MUSLIM IN CHINA
China is the world's most populous country, with a population of over 1.35 billion. 20 million Muslims is the official figure announced by the Chinese authorities in the last population census and 40 to 50 million according to other sources. China has 56 ethnic groups, 10 are Muslims :
Hui, Ouighur, Kazakh, Dongxiang, Kirghiz, Salar, Tadjik, Uzbek, Bao’an, Tatar.
( Yunnan Province)
Shadian is home to the wealthiest Muslims in China, with many involved in the luxury trade of minerals within the mining industry. Approximately 60,000 tons of minerals are being exported out of the area annually and are a part of China's main trade. Shadian town is an exclusive Muslim zone with more than 20,000 Muslims staying in the vicinity. There are about 11 main Mosques here and just like in any Muslim country, the Athan (call to prayer) can be heard in almost every part of Shadian.
MEMORIAL OF THE HOLY PROPHET IN GUANGZHOU
The Great Mosque of Guangzhou, known also as Huaisheng Mosque (Memorial of the Holy Prophet) or the Guangta Mosque (Light Tower Mosque), is thought to be the earliest surviving mosque in China Manuscripts from 1206 claim that the mosque was built by an uncle of the Prophet, Abi Waqqas, on the first Muslim mission to China in the 630s.
The ancient Chinese city of Xi'an is home to 60,000 ethnic Chinese Muslims and boasts 1,300 years of Islamic history.
The Great Mosque of Xian is the largest and best preserved (Ming dynasty) of the early mosques of China.
Zheng He (1371–1433), was a Hui-Chinese court eunuch, mariner, explorer, diplomat and fleet admiral, who commanded expeditionary voyages to Southeast Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, and East Africa from 1405 to 1433. He apparently never found time for a pilgrimage to Mecca but did send sailors there on his last voyage. He played an important part in developing relations between China and Islamic countries. In 1985 a Muslim-style tomb was built in Nanjing
Capital of Yunnan province, Kunming is home of four mosques.