Arabs in India

A small but recognizable people with Arab origins have over time settled in the India.Many who arrived in Gujarat were later recruited to the army. Most Gujarati Arabs were traders, and business men who sold or traded silk, diamonds and other valuables resulting in wealthy business men. The city of Surat and villages within the city are notorious for Arab settlements. Variav and Randev are the few villages that Arabs started their lives in. In Eastern Uttar Pradesh, Iraqis arrived in 15th and 16th century from Sindh, Pakistan. These people claim ancestry from Arab tribe of Bani Tamim.In Hyderabad, Chaush are Arab community of Hadhrami descent whose ancestors were recruited as soldier by Nizam of Hyderabad. In Kerala, Syed Thangals of Hadhrami descent settled around 17th century as missionaries to propagate Islam. There are also Shia Sayyids in Northern region of country who claim descent from Wasit, Iraq like Zaidis. Sunni Sayyid of the country also claim Arab descent from Sufi missionaries but it is hard to say that every Sufi really belonged to Arab. Most of the Sufis migrated from Persia. Sunni Sayyid also include converts from higher Hindu castes like Brahmin and Kshatriya. Sunni Sheikhs also claim Arab descent from Sufis or migrants but it remains hoax. They don't know their tribe but trace lineage from Umar, Abu Bakr and Uthman, the Rashidun Caliphate. Many of present Sheikhs converted from Hindu castes such as Kayasth and Rajput.

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Going Out: Antika Dubai re-opens with special offers

Gulf News 06 Jul 2020
Antika Bar features a weekly schedule of exciting events, including a popular ladies’ night every Wednesday with a contemporary blend of Arabic and European classic, singalong sounds, as well as three complimentary glasses and a 30 per cent reduction on food for all women throughout the evening....


The Saratogian 04 Jul 2020
An entertaining new take on the classic fairy tale performed by the Seagle Music Colony ... CANCELED - Wednesday, July 29 1.30 pm, SHARQ ATTACK thrills audiences with exotic music from the Middle East in the Arabic maquam tradition, blending jazz, classical, and world music....

How New York musician Faraj Abyad is trying to revive classical Arabic music around the world

The National 30 Jun 2020
Abyad, who went on to study the classical Arabic genre under a number of notable music teachers in the US, now seems to be on a fast track to establishing that dream ... So what makes a classical Arabic song, well, classical? Abyad, who now lives in New York City, says the genre boils down to four key tools....

Sharjah's Aljada all set to beam first movie at its new drive-in

Gulf News 30 Jun 2020
Dubai ... The schedule includes a wide range of family, action and comedy classics, in Arabic and English ... The first Arabic language film to be shown at the cinema will be Egyptian comedy “Zaki Chan”, which will be screened on July 5 ... Subscribe ... ....

Free drive-in cinema set to open in Sharjah

Gulf News 30 Jun 2020
The opening schedule includes a wide range of family, action and comedy classics, in both Arabic and English ... Following the screening of the superhero classic ... Those looking for wholesome Arabic content can catch the Egyptian comedy ‘Zaki Chan’, which will be screened on July 5....

Feature: Young musicians spread hope in streets of Israeli-blockaded Gaza

Xinhua 30 Jun 2020
by Sanaa Kamal. GAZA, June 30 (Xinhua) -- Every day, just before sunset, three Palestinian youths from the Israeli-blockaded Gaza Strip play music in public places for local residents for free in an attempt to alleviate their sufferings ... They play classical Arab music as well as Western tracks ... this is the least we could do," he explained ... ....

Disney's live-action remake of 'Mulan' faces further delays

The National 28 Jun 2020
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Israeli library’s Islamic book collection to help build a new Middle East cultural bridge

Arab News 25 Jun 2020
... themselves native Arabic speakers.” ... It was followed in 1895 by a translation of classical Arabic poetry, in the year Yahuda left for Europe to study semitic languages and Middle Eastern culture and history in Darmstadt, Frankfurt am Main, Nuremberg, Heidelberg and Strasbourg....

After Cannes, Lebanese 'Broken Keys' director Jimmy Keyrouz sets his sights on the Oscars

The National 22 Jun 2020
Jimmy Keyrouz knows about overcoming challenges ... Regardless, Keyrouz still feels "very lucky" ... He's so generous," Keyrouz says ... How Youssef Kerkour is knocking down Arab stereotypes, one role at a time. Oscar-nominated 'Capernaum' and 'For Sama' among new Arabic films coming to Netflix ... They can't speak classical Arabic," he says....

Netflix adds iconic Arabic films: So, what can you watch?

Gulf News 22 Jun 2020
Netflix has added a brand new catalogue of iconic and classic Arabic films from across the region ... Whether you’re rewatching an old classic from Youssef Chahine or finally getting around to that Oscar-nominated tearjerker from Nadine Labaki, here’s a selection of movies you can now watch at your leisure....

INTERVIEW: Bill Gates, vaccines and the fight against COVID-19

Arab News 21 Jun 2020
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Top Saudi titles in catalogue of 44 Arab movies being released by Netflix

Arab News 19 Jun 2020
Leading internet entertainment service Netflix is releasing a new catalogue of 44 movies by Arab directors, including Youssef Chahine, Youssry Nasrallah, Nadine Labaki, Moustapha Akkad, Anne Marie Jacir, Laila Marrakchi and many more ... “We’re honored to share these classic and contemporary films with our members in the Arab world and globally.”....

BC-2020 Sports Calendar-6th Add

News-Press Now 19 Jun 2020
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