Raphael ISRAELI

Mosque, Shanghai, 1980. PHOTO BY JOAN LEBOLD COHEN.

Although “Seek learning even onto China,” the oft-cited hadith—a narrative record of the sayings or customs of the Prophet Muhammad and his companions—has been over-interpreted in commentaries and by pure speculation, it does suggest the farthest limits of Muslim expansion. From the Tang years (618–907 CE) to the present—considering the basic demand of Islam that its followers ought to live under Muslim regimes—difficult

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By |2014-12-16T16:53:45-05:00January 23rd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Religion, Religion or Philosophy, Values and Worldview|Comments Off on Islam (Yīsīlánjiào 伊斯兰教)|Yīsīlánjiào 伊斯兰教 (Islam)

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