HISTORY OF ISLAM IN CHINA
The historical backdrop of Islam in China for the most part traces all the way back to the time of Mohammad (Pbuh). During this time, China was viewed as the most evolved country around the world. It is accepted that the history of Islam in China can even be followed sooner than this, during the time of Uthman ibn Affan which is taken as the third Calihp.
The presentation of Islam in China happened after the Islam prevailed over Byzantine, Persian and Romans.. The Arabs brokers, who had visited China on their Silk Route, had made a move to spread Islam to the Chinese who they connected with as they exchanged.
The pace of spread of Islam in China by then was extremely insignificant, since the spread of Islam didn’t have any coordinated exertion. In spite of absence of extensive documentation about the historical backdrop of Arab history, the short Chinese history portrayed above and the proof contained in the Ancient Record of Tang Dynasty depicted this occasion as the introduction of Islam in China.
In enthusiasm for the Islamic religion in China, the Chinese head alluded as Yung Wei requested the structure the of first China’s mosque in the past known as Magnificent Canton mosque, which is as of now named the Memorial Mosque. This mosque actually stands even to date in the wake of having existed for a considerable length of time
The presence of this mosque worked with the foundation of the primary Muslim settlement in this port city. The settlement was incredibly supported when Umayyads and Abbasids sent six assignments to China that was enormously refreshing by the Chinese. Since the Muslims and specifically the Arabs were extremely acculturated both mechanically and financially through exchange, those Muslims who relocated to China extraordinarily supported the monetary development of China.
They were famous to rule the imports/sends out exchanges during the time of the Sung Dynasty which happened between 960 to 1279 CE. This was likewise helped seriously by the presence of a Muslim as the chief General of delivery. It was under the Ming Dynasty which existed in 1368 to 1644 CE that Muslims turned out to be completely coordinated in China.
This period is frequently alluded as the brilliant time of Islam in China as Chinese Muslims prospered significantly during this period. This period was additionally set apart by huge number of intermarriages between Muslims who had moved to China and the Han Society. An intriguing marvel of these intermarriages was noted by the way where the Muslim names changed. Numerous Muslims who wedded Han ladies picked to assume the names of their spouses, while others selected to adjust the family names of Mai, Mu and Mo
The people who adjusted these names were generally those Muslims who had names like Mustafa, Muhammad and Masoud. Those Muslims that couldn’t recognize Chinese names that coordinated with their family names selected to take the Chinese person that generally took after their names.
Aside from the extraordinary change of the Chinese Muslim names, the Muslim custom of dressing and food varieties product additionally extraordinarily influenced. The Muslims dietary and method of dressing was totally noticed and not compromised. As time slipped by, the Muslims who had relocated to China begun talking the Hans vernacular and were additionally familiar with perusing the Chinese language.