Hui Muslims in Yinchuan, in the Ningxia Hui autonomous region of China. Photo: Shutterstock Hui Muslims in Yinchuan, in the Ningxia Hui autonomous region of China. Photo: Shutterstock
Hui Muslims in Yinchuan, in the Ningxia Hui autonomous region of China. Photo: Shutterstock
Wee Kek Koon
Opinion

Opinion

Reflections by Wee Kek Koon

A brief history of Islam in China – including a moment of prominence

  • The religion is believed to have arrived in the 600s, brought in by traders from the Middle East and Central Asia
  • Although Muslims settled in many coastal cities, including Guangzhou, Islam did not widely percolate

Hui Muslims in Yinchuan, in the Ningxia Hui autonomous region of China. Photo: Shutterstock Hui Muslims in Yinchuan, in the Ningxia Hui autonomous region of China. Photo: Shutterstock
Hui Muslims in Yinchuan, in the Ningxia Hui autonomous region of China. Photo: Shutterstock
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