Prophet Mohammed and the Black Arabs: The Witness of Pre-Modern Chinese Sources By Wesley Muhammed, PHD

Prophet Muhammad and the Black Arabs:
The Witness of Pre-Modern Chinese Sources
By

Wesley Muhammad, PhD

1. Introduction

China has a remarkable Sinophone Muslim community, the Hui, which is at least 1300 years old and may actually go back to the time of the Prophet Muhammad (d. 632) who, according to Chinese Muslim tradition, is supposed to have sent ambassadors to China to teach Islam [Lipman 1997; EI2 s.v. al-Sin].

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