Islam in China

The genesis of the blog can be attributed to three different reasons. Firstly there is a stereotype amongst a lot of people in the West that Muslims are mainly from the Middle East and surrounding area. Secondly even amongst many Muslims living in Muslim majority countries there is not much awareness of the broader cultural heritage or other Muslim cultures. Thirdly even amongst the non-Muslim Chinese people there is not much awareness about Islam and Islam is usually viewed as a “foreign” religion despite the fact that Islam has been in China from its earliest days. This aim of this blog is to address these three concerns at least on the blogsphere.

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15 responses to “Islam in China

  1. Wang, Very nice effort.
    I remember in my Childhood, the ambassador of China in Pakistan was a muslim and it was very interesting for me. Few years ago I got interested to know the history of Islam in China and was pleasantly surprised by some of the things I came to know. It was good to see how Islam and Chinese culture blended together so well and it is more evident in the architecture of mosques. The number of muslims and mosques in China was much higher than I had expected.
    I am not sure if you know Haji Noor Deen, apart from being a very good artist he seems to be doing good job in spreading the knowledge about Islam in China.

    Good to see you have started something that many would be interested in knowing. Good luck, inshAllah!.

  2. Lalla Mona and zios welcome to blog. I hope you people stay. 🙂

    Zios that is very interesting. I did not know that the Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan was a Muslim. Do you know if he is still the Ambassador? In the not so distant future I will be posting a story about the Chinese people in Pakistan. Haji Noor Deen is relatively one known amongst people who are interested in the contemporary Muslim art scene in America.

  3. I am glad to see that you are doing this. I hope you continue and people stay around. When you become famous don’t forget whose ideas this was. :p

  4. Fascinating blog. I’ve already learned so much from your few posts. I’ll definetly be back, inshaAllah. Keep it up please! We need more information about Islam’s relationship with China.

  5. Aliana, good to see you here too. And no I won’t forget. 🙂

    Muse, welcome to the blog. insha’Allah I will continue this. Words of readers like you are very encouraging. 🙂

  6. salaam
    hi
    to all
    this a nice blog.
    please give us moore picture & data about islam and ramadan moon in china.
    allah bless you.

    thanks

  7. Assalamu ‘Alaikum Brother

    I belong to Jamaa’at Tableegh.

    We pray everyday in Fajr, Zuhr, ‘Asr, Maghrib and ‘Isha
    إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ وإِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِينُ
    Iyyaaka NA’budu wa iyyaaka NAsta’een
    Thee alone we worship; Thee alone we ask for help.

    This NA means We which means Muslims of entire planet.

    Brother ‘Umar Radi Allaahu ‘Anhu had said:
    There is no Islam without Jamaa’ah(Unity);
    There is no Jamaa’ah without Imaarah(an Ameer/Leader):
    There is no Imaarah without Itaa’ah(Obedience)

    So, we must be together in the form of a Jamaa’ah with an Ameer whose Itaa’ah all Muslims should do.

  8. Assalamu ‘Alaikum Brother

    I belong to Jamaa’at Tableegh.

    We pray everyday in Fajr, Zuhr, ‘Asr, Maghrib and ‘Isha
    إِيَّاكَ نَعْبُدُ وإِيَّاكَ نَسْتَعِينُ
    Iyyaaka NA’budu wa iyyaaka NAsta’een
    Thee alone we worship; Thee alone we ask for help.

    This NA means We which means Muslims of entire planet.

    Brother ‘Umar Radi Allaahu ‘Anhu had said:
    There is no Islam without Jamaa’ah(Unity);
    There is no Jamaa’ah without Imaarah(an Ameer/Leader):
    There is no Imaarah without Itaa’ah(Obedience)

    So, we must be together in the form of a Jamaa’ah with an Ameer whose Itaa’ah all Muslims should do.

    neorient@gmail.com

  9. The islamic caligraphy that you showed I think is part of Surat Yasiin Ayat 36:33 and part of 36:34. Do you have the complete Surat Yasiin.

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