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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COVID-19: Saudi singer Mohammed Abdu cries as he sings ‘The Places’

Gulf News 28 May 2020
It is the first by Abdu, dubbed ‘the Artist of Arabs’, after his son announced that his father had depression as a result of his presence at home throughout the curfew period, which lasted for about three months until now ... Dubbed ‘The Artist of Arabs,’ Abdu is credited for preserving classical songs representing centuries-old Arab heritage....
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From 'Captain Majed' to 'Adnan wa Lina': 12 classic Arabic-dubbed animated series you can watch online

The National 28 May 2020
From the intergalactic battles of Grendizer and Jungar and the sporting triumphs of Captain Majed, to the friendship of Adnan wa Lina and ninja heroics of Sasuke, here are 12 shows (in no particular order and with their Arabic titles) that you can really watch right now, whether you're a Gen X newcomer or a nostalgic millennial....
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Arabic-speaking Pakistanis meet online to bridge cultural gap

Arab News 27 May 2020
Prime among those is Ambassador Javed Hafeez, another founding member, who said that it began as an informal “group of friends” who were fluent in classical Arabic and “wanted to share their social and cultural experiences.” ... “The platform could also be used to dub classical ......
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Stars singing from iPads? No thanks. Why the gala Arabic pop concert needs a refresh

The National 27 May 2020
If crisis breeds opportunity, then the Arabic pop industry may have found a new way forward this week ... The stand-still-and-sing format is a relic from the golden age of classical Arabic music, a hallowed time when hits were 30-minute operatic suites performed with symphony orchestras and consisting of pages of dense and poetic lyricism....
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Arabic folk music maestro Abu Bakr Salem Belfkih dies

The National 27 May 2020
A giant of Arabic music has passed away ... Emirati star Ahlam followed suit, describing Belfkih as “a dear father” to multiple generations of Arab stars ... With more than a million copies sold, the track – a mix of philosophical lyrics and rollicking oud rhythms – is still widely regarded as one of the classics of Arab music’s traditional Tarab genre....
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Can 100 top universities expand e-learning opportunities for 3.7 crore students

The Times of India 27 May 2020
... Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) that is in the process of developing online degree courses in classical disciplines such as Vedic Mathematics, Persian Language and Culture, Arabic and Pali along with foreign language courses in Russian, Indonesian, Korean and Japanese....
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“Their War Against Education”

Human Rights 26 May 2020
In nearly all cases, attackers stated that they were against “French education,” “classic education,” or the education of “whites”; and that teachers “should only be teaching Arabic” or the Quran ... They said [in Arabic] “ La illaha illallah ” before shooting five or six times in the lower abdomen....
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The Saratogian 25 May 2020
Now in its 16th season, the showcase features performances in classical and musical theater styles ... CANCELED - Wednesday, July 29 1.30 pm, SHARQ ATTACK thrills audiences with exotic music from the Middle East in the Arabic maquam tradition, blending jazz, classical, and world music....
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‘El Eyal Kebret’: Classic Arabic plays arrive on Netflix for Eid

Gulf News 21 May 2020
Subscription streaming service Netflix has secured the rights to at least 10 classic Arabic plays, opening up the possibility of introducing the next generation — and, thanks to English subtitles, a foreign audience — to the hilarious antics many viewers grew up on....
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Eid in UAE: ‘El Eyal Kebret’: Classic Arabic plays arrive on Netflix

Gulf News 21 May 2020
Subscription streaming service Netflix has secured the rights to at least 10 classic Arabic plays, opening up the possibility of introducing the next generation — and, thanks to English subtitles, a foreign audience — to the hilarious antics many viewers grew up on....
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Eid 2020: 17 places to get amazing kunafa and Arabic sweets in the UAE

Gulf News 21 May 2020
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....
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Eid in UAE: 11 ways to enjoy the long weekend while at home

Gulf News 21 May 2020
The museum has unveiled a roster of entertainment that will be streamed across its social media platforms, including hosting prominent UAE poets to recite classic poetry from Arabic Literature that link to a specific artwork and reflects the messaging of values of hope and resilience....
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'We want to instil local pride': How Netflix picks its Arabic shows for Eid and beyond

The National 20 May 2020
“These classic plays bring Arab heritage to life in its purest form, and we’re excited about introducing them to the new generation ... Whereas the aforementioned classic television channels broadcast to an Arab-only audience, Netflix’s global outlook means all its Arabic Nostalgia content will come ready with English subtitles....
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