Opening exhibition ‘Sayyid `Uthman of Batavia (1822-1914): A Life in the Service of Islam and Colonial Rule’. Sayyid ʿUthman (1822–1914) was a Muslim scholar of Arab descent in the Netherlands East Indies. He was in close touch with the Dutch Islam scholar Christiaan Snouck Hurgronje. Sayyid ʿUthman authored more than 150 publications, not only on traditional theological, legal or ethical topics, but also reflections on current issues from an Islamic perspective. Some of his works are still reprinted in Indonesia.
In this exhibition the Old Leiden University Library highlights aspects of ‘Uthman’s life and work with a selection of objects from the special collections of the Leiden University Libraries and KITLV.
The exhibition is on view from 1 December 2014 until 23 January 2015 in the Oude UB (Old University Library), Rapenburg 70, 2311 EZ Leiden, Mon-Fri from 8am to 6pm.
More information on the opening: http://www.hum.leiden.edu/lias/highlights/28-november-exhibition-sayyid-uthman-of-batavia.html
More information on the exhibition: http://www.library.leiden.edu/special-collections/special/tentoonstelling-sayyid-uthman-oude-ub-engels.html