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Chinese Muslims celebrate Ramadan PDF Print E-mail
BEIJING, July 21 (APP): As elsewhere around the world, in China more than 20 million Muslims on Friday marked the first day of Holy month of Ramadan as they were enjoying freedom of religion across the country.In the 600-year-old Dongguan Mosque, located in Xining, provincial capital of northwest China’s Qinghai province, tens of thousands of Muslims gathered  to attend the morning prayer on Friday.“The month of Ramadan is the greatest and most revered month for Muslims and the prayer on the first day is also extremely important,” Xinhua news quoted Ma Yongliang, who runs a logistics company in Xining city.Han Jing, 17, said she would get up at 3 a.m. every morning during Ramadan to prepare food for her family.Han said she would stay with other women at home, while the men would go to the mosque during the month. Observing fast, she believes that’s the best way to get blessing of Allah.Ma insists to pray five times every day, and follows the business rules of integrity and trustworthiness according to Islam.“We have been abiding with the sermons of the Koran for centuries.Although our lives have undergone rapid changes, we still hold strong faith,” Ma said.Thanks to the support of the Chinese government, the ethnic groups in the impoverished western areas have developed their dominant industries in recent years, slowly eradicating poverty.
 

     

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