AUTHOR | IDRIES SHAH



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Idries Shah | Writer, publisher



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Idries Shah (16 June 1924 – 23 November 1996), also known as Idris Shah, né Sayed Idries el-Hashimi and by the pen name Arkon Daraul, was an author and teacher in the Sufi tradition who wrote over three dozen books on topics ranging from psychology and spirituality to travelogues and culture studies.
Born in India, the descendant of a family of Afghan nobles, Shah grew up mainly in England. His early writings centred on magic and witchcraft. In 1960 he established a publishing house, Octagon Press, producing translations of Sufi classics as well as titles of his own. His seminal work was The Sufis, which appeared in 1964 and was well received internationally. In 1965, Shah founded the Institute for Cultural Research, a London-based educational charity devoted to the study of human behaviour and culture. A similar organisation, the Institute for the Study of Human Knowledge (ISHK), exists in the United States, under the directorship of Stanford University psychology professor Rober


Born: 1924-06-16

Born in: Simla, British India

Died: 1996-11-23







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Worry is a cloud which rains destruction.

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Hit your hand on a stone and expect it to hurt.

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People who cannot trust are themselves not trustwort...

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The barren branches may appear inelegant: They are, ...

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Saying of the ProphetMonkishnessNo monkery in Islam.

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Remember the proverb: 'A sign is enough for the aler...

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Definitions from Mulla Do-PiazaPoverty: The result o...

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among roses, be a rose, among thorns, be a thorn

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Definitions from Mulla Do-PiazaWisdom: Something you...

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Saying of the ProphetDesireDesire not the world, and...

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Show a man too many camels' bones,or show them to hi...

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He discards a quilt for fear of bugs.

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Brave is the thief who carries a lamp in his hand.

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