Mosque in Guangzhou, CHINA (Abi Waqas Mosque)

June 2010:

Sejarah kedatangan Islam di China bermula pada zaman Khalifah Uthman Al Affan (RA) di mana bapa saudara Nabi (SAW), Saad abi Waqas telah diutuskan ke China melalui jalan sutera laut kepada Maharaja Dinasti Tang. Utusan ini pertama mendarat di Canton, ketika itu pelabuhan perdagangan utama di China, selepas itu menuju ke ibukota dinasti Tang di Xian dan diterima baik dan Maharaja memerintahkan sebuah masjid dibina di Canton (sekarang Guangzhou) buat mengingati peristiwa bersejarah ini. Inilah Masjid Huai-sheng, masjid yang pertama dan tertua di China. Saad abi Waqas kemudian kembali ke Guangzhou dan meninggal di sana. Sebuah monumen dibina dan dikenali sebagai maqam Saad Abi Waqas di kota Guangzhou. Saya berkesempatan melawat masjid ini baru-baru ini.

Alamat / Address:

Assahabi Abi Waqas Mosque (Muslim Sage’s Tomb)
No.901, North Jiefang Road
Tel: 020-86692743

Bagaimana untuk sampai ke sini? / How to get here?

Access to this mosque is quite tricky as the entrance is located at the edge of crowded intersections.  The mosque is located inside the small park (there was a construction work at the entrance to the park during my visit). For adventurous, you can take Guangzhou metro and stop at Yuexiu station.  In the metro underpass, exit toward Li Hua Hu park (opposite side of Yuexiu Park).  NOTE: There are many parks around this area. When you come to street level, turn right and walk ahead along North Jiefing Road (not toward China Hotel). You will see a small park at your left, and of course the famous Yuexiu Park to your right across the street. Keep on walking and the road will curve to the left.  The entrance to this mosque is to your left at the curve.  If you walk more than 15 minutes from the Yuexiu metro station and still cannot find the mosque, you are lost already.   For conventional people, you can take taxi to this place, but make sure the address of the mosque is written in Chinese. Ask your hotel’s concierge to do this. Some taxi drivers will just dump you in front of the entrance to Yuexiu Park and tell you that the mosque is just across the road, pointing to the direction of the small park. (Thats what happened to me. In this case you must cross the road via metro underpass.)

Facade of Saad Abi Waqas mosque from North Jiefang Rd in Guangzhou CHINA

A well which never dries at the Abi Waqas Mosque in Guangzhou, CHINA

Entrance from the small park in the front of Abi Waqas mosque in Guangzhou, CHINA

Ancient tombs of sahabat (sages) in the Abi Waqas mosgue in Guangzhou, CHINA

Maqam Saad Abi Waqas di Guangzhou, CHINA

A small building housing the tomb of Abu Waqas in Guangzhou, CHINA

Tomb of Saad Abi Waqas (may Allah be pleased with him) in Guangzhou, CHINA

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9 Responses to Mosque in Guangzhou, CHINA (Abi Waqas Mosque)

  1. Rasali says:

    Alhamdulillah it was very surprise when I saw the masjidh at first time after that I visit their several time

  2. salam to muslim brothers, the picture of the new masjid in Saad bin Abi Waqs and tomb picture is very beautifull
    syed fazal shah

  3. salam to all muslims,
    the picture of the mosque in gouangzhou and the Roza mubarak of Saad bin Abi waqs R A, and tomb is very beautifull, and also other information is very usufull thanks
    syed fazal shah

  4. shoaib says:

    Beautiful tomb, and a beautiful mosque.
    a must place visit.

  5. enny says:

    asslkm, one day i will come to this country, and i want to visit this place, i hope. very interested

  6. abuadam says:

    Waalaikumussalam, insyallah Allah will make it easy for u to visit moslem brothers in China

  7. tangrivolsa says:

    Inilah bukti bahwa Rasul pernah berkata: Uthlubul Ilmi walau bisshin =Tuntutlah ilmu walau smapai kenegeri cina.Ternyata dinasti Tang menyambut kedatangan Saad bin Abi waqqas dan mengizinkan Saad bin abi waqqas mendirikan masjid di Cuna.

  8. babur says:

    salaam!
    kaash i sall there.

  9. Apeng says:

    Assalammulaikum…
    Pada 25.02.2013 saya berkesempatang masuk ke Masjid Abi Waqas dan sempat melawat Makam Saudara Nabi S.A.W… Inlah pengalaman yang betul2 mengajar saya… 

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