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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The Jerusalem Post 14 Jan 2021
Born in Iraq in 1931, Aharon Nathan attended the prestigious Shamash secondary school, where almost all the students were Jewish, the teaching was in Arabic, the curriculum featured English language and literature, and classical music evenings ended with English tea and biscuits....

Meet Dar Disku, the Gulf duo mixing up a storm on the international music scene

Arab News 14 Jan 2021
In these days of house, trip-hop, trance, and more house, you might not expect two young Gulf-based DJ-producers to be embracing Arabic disco from the 1970s ... They occasionally even add an Arabic flavor to Western classics; one of their most popular pieces is a reimagining of the Spanish pop hit “Macarena.”....

Working in harmony

Straits Times 14 Jan 2021
... popular in the Middle East and a key element of classical Arabic music....

From pocket prayer mats to downloading the Quran: 5 ways to make the most of Friday prayers during the pandemic

The National 14 Jan 2021
The resumption of Friday prayers at UAE mosques last December was met with relief and joy by worshippers ... 1 ... 2 ... 3 ... 4 ... With the address delivered in mostly classical Arabic, having an English version of the speech on hand has been immensely helpful in understanding certain words and phrases. 5 ... Five Arabic phrases that can help defuse a tense situation....

Stylish and sophisticated scarves that everyone will love

Popular Science 13 Jan 2021
It’s made out of soft, lightweight polyester and features classic Zelda characters and and game icons ... This Lilly Pulitzer brand printed scarf is a perfect choice for anyone who appreciates a classic preppy brand aesthetic ... This classic 47″ x 47″ Arabic scarf is 100 percent cotton, woven with a mix of chevron, and plaid with tassels....

Help bring Sami back, Mr Bach!

Gulf Daily News 13 Jan 2021
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) was yesterday urged to help release Bahraini bodybuilding champion Sami Al Haddad, who is being detained in Qatar ... Al Haddad won a gold medal in the IFBB Mozolani Pro Classic in 2016 and another in IFBB Pro Spain in 2018. He also has other Arab, continental and international achievements. ....

Prince Khalid Abdullah: Cornelius Lysaght tribute

Sporting Life 12 Jan 2021
The win by Known Fact, also trained by Tree at Beckhampton stables, Wiltshire where he was later succeeded by his assistant Roger Charlton, was the first in a British Classic by an Arab owner, and was to signal a changing of the guard in a sport previously dominated by the ......

3 reasons to study science communication beyond the West

Beijing News 11 Jan 2021
Did you know medieval European medical writers regularly used Arabic pseudonyms for their published works to confer prestige? ... To borrow from Peter Pormann, a professor of Classics and Graeco-Arabic Studies at the University of Manchester, this is a case of intellectual amnesia....

Book Review: K.A. Nizami's "Ehd-e-Wusta ki Dilli" traces six centuries of Delhi as a cultural capital

Frontline 10 Jan 2021
A fine translation of K.A. Nizami’s Urdu book, “Ehd-e-Wusta ki Dilli”, which chronicles the history and culture of Delhi across six centuries ... He writes ... Besides compiling Kitabul Hind, a veritable encyclopaedia on India, Al-Beruni, a great admirer of Indian philosophy and metaphysics, also translated Patanjali’s classical text Yogasutra into Arabic....

Valentine's Day 2019: where to take your loved one for dinner in Abu Dhabi and Dubai

The National 05 Jan 2021
Pierchic offers a picture-perfect romantic experience with an immersive seafood meal and a classical harpist and flautist performing amid views of the Burj Al Arab....

40 ladies night deals to try out in Dubai this week

Gulf News 05 Jan 2021
Nostalgic Levantine concept, 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....

Foreigners shake up Egypt’s belly dancing scene

The Jordan Times 03 Jan 2021
Arabic terms for dancers — raqasat and awalem — now often bear offensive and racy connotations ... Dancers performing to classical Arabic music have also become a rarity, instead usually preferring popular electro street music, known as mahraganat — a genre with fast beats and improvised vocals that purists view as overstepping moral boundaries ... Image....