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Places Of Worship In Kashgar

The Kashgar region today was called Shule, Renru and Shufu in ancient time. In the late Qin and early Han period, the whole region was under the rule of the Hun people. Later in 119 BC, Zhangqian entered into this region when he served as an envoy on the West Regions. At that time, the Kashgar region was controlled by Han dynasty. In 60 BC, the government of Han established West Region Frontier Command Headquarters in Xinjiang and Kashgar became a city in Han dynasty officially.
After the reign of Emperor Tangtaizong, this area had become an important military strongpoint of Tang dynasty. In Five Dynasty and Song dynasty, the region was controlled by Kelahan Kingdom and West Liao successively. Then in Qianlong Kingdom, the region became the seat of the Kashgar Diplomatic Officer. In 1971, the current Kashgar city was established.
Mosques (Masjid) in Chongqing
Id Kah Mosque
The Id Kah Mosque (from Persian: عیدگاه Eidgāh, meaning Place of Festivities) is a mosque located in Kashgar, Xinjiang, China.
It is the largest mosque in China. Every Friday, it houses nearly 10,000 worshippers and may accommodate up to 20,000.
The mosque was built by Saqsiz Mirza in ca. 1442 (although it incorporated older structures dating back to 996) and covers 16,800 square meters.
In 1933, on August 9, the Chinese Muslim General Ma Zhancang killed and beheaded the Uighur leader Timur Beg, displaying his head on a spike at Id Kah mosque.
In March 1934, it was reported that the Uighur emir Abdullah Bughra was also beheaded, the head being displayed at Id Kah mosque.
In April 1934, the Chinese Muslim general Ma Zhongying gave a speech at Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar, telling the Uighurs to be loyal to the Republic of China Kuomintang government at Nanjing.
On 30 July 2014, the imam of the mosque, hotelier Jume Tahir, was stabbed to death shortly after attending morning prayers
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