We have been working at a number of initial projects aimed at disseminating the work of Idries Shah in both West and East. These include a widespread translation programme, translating key works into Eastern and Western languages for the first time. We are also working on social media projects, and are republishing Shah’s books in a variety of new formats and editions, including as eBooks, audio books, and editions with American spelling as well.

As a registered British charity, we rely on the generosity of people who have been touched by Idries Shah’s work. The generous donations we have received to date have helped make the current translations and new printed editions possible, as well as the funding of other important projects. Your donations, for instance, allowed us to send 32,000 books by Idries Shah, and related Eastern classics, to Afghanistan — where they have been distributed for free to schools, universities, and public libraries across the country.

We would like to invite you to place a donation now. There are several ways to support the ISF thorough a donation:

GiftAid Donation

We are pleased to announce that it’s now easier for donors to make a GiftAid donation to the ISF. We have signed up with the PayPal Giving Fund, which means that when you place a donation via this service, they’ll deliver 100% of your donation to us…no more fees. After you donate you’ll get your PayPal Giving Fund receipt by email, with a button to add Gift Aid, boosting your donation by 25%. Please note that GiftAid donations are for UK residents only. You can make your donation of any amount here:

Legacy Donation

The ISF can benefit tremendously from money left to us in wills by our generous supporters. Legacy donations of all sizes are the foundation for many good causes. If you have already made a will and would like to add the ISF as a beneficiary, a simple codicil (amendment) can be added (you can download a sample here). Advice and guidance on legacies for charities can be found at Registered Charity No. 1150876.

Amazon Smile

Would you like to help the ISF by making an easy donations via AmazonSmile? AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the charity of your choice every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at, you’ll find the exact same prices, selection and shopping experience, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate .5% of the purchase price to your selected charity.

On your first visit to you need to select a charitable organisation to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. Just search for ‘Idries Shah Foundation’ and click on ‘Select’. will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at will result in a donation.

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Thank you in advance for your generosity! As a thank you for your kind and generous donation, we offer all donors a 25% discount in our online shop. We’ll send you the discount code in our thank you email.

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