The 2019 ISF Awards For Human Achievement

Through a body of work shaped by an ancient tradition, Idries Shah espoused a belief in being the best possible form of oneself. Many of the thousands of stories he published document the trials and tribulations of Mankind on its journey – celebrating perseverance,...
ISF-UNESCO Storytelling Competition Initiated

ISF-UNESCO Storytelling Competition Initiated

A major collaboration between ISF and UNESCO, the ‘World Tales Story Competition’ is aimed at developing a sense of imagination in children, and promoting shared values on a worldwide basis. The Story Competition, which will be formally announced shortly, will be...
Books For Afghan Children

Books For Afghan Children

ISF has been working to provide illustrated books to children in Afghanistan on a mass scale. The tales, written by Idries Shah, are being illustrated by a range of talented artists in both East and West. The first six illustrated books are ready, with a further six...
The World Tales StoryBank

The World Tales StoryBank

Idries Shah believed that stories are not merely a part of culture – but rather that they are culture. During his lifetime, he published thousands of tales drawn from all corners of the world. Shah delighted in observing how varying versions of the same tale might be...