Assalaamu ‘alaykum wa Rahmatullah:

Alhamdulillah! One of our Fee Qalbee students recently forwarded an article, which brought tears to the eyes, reminding me of the love that sincere Believers have and should have, for The Glorious Qur’aan.

In honour of this great month, i would love to share with you the article today…Make du’aa for the Ummah, especially our brothers & sisters in Pakistan – may Allah Ta’ala grant them ease, safety & strength in their Faith, aameen.

While taking AlMaghrib Institute’s Uloomul Qur’an class (Sciences of the Qur’an) this past January, Shaykh Yasir Qadhi went on one of his famous tangents and began discussing the history of Muslims in China and their struggles. A brother from the audience raised his hand and mentioned how he visited a masjid in China where the Muslims were not allowed to have any written copies of the Qur’an so out of their love and need for this Book, they carved the whole Qur’an on the walls of their masjid, and it is still there to this day.

SubhanAllah, have we ever thanked Allah for the easy access we have to His Book? We can go to our shelf and pick up one of our many copies and read the Qur’an without any problems. Without any worry of being persecuted only for saying: Laa ilaaha il Allah, Muhammad Rasool Allah. May Allah grant victory to our brothers and sisters in China, Ameen.

I was very fascinated by this masjid and I did some research (which means, using the internet 🙂 ) to learn more about it. If anyone has any more info, please do share.

This is what I gathered from my search:

It’s called the Great Mosque of Xi’an and it is one of the oldest and largest masajid in China.

This article mentioned : “At the eastern end of the mosque precincts is a broad elevated courtyard, beyond which lies a hall reserved for Muslim prayer. It is roofed with turquoise tiles and upon its walls are 600 wooden boards carved with all the verses of the Qur’an.”

This article gives a really nice description of the masjid.

Another great article here mentions: “The prayer hall is decorated with intricate bas-relief woodwork and Quranic inscriptions. ”

May Allah azza wa jal make the Qur’an an intercessor for those who carved on these walls out of their love for Him and His Book, Ameen.