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I-SHAH-1Idries Shah devoted his life to collecting, selecting and translating key works of Eastern Sufi classical literature, adapting them to the needs of the West and disseminating them in the Occident.

Called by some ‘practical philosophy’, by others ‘templates in straight thinking’ – these works represent centuries of Sufi thought aimed at the development of human potential to its fullest extent.

They stress virtues such as common sense, clear-thinking and humour to counteract religious (and any other) dogma.

As such they may be viewed as an antidote to radicalism and fanaticism much needed in the world today.

The Idries Shah Foundation exists to make sure that these works remain available to the public – both in the East and in the West.

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103, 2017

A Beacon of Sanity in Our Age of Polarity:

On Contemporary Sufism and the Works of Idries Shah Genuine Sufis, Shah asserts, are members of an age-old tradition of experiential knowledge that is flexible and ever-evolving, and which aims to inculcate a true understanding [...]

110, 2016

Losing Perspective

“What can you do with a person who says that he is absolutely uncertain about everything, and that he is absolutely certain about that?” — Idries Shah Our perspective is how we perceive people, situations, [...]

2807, 2016

Idries Shah: A brief portrait

Written by Hezhbar Shinwary Recently one of the American publishing companies requested Ms. Parveen Pazhwak to translate some children’s books.  A number of these books were sent to me for the purpose of getting acquainted.  [...]