Event: Islamic Circles Presents 'The Islamic History of China'

Islamic Circles presents:


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Napoleon Bonaparte once said in reference to China, 
"Let her sleep, for when she wakes, she will shake the world."

Prophet Muhammad ﷺ (Allah's peace and blessings be upon him) said in a hadith reported in Al-Baihaqi, 
"Seek knowledge even unto China".

The Islamic presence in China is as old as Islam itself. With 
over 1200 years of Sino-Islamic relations, ranging from the 
early da'wah efforts of the companion, Sa'd ibn Abi Waqqas (ra), 
to the pioneering journeys of the greatest naval commander in 
Chinese history, Admiral Zheng He, to the fact that there are 
some 100 million Muslims living China today. Muslims have a rich 
and unique relationship with China. Islam and Muslims have made 
a significant contribution to China and Chinese civilisation, 
and vice versa.

The course is open to all but spaces are limited. Entry is by 
prior registration only.

This short, intensive course aims to cover the following:
  • A brief history of Chinese Civilisation and Dynasties
  • Arrival of Islam, Golden Age and decline
  • Zheng He and his fleets and impact
  • Different Muslim Communities and Chinese Islam
  • Islamic Scholarship of China and its contribution to Chinese Civilisation
  • Islam and relationship with other faiths such as Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism.
  • Islamic Art in China
  • Current situation and future of Muslims of China
Speaker: Professor Ibrahim Wenjiong Yang (Lanzhou University)*

Date: Saturday 15th January 2011
Time: 9.00 am - 6.00 pm

Venue: Room B02, Birkbeck College, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HX

Deadline for bookings: Monday 10th 
January 2011.
Course fee: £20, 
which includes notes but not lunch.

Prayer facilities will be available with tea and 
coffee provided during break sessions.

*Professor Ibrahim Yang has been engaged in anthropological 
research and teaching for a number of years. He completed 
his studies at the Northwest University for Nationalities and 
Lanzhou University in China. He has undertaken a number of 
significant research projects and his works have received 
many important awards. Some of his selected publications 
include: Interaction Adaptation and Reconstruction: A Study 
of Northwestern Urban Hui Muslim Community and its Cultural 
Transition (2009); and History and Culture of Hui Muslim 
People in China (2006).

For further information and bookings please contact:
 t | (+44) 7956 983 609
e | info@islamiccourses.org
w | www.islamiccourses.org


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