Chinese Islamic Association
The Chinese Islamic Association was founded in 1953 under government auspices as a means to organize the practice of Islam in China. The association integrates the work of Muslim leaders representing different nationalities concentrated in western China. It provides guidelines for Islamic education, supports seminaries, and organizes the distribution of the Qur’an. The Chinese Islamic Association also represents China’s Muslims in international forums and coordinates annual pilgrimages to Mecca. It is located in Beijing.