Thursday, June 15, 2006

Chinese madrassa



Originally uploaded by SamLi.
I guess this photo, one could say, illustrates the result of the hadith of the Envoy of God, may God bless him and give him peace, "Seek knowledge even unto China."

2 comments:

nomadfunk said...

This is not a Chinese madrassa. Firstly, the children, whilst being Chinese nationals are non-Han - mostly Uighurs, a Turkic group. This photo was taken in Hotan, XInjiang Province, otherwide known as Eastern Turkistan. So one can quibble over the Chinese-ness of the children. More importantly, this is most likely a normal primary school, not a madrassa, which are banned in China for children under 16.

jordan robinson said...

Thanks for the valuable info...

And I have used the term madrassa here in a generic fashion as this Arabic word literally translates to "school." I don't mean it quite in the religious sense.