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Muslims in China- Past and Present Part 2

November 28, 2010

Source: Muslims in China- Past and Present Part 2 By Ethar El-Katatney Professional Journalist & Contributor to Egypt Today Magazine – Egypt

Throughout 1400 years, Muslims in China have gone through many ups and downs, until they reached the state of “harmony” with non-Muslims Chinese.

China__3Muslims in China began as traders and soldiers in the 7th century, therefore instilling in the early Muslim settlers a sense of belonging and legitimacy; they were not a burden on the country, but valuable contributors.

It was only in the 13th century, however, after the Mongols conquered China, that these Muslims who were classified as “foreign guests” were allowed to live wherever they chose and were granted full citizenship.