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  1. Chinese Muslims have been in China for the last 1,400 years of continuous interaction with Chinese society "Islam expanded gradually across the maritime and inland silk routes from the 7th to the 10th centuries through trade and diplomatic exchanges." The Huaisheng Mosque mosque, whose construction is attributed to one of the Prophet Muhammad's Sahaba, Sa`d ibn Abi Waqqas. According to Chinese Muslims' traditional legendary accounts, Islam was first introduced to China in 616-18 AD by Sahaba (companions) of Prophet Muhammad : Sa`d ibn Abi Waqqas, Sayid, Wahab and another Sahaba. It is noted in other accounts that Wahab Abu Kabcha reached Canton by sea in 629 CE. Sa`ad ibn Abi Waqqas, along with three Sahabas, namely Suhayla Abuarja, Uwais al-Qarani and Hassan ibn Thabit returned to China from Arabia in 637 by the Yunan-Manipur-Chittagong route, then reached Arabia by sea. Some sources date the introduction of Islam in China to 650 AD, the third sojourn of Saad ibn abi Waqqas. The first major Muslim settlements in China consisted of Arab and Persian merchants. The arrival of Arabian and Persian merchants during the Tang and Song dynasties saw the introduction of the Muslim diet.
  2. Did Islamic civilization spread to China in early centuries of Islam?
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