The Prophet (s) said, “Seek knowledge even in China,” (al-Bayhaqi). According to the Muqaddimah of the great Muslim Historian Ibn Khaldun, “All civilisations rise and fall”. Napoleon Bonaparte once said of China, “Let her sleep, for when she wakes, she will shake the world.”
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 millions of Muslims living China today. Islam and Muslims have made a significant contribution to China and Chinese Civilisation and vice versa. Muslims have a rich and unique relationship with China.
The package includes:
All local transportation,meals where stated, accommodation, local Chinese Muslim guides and entrance fees to sights, museums and more. Lectures on Islamic History of China and cultural exchange with Chinese Muslims.
Places of visit
Cities of Beijing and Xian Great Wall, Ming Palaces, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Great Mosques of Xian and Beijing, Terra-cotta soldiers, Muslim Districts and Madrasahs and more.
Optional (additional charge)
Chinese Arabic Calligraphy Art workshops
Huran and Musa Yang Zhao and subject to availability, our special guest Professor Ibrahim Wenjiong Yang*
*Professor Ibrahim Wenjiong Yang has been engaged in anthropological research and teaching. He has interests in cultural anthropology, anthropology of religion, ethnic relations, urbanization, tradition and modernity as well as focus on Islam and Muslim ethnic minorities in China with interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives.
He completed his academic studies at the Northwest University for Nationalities and Lanzhou University in China, where he now currently teaches. 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); The History and Culture of Hui Muslim People in China,(2006).
Our tour partner, Zheng He Tours Ltd, has been organising tours to China for the last 10 years.