Good news : Sheikh Zaki Yamani Medallion

The Academy has received a very generous donation from the great philanthropist H.E. Sheikh Ahmed Zaki Yamani, the former Oil Minister of Saudi Arabia, and a distinguished supporter of Professor Schimmel's life-long work on Islamic literature and culture, whose name from now on will be attached to our Academy's Series of Annemarie Schimmel Memorial Lectures.

The Chairman announced during the foregoing meeting that a Sheikh Ahmed Zaki Yamani Medallion will be struck by the Academy and presented to all Memorial Lecture speakers as well as to other distinguished speakers, scholars and Iqbalists.The Chairman also announced the receipt of donations from the Embassy of the Federal German Republic towards the publication of the Proceedings of the First Schimmel Memorial Lecture, and from the SUFI Trust towards the holding of the Lecture.