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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Feature: Vintage Mercedes autos shine at Cairo's classic car show 27 Feb 2021
"I have been in love with classic cars for tens of years," Gohar, a businessman in his 50s, told Xinhua during the Classic Mercedes-Benz Cars Show in Cairo ... Dozens of well-preserved classic Mercedes that were made in the 20th century lined up, attracting the amazed visitors across the most populous Arab country to see the rare vehicles....

2021 Red Sea International Film Festival announced

Arab News 26 Feb 2021
The RSFF has also announced a team of Saudi and international curators, film specialists, and industry veterans, including the RSFF’s Managing Director Shivani Pandya and Director of Arab Programs & Film Classics Antoine Khalife, both formerly of the Dubai International Film Festival....

Saudi Arabia's first Red Sea Film Festival to open in November

The National 26 Feb 2021
The festival will highlight emerging talents from across Saudi Arabia and the Arab world ... Read More. Three Arab films make the Locarno Film Festival 2020 selection ... It will be headed up by managing director Shivani Pandya and director of Arab programmes & film classics Antoine Khalife, both formerly of the Dubai International Film Festival ... ....

Saudi Arabia's Inaugural Red Sea Film Festival Finally Rescheduled

The Hollywood Reporter 25 Feb 2021
The current team is led by managing director Shivani Pandya and director of Arab programs and film classics Antoine Khalife, both formerly of the Dubai International Film Festival ... the Red Sea Film Foundation's incubator for Saudi and Arab filmmakers, now in its second edition....

New Festival to Feature, Celebrate Women Musicians

El Defensor Chieftain 25 Feb 2021
Tanya Nuñez, has worked as a bassist in a variety of traditions from classical, tango, Persian and Arabic, to country, rock and funk/soul ... Their repertoire includes Spanish, country, classic and contemporary ... a mix of originals along with classic and contemporary rock covers....

Queen of stage Myriam Fares endorses REDTAG 2021 Spring collection

Gulf News 24 Feb 2021
The REDTAG 2021 Spring collection also fuses classic Arab motifs, with sleek modern lines, that would be equally at home at the Milan Fashion Week, the Arab Fashion Week or the Dubai Racing Carnival! An example are distinctively Arab aesthetics like gold satin joggers that hint ......

NA passes bill to ban corporal punishment in Islamabad

Dawn 24 Feb 2021
Another bill to make teaching of Arabic language compulsory in educational institutions referred to standing committee ... According to the bill, Arabic language should be taught from class I to V and grammar from VI to XII ... the classic Arabic which is being used for reading Quran and modern Arabic....

Ahmed Zaki Yamani, Former Saudi Oil Minister, Dies at 90

Democratic Underground 23 Feb 2021
Yamani, a Harvard-trained lawyer, spoke for Arab oil producers on a world stage as the industry weathered Arab-Israeli wars, a revolution in Iran and growing pains ... In a flowing Arabian robe or a Savile Row suit, speaking English or French, he straddled cultures, loving European classical music and writing Arabic poetry....

A Gag About Israel and Vaccines Is More Than a Bad Joke

The Algemeiner 23 Feb 2021
But this past week, he was repeating libelous assertions about Israel denying the coronavirus vaccine not only to Arabs—an untruth that has been aired on CNN by correspondent Christiane Amanpour and also spread by BDS supporter Rep ... Claiming that Jews are letting Arabs die when they should be saved isn’t a joke....

Majida El Roumi to perform at Cairo's historic Qubba Palace

The National 22 Feb 2021
Majida El Roumi will perform at Egypt’s Qubba Palace ... Listen. Omar Kamal, dubbed the ‘Palestinian Frank Sinatra’, covers an Ol’ Blue Eyes classic. Elissa’s podcast tackles mental health taboo in the Arab world ... Indeed, El Roumi's historic Cairo concert in April will only serve to enhance her prestige as one of the Arab world's most influential singers....

Leaving Cert exam timetable is published

The Irish Times 18 Feb 2021
The Leaving Certificate exam timetable for this year was published by the State Examinations Commission on Thursday ... Italian, Russian, classical studies, Latin, technology, Japanese, politics and society, Arabic and physical education are among those papers timetabled for the final days of the exam period ... Covid-19 ... Choice ... ‘Fairest option’ ... ....

18 places to get amazing kunafa and Arabic sweets in the UAE

Gulf News 15 Feb 2021
There’s nothing quite like a table full of Arabic desserts in Eid. Here is your guide on where to get the best Arabic Sweets in town ... Frequented by celebrities from all over the Middle East, this renowned authentic Arabic restaurant offers the classical cheese katayef filling with pistachio and pine ... It is Arabic sweet heaven....

People are talking about —

The News International 14 Feb 2021
-- the bill passed by the senate that all students of the capital will be required to learn the classic Arab language along with other subjects and what a great burden it is going to put on children ... countries, not classical Arabic and jobs are given to people with certain skills....