Islamic Revival Among the Chinese Hui Minority
Saturday, July 18, 2015, 11 a.m. to noon
Age limit: All ages
Islam in China features several layers, with each one tending to criticize those that came before it. This lecture will discuss the two most recent Muslim movements to arrive in China: the Salafiyya movement that advocates a strict, literal interpretation of Quran and Hadith and the Tablighi Jama’at, which encourages all Muslims to embark on ascetic preaching journeys, behaving as they imagine the earliest Muslims did.
Participants in these transnational movements critique elements of syncretism prevalent in many Chinese Muslim sects and aim to purify Islam by encouraging individual piety rather than any sort of coercive or political change.
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