Inscription at Ashab Mosque in China

Here is translation from an inscription at Ashab Mosque also known as the Huaisheng (devoted to the Prophet”, or else “devoted to the sage” ) Mosque.  (Source: China Heritage Quaterly).

This was the first mosque of the people of this land. This auspicious mosque is named the Mosque of The Ancient and The Old, is called the Mosque of the Congregation and the Street, and is titled the Mosque of the Companions. It was built in the year 400 AH (Song dynasty; 1009CE). Three centuries later, Ahmad bin Muhammad Quds, the renowned Hajji, the “Foundation”, of Shiraz, built this soaring dome, widened the entrance, redecorated the doors and renovated the windows, completing the works in the Hijra year 710 AH (Yuan dynasty; 1310CE). May the Almighty God be pleased by this act, and grant him mercy, and have mercy upon (the Prophet) Muhammad and his family.

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6 responses to “Inscription at Ashab Mosque in China

  1. Asalaamoalaikum, Thank you for all this information and beautiful pictures. Do people still pray in this mosque? Is it active?

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