Original Chinese Language Article By: http://news.163.com/
(Translated by Adrian Chan-Wyles PhD)
On the 1st July, 2012, Chinese Muslims of ‘Hui’ (回) ethnic origination, who worship at the ‘Na Family Household’ (纳家户 – Na Jia Hu) Mosque (清真寺 – Qing Zhen Si), situated in the Yinchuan city area of Yongning county, (in the Ningxia Autonomous Region), gathered at the Chinese-Arabic Painting and Calligraphy Institute, to officially mark the 91st anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China (CPC). The ‘Hui’ ethnic minority is comprised of Chinese-Muslims who are the descendants of Arab merchants and tradesmen who visited China hundreds of years ago – some of whom settled in the country and married Chinese women. The Hui Muslims have always lived peacefully within China, and are loyal citizens of the People’s Republic of China (PRC).
Chinese-Muslims (of Arab-descent) have always been associated with expert scholarship and the propagation of profound cultural activities. On this special day, with a tangible sense of gratitude and respect, these scholars produced a number of patriotic calligraphy inscriptions out of respect for the masses. A number of examples read ‘Hui and Han Live in Solidarity, and Social Harmony’, ‘Without the Communist Party, There Could Be No New China!’, ‘We Warmly Celebrate the 91st Anniversary of the Founding of the Communist Party of China!’, ‘Patriotism is Part of Our Islamic Faith!’, ‘Love Our Country – Love our Religion!’, ‘Respect the Law – Obey the Law!’, ‘Without the Leadership of the Communist Party – Our Life Today Would Not Be Prosperous!’, ‘Understand Gratitude – Propagate Gratitude!’, and ‘Study with Diligence and Be Productive’, as well as other works.
The Hui Chinese-Muslim population surrounding the Najiahu Mosque-area, were very appreciative of the efforts of their scholars associated with the Chinese-Arabic Painting and Calligraphy Institute, and were very enthusiastic about celebrating the 91st anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China. However, such outstanding loyalty and patriotism is not unknown in this area. Lu Zhongming (吕忠明) – the Director of the Najiahu Mosque Management Committee – stated that: ‘In 2011, the local Chinese-Muslim community and scholars of the Chinese and Arabic Painting and Calligraphy Institute also celebrated the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China.’
Yinchuan city is being developed into a ‘World Muslim City’, and possesses a ‘Chinese Hui Muslim Cultural Park’ that celebrates the history and presence of the Hui-Muslim people in China, and their unique contribution to China’s cultural and economic development. The Najiahu Mosque is situated in this joyful and multicultural area of modern China (on Han Hui Number 1 Street), whilst the local Hui and Han people are very friendly and welcoming to tourists and other inquisitive seekers.
Original Chinese Language Article:
2012-07-03 10:15:00 来源: 中国经济网(北京)