Mosques In China


Nanjing Caoqiao Mosque
Address: No. 26-32, Ganyu Xiang, Qinhuai District, Nanjing
Caoqiao Mosque was originally constructed during the Qianlong Emperor rule of Qing Dynasty. Since then, the mosque has been reconstructed and removed several times. The mosque was built with traditional Chinese architecture style. It consists of main prayer hall, teaching room, ablution room and wing room.
Nanjing Hanximen Mosque
Address: No. 13, Libaisixiang, Hanximen, Tangzijie, Nanjing
The Hanximen Mosque was built in Ming Dynasty(1368-1644) and was rebuilt in the Qing Dynasty(1644-1911). The current mosque was rebuilt in the year of 1915. And the major constructions include the prayer hall, moon building, water house, classroom, and dormitory. The main hall covers an area of 320 square meters and is 8 meters high. It is a Chinese traditional building with Arabic style of windows and doors.
Nanjing Jizhaoying Mosque
Address: No. 43, Jizhaoying, Xuanwu District, Nanjing
Jizhaoying Mosque complex covers an area of 815.1 m2. It has a total of 4 floors which consists of guardroom, kitchen, meeting hall, restroom, main prayer hall, shower room, ablution room, reception room, imam's office, meeting room and the mosque staffs office. The prayer hall of the mosque was rebuilt in 1912. In 1987, the mosque underwent renovation with funds raised by the Urban Islamic Association in Nanjing.
Hushu Mosque
Address: No.39 Shuibei Street, Hushu Town, Jiangning District, Nanjing
Hushu Mosque was built in the year of 1392, Ming Dynasty, then repaired in the year of 1896, Qing Dynasty. In 1910, mosque has the chance to expand then they dig out a new well, built five more rooms including dormitory, water room and meeting room.
Around 1932, mosque established Muslim elementary school and then in 1956, school was moved. In the year of 1964, the prayer hall was demolished due to lack of maintain, then rebuilt in 1979.
Yitiaoxiang Mosque
Address: No.9 Yitiao Lane, Zhujiang Town, Pukou District, Nanjing
Yitiaoxiang Mosque is in the center of Zhujiang Town in Pukou district, Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province. The mosque is named after the lane where it is located. Covering an area of 160 square meters, Yitiaoxiang Mosque was originally built before 1929. The mosque was consisted of the main building of prayer halls, bathroom, kitchen, funeral room and a well.

By the time it was returned to the Pukou District Islamic Association in 2001, the mosque was in very poor condition. Repairs and reconstruction work ultimately got underway 7 years after that. Today Yitiaoxiang Mosque is restored and much expanded, making great contribution to the local Muslim community.
Nanjing Jingjue Mosque
Address: No. 28, Shengzhou Road, Qinhuai District, Nanjing
Jinjue Mosque was constructed under the order of Hongwu Emperor of Ming Dynasty in 1388. The construction of the mosque was completed in 1392. During the Xuande Emperor rule, Zheng He appealed for the mosque to undergo renovation and the first significant repairs took place in 1430. Further expansion and repairs were commissioned by the Jiajing Emperor in the mid-sixteenth century. Other repairs occurred in 1492, 1877, 1879, 1957, 1982, 1984, and 2002. By the late 19th century, the mosque was reduced from being originally 264 acres to a mere 1650 square meters in consequence of the Taiping Rebellion and to reduce the taxes owed by the mosque.

The current structure was constructed in the late Qing Dynasty and its area has been reduced to 0.4 hectares. In 2007, the mosque underwent reparation and renovation with the support of Nanjing municipal government. In 2014, the government added the adjacent primary school into the mosque area, thus doubling its area. Jinjue Mosque is elaborately styled in a Sino-Islamic fashion. The three-entry gate has a imitation imperial tablet in the top center that reads "bestowed by imperial order" and below that it reads "Jingjuesi" (the name of the mosque). The mosque has several courtyards, a reception room, a ablutions chamber, a antechamber, guest quarters, a prayer hall, a kitchen, and a mihrab located at the western end of the mosque.
Nanjing Jingjue Mosque
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