was an author and teacher in the Sufi tradition who wrote dozens of books on topics ranging from psychology to spiritualilty to travelogues to other anthropological studies. In his writings, Shah presented Sufism as a universal form of wisdom that predated Islam. Shah is known for
The Commanding Self
The Subleties of the Inimitable Mulla Nasrudin
The Exploits of the Incomparable Mulla Nasrudin
Thinkers of the East
Learning How to Learn.