Naqshbandiya Foundation for Islamic Education

The Naqshbandiya Foundation for Islamic Education (NFIE) is a non-profit, tax exempt, religious and educational organization dedicated to serve Islam with a special focus on Tasawwuf(Sufism),

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Importance of Sufism in Chinese Islam: Sachiko Murata & William Chittick -International Kenan Rifai Symposium -June 17, 2015

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International Kenan Rifai Symposium -June 17, 2015

Ken'an Rifai Chair of Islamic Studies at Peking University:

Koyoto University Ken'an Rifai Center for Sufi Studies:

Ken'an Ridai Chair in Islamic Studies at University of North Carolina:

The First Islamic Classic in Chinese: Wand Daiyu's Real Commentary on the True Teaching: Sachiko Murata

 in 1642, Wang Daiyu's Real Commentary on the True Teaching was the first significant presentation of Islam in the Chinese language by a Muslim scholar. It set the standard for the expression of Islamic theology, Sufism, and ethics in Chinese, and became the literary foundation of a school of thought that has been called "Muslim Confucianism." In contrast to Muslim scholars writing in every other language, Wang avoided Arabic words, opting instead to reconfigure the religion in terms of Chinese concepts and categories. Employing the terminology of Neo-Confucian philosophy, his overview of Islam is thus both congenial to the mainstream Islamic tradition and reaffirms Confucian teachings about the human duty to establish harmony between heaven and earth. This book will appeal to those curious about the manner in which Islam has flourished in China over the past thousand years, as well as those interested in dialogue among religions and the significance of religious diversity.

Review in Reading Religion:

Chinese Gleams of Sufi Light: Sachiko Murata -SUNY Press

Chinese Gleams of Sufi Light investigates, for the first time in a Western language, the manner in which the Muslim scholars of China adapted the Chinese tradition to their own needs during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The book surveys the 1400-year history of Islam in China and explores why the four books translated from Islamic languages into Chinese before the twentieth century were all Persian Sufi texts. The author also looks carefully at the two most important Muslim authors of books in the Chinese language, Wang Tai-yü and Liu Chih.

Chinese Gleams of Sufi Light PDF:

Importance of Sufism in Chinese Islam: Sachiko Murata - Traditional Hikma PDF

The Unity of Being in Liu Chih's Islamic Neo-Confucianism: Sachiko Murata - Ibn Arabi Society

The Sage Learning of Liu Zhi: Islamic Thought in Confucian Terms Sachiko Murata, William Chittick, Tu Wie-Ming - Harvrad University Press

The Three Dimensions of Confucian Islam (PDF): Sachiko Murata

Liu Zhi: A Leading Chinese Muslim Scholar & Saint - Alexander Wain PDF

Chinese Heirs to Muhammad (saws):Jessica Lilu Chen PhD Thesis - PDF

Seek Knowledge in China: Dr. Umar Faruq Abdallah


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