Chinese Islamic Cultural and Educational Foundation

The Chinese Islamic Cultural and Educational Foundation (CICEF; Chinese: 中國回教教育文化基金會; pinyin: Zhōngguó Huíjiào Jiàoyù Wénhuà Jījīn Huì) is an organization of Chinese Muslims in Taiwan. It is the first cultural foundation for Islamic education in Taiwan.

Chinese Islamic Cultural and Educational Foundation
中國回教教育文化基金會
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AbbreviationCICEF
Formation1976
HeadquartersTaipei Grand Mosque
Location
WebsiteOfficial website (in Chinese)

HistoryEdit

The foundation was established in 1976 by brothers Chang Zixuan (常子萱) and Chang Zichun (常子春) with a donation of NT$3 million. With the foundation being registered in 1982.[1]

ActivitiesEdit

The association is based at the Taipei Grand Mosque in Taipei.[2] It has been doing several activities such as propagating and preaching Islamic culture and doctrine, providing scholarships for the needy students, sponsoring the translation of Islamic scriptures and promoting communication and cooperation among Muslims around the world.

They also present awards to people who contribute to Islamic affairs, whose written works promote Islamic scholarship, have made significant contribution in national, religious and social work or who serve as Islamic youth model.

StructuresEdit

Composition of the foundation is:

  • Board of directors
  • Board chairman
  • Executive board
  • Executive secretary
  • Office for international culture and education
  • Office of academic
  • Office of youth activity
  • Office for library
  • Office of finance
  • Consultant

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Lin, Chang-kuan. "Chinese Islamic Cultural and Educational Foundation". Encyclopedia of Taiwan. Ministry of Culture. Archived from the original on 23 April 2014. Retrieved 21 April 2014.
  2. ^ Wei, Niam Seet (13 October 2016). "Taipei beckons Muslim travellers". Malaysia Kini. Retrieved 27 January 2021.