Exploring Hui Muslims’ Utilization of Islamic Press for the Revival of Islam during the Republic of China (1912-1949)

Authors

  • FATMIR SHEHU ASSOC. PROF.
  • Mai Jianjun Ph.D. Student,

Keywords:

Hui Muslims, Islamic Revival Movement, Islamic Da‘wah, Islamic Press, Republic of China.

Abstract

This paper seeks to explore the utilization of Islamic Press by Hui Muslims for the
revival of Islam during the Republic of China (1912-1949). The goal of this study is
to show how the Hui Muslim Da’wah practitioners including intellectuals and Islamic
scholars used Islamic Press, i.e., Islamic newspapers and journals, as the main Islamic
Da‘wah instrument to revive Islam and its teachings among the Hui Muslims as well
as convey Islamic Message to non-Muslims. The research brings important insights
into Islamic Da‘wah efforts made by the Hui Muslims in the history of Islamic
Revival Movement in China. The focus of discussion is on: origin of Hui Muslims;
background of the Islamic Revival Movement; and Islamic Press. The historical,
descriptive, and analytical methods are used in the entire research. This work finds
out that the Hui Muslims during the Republic of China have responded proactively to
the social and political changes in the Chinese society to advance the cause of Islamic
Da‘wah. By adapting to the environment and using the advanced available
technology, it indicates their use of Hikmah (wisdom) in conducting the work of
Islamic Da‘wah.

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Author Biography

Mai Jianjun, Ph.D. Student,

Ph.D. Student, International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC)
International Islamic University Malaysia,

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Published

2021-12-31

How to Cite

SHEHU, F., & Jianjun, M. (2021). Exploring Hui Muslims’ Utilization of Islamic Press for the Revival of Islam during the Republic of China (1912-1949). Al-Risalah: Journal of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences (ARJIHS), 5(4), 36–51. Retrieved from https://journals.iium.edu.my/al-risalah/index.php/al-risalah/article/view/357