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Shah Family: Idries Shah, Ikbal Ali Shah, Tahir Shah, Naseeruddin Shah, Owais Shah, Jan-Fishan Khan, Safia Shah, Omar Ali-Shah
by:General Books LLC
Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Idries Shah, Ikbal Ali Shah, Tahir Shah, Naseeruddin Shah, Owais Shah, Jan-Fishan Khan, Safia Shah, Omar Ali-Shah, Saira Elizabeth Luiza Shah, Amina Shah, Arif Ali-Shah,...
Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Idries Shah, Ikbal Ali Shah, Tahir Shah, Naseeruddin Shah, Owais Shah, Jan-Fishan Khan, Safia Shah, Omar Ali-Shah, Saira Elizabeth Luiza Shah, Amina Shah, Arif Ali-Shah, Saira Shah, Imaad Shah. Excerpt: Amina Shah Amina Shah is a prominent anthologiser of Sufi stories and folk tales , and was for many years the Chairperson of the College of Storytellers . She is the sister of the Sufi writers Idries Shah and Omar Ali-Shah , and the daughter of Sirdar Ikbal Ali Shah . Her nephew is Tahir Shah ; her niece, Saira Shah . Family origins and life Shah was born into a distinguished family of Saadat (= Arabic plural of Sayyid ) who had their ancestral home at Paghman , not far from Kabul . Her paternal grandfather, Sayyid Amjad Ali Shah, was the nawab of Sardhana , in the North-Indian state of Uttar Pradesh . The principality was awarded to his ancestor Jan-Fishan Khan during the British Raj , and had been ruled formerly by the Kashmiri-born warrior-princess, the Begum Samru . Her career as a folklorist and author has spanned seventy years. In that time she has travelled widely, collecting stories and studying folklore. Her travels have taken her through Africa and the Middle East , through the jungles of Sarawak , across the Australian Outback , Afghanistan , and beyond. Doris Lessing , who became a student of Idries Shah's Sufism in the 1960s, championed the Shah family's efforts to disseminate such teaching stories in the West, and penned an introduction for Amina Shah's The Tale of the Four Dervishes . Books References (URLs online) Websites (URLs online) A hyperlinked version of this chapter is at Arif Ali-Shah Arif Ali-Shah is an award-winning British film writer and screenplay writer. Following in his distinguished family's footsteps, he is also a teacher in the Naqshband...
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