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Topic: any problem Muslims travel to Shanghai
Posted By: Eddy
Subject: any problem Muslims travel to Shanghai
Date Posted: 18 October 2005 at 7:13pm

Assalaamu 'alaikum.

I will be travelling to Shanghai by end of Nov for business purpose. I think I will be the only Muslim in the whole group.   As a Muslim, I would like to know will it be any problem for foods, is it convenient to get halal food? If no halal food, what is the best I can do for eating? Is there any mosque there? How do I check the prayer time? etc...




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Posted By: Abeer23
Date Posted: 19 October 2005 at 1:18am

Wa alaikum as salam.

I haven't been to Shanghai but I've lived/worked in other provinces in China.  I've never had a problem getting halal food anywhere.   When I was in Beijing I swore there were more Muslim restaurants in Hai Dian district than in all of California.  All of the supermarkets carry halal meat.   Just like we have the "K" in the States for Kosher, in China there's a "halal" symbol.  (it's just halal written in arabic)   If you're ever not sure, just ask someone in the store if the food is "hui ming de." 

Going out to eat with your co-workers  shouldn't be so bad.  Every restaurant serves vegetables and Tofu  But I must say the tofu is pretty good.  

Enjoy your stay in China, you're going to have a blast!

Salaam

I


Posted By: Abeer23
Date Posted: 19 October 2005 at 1:23am
Oh yea, you shouldn't have a problem finding a mosque.  Just ask where the "Qing Jing Si" is.  (I hope I spelled that right, I'm forgetting my Pin Yin).


Posted By: Eddy
Date Posted: 19 October 2005 at 1:54am
Thanks for reply Abeer. Yes i understand "qing jing si", but what is "hui ming de" means? and also, if i go to restaurant (non islamic restaurant) with colleagues, it is alright for me to take vegetarian food, even though the meat is not halal?


Posted By: Abeer23
Date Posted: 19 October 2005 at 8:46am

I guess a rough translation for "hui ming" is Muslim and "de" is a suffix used to show possession or belonging.    If I said something was Mai Guo De, it would mean it was American.    

I don't see why you couldn't eat the vegetarian food.    Just make sure they don't put any meat in your vegetables.  Chinese like to mix meat and vegetables.  Also, pretty much all Chinese understand that Muslims don't eat pork.  But they don't get the concept of "halal" beef, chicken,etc.  So be careful, of people giving you meat and saying "yes yes I know you're muslim this one you can eat."

Salaam



Posted By: Abeer23
Date Posted: 19 October 2005 at 8:49am
Ooops I meant to write mei guo de


Posted By: Eddy
Date Posted: 19 October 2005 at 5:01pm
Originally posted by Abeer23

.....So be careful, of people giving you meat and saying "yes yes I know you're muslim this one you can eat."

I agree with your statement, that is what normally people say

So I will request for vegetarian food, as this is the best I can do at that situation.

What is your opinion, if I am worry that their cooking utensil  was touched by pork, cooking oil containing pork? Just hope that Allah will make our food halal, Insyallah, right?



Posted By: Abeer23
Date Posted: 20 October 2005 at 2:55am

Hmm, I know a lot of Muslims in China that will only eat in Muslim restaurants because of the possibility of the utensils being touched by pork.     This is an issue.  Perhaps you could take it up with an Imam.    I fear giving you an opinion without proper adilla.

Salaam



Posted By: Alfandi
Date Posted: 04 December 2005 at 5:59pm

to Abeer23:

I believe you understand the meaning of 'Qing Jine Si' (mosque), but the correct pinyin should be 'Qing Zheng Si', and it should be pronounced as 'Ching jen sss' .

There several mosques in Shanghai:

the largest one is the 'Xiao Tao Yuan' (Small Peach Garden) Qing Zheng Si, where the Islamic Association of Shanghai located.

Others include: Hu Shi Qing Zheng Si, by the Xi Kang Lu Road

Hong Shou Fang Qing zheng si, by the Xin Hui Lu Road.

Because of the long history of Islam in China, there are many special Chinese words for the Islamic terminology.

Mosque as Qing Zheng Si,

Halal as Qing Zheng.

Interestingly, the names of five salat in China are also different from that of other parts of the world.

Subu as 'Bangbuda'

Zuhur as 'Pieshni'

Asar as 'Diger'

Maglib as 'Shamu'

Ashaar as 'Hufutan'.

Witr is same, as 'Witr'.

 

 



Posted By: muslimwikipedia
Date Posted: 22 October 2006 at 4:45am
Originally posted by Eddy

Assalaamu 'alaikum.

I will be travelling to Shanghai by end of Nov for business purpose. I think I will be the only Muslim in the whole group.   As a Muslim, I would like to know will it be any problem for foods, is it convenient to get halal food? If no halal food, what is the best I can do for eating? Is there any mosque there? How do I check the prayer time? etc...



here is a list of halal restaurents in shanghai
http://www.islamichina.com/page/halalshh.htm

and mosques in shanghai
http://www.islamichina.com/page/mosquesinshanghai.htm

and also read this background info
http://muslimwikipedia.com/mw/index.php/Islam_in_China





Posted By: ahmedoyoun
Date Posted: 02 March 2009 at 2:34pm

I will travel to shnghai next week for PhD study (three years),and i hope to combined my wife with me.

Im asking about if I can live with 2000RMB and my wife,is that easy to get a job there. I need all possible information please



Posted By: wencuts
Date Posted: 24 March 2011 at 2:09am
Hello,
 
I deseperately look for an iformation and don't know how to get it...
 
Back in 2002 I went to the Xiao Taoyuan mosque in Shanghai and I heard the imam reciting the Coran in  way I will never forget... Does someone know if the mosque has a phone number or email? I would like to know where he studied...
 
Thanks for your help.



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