Did you know the first ever Islamic Republic in our Ummah’s history was established in East Turkestan?
Uyghur history is rich with stories of men and women who struggled and sacrificed for the sake of Allah against persecution and occupation. This week we are launching ‘Reviving Uyghur History Week’ in order to honour Uyghurs and their magnificent history! We will be shedding light on Uyghur legends, I.e. the great martyrs of the Ummah as well as more inspiring stories!
The Islamic Republic of East Turkestan 1933
The first ever Islamic Republic in our Ummah’s history!
Uyghur Legends: Shaykh Abdulhakim Haji Mahsum
The spiritual guide, mentor and scholar who spent a lifetime serving Allah and the liberation cause of East Turkestan. Read about his life, struggles and sacrifices here.
Uyghur Legends: Shaykh Abdul Ahad Mahsum
A lifetime of struggle for Islam in occupied East Turkestan.
Uyghur Legends: Shaykh Muhammad Salih Hajim
The Quran translator who was killed in a concentration camp.
The Second Republic of East Turkestan 1944
Although the first Republic dissolved, it had sparked an awakening amongst Uyghur youths who saw their parents and elders involved in the first revolution.