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Jinjue Mosque

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Jinjue Mosque
净觉寺
Hall of JingJue Mosque,Nanjing.jpg
Jinjue Mosque is located in Jiangsu
Jinjue Mosque
Jiangsu
Basic information
LocationQinhuai, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China
Geographic coordinates32°01′26.4″N 118°46′59.7″E / 32.024000°N 118.783250°E / 32.024000; 118.783250Coordinates: 32°01′26.4″N 118°46′59.7″E / 32.024000°N 118.783250°E / 32.024000; 118.783250
AffiliationSunni Islam
Architectural typeMosque

The Jinjue Mosque (Chinese: 净觉寺; pinyin: Jìngjué Sì) is a mosque in Qinhuai District, Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province, China.[1]

History[edit]

The mosque was constructed under the order of Hongwu Emperor of Ming Dynasty in 1388. During the Xuande Emperor rule, Zheng He appealed for the mosque to undergo renovation before his voyages which made the total mosque are to become 2.6 hectares. Since then, the mosque had been destroyed and rebuilt several times, with the current structure constructed in the late Qing Dynasty and its area has been reduced to 0.4 hectares. In 2007, the mosque underwent reparation and renovation with the support of Nanjing municipal government. In 2014, the government added the adjacent primary school into the mosque area, thus doubling its area.

Transportation[edit]

The mosque is accessible within walking distance north east of Sanshanjie Station of Nanjing Metro.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Chinese Emperor's Poem about the Prophet Muhammad (saw)". Al Siraat.