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Tweets from the Annemarie Schimmel Peace Prize speech, 1996

Intriguing insights about free speech from a talk by Annemarie Schimmel delivered at 1996 Peace Prize, bestowed by Book Trade – posted on 08/01/2012 14:06:14

The methods and ways of scholarship and are one thing, those of and something else. – annemarie schimmel – posted on 08/01/2012 14:07:38

Both sides (poets&politicians) however agree on 1 point: that is central role of the word, the FREE word, in our lives – AnnemarieSchimmel – posted on 08/01/2012 14:12:21

Speak a little time is plenty/before body’s and tongues’s death/Speak truth is still alive/speak out whatever is to be said – Urdu Poet Fez – posted on 08/01/2012 14:13:54

“Weltpoesie (global poetry) alone is Weltversohnung (leading to the reconciliation of worlds)” poet Friedrich Ruckert. @100tpc – posted on 08/01/2012 14:15:12

Medical works by Rhazes and Avicenna were considered standard works in Europe to the beginning of modern times. – AnnemarieSchimmel – posted on 08/01/2012 14:16:58

The writings of Averroes played a role in theological discussions and prepared the way towards the Enlightenment. – Annemarie Schimmel – posted on 08/01/2012 14:17:31

Translations of Toledo(spain), where Jews, Christians&Muslims lived peacefully,made learning the poetry of the West- AnnemarieSchimmel – posted on 08/01/2012 14:19:41

“Scholarly translations triggered off a current of orientalising poetry, headed by Goethe, whose unsurpassed analysis of Islamic culture” – posted on 08/01/2012 14:22:54

We are… rather are entangled by mass media to watch pictures of the Muslim world, to which we (west) owe so much – AnnemarieSchimmel – posted on 08/01/2012 14:24:29

“Power of poetry is much greater in the Islamic world than with us (west); we are touched by music, Muslim mostly by the sound of language” – posted on 08/01/2012 14:27:01

“It is from poetry that we gain a deeper knowledge of times&nations than we do from the deceptive way of political&martial history” – Herder – posted on 08/01/2012 14:28:24

“Such an attitude of (Sufi) mystics is found in Christianity (also),male&female saints actively tried to change the fate of their countries” – posted on 08/01/2012 14:38:09

“(al -Hallaj’s) parable of moth that casts itself in flame to gain new life through dying inspired Goethe’s famous poem “Selige Sehnsucht” – posted on 08/01/2012 14:42:17

Unfortunately the word ‘understanding’ seems to be equated with an uncritical acceptance & general forgiveness. – – posted on 10/01/2012 20:51:25

At least I havnt discovered in Quran or in Traditions anything that orders or allows or taking of hostages. – posted on 10/01/2012 20:55:38

Strangely enough even liberal Muslim are but little aware of their own history. – – posted on 10/01/2012 20:58:55

“I,a nonMuslim,was occupying Religious History chair in Ankara(at a time when there were barely any chair for WOMEN in German universities)” – posted on 10/01/2012 21:04:41