Islam in China

religious communities

Muslims have been in China for the last 1,400 years, and have interacted with Chinese society.[1] Muslims live in every region in China.[2] Various sources estimate different numbers of Muslims in China. Some sources indicate 2% of the total population in China are Muslims.[3] Xinjiang in the northwest is the province with most Muslims.[4]

The Huaisheng Mosque is one of the oldest mosques in the world, built by Muhammad's maternal uncle


  1. Dru C. Gladney 2003. Islam in China: accommodation or separatism? The China Quarterly. [1]
  2. Armijo, Jackie 2006. Islamic education in China. Harvard Asia Quarterly 10 (1). [2]
  3. "East Asia/Southeast Asia :: China — The World Factbook - Central Intelligence Agency".
  4. Bentley, Jerry H.; Ziegler, Herbert (2007). Traditions and encounters: a global perspective on the past. McGraw-Hill. p. 586. ISBN 0073406937.

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