Idries Shah (June 16, 1924 - November 23, 1996), also known as Idris Shah, n Sayyid Idris al-Hashimi, was an author and lyricist in the sufist tradition. Idris Shah has been described as "the most significant worker adapting classical spiritual thought to the modern world." Shah's books have sold over 15 million copies in 12 languages worldwide(His books). They have been reviewed by The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Times (London, see for example, Doris Lessing's review), The Tribune, The Telegraph, and numerous other international journals and newspapers..
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