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Kubrawiyya (Kuburenye or Kubulinye in Chinese) in China

Muhuyindeni, a descendant of the Prophet Mohammad brought Kubrawiyya sufi order to China. Muhuyindeni is said to have visited China three time. On his last trip, he settled in a village named Dawantou in Dongxiang region. All villagers at Dawantou were from the Zhang family. Therefore, Muhuyindeni changed his surname to Zhang and had a Chinese name Zhang Yuhuang. The name of his order was known as the Zhangmen or Dawantou Menhuan.

Kubrawiyya adherents lived in Northwest China’s Linxia, Dongxiang, Kangle and Lanzhou. About 1.7% of Chinese speaking Muslim Hui’s population are Kubrawiyya followers.

The Hubrawiyya Gongbei
Dawantou Gongbei in Dongxiang: the tomb of Muhuyindeni and his decedents.
Caotan Gongbei in Kangle.
Gongle Gongbei at Luotuoxiang, Lanzhou.


Last Updated on Monday, 26 November 2012 10:38