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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Gulf News 18 May 2024
During the discussion, Emirati poet Ibrahim Al Hashimi provided an overview of the evolution of Arabic poetry from the pre-Islamic era to the present. He highlighted the distinctive features of modern and contemporary Arabic poetry, noting its departure from classical forms and its exploration of new themes ... Arab culture in Greece....

‘Batikh’: The Arabic word for watermelon is also a symbol of identity and pride

The National 17 May 2024
And even within that period, this week’s Arabic word of the week "batikh", has come to symbolise more than a delicious, sweet fruit. In traditional Arabic, batikh is the official word for the plural of watermelon. A singular watermelon in classical Arabic is batikha ... There are at least two Arabic words batikh could have derived from....

Shop our top picks from Abbott Lyon’s stunning yet affordable personalised jewellery collection

Metro UK 17 May 2024
Whether you’re after a classic clover design, dainty lowercase letters or a sleek Arabic name necklace, Abbott Lyon’s selection is sure to have something to suit your style ... With up to 12 characters to play with, you can easily create a classic bespoke piece that’s all about you or someone special ... Molly Smith Arabic Name Necklace (Gold)....

How did the Ancient Romans Calculate?

Roman Empire Times 17 May 2024
From left to right, the first seven signs and their Arabic equivalents are ... Roman numerals use distinct symbols for each power of ten and lack a zero symbol, unlike the place value system of Arabic numerals, which uses zeros to indicate different powers of ten for the same digit ... Classic ancient Roman abacus....

Harmonies Across Borders

Muskat Daily 15 May 2024
As the melodies of his music filled the air, Botvinov spoke about the possibility of a harmonious fusion between Arabic and European musical traditions ... “I shall definitely try blending Arabic/Omani music with my classical notes in near future,” he said ... Yet, Botvinov’s love for music extends beyond the confines of his classical repertoire....

Sheikh Zayed Book Award, Kalima Project Bridge Cultures at Arab-Chinese Symposium

The Arabian Post 14 May 2024
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Top 25 concerts and events coming to the UAE, from Dave Chappelle to Green Day

The National 13 May 2024
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Classical duo MiraLamar makes appeal for Palestine's national music conservatory

The National 11 May 2024
Together, they compose and play their own music blending classical, jazz and Arabic styles ... The iconic Egyptian singer Umm Kulthum, and the violinist Al Girsha who played all of her songs, shaped Lamar’s understanding of Arabic violin music, which was not formally taught at the Conservatory. “Learning Arabic violin was not that easy....

'Rabe'a': The Arabic word for spring has power and significance in the region

The National 10 May 2024
This week’s Arabic word of the week, rabe'a, is no exception ... Rabe'a is a noun, used across Arab dialects to refer to the spring season ... In classical Arabic, rabe'a can also mean a stream, similar to English in how spring can refer to the season or a small body of flowing water ... .......

60th Venice Art Biennale: Inside UAE-based artist Abdullah Al Saadi's studio

Khaleejtimes 09 May 2024
At heart, however, he remains a diehard wanderer ... Photo. Ismail Noor ... The works also reflect his lifelong fascination with writing, particularly his admiration for Sufism and Arabic poetry ... Photo. Ismail Noor ... Photo ... "Abdullah exhibits a different understanding of nature as the classical Arab poet understood — as vast terrain of beings," argues El Fetouh....

Study Reveals the Influence of 11th Century Scientist On Modern-day Physics

Ancient Origins 06 May 2024
The article, printed in the International Journal of the Classical Tradition, highlights the strong influence the Arab-Muslim optical scientist has exerted over the ages up to the present day ... El-Bizri says the Arab-Muslim scientist’s theories and methodologies, specifically those dealing with optics are still considered “seminal” in the literature....

Registration opens for MCSY children’s culture awards

Muskat Daily 06 May 2024
The award comprises two competitions. ‘Oman Speaks’ and ‘Speak So I Can See You... Participants must be Omani or Arab writers residing in Oman, and their short stories should cater to children aged 6-10 ... Participants will create a video of 2 to 4 minutes, delivered in classical Arabic or the local dialect ... .......

Look: 5 reasons to visit Sharjah reading fest this weekend

Gulf News 05 May 2024
Sharjah. The Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF), a highlight in the UAE’s annual cultural calendar, has returned for its 15th edition ... Here are five reasons why SCRF this weekend is worth attending.. 1. A theatrical wonderland ... Enjoy the melodious voice of Arab sensation Rasha Rizk as she brings anime and cartoon classics to life on May 4 ... 2 ... 3 ... 4....