Professor Annemarie Schimmel, the renowned German scholar of Islam, who sadly passed away at the age of 80 in 2003, was a specialist on Islamic mysticism. Professor Schimmel published 80 books, and lectured at various universities including Harvard (where she was Professor of Indo-Muslim Culture from 1970-1992), Bonn, London and Ankara. She was fluent in ten languages including Arabic, Farsi/Persian, Turkish, and Urdu. Her major works include:
Mystical Dimensions of Islam.
Triumphal Sun: A Study of the Works of Jalaloddin Rumi.
A Two-Colored Brocade: The Imagery of Persian Poetry.
Deciphering the Signs of God: A Phenomenological Approach to Islam.
Look! This is Love: Poems of Rumi.
As Through A Veil: Mystical Poetry in Islam.