The Chinese Emperor Hong Wu, personal name Zhu Yuanzhang, (21 October 1328 – 24 June 1398) despite being non Muslim ordered Mosques to be built around his empire. Emperor Hong-Wu also wrote a 100 word eulogy praising Islam, Allah and the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, which he had placed in the mosques which he ordered to be built. Below is the poem:

 

 

English Translation

Since the creation of the Universe,
God had decreed to appoint,
This great faith-preaching man,
From the West he was born,
He received the Holy Scripture,
A Book of thirty parts,
To guide all creation,
Master of all Rulers,
Leader of Holy Ones,
With Support from Above,
To Protect His Nation,
With five daily prayers,
Silently hoping for peace,
His heart towards Allah,
Empowering the poor,
Saving them from calamity,
Seeing through the darkness,
Pulling souls and spirits,
Away from all wrongdoings,
A Mercy to the Worlds,
Traversing the ancient majestic path,
Vanquishing away all evil,
His Religion Pure and True,
Muhammad,
The Noble & Great one.