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Muslims’ spiritual center in Shenzhen
    2013-08-15  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

    THOUSANDS of expatriate and local Muslims in Shenzhen commuted across the city in the early hours of Aug. 8, to arrive at Meilin Mosque before 9 a.m. in order to mark the end of Ramadan.

    Around 20,000 Muslims filed into the mosque, which usually receives at most 2,000 worshippers for its Sunday salat, to celebrate the Eid al-Fitr holiday, the day that concludes Ramadan.

    “Through the years, we have seen more expat Muslims come to Shenzhen and join our salat,” said Wei Dazhi, chairman of the Islamic Association of Shenzhen which represents nearly 100,000 muslims in Shenzhen.

    “I have seen many new foreign faces visit the mosque,” said Shari Kham, a Pakistani businessman who has spent about 20 years in Shenzhen, while sitting with his friends at a table outside the mosque during the night of Laylat al-Qadr, the Night of Power. “We feel at home here and have made friends in the community.”

    Covering an area of 6,632 square meters, Meilin Mosque will be reconstructed at the end of the year, according to Wei.

    (Tan Yifan)

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