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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How Indonesia’s Arab community is keeping its Middle Eastern customs alive

Arab News 06 Jun 2020
One of the most captivating places in Surabaya, Indonesia’s second-largest city, the Arab Quarter, situated to the north of Chinatown, offers vibrant evidence of its origins as an Arab trading post ... The Arab community in Indonesia in the past, said de Jong, had a tendency to flock ......
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Jakarta mosques reopen as city eases virus curbs

Arab News 06 Jun 2020
“I am grateful I can perform Friday prayers again after almost three months,” Ilham Roni, a worshipper at Cut Meutia Mosque in Central Jakarta, told Arab News. “As a Jakarta resident, I have been complying with city regulations ... Anies Baswedan announced on Thursday that the city is ......
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Down to the details: exploring UAE heritage through architecture of Bur Dubai buildings

The National 06 Jun 2020
Between the Burj Al Arab, Burj Khalifa and The Opus by Omniyat, Dubai is a city noted for its architectural feats ... Click though the gallery above to see a selection of notable architectural feats ... In many ways, it's a blend of architectural styles that represents the city's varied history ... Read More ... Preserving the city's history through architecture....
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Down to the details: exploring UAE heritage though architecture of Bur Dubai buildings

The National 06 Jun 2020
Between the Burj Al Arab, Burj Khalifa and The Opus by Omniyat, Dubai is a city noted for its architectural feats ... Click though the gallery above to see a selection of notable architectural feats ... In many ways, it's a blend of architectural styles that represents the city's varied history ... Read More ... Preserving the city's history though architecture....
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Killing of Palestinian man with autism draws George Floyd parallel

Times Free Press 05 Jun 2020
Early on Saturday, the 32-year-old Palestinian with severe autism was chased by Israeli border police forces into a nook in Jerusalem's Old City and fatally shot as he cowered next to a garbage bin after apparently being mistaken for an attacker ... The calls for justice have crossed Jewish-Arab lines, a rarity in this deeply polarized society....
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Israeli police killing of autistic Palestinian man draws George Floyd parallel

The Los Angeles Times 05 Jun 2020
Early Saturday, the 32-year-old Palestinian with severe autism was chased by Israeli border police forces into a nook in Jerusalem’s Old City and fatally shot as he cowered next to a garbage bin after apparently being mistaken for an attacker ... The calls for justice have crossed Jewish-Arab lines, a rarity in this deeply polarized society....
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Killing of Palestinian man with autism draws Floyd parallel

Federal News Radio 05 Jun 2020
Early on Saturday, the 32-year-old Palestinian with severe autism was chased by Israeli border police forces into a nook in Jerusalem’s Old City and fatally shot as he cowered next to a garbage bin after apparently being mistaken for an attacker ... The calls for justice have crossed Jewish-Arab lines, a rarity in this deeply polarized society....
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India faces worst locust crisis in decades

Arab News 05 Jun 2020
Thinking it was probably a black cloud that was filtering out the daylight, he looked up and saw swarms of locusts covering the sky of the capital city of the western Indian state of Rajasthan ... “It was unprecedented,” Kumar, who lives in Jaipur’s walled city area, told Arab News on Thursday ... Om Gupta told Arab News....
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Pathology of power

Indian Express 05 Jun 2020
Because of Arab funding, they linked up with the Arab warriors fighting the Soviet Union and easily embraced Osama bin Laden and al Qaeda ... Lahore’s sleepy old seminaries from the pre-Partition days were soon eclipsed by the glamour of the new Arab-funded ones headed by warrior-kings, the city administration prostrating itself before them....
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‘No to Annexation; Yes to Resistance’: Gaza Commemorates Naksa Day (PHOTOS)

The Palestine Chronicle 05 Jun 2020
Academics and community leaders in Gaza gathered in front of the United Nations headquarters in Gaza City to commemorate Naksa Day, the Arab defeat in the 1967 war, and the subsequent Israeli occupation of what remained of historic Palestine ... (Photo ... ....
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Libyan government forces retake Haftar's last stronghold in west

Press TV 05 Jun 2020
Since 2014, two rival seats of power have emerged in Libya, namely the internationally-recognized government of Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj, and another group based in the eastern city of Tobruk, supported militarily by Haftar’s rebels ... His forces, however, haven’t been able to advance past the city’s outskirts....
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G20 discusses long-term vision for the digital economy

Arab News 05 Jun 2020
RIYADH ... READ ARAB NEWS' DEDICATED G20 SPOTLIGHT HERE. Data Flows, Smart Cities, Digital Economy measurement and Digital Security were also on the agenda as well as the Connecting Humanity 2030 initiative ... .......
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Jerusalem's population in numbers

The Jerusalem Post 04 Jun 2020
Jerusalem is by far the largest city in Israel in terms of its population, which at the end of 2019 numbered 936,000 ... If this happens, we will see the current balance between Jews and Arabs in the city’s population, which currently stands at 62% Jews and 38% Arabs, stabilize....
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