China and Spread of Islam in Indonesia

Immigrants of Chinese descendant played a major role in converting the people to Islam.

VIVAnews – History has it that the early wave of Chinese Muslims migration into Indonesia was not intended to spread the teachings of Islam. Welfare was the main reason they came into the archipelago.

Masjid Cheng Ho in Indonesia was built to commemorate the visit of Chinese Muslim Admiral Zheng He in Indonesia.

The voyage of Admiral Zheng He to Indonesia in the 15th century was also of the cause. Zheng He was the first Chinese Muslim leader who explore Southeast Asia.

He along with his men, who were also Muslim, sought to attain his goals in strengthening China’s relations with Asian and Africana countries through trade and diplomacy.

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Categories: Asia, China, Indonesia, Islam

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