 eBook-Mobi UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-092-9 eBook-ePub UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-093-6 Paperback USA
ISBN 978-1-78479-094-3 eBook-Mobi USA
ISBN 978-1-78479-095-0 eBook-ePub USA
eBook-Kindle
Audio English
A Perfumed Scorpion ISBN 978-1-78479-096-7 Paperback UK 1 June 2017
ISBN 978-1-78479-097-4 eBook-Mobi UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-098-1 eBook-ePub UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-099-8 Paperback USA
ISBN 978-1-78479-100-1 eBook-Mobi USA
ISBN 978-1-78479-101-8 eBook-ePub USA
eBook-Kindle
Audio English
Learning How to Learn ISBN 978-1-78479-108-7 Paperback UK 1 October 2017
ISBN 978-1-78479-109-4 eBook-Mobi UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-110-0 eBook-ePub UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-111-7 Paperback USA
ISBN 978-1-78479-112-4 eBook-Mobi USA
ISBN 978-1-78479-113-1 eBook-ePub USA
eBook-Kindle
Audio English
Neglected Aspects of Sufi Study ISBN 978-1-78479-114-8 Paperback UK 1 December 2017
ISBN 978-1-78479-115-5 eBook-Mobi UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-116-2 eBook-ePub UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-117-9 Paperback USA
ISBN 978-1-78479-118-6 eBook-Mobi USA
ISBN 978-1-78479-119-3 eBook-ePub USA
eBook-Kindle
Audio English
World Tales ISBN 978-1-78479-120-9 Paperback UK 1 February 2018
ISBN 978-1-78479-121-6 eBook-Mobi UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-122-3 eBook-ePub UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-123-0 Paperback USA
ISBN 978-1-78479-124-7 eBook-Mobi USA
ISBN 978-1-78479-125-4 eBook-ePub USA
eBook-Kindle
Audio English
Special Illumination: The Sufi Use of Humour ISBN 978-1-78479-126-1 Paperback UK 1 April 2018
ISBN 978-1-78479-127-8 eBook-Mobi UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-128-5 eBook-ePub UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-129-2 Paperback USA
ISBN 978-1-78479-130-8 eBook-Mobi USA
ISBN 978-1-78479-131-5 eBook-ePub USA
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Audio English
Seeker After Truth ISBN 978-1-78479-132-2 Paperback UK 1 June 2018
ISBN 978-1-78479-133-9 eBook-Mobi UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-134-6 eBook-ePub UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-135-3 Paperback USA
ISBN 978-1-78479-136-0 eBook-Mobi USA
ISBN 978-1-78479-137-7 eBook-ePub USA
eBook-Kindle
Audio English
The Hundred Tales of Wisdom ISBN 978-1-78479-138-4 Paperback UK 1 August 2018
ISBN 978-1-78479-139-1 eBook-Mobi UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-140-7 eBook-ePub UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-141-4 Paperback USA
ISBN 978-1-78479-142-1 eBook-Mobi USA
ISBN 978-1-78479-143-8 eBook-ePub USA
eBook-Kindle
Audio English
The Subtleties of the Inimitable Mulla Nasrudin ISBN 978-1-78479-144-5 Paperback UK 1 October 2018
ISBN 978-1-78479-145-2 eBook-Mobi UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-146-9 eBook-ePub UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-147-6 Paperback USA
ISBN 978-1-78479-148-3 eBook-Mobi USA
ISBN 978-1-78479-149-0 eBook-ePub USA
eBook-Kindle
Audio English
Kara Kush ISBN 978-1-78479-150-6 Paperback UK 1 December 18
ISBN 978-1-78479-151-3 eBook-Mobi UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-152-0 eBook-ePub UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-153-7 Paperback USA
ISBN 978-1-78479-154-4 eBook-Mobi USA
ISBN 978-1-78479-155-1 eBook-ePub USA
eBook-Kindle
Audio English
The World of the Sufi ISBN 978-1-78479-156-8 Paperback UK 1 February 19
ISBN 978-1-78479-157-5 eBook-Mobi UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-158-2 eBook-ePub UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-159-9 Paperback USA
ISBN 978-1-78479-160-5 eBook-Mobi USA
ISBN 978-1-78479-161-2 eBook-ePub USA
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Audio English
The Commanding Self ISBN 978-1-78479-162-9 Paperback UK 1 April 2019
ISBN 978-1-78479-163-6 eBook-Mobi UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-164-3 eBook-ePub UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-165-0 Paperback USA
ISBN 978-1-78479-166-7 eBook-Mobi USA
ISBN 978-1-78479-167-4 eBook-ePub USA
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Audio English
Darkest England ISBN 978-1-78479-168-1 Paperback UK 1 June 2019
ISBN 978-1-78479-169-8 eBook-Mobi UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-170-4 eBook-ePub UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-171-1 Paperback USA
ISBN 978-1-78479-172-8 eBook-Mobi USA
ISBN 978-1-78479-173-5 eBook-ePub USA
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Audio English
The Natives are Restless ISBN 978-1-78479-174-2 Paperback UK 1 August 19
ISBN 978-1-78479-175-9 eBook-Mobi UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-176-6 eBook-ePub UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-177-3 Paperback USA
ISBN 978-1-78479-178-0 eBook-Mobi USA
ISBN 978-1-78479-179-7 eBook-ePub USA
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Audio English
Knowing How to Know ISBN 978-1-78479-180-3 Paperback UK 1 October 19
ISBN 978-1-78479-181-0 eBook-Mobi UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-182-7 eBook-ePub UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-183-4 Paperback USA
ISBN 978-1-78479-184-1 eBook-Mobi USA
ISBN 978-1-78479-185-8 eBook-ePub USA
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A Veiled Gazelle ISBN 978-1-78479-186-5 Paperback UK 1 December 19
ISBN 978-1-78479-187-2 eBook-Mobi UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-188-9 eBook-ePub UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-189-6 Paperback USA
ISBN 978-1-78479-190-2 eBook-Mobi USA
ISBN 978-1-78479-190-2 eBook-ePub USA
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Special Problems in the Study of Sufi Ideas ISBN 978-1-78479-192-6 Paperback UK 1 February 2020
ISBN 978-1-78479-193-3 eBook-Mobi UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-194-0 eBook-ePub UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-195-7 Paperback USA
ISBN 978-1-78479-196-4 eBook-Mobi USA
ISBN 978-1-78479-197-1 eBook-ePub USA
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Audio English
The Englishman's Handbook ISBN 978-1-78479-198-8 Paperback UK 1 April 2020
ISBN 978-1-78479-199-5 eBook-Mobi UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-200-8 eBook-ePub UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-201-5 Paperback USA
ISBN 978-1-78479-202-2 eBook-Mobi USA
ISBN 978-1-78479-203-9 eBook-ePub USA
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Audio English
The World of Nasrudin ISBN 978-1-78479-204-6 Paperback UK 1 June 2020
ISBN 978-1-78479-205-3 eBook-Mobi UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-206-0 eBook-ePub UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-207-7 Paperback USA
ISBN 978-1-78479-208-4 eBook-Mobi USA
ISBN 978-1-78479-209-1 eBook-ePub USA
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Audio English
Evenings With Idries Shah: Sufi discussions ISBN 978-1-78479-210-7 Paperback UK 1 August 2020
ISBN 978-1-78479-211-4 eBook-Mobi UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-212-1 eBook-ePub UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-213-8 Paperback USA
ISBN 978-1-78479-214-5 eBook-Mobi USA
ISBN 978-1-78479-215-2 eBook-ePub USA
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Observations ISBN 978-1-78479-216-9 Paperback UK 1 October 2020
ISBN 978-1-78479-217-6 eBook-Mobi UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-218-3 eBook-ePub UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-219-0 Paperback USA
ISBN 978-1-78479-220-6 eBook-Mobi USA
ISBN 978-1-78479-221-3 eBook-ePub USA
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Audio English
Letters and Lectures of Idries Shah ISBN 978-1-78479-222-0 Paperback UK 1 December 2020
ISBN 978-1-78479-223-7 eBook-Mobi UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-224-4 eBook-ePub UK
ISBN 978-1-78479-225-1 Paperback USA
ISBN 978-1-78479-226-8 eBook-Mobi USA
ISBN 978-1-78479-227-5 eBook-ePub USA
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Limited editions[edit]

In order of re-publication:

World Tales
Title ISBN Format/Binding Country Date
World Tales (boxed set as below): ISBN 978-1-78479-264-0
World Tales: Book 1: Tales Of A Parrot And Other Stories ISBN 978-1-78479-228-2 Hardcover UK 2015
World Tales: Book 2: The Happiest Man In The World And Other Stories ISBN 978-1-78479-229-9 Hardcover UK 2015
World Tales: Book 3: The Food Of Paradise And Other Stories ISBN 978-1-78479-230-5 Hardcover UK 2015
World Tales: Book 4: The Water Of Life And Other Stories ISBN 978-1-78479-231-2 Hardcover UK 2015
World Tales: Book 5: The Land Where Time Stood Still And Other Stories ISBN 978-1-78479-232-9 Hardcover UK 2015
Nasrudin (boxed set as below): ISBN 978-1-78479-265-7
Nasrudin Book 1: The Subtleties of the Inimitable Mulla Nasrudin Hardcover UK 2016
Nasrudin Book 2: The Pleasantries of the Incredible Mulla Nasrudin Hardcover UK 2016
Nasrudin Book 3: The Exploits of the Incomparable Mulla Nasrudin Hardcover UK 2016
Nasrudin Book 4: The World of Mulla Nasrudin I Hardcover UK 2016
Nasrudin Book 5: The World of Mulla Nasrudin II Hardcover UK 2016
The Book of the Book ISBN 978-1-78479-233-6 Hardcover UK 2016
The Way of the Sufi Hardcover UK 2017
Tales of the Dervishes Hardcover UK 2017
Reflections Hardcover UK 2017
Thinkers of the East Hardcover UK 2017
The Essential Idries Shah Hardcover UK 2017

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c d e f Staff (2015). "1150876 – THE IDRIES SHAH FOUNDATION". Charity Commission for England and Wales. Retrieved 2015-11-24. 
  3. ^ a b c Cecil, Robert (26 November 1996). "Obituary: Idries Shah". The Independent. Archived from the original on 27 November 2015. Retrieved 2015-11-27.  Article has moved and is now incorrectly dated 18 September 2011.
  4. ^ a b Staff (1996). "Idries Shah – Grand Sheikh of the Sufis whose inspirational books enlightened the West about the moderate face of Islam (obituary)". The Daily Telegraph. Archived from the original on 25 May 2000. Retrieved 2008-10-16. 
  5. ^ Staff (2 December 1996). "Idries Shah, 72, Indian-Born Writer Of Books on Sufism". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 27 November 2015. Retrieved 2015-11-27. 
  6. ^ Staff (2013). "The Road to the Future: Education for Creative Adaptation: Institute for the Study of Human Knowledge 2013 Annual Report" (PDF). Institute for the Study of Human Knowledge. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2015-11-24. 
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  12. ^ a b Idries Shah's son Tahir Shah was responsible for overseeing the Western translations, his daughter Saira Shah, the Eastern translations.
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