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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if... says: 'Do not be greedy, be generous', you may...

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Saying of the ProphetMonkishnessNo monkery in Islam.

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EXPECTATION If, from time to time, you give up expec...

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The Sufi is one who does what others do — when it is...

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Forms are vehicles and instruments, and vehicles and...

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Do not think that your magic ring will work if you a...

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Greed harms you: generosity helps you. This is why i...

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A Sufi is alive to the value of time, and is given, ...

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Worry is a cloud which rains destruction.

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If you want to be a calligrapher, write, and write, ...

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

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Sufis are those who have expunged from their minds t...

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

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

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Because sugar is not arsenic, many graves are full.

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Life: sometimes the man on the saddle, sometimes the...

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