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Ha Decheng
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Ha Decheng (哈德誠, Islamic name Hilāl al-Dīn, 1888–1943) was a Chinese-speaking Muslim (Hui) reformer and scholar-educator, originally from Shaanxi Province. He received both a Confucian and an Islamic education. When his father died, he assumed his position as imām of the Zhejiang Road Mosque in Shanghai. In 1913, he established the Xiexing import-export company with other Muslim entrepreneurs from Shanghai, seeing this as an opportunity to raise funds for reformist Muslim education and the Islamic revival movement. Ha acted as the m…

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Eroglu Sager, Hale, “Ha Decheng”, in: Encyclopaedia of Islam, THREE, Edited by: Kate Fleet, Gudrun Krämer, Denis Matringe, John Nawas, Devin J. Stewart. Consulted online on 08 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1573-3912_ei3_COM_59542>
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