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Shanghai Xiaotaoyuan Mosque

Shanghai Xiaotaoyuan MosqueShanghai Xiaotaoyuan Mosque

Shanghai Xiaotaoyuan Mosque
Add: No. 52, Xiaotaoyuan Street, Huangpu District, Shanghai
Tel: 021-63775442
Capacity: 200
Other Names: Shanghai West Mosque
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  • Located at Xiaotaoyuan Street in southern Shanghai, the Xiaotaoyan Mosque, also called the Xicheng Mosque, is one of the famous mosques in Shanghai. Shanghai Xiaotaoyuan Mosque was established in 1917 and rebuilt in 1925.  

    Shanghai Xiaotaoyuan Mosque features the Islamic architectural style. Inside the gate there is a rectangular courtyard. On the west side of the hall stands the great prayer hall of 500 square meters, which can hold 200 prayers. The prayer hall has two storeys. In its center there is a vault dome, with minaret on the top. A three-storied hall building stands on the eastern side of the courtyard, and there is a library and a reading room on the second and the third floor respectively, and a sermon room on the first floor. There are the Imams’ rooms, reception room on the southern side of the courtyard.


    Since Shanghai Xiaotaoyuan Mosque was founded, it has established several schools, including the Islam Normal School, the Primary School for Muslims, Mingcheng Primary SchoolChongben Primary School, and Shanghai Islam Orphanage, etc. From 1920 to 1940, Shanghai Xiaotaoyuan Mosque received and served Muslims who gathered in Shanghai from ShaanxiGansuNingxiaQinghai, Xinjiang, etc., and planned to make a pilgrimage in Mecca. Thus it has become the transfer center for Muslims who want to go to Mecca by sea.


    Currently, organizations such as the Management Committee of Mosques in Shanghai, Shanghai Islam Association and so on are located in Shanghai Xiaotaoyuan Mosque.




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