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Iranian students pay visit to Shanghai historic mosque

Beijing, A number of Iranian students studying at Shanghai universities on the occasion of holy month of Ramadan with the aim of getting familiar with the fasting rituals of Chinese Muslims paid visit to Friday's night of Sonjiang mosque in Shanghai.

In this visit, Davood Jayo, the Prayer Imam of the Sonjiang mosque, provided explanations for the students about the construction of this old mosque, the Islamic identity of the Muslims of China, how Islam entered China by the Iranian people and the rituals of Ramadan.

The 600yearold Sonjiang mosque is the oldest mosque in Shanghai built with the IslamicChinese architecture. In this old mosque, a number of ancient works belonging to Iranians who migrated to China to promote Islam previous years were kept.

The old cemetery, located behind this mosque, is hosting the graves of elders and religious scholars which now show itself as a beautiful and old garden.

The mosque is also the same as mosques in Iran with a domeshaped architecture, which is unique in its architecture in China.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency IRNA