Muslims? In China?!
// December 22nd, 2006 // Blog
That was my thought three years ago when i learnt that there are around 20 million Muslims in China. I don't know why i was so shocked, but my ignorance in Islam (and most other matters) was pretty well-rounded back then!
Once i discovered this amazing fact, i did my best to find out more information on this Muslim community via my friend on the web, Google.
Soon after, i stumbled across this very informative website.
It belongs to a group that organizes tours of Islamic sites around China. Any money raised goes towards helping the orphans under their care as well as the poor people of the community.
Among the glowing testimonies on the website is one from the photographer, Peter Sanders. He took some AMAZING photos during that time, māshā’Allāh, that can be found on his website under the travel section, along with other stunning images from around the Muslim world.
I encourage those who are planning a trip abroad – both Muslim and non-Muslim – to investigate this tour further. It seems like one of those “once in a lifetime” journeys you'll never forget.
If my father was up to it (and i wasn't a final year graduate student) i would totally be on the next plane out there, inshā’Allāh!
If anyone is thinking about going, please let me know!