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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Jordan’s law to protect Arabic triggers mixed reactions

The Arab Weekly 06 May 2021
... as to create common denominators among stakeholders (government agencies, companies, industrial and commercial institutions) in order to reach a consensus that encourages correct usage of Arabic, even if not classical, in correspondence, official letterheads and public signs....
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‘40 Thieves’ podcast series releases as Ramadan special promising drama and thrills

Gulf News 05 May 2021
The classic tale ‘Ali Baba and the Forty ... The new show is the latest in Finyal Media’s series of modern adaptations of classic Arabic tales, with previous series including ‘1001 Nights’ and ‘Juha’ — which were released during Ramadan in 2020 and 2019 respectively — and ‘Sindbad’....
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REDTAG is primed for Eid shoppers, with unique and exciting products to delight the entire family

Gulf News 04 May 2021
Highlight ... And the REDTAG men’s collections feature bold colours, trendy denims, and traditional Arab sandals - in an array of classic shades like black, tan, and blue - to add a regional flavour to the festivities. The REDTAG homeware collection has truly excelled in capturing the classical grace of the traditional Arabic aesthetic ... ....
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Eid Al Fitr Holidays UAE: The best family-friendly Dubai staycation deals for Eid

Gulf News 04 May 2021
... with the resort’s signature Eid Dinner Buffet at Al Hadheerah restaurant, featuring a mouthwatering spread of authentic Arabic delicacies ... On offer are various Arabic and international delights, from savoury dishes to classic desserts, call +971 2 8092222 or visit remalhotel.ae....
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Eid Al Fitr Holidays UAE: The best family-friendly staycation deals for the long weekend

Gulf News 03 May 2021
... with the resort’s signature Eid Dinner Buffet at Al Hadheerah restaurant, featuring a mouthwatering spread of authentic Arabic delicacies ... On offer are various Arabic and international delights, from savoury dishes to classic desserts, call +971 2 8092222 or visit remalhotel.ae....
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Lebanese singer-songwriter Tania Saleh reflects on a decade of life as a divorcee in the Arab world

Arab News 30 Apr 2021
As its title reveals, the LP is driven by Saleh’s decade-long experience of living in the Arab world as a divorced woman ... “I wanted to learn, to do something different, to find a point where rock, electronic music and classical arrangements meet with my Arabic singing and lyrics.”....
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UAE Ambassador to Israel shares iftar with President, Mayor

Gulf News 29 Apr 2021
UAE Ambassador to Israel Mohammad Mahmoud Al Khajah was invited for iftar at the Arab-Israeli village of Abu Ghosh on April 28, 2021, which was held under the presence of Israeli President Reuven Rivlin ... The Arab-Israeli town is renowned for its hummus restaurants, classical music festival and ancient picturesque churches....
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Who is Nour El-Sherif? Google Doodle pays tribute to Egyptian actor and director

The National 28 Apr 2021
Egyptian actor and director Nour El-Sherif is being honoured as today’s Google Doodle. Marking what would have been his 75th birthday on April 28, the illustration was created by Cairo artist Maged El Sokkary ... Read More ... Turn back the years and watch these 10 classic series online. Why I'm choosing to watch classic Arabic dramas during Ramadan ... ....
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Builders of Bengal: Kazi Nazrul Islam

The Telegraph India 27 Apr 2021
He abhorred bigotry in every form ... Nazrul had studied Bengali, Sanskrit, Arabic and Persian earlier and had also learnt Hindustani classical music, though he did not have a formal degree in education ... from classical to folk. Nazrul reintroduced the ghazal in Bengali songs and used Arabic and Persian words significantly ... He had four sons ... Advertisement. ....
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Warnings of Israeli fascism should be heeded, not condemned

The Electronic Intifada 27 Apr 2021
Israeli government officials and supporters, however, have directed accusations of Nazism or plans for a “second Holocaust” at Palestinians, Arab governments and the government of Iran ...If I were an Arab leader, I would never make terms with Israel ... These orders were largely obeyed, including during the Arab revolt in the mid-1930s....
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REDTAG launches Myriam Fares collection, inspired by the spiritual essence of Ramadan

Gulf News 26 Apr 2021
REDTAG’s latest collection reflects the beloved Arab star’s inimitable style. Built around the creative themes of Celebrate, Discover, Glow, Pause, Reflect, and Wonder, the REDTAG Myriam Fares Ramadan Collection 2021 is a fusion of classic Arabic motifs, sequins and delicate gilded lacework on airy whites, soothing pastels, and bold black tones....
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Ghalia Benali to perform at Alexandria Opera House on April 25

Egypt Today 25 Apr 2021
She grew up listening to the voices of Umm Kulthum and other Arab legends, and watching ... Her album “Ghalia Benali Sings Om Kalthoum”, released in 2010, attracted many Arab youth to enjoy the classical strong lyrics of the famous Umm Kulthum and discover ben Ali. ....
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Saudi singer Tamtam on building bridges with the west through music: “It doesn’t need translation”

The National 25 Apr 2021
“I can now do that here in Saudi because there are so many different and amazing artists here, from classical Arabic poets to singers and rappers ... Streamed on the festival’s social media channels on Monday, April 26, Tamtam, on piano, and a violinist will present compositions featuring classic Arabic poems and reworked versions of original works....
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