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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 ...more
Hardcover, 264 pages
Published August 1st 2000 by State University of New York Press
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Dina Kaidir
In reading these translations, it is clear that the ulama in China saw the "learning to be human" is the fundamental purpose of all Islamic teachings. What comes to mind throughout the reading of this book is what the Prophet (prayers, peace and blessings be upon him) says, "Seek knowledge, even unto China."

In the modern world, we have forgotten how to be human. We consider such ancient wisdom to be 'outmoded' and 'outdated' even 'naive.'

There is "Great Learning," to be done..on ourselves.
Penandinkpot Uzma
The quest of the spiritual. Understanding oneself. Understanding the self and heart by two of the great sages in China than makes this a very good insight and read for learning and a reflection in one's life.
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Sachiko Murata (村田幸子, born 1943) is a professor of religion and Asian studies at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She is a 2011 Guggenheim Fellow. (Wikipedia)
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