Huaisheng Mosque

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The Huaisheng Mosque, Chinese: 广州怀圣寺, also known as the Lighthouse Mosque and the Great Mosque of Canton, is the main mosque of Guangzhou.wikipedia
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Guangzhou

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The Huaisheng Mosque, Chinese: 广州怀圣寺, also known as the Lighthouse Mosque and the Great Mosque of Canton, is the main mosque of Guangzhou.
The major structures were the Plain Minaret of the Huaisheng Mosque, the Flower Pagoda of the Temple of the Six Banyan Trees, and the guard tower known as the 5-Storey Pagoda.

Islam in China

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Old Chinese Muslim manuscripts say the mosque was built in 627 by Sa`d ibn Abi Waqqas who supposedly came on his first Muslim mission to China in the 620s.
Emperor Gaozong, the Tang emperor who received the envoy then ordered the construction of the Memorial mosque in Canton, the first mosque in the country, in memory of Muhammad.

Minaret

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In China, the most unusual feature of the mosque is its pointed 36 m minaret, the Guangta or Kwangtah.

Khan's Mosque

Somewhat similar "minimalist" minarets can be seen outside China, e.g. at the Khan's Mosque in Kasimov, Russia.
The minimalist design of the minaret, with its unadorned walls, reminds of that of the famous Guangta Minaret of Huaisheng Mosque in Guangzhou, in South China.

Ximenkou station (Guangzhou Metro)

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The mosque is accessible within walking distance south east of Ximenkou Station of Guangzhou Metro.

Mosque

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Rebuilt many times over its history, it is traditionally thought to have been originally built over 1,300 years ago, which would make it one of the oldest mosques in the world.

Kasimov

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Somewhat similar "minimalist" minarets can be seen outside China, e.g. at the Khan's Mosque in Kasimov, Russia.

Tim Severin

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The mosque was visited by Tim Severin's crew of the Sohar, that sailed into Canton from Muscat in July 1981, recreating the fictional voyage of Sinbad the Sailor.

Muscat

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The mosque was visited by Tim Severin's crew of the Sohar, that sailed into Canton from Muscat in July 1981, recreating the fictional voyage of Sinbad the Sailor.

Sinbad the Sailor

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The mosque was visited by Tim Severin's crew of the Sohar, that sailed into Canton from Muscat in July 1981, recreating the fictional voyage of Sinbad the Sailor.

Sa'd ibn Abi Waqqas

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Old Chinese Muslim manuscripts say the mosque was built in 627 by Sa`d ibn Abi Waqqas who supposedly came on his first Muslim mission to China in the 620s.

Quanzhou

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Although modern secular scholars do not find any historical evidence that Sa`d ibn Abi Waqqas actually visited China, they agree that the first Muslims must have arrived to China within the 7th century, and that the major trade centers, such as Guangzhou, Quanzhou, and Yangzhou probably already had their first mosques built during the Tang Dynasty, even though no reliable sources attesting to their actual existence has been found so far.

Yangzhou

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Although modern secular scholars do not find any historical evidence that Sa`d ibn Abi Waqqas actually visited China, they agree that the first Muslims must have arrived to China within the 7th century, and that the major trade centers, such as Guangzhou, Quanzhou, and Yangzhou probably already had their first mosques built during the Tang Dynasty, even though no reliable sources attesting to their actual existence has been found so far.

Tang dynasty

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Although modern secular scholars do not find any historical evidence that Sa`d ibn Abi Waqqas actually visited China, they agree that the first Muslims must have arrived to China within the 7th century, and that the major trade centers, such as Guangzhou, Quanzhou, and Yangzhou probably already had their first mosques built during the Tang Dynasty, even though no reliable sources attesting to their actual existence has been found so far.

Song dynasty

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It is very likely that the mosque existed during the early years of the Song Dynasty.

Guangzhou Metro

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The mosque is accessible within walking distance south east of Ximenkou Station of Guangzhou Metro.

History of Islam in China

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Emperor Gaozong, the Tang emperor who received the envoy then ordered the construction of the Memorial mosque in Canton, the first mosque in the country, in memory of the prophet.