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#16 [Permalink] Posted on 25th January 2011 12:23

Chinese Muslim Wushu

During the Qing Dynasty a policy of rapid expansion and Han relocations to Muslim Areas spured on the Muslims legacy of Martial Arts in China. Many of the famed wushu styles were invented or developed by Hui, and they rose to the heights of their field,creating legends such as Wang zi ping or Wu Zhong.
 

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http://www.muftisays.com/blog/abu+mohammed/985_20-01-2011/martial-arts.html

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#17 [Permalink] Posted on 25th January 2011 12:26
Sinicised Muslim Names

•Mo, Mai, Mu for Muhammed
•Ha for Hasan
•Hu for Hussain
•Sai for Said

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#18 [Permalink] Posted on 25th January 2011 12:28
Concessions

Some examples of the religious concessions granted to Muslims are:
•In areas where Muslims are a majority, the breeding of pigs is not allowed, in deference to Muslim sensitivities
•Muslim communities are allowed separate cemeteries
•Muslim couples may have their marriage consecrated by an Imam
•Muslim workers are permitted holidays during major religious festivals
•Chinese Muslims are also allowed to make the Hajj to Mecca, and more than 45,000 Muslims have done so in recent years.
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#19 [Permalink] Posted on 25th January 2011 12:32
Chinese Muslims and the Hajj

Some Chinese Muslims may have made the Hajj between the fifteenth and eighteenth centuries, yet there is no written record of this prior to 1861.
Briefly during the Cultural Revolution, Chinese Muslims were not allowed to attend the Hajj, and only did so through Pakistan, but this policy was reversed in 1979. Chinese Muslims now attend the Hajj in large numbers, typically in organized groups.
A record 9,600 Chinese Muslim pilgrims from all over the country attended the Hajj in Mecca, Saudi Arabia in 2006
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#20 [Permalink] Posted on 25th January 2011 12:33
Halal Food in China

Due to the large Muslim population in western China, many Chinese restaurants cater to Muslims or cater to the general public but are run by Muslims. In most major cities in China, there are small Islamic restaurants or food stalls typicially run by migrants from Western China (e.g., Uyghurs), which offer inexpensive noodle soup. Lamb and mutton dishes are more commonly available than in other Chinese restaurants, due to the greater prevalence of these meats in the cuisine of western Chinese regions.
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#21 [Permalink] Posted on 25th January 2011 12:35
Muslim Contribution to China

Muslims contributed greately to astronomy, medicine, architecture and militarily to China.
•The first hospital (hu yah wo yuan - medical house) was set up in 1277 CE (675 AH)
•The chinese material medica 52 (re published in 1968-75) was revised under the Song Dynasty in 1056 CE (447 AH) and 1107 CE (500 AH) to include material taken from Ibn Sina's book 200 Medicines
Astrology
•Jamal al-Din a persian astronomer presented to Kublai Khan seven Persian astronomical instruments in 1267 CE (665 AH), and a new chronology entitled wannianli (the ten thousand year chronology)
Emperor Taizu of the Ming Dynasty , in the first year of his reign 1368 CE (769 AH), conscripted Han and non-Han astrology specialists from the astronomical institutions in Beijing of the former Mongolian Yuan to Nanjing to become officials of the newly established national observatory.
That year the Ming government summoned for the first time the astronomical officials to come south from the upper capital of Yuan. There were fourteen of them. In order to enhance accuracy in methods of observation and computation, Emperor Taizu reinforced the adoption of parallel calendar systems, the Han and the Muslim. In the following years, the Ming Court appointed several astrologers from Arabia to hold high positions in the Imperial Observatory. They wrote many books on Islamic astrology and also manufactured astronomical equipment based on the Islamic system.
The translation of two important works into Chinese was completed in 1383 CE (784 AH):
•Zij (1366)
•al-Madkhal fi Sina'at Ahkam al-Nujum [Introduction to Astrology] (1004?)
In 1384 CE (785 AH), an astrolabe was made for observing stars based on the instructions for making multi-purposed Islamic equipment. In 1385 CE (786 AH) the apparatus was installed on a hill in northern Nanjing.

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#22 [Permalink] Posted on 25th January 2011 12:37

Islamic Architecture in China

The Great Mosque of Tongxin, Ningxia

As in all regions the chinese Islamic architecture reflects the local architecture in its style. China is renowned for its beautiful mosques, which resemble temples. However in western China the mosques resemble those of the middle east, with tall, slender minarets and dome shaped roofs. In nortwest China where the Chinese Hui have built their mosques, there is a combination of east and west. The mosques have flared Buddhist style roofs set in walled courtyards entered through archwyas with minature domes and minarets

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#23 [Permalink] Posted on 25th January 2011 12:39
Islamic education in China

Over the last twenty years a wide range of Islamic educational opportunities have been developed to meet the needs of China's Muslim population. In addition to mosque schools, government Islamic colleges, and independent Islamic colleges, a growing number of students have gone overseas to continue their studies at international Islamic universities in Egypt, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Iran, and Malaysia.
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#24 [Permalink] Posted on 25th January 2011 12:40
Calligraphy

Sini is a Chinese Islamic calligraphic form for the Arabic script. It can refer to any type of Chinese Islamic calligraphy, but is commonly used to refer to one with thick and tapered effects, much like Chinese calligraphy. It is used extensively in mosques in eastern China, and to a lesser extent in Gansu, Ningxia, and Shaanxi. A famous Sini calligrapher is Hajji Noor Deen Mi Guangjiang.
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#25 [Permalink] Posted on 25th January 2011 12:50

Report on Chinese Muslim population

Beijing, Muharram 14/Apr 19 (IINA), 2000 - The number of Muslims in China is estimated at 200 million at the moment. Muslim traders introduced Islam to China way back in 681 AD, and there are ancient mosques in China that are over a thousand years old.

The Deputy President of the Chinese Muslim Society told ALDAWA that there are 3,500 mosques in China at the moment, with the number of Imams standing at 4,000. He said that Muslims in China are now living in state of relief and openness, particularly for the last twenty years, adding that before that they were being persecuted and oppressed. He said now new mosques are being built, and the number of Muslims is on the increase in the country as a whole, with many Muslims attending mosques and prayers regularly.

The Deputy President of the Chinese Muslim Society went on to say that there nine Islamic universities in China at the moment, and attached to every mosque is a Quran schools. This means that there are 3,500 Quran schools, in which the Quran, Hadith and the Islamic doctrine are being taught, with attendance being on the increase. Furthermore, he said, there are Chinese Muslim students pursuing further Islamic Studies at universities in Egypt, Syria, Saudi Arabia, and Algeria, at the same time learning the Arabic language.

The majority of Chinese Muslims are involved in commerce and industry, and cooperation between China and Islamic countries has its salutary and positive effect on the Muslim community in China, said the Deputy President.

He appealed for an increase in the number of scholarships that are extended to Chinese students, and also support for Islamic schools and universities, in addition to the sending of Daawa activists and supporting the Islamic publications that are published in China.

He pointed out that the Chinese government does give support to the Islamic schools, and also repairs mosques.

The official number of Muslims in China is 16 million as of 1980. However the 1949 census place the figure at 45-50 million, and the 1938CE (1356 AH) China Year book put it at 50 million. Given that the population of China has doubled since the 1950's if we are to accept the 1938 and 1949 figures, either the current Muslim population in China is 100 million or the Muslim populatin shrunk by a third whilst the rest of China doubled. Some estimates place the number at 200 million. While other estimates place the number at 400 million.

Mosque's are filled to capacity salah being offered on the street's


In addition figures have been derived based on the China Islamic Association's record of Mosques in 1955CE (1374 AH). In 1955CE (1374 AH) there were approximately 40,000 registered Mosques ,(this figure excludes Musalah).

Given that it takes a congregation of around 500 to create a mosque,

Mosque congregation in China

the number of 40,000* 500 = 20 million. This is considered a underestimate as in Beijing alone there were an estimated 80,000 Muslims spread over 42 mosques. ie 2,000 Muslims per Mosque. Given the tripling of the Population of China, and the one child policy the figure of 40 million is a very conservative figure based on the above evidence

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huaisheng mosque

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#26 [Permalink] Posted on 25th January 2011 12:56
Pro-Muslim Shift in Chinese Policy

The great Chinese statesman, Mao Tse-tung (1893-1976) achieved his political objective through 'The Long March'. When he settled down at his headquarters at Niyan, the Chinese Muslims supported him. The Muslims also joined his Red Army. However, at no stage of their cooperation with the great Chinese leader did the Muslims forsake their Islamic identity even for a while. In 1954, the Muslims were given guarantees about their prayers, traditional rites, civilization and culture. As compared to other minorities they were extended more liberal facilities, especially in the matters of cementing ties with the Muslim world. Friendly relations with the Muslim countries is a great economic need for modern China. Muslims have accordingly loomed large in China's foreign policy ever since 1985. The under-developed areas predominated by the Muslims are now extended preferential treatment.
During China's Cultural Revolution (1966-76) locks were forcibly put on a number of Chinese mosques. All such mosques have now been restored to the Muslims. Chinese Muslims have been accorded complete religious freedom. The Chinese Radio even broadcasts Qur'anic lectures. The Muslims feel satisfied with such welcome official measures. The pleasant pro-Muslim shift in the Chinese policy is currently making an exceedingly favourable impact on the dissemination of Islam in China. China has exceptionally cordial relation with its neighbouring Muslim state, Pakistan. Throughout this period only on unpleasant incident of a petty clash between Chinese and Muslims was reported in 1990 at the Pakistan - China border at Khunjrab.
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#27 [Permalink] Posted on 25th January 2011 13:06

 A Chinese-Arabic-Xiaoerjing dictionary from the early days of the People's Republic of China

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#28 [Permalink] Posted on 25th January 2011 13:08
Youtube Video


99 Names of Allah in Chinese Arabic at the British Museum in London.
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#29 [Permalink] Posted on 25th January 2011 13:14
www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJqPwmTioMs
The above is a vidoe of a chinese lady who was stopped in a street in China and asked to recite from the Quran.

The Beuaty of the Quran and a miracle, No matter what part of the world we come from, we can all relate verses of the Quran from the youngest of babies to the oldest of man.

This is another miracle of the Quran.
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#30 [Permalink] Posted on 25th January 2011 13:21
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