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The article gives an overview of German orientalist Annemarie Schimmel´s ideas about Islam and her efforts to convey the true image of Islam to the West.
Eulogy of the German Orientalist Dr. Annemarie Schimmel, the most well-known voice in the West for the understanding between Islam and the West.
Annemarie Schimmel, who died last year, was a Professor of Islamic studies around the world, and obtained two PhDs, one on Mameluk civilization in Egypt and the other on the history of religions and the position of Islam among divine religions.
Many people in the Islamic world doubt the accuracy and intentions of Western orientalists. But there are also orientalists who are known for their deep attachment to the Orient such as Annemarie Schimmel.
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