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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Veteran Egyptian musician’s burial stymied over family dispute

Gulf News 03 Mar 2024
Cairo ... Noted for composing hundreds of songs for Arabic performers, Bakr died on Friday due to health problems including kidney and heart disorders at a hospital in Al Sharqia governorate north of Cairo. He was 86 ... Also read ... A self-styled advocate of Arabic classic music, Bakr is credited with composing around 1,500 songs for big-name Arab vocalists ... ....

‘Rasem’: The Arabic word for drawing can mean a sketch - or a fee

The National 01 Mar 2024
His words could be used to explain how this week's Arabic Word of the Week is defined and used within and outside the art world ... While it can simply mean a drawing or a sketch it is also a malleable word with a definition that can change depending on context and dialect – particularly between colloquial and classical Arabic....

Dive into Dubai's culinary delights: New openings, Mother's Day feasts and Ramadan specials!

Gulf News 01 Mar 2024
Guests can savour classic Emirati delicacies such as machbous, flavourful nasef, and sizzling meshawi, along with Arabic sushi—nigiri, maki, and temaki infused with Middle Eastern flavours ... At Ostro Restaurant and Cafe, indulge in a diverse buffet of traditional Arabic and international dishes, including an array of homemade desserts....

As Israel strikes all around it, fear rises in Lebanon’s Sidon

Al Jazeera 01 Mar 2024
list of 3 itemslist 1 of 3Parallel seasons. How Lebanon hides from reality ... end of list ... A factory and a car were hit ... Inside the Debbane Palace, a 300-year-old Ottoman-style mansion built into the Old, the reception area has glass display cases for classical Arabic instruments, an indoor fountain, and a recently added ornate Turkish chandelier ... ....
photo: AP / Emrah Gurel
A Turkish forces truck transporting armoured personnel carriers, crosses the border with Syria in Karkamis, Gaziantep province, southeastern Turkey, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019.

“Everything is by the Power of the Weapon”

Human Rights Watch 29 Feb 2024
Turkish is now taught as a second language in schools, and Turkish appears alongside Arabic on street signs and landmarks ... He asked me if I was Arab or Kurd, I said I was Syrian ... She said that one of her interrogators, who spoke Turkish and classical Arabic (rather than local dialect), told her that Turkish intelligence officials operated the prison....

Ramadan 2024: Iftars under Dh200 to check out in the UAE

The National 28 Feb 2024
The meal begins with a choice among classic lentil soup, Moroccan harira soup or Algerian white chicken soup, all served with warm Arabic bread ... Diners can indulge in a lamb ouzi, seafood harra, chicken topkapi and an array of Arabic desserts, including the classic kunafa....

ROHM celebrates exciting new education and outreach initiative open doors in Feb 2024

Muskat Daily 28 Feb 2024
The Royal Opera House Muscat is known for its exceptional programme of world-class performances including classical music, Arabic music, opera, and ballet. Since January 2024, all performances at ROHM have been sold out, demonstrating the enthusiasm from the local and international audience for the 2023/24 season ... .......

Stage set for all-Arabic choir concert

GDN Online 27 Feb 2024
An all-Arabic choir will take the stage at a first-of-its-kind event on Friday ......

Second international conference of Language Center at Doha Institute begins

The Peninsula 24 Feb 2024
... Implementation of an Arabic HLL Course ... Alaa ElGibali, Director of the Language Center, presented his research paper on mixing language acquisition strategies for heritage language learners and building on data from the mother tongue in children’s acquisition of classical Arabic....

'Arabic as a heritage language' conference kicks off at DI Language Centre

Gulf-Times 24 Feb 2024
... Implementation of an Arabic HLL Course ... Alaa El Gibali, Director of the Language Center, presented his research paper on mixing language acquisition strategies for heritage language learners and building on data from the mother tongue in children's acquisition of classical Arabic....

‘Taabeer’: The Arabic word for expression is rooted in the idea of passing

The National 23 Feb 2024
This week’s Arabic word of the week is taabeer, which translates to expression ... Taabeer is a noun, which in classical and colloquial Arabic means expression ... Taabeer also has several meanings in an Arabic context ... .......

From ghost buildings to 5-star resorts: The historic Greek hotels that enchant guests

Greek City Times 23 Feb 2024
From the most classic and timeless to the newest ... In another leading destination, from the heavyweights of Greek tourism, Rhodes, the classic five-star “Grande Albergo Delle Rose” (otherwise Hotel of the Roses in Italian) had an average occupancy of 77% last year....

Yango Launches AI-Powered Entertainment Service Yango Play

Cryptopolitan 22 Feb 2024
Yango Play debuts as a comprehensive entertainment destination, integrating exclusive premieres of Arabic and international movies and series, personalized music streaming, and interactive mini-games ... At the heart of Yango Play lies Yasmina, an AI-based Arabic voice assistant designed to enhance the user experience....