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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Ahmed Nabil Kamel to compose a new song for Kadim Al Sahir

Egypt Today 12 Aug 2022
The veteran Iraqi singer has a number of classical and pop hits under his belt which enriched the legacy of Arabic music including “ Forshet Raml El Bahr”, “ Hal Eindak Shak”, “ Qouly Ahobak”, “ Ha Habiby”, “ Zedeeny Eishkan”, among others....

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Egypt Today 07 Aug 2022
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The National 03 Aug 2022
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The National 03 Aug 2022
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Egyptian Streets 02 Aug 2022
A legend, Mounir has been described as‘ ‘the best Arab singer of the 20th century.’ ... His musical sensibility and distinctive style helped him stand out as a genius who incorporated various genres into his music, including classical Arabic Music, Nubian, and also jazz....

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The National 28 Jul 2022
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