Author: Mohamad Yasin Owadally
Publisher: A.S. Noordeen (2006)
Pages: 107 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
Sa’ad Ibn Abi Waqqas (r.a.) the uncle & companion of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.), and the only person to whom the Prophet (s.a.w.) had said, ‘Throw (arrows); let my father and mother be sacrificed for you.” He was the first to have shot an arrow in defense of Islam. Sa’ad (r.a.) has thus gone down in the annuals of history as the Hero of Qadisiyyah and he defeated the king Rustam. Before the great battles, he used to recite the Quranic verse;”…My righteous servants shall inherit the earth.”
Muslim and Chinese historians have proved that Sa’ad (r.a) came to China for the propagation of Islam under the instruction of the Prophet (s.a.w.) more than 1300 years ago; while others say he came to China during the Calphate of Uthman (r.a.). They point out to his blessed grave in Guangzhou. Sa’ad (r.a.) built the first Chinese Mosque famous by the name Huaisheng Mosque. Miraculous things are seen at his grave in Guangzhou.
Ming Tai Tsu (founder of Ming dynasty) was a Muslim. He composed a hundred words of praise to Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w.), which may still be found inscribed in the main mosque in Nanking. Ibn Battuta writes a lot on China during his visits there in the 13th century.
In kung-fu the Muslim Hui excelled and contributed the seminal northern styles. Many Kung-fu masters have emerged from among the Hui (Muslim) people, famous not only for their combat skill and for having created many schools of Wushu which have remained popular until now! Ma Xianda the famous Muslim Wushu master coached the famous fighters and actor Jet Li. Dyanmic art such as Ali’s stick of the swords’ techniques known as ‘Sulaiman’s sword’ and ‘Quran’s sword’ are among the many arts founded by the Chinese Muslims.