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China Removes Mosque Domes: Report

HONG KONG – Media reports citing photos circulated on the internet have accused officials in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region of northern China of removing domes and religious motifs from mosques. The reports, published Tuesday by UCA News, cited comments by Yang Faming, the chairman of the government-linked Islamic Association of China saying that “Chinese Islam …

China Bans Religious Education for Hui Muslims

GUANGHE – The Chinese government has imposed a new ban on Muslim students from joining religious education in the Linxia Hui Autonomous Prefecture in Gansu province. “Such bans had been conveyed verbally in recent years. But, implementation was uneven and often ignored. The more forceful rollout this year shows authorities are serious about enforcement,” Li, …

China Jails Muslim for Teaching Islam

In the latest crackdown on its Muslim minority, China has jailed a member of the Hui Muslim minority after forming online discussions groups to teach about Islam.

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China’s Greatest Muslim Explorer– Zheng He

When people think of great explorers, they think of the usual names: Marco Polo, Ibn Battuta, Evliya Çelebi, Christopher Columbus, etc. But not many know of one of the most interesting and influential of all time. In China, he is well known, although not always globally recognized or glorified. He is Zheng He, the Muslim who …

12,000 Chinese Muslims Plan Hajj this Year

As hundreds started flocking to Makkah and Madinah to perform hajj this year, a total of 284 Chinese Muslim pilgrims from Southwest China’s Yunnan Province reportedly arrived at the Madinah Airport in a chartered flight on Sunday, as the first batch of about 12,000 planning hajj this year.

Muslims in China- Past and Present

Throughout 1400 years, Muslims in China have gone through many ups and downs, until they reached the state of “harmony” with non-Muslims Chinese. Muslims in China began as traders and soldiers in the 7th century, therefore instilling in the early Muslim settlers a sense of belonging and legitimacy; they were not a burden on the …

Han Chinese Keeps Her Islam Secret

More than three years since converting to Islam, Aysha Xiong, a Han Chinese woman, still keeps her new faith a secret over fears of being targeted with her family.

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