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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Arab News 12 Jul 2020
Rania Mohammed, a fourth year medical student at Dar AlUloom University in Riyadh, said that TikTok was “the only thing keeping her sane” as she struggled with the pressures of school and quarantine. “As a med school student, my attention span and free time are both severely limited,” she told Arab News....

In crisis-hit Lebanon, will French-language schools survive?

Gulf News 12 Jul 2020
Inside the French-language school she has run for years in east Lebanon, Sister Colette Moughabghab welcomed parents devastated by the news the century-old establishment was locking up its classrooms ...It’s like closing up a home,” added the nun, visibly upset about closing a school that had welcomed Christian and Muslim pupils since 1885....

Abu Dhabi students volunteer to help displaced children continue their learning

Gulf News 11 Jul 2020
“Our school encourages volunteering, and I have been supervising community service programmes for the last few years. When ERC pointed out the need to help these children fill up gaps in their education, we were happy to assist,” said Raeda Faisal, an Arabic teacher at the school....

Watch: Panicked Jerusalemites report 'gunshots,' turns out to be fireworks

The Jerusalem Post 11 Jul 2020
... fired by citizens of east Jerusalem and Arab neighborhoods to celebrate high school children finishing their final exams....

Saudi consumers welcome decision by various companies to bear VAT burden

Arab News 10 Jul 2020
RIYADH ... The Kingdom announced the move on May 11 as part of new measures to mitigate the economic repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic. LuLu Group, the leading hypermarket chain in the Kingdom, told Arab News ... Shoppers in the Kingdom have welcomed the campaign. Manal Mukhtar, an English teacher at a private school in Riyadh, told Arab News ... He added....

While politicians squabble, New York schools make their own plans

Market Watch 10 Jul 2020
Should the schools stay closed until the pandemic is finally beaten? ... “That would mean we couldn’t do the safety procedures that are the minimum we need to keep the school community safe.” ... “I’m talking to teachers all the time,” said Colon, whose school has the city’s only English-Arabic bilingual curriculum....

The agony of the COVID-19 obituarist

Cleveland Jewish News 10 Jul 2020
The following year, I covered a terror attack in my adopted hometown of Beit Shemesh, Israel, in which two Arabs armed with knives were shot to death by police after attempting to force their way on to a school bus. My daughter’s school bus passed through the neighborhood where ......

Masa teaching fellows provide 2,500 hours of online study

The Jerusalem Post 09 Jul 2020
... came to the country last year to teach English in Israeli schools ... Fechter spent the first half of his fellowship teaching in a school in the state-religious network in south Tel Aviv, and then went on to teach in an Arab school in Nazareth while living in nearby Nof Hagalil....

Can STEM education guarantee job security in the Middle East?

Arab News 09 Jul 2020
... school iCademy Middle East ... It uses a “futuristic school” model that offers a range of learning options, in English and Arabic, that students can work through at their own pace, including hands-on projects, private lessons, semester-long classes and educational holiday camps....

UAE: Omani Sentenced to Life in Tainted Trial

Human Rights 09 Jul 2020
A family member said that following the arrest of Abdullah al-Shaamsi in August 2018, when he was 19 and still attending high school in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), state security forces subjected him to incommunicado detention, prolonged solitary confinement, and torture. Al-Shaamsi, now 21, has depression and kidney cancer ... ....

Could the next president of France be the man Macron just let go?

The National 08 Jul 2020
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Pakistan: Tweeps all praise for 'madrasa' student from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa who passed top exam for civil service

Gulf News 07 Jul 2020
While the Arabic word ‘madrasa’ refers to any type of educational institution, secular or religious, ‘madrasas’ in non-Arabic speaking countries refer to a specific type of religious school or college for the study of the religion of Islam, though this may not be the only subject studied....

20 research papers by aspiring Saudi high school grads OK’d for commercial use

Arab News 07 Jul 2020
Speaking to Arab News, 17-year-old high school graduate student AlBaraa Merdad from Jeddah’s Dar Jana said he was interested in computer science, more specifically in artificial intelligence, and found difficulty in going forward with it, both theoretically and practically....