Beijing Tour For Muslims
Islam in China began during the caliphate
of 'Uthman ibn Affan (Allayhi Rahma, ra), the third caliph.
After triumphing over the Byzantine, Romans and the Persians,
'Uthman ibn Affan, dispatched a deputation to China in 29
AH (650 C.E., Eighteen years after the Prophet's (pbuh) death),
under the leadership by Sa'ad ibn Abi Waqqaas (Allayhi Rahma),
Prophet Muhammad's (Salla Allahu wa Allahai wa Sallam, pbuh)
maternal uncle, inviting the Chinese emperor to embrace Islam.
Even before this, the Arab traders during the time of the
Prophet (pbuh), had already brought Islam to China, although
this was not an organized effort, but merely as an offshoot
of their journey along the Silk Route (land and sea route).
Even though there are only sparse records
of the event in Arab history, a brief one in Chinese history,
The Ancient Record of the Tang Dynasty describes the landmark
visit. To Chinese Muslims, this event is considered to be
the birth of Islam in China. To show his admiration for Islam,
the emperor Yung Wei ordered the establishment of China's
first mosque - Huaisheng Mosque. The magnificent Guangzhou
city mosque known to this day as the 'Memorial Mosque.' still
stands today, after fourteen centuries. One of the first Muslim
settlements in China was established in this port city. The
Umayyads and Abbasids sent six delegations to China, all of
which were warmly received by the Chinese.
The Muslims who immigrated to China eventually
began to have a great economic impact and influence on the
country. They virtually dominated the import/export business
by the time of the Song Dynasty (960 - 1279 CE). Indeed, the
office of Director General of Shipping was consistently held
by a Muslim during this period. Under the Ming Dynasty (1368
- 1644 CE) generally considered to be the golden age of Islam
in China, Muslims gradually became fully integrated into Han
According to a publication on mosques in
China (1998 edition), there are now 32,749 mosques in the
entire People's Republic of China, with 23,000 in the province
of Xinjiang. China's Muslims have been active in the country's
internal politics. Islam was introduced into Beijing around
the 10th century. The earlies mosque in Beijing, Niujie Mosque,
was built in 996 over 1,000 years ago. More mosques were set
up during the Ming Dynasty.
With years' experience in handling
Beijing tours for Muslims, we are confident in making your
trips in Beijing both successful and fruitful! If the tours
below are not what you expect or like, you are welcome to
contact our tour advisors to give you a new customized muslim
Cloud Taoist Temple
Center "Water Cube"
Stadium "Bird's Nest"