The Qadiriyya is third largest Sufi tariqa in China. It claims about 1.5% of the Hui people. This tariqa has not been as popular in China as the Naqshbandi-Jahriyya, or the Naqshbandi-Khufiyya. This may be because the Naqshbandis emphasize living a normal life within Chinese society, whereas the Qadiris emphasize ascetic withdrawal from society.

Source: "Muslim Chinese: Ethnic Nationalism in the People's Republic," by Dru C. Gladney (Harvard University Press, 1991).

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