Niu Jie Mosque

The Niujie (Ox Street) Mosque, is situated on Niujie Street in the city's Xuanwu District. First built back in 996, the mosque has a history that stretches back over a thousand years, in which time it has undergone numerous refits and extensions, and has greeted Muslims from all over the world to worship. The mosque covers an area of over 6000 square meters (7176 square yards), and is structurally based on traditional Chinese wooden palaces, yet adopts a typical Arabic-style of decoration. There are no human or animal figures among these decorations as these are considered taboo in Islam.
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Beijing's most historical and majestic mosque.


The mosque points towards Mekka, the holy land of Islam, in the west.


Chinese Muslims



Since my Beijing tour was mainly for Muslims, the tourist guide took us to the mosque for the Muslims to offer prayers. I was not supposed to come to this sacred place, therefore I could stay in the bus. But, I was curious to see further. I walked around the area capturing a few shots. Amazing..it's so much different from our Malaysian mosque.

Comments

  1. It doesn't look anything like mosque too me. LOL :D

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  2. It looks more like a temple. :D

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  3. This is a Chinese style mosque. Yeah, I also saw one like this in Shandong.

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  4. Mosque or temple its always in the heart..you are not supposed to go to on your own accord or you are not allowed to go in?

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  5. I would like to visit a mosque but thisvdoesn't seem to be a typical one.

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  6. this mosque just looks like a normal chinese temple~~

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