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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Syrian heritage suffered 'cultural apocalypse'

Urdu Point 09 Mar 2021
In a few years, archaeological sites were damaged, museums were looted and old city centres were leveled ... "All of us should care about the destruction of Syria's heritage because, as well as being Syrian and Arab, these ancient sites and cities and monuments form part of our common cultural patrimony," Marozzi said....
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Syrian heritage suffered ‘cultural apocalypse’

Manila Bulletin 09 Mar 2021
Besides Palmyra and Aleppo, the ancient cities of Damascus and Bosra also sustained some damage ...All of us should care about the destruction of Syria’s heritage because, as well as being Syrian and Arab, these ancient sites and cities and monuments form part of our common cultural patrimony,” Marozzi said....
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Israeli crime is rampant. Empty election promises won't change that

The Jerusalem Post 08 Mar 2021
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he traveled with Public Security Minister Amir Ohana to the Bedouin city of Rahat in the South on Sunday and pledged to allocate NIS 1 billion to eradicate crime in the Arab sector....
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Despite The Pandemic, Baltimore Arabbers Work To Maintain Legacy, Build Future

CBS Sports 08 Mar 2021
“They’ve been doing it here in the city since the inception of the city. It’s one of the oldest standing traditions,” said Holden Warren, Araber Preservation Society ... “The thing about arabbing is it’s still essential, it’s still an ......
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Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed congratulates Iraqis after Pope Francis visit

The National 08 Mar 2021
Before about 150,000 people at Zayed Sports City, the Pope delivered a Mass that included contributions in nine different languages, from Arabic to Urdu, in a reflection of the UAE’s diversity and a gesture of respect to his hosts....
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Sisi orders establishment of foundation for ‘European Universities in Egypt’

Egypt Today 08 Mar 2021
  ...   ...   ... The new universities are located the cities of East Port Said, 6th of October, Borg El-Arab, New Luxor-Taiba, Assiut, and Sammanoud, he said, adding that these add to the three technological universities that have already been established in New Cairo, Quesna, and Beni Suef and which have already started receiving students ... ....
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Sheikh Mohamed congratulates Iraqis after Pope Francis visit

The National 08 Mar 2021
Speaking to an estimated congregation of 150,000 people at Zayed Sports City, the Pope delivered a mass that included contributions in nine different language, from Arabic to Urdu, reflection of the UAE’s diversity, as well a gesture of respect to his hosts....
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This Day in History (March 9)

Kayhan 08 Mar 2021
1135 solar years ago, on this day in 886 AD, the Iranian Islamic astronomer, Abu-Ma’shar Ja’far ibn Mohammad al-Balkhi, passed away in the Iraqi city of al-Waset at the age of almost hundred years. Born in the Khorasani city of Balkh (presently in Afghanistan) he spent most of his life in Iraq, especially in Baghdad....
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The Pope’s visit rekindles Iraqi pride

Asiatimes 08 Mar 2021
More than half of Iraq’s Christians have left the country in the past 20 years, and most who remain now live in the Kurdish region in the north, meaning that many are internally displaced, having fled the Arab cities of the south....
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We have let Arab Christians down

Gulf News 07 Mar 2021
In 1516, when the Ottomans took over the Arab world, the Arab Christians became subjects of the Ottoman state, just like their Arab compatriots ... As the Arab cultural crisis deepened, cultural activities related to the Arabic language and the Arabic customs were organised, mostly by the Christian Arabs, in major cities such as Damascus and Beirut....
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'We're Here, We Deserve Dignity': Arab Americans Advocate For Little Arabia In Calif.

National Public Radio 07 Mar 2021
Members of the community in Anaheim have been advocating for an official designation of the vibrant district for more than a decade. But the city council has been reluctant to support the efforts. (Image credit. Arab American Civic Council) .......
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Hijacking, riots and explosions: Iran’s regime tested amid tensions

The Jerusalem Post 07 Mar 2021
Iran projects strength abroad, often acting like a mafia don running the Middle East, threatening countries to pay protection or get attacked. But inside the regime’s territory, all is not well. . On Thursday a person attempted to hijack a plane that was leaving from Ahvaz, the southwestern city in an area that has a large Arab minority ... ....
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Editorial: Mask order still needed for now

Decatur Daily 07 Mar 2021
Gov. Kay Ivey did the right thing in extending the state’s mandatory mask order for another five weeks. It could not have been an easy decision ... “I urge Gov ... Gov ... What does more than 10,000 deaths look like? Imagine the cities of Russellville or Tuscumbia or Arab or Guntersville simply vanishing over the course of a year, and then some ... $3 for 3 Months ... ....

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