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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Disappointment cannot exist without expectation. “Th...

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One of the great Sufis said: 'A saint is a saint unl...

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The process of learning is the process of discoverin...

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The happiness of the superficial: when a man who has...

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Haste is from the Devil.

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To bind one free man with love is better than to rel...

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It is axiomatic that the attempt to become a Sufi th...

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Patience is the food of understanding.

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

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The liar has a bad memory.

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A loan is the scissors of friendship.A man's own ton...

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Poor greedy one, wherever he runs He's after food, a...

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When sense has left a head, it should be called a tail.

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The tongue is the best masseur of furrowed brows.

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