Professor Annemarie Schimmel (1922-2003) was a leading German Islamicist who published more than 50 books on Islamic literature, mysticism and culture and translated Persian, Urdu, Arabic, Sindhi and Turkish poetry and literature into English and German. She was Professor (Emeritus) of Indo/Muslim Culture at Harvard University and Honorary Professor at the University of Bonn. 

Her publications include Gabrielinfo-icon's Wing: A Study into the Religious Ideas of Sir Muhammad Iqbal (Leiden, 1963), Mystical Dimensions of Islam (Chapel Hill, 1975),Triumphal Sun: A Study of the Works of Jalaloddin Rumi (London, 1978), Islam in the Indian Subcontinent (Leiden, 1980), And Muhammad is His Messenger(Chapel Hill, 1985), A Two Coloured Brocade: The Imagery of Persian Poetry (New York, 1992), Make a Shield from Wisdom (London, 1993) and Deciphering the Signs of God: A Phenomenological Approach to Islam (Edinburgh, 1994).