It was built during the reign of Caliph Uthman Ibn Affan, may God be pleased with him, and it was a gift from the Chinese Emperor to Muslim merchants, and the use of precious aromatic wood in the construction of the walls, so the mosque smells wonderful, as all the verses of the Holy Qur’an are written on its walls.
The construction of the mosque has been completed by the Ming Dynasty and is characterized by its amazing architecture. It covers an area of 12,000 square meters in the heart of a historic city that is considered the first habitat of the Kingdom of China. The walls of the Ming Dynasty palace are still towering over the city and along the waterway. Chinese Shanxi.
In its architecture, it mixes traditional Chinese style and ancient Islamic heritage, where the splendor of Arabic letters has blended with beautiful Chinese writing methods. What adds to its perfection is the brilliance of writing so far in its eminence. According to the history engraved on the stone inside the mosque, it was built in 742 AD during the rule of the Tang Empire where Muslim merchants went to China for the purpose of trade, and some Muslims participated in uniting China during the Tang and Ming Dynasty.
The construction of the Haji Shing Mosque, which is descended from a Muslim family, helped clean the Pirates of the Sea of China in the fourteenth century AD. Islamic tradition. The beautiful names of God are engraved on the ceiling and in the shape of lanterns in French style hanging over the worshipers.
The mosque is divided into four courtyards that now include more than twenty buildings in its five courtyards. There are also 675 pieces of engineering plaque inside the prayer hall, each one painted in degrees of green and indigo blue and gold. ).
The mosque was declared a protected historical and cultural site at the level of Shaanxi Province, and it was later upgraded to a large historical and cultural site protected at the national level in 1988. It is still used as a place of worship by Chinese Muslims, as it receives tourists and visitors daily, and the number of visitors has exceeded 10 Millions of visitors from 100 countries around the world.