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Mar 6, 2014
 
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Nomadic Arabs and ancient Phoenicians are said to be among the first to come to Kerala for spice trade. The Arabs gained control of the lucrative trade by 600 B.C. They transported pepper, cinnamon, incense, and oils from the East through the Persian Gulf to Arabia. Southern Arabia became the great spice emporium of the ancient world.

“Phoenicians” better known for their trading abilities were the pioneer in the sea trade with Kerala. In 100BC King Solomon's ships visited 'Ophix'(the modern Puvar, South of Thiruvanathapuram) to trade indifferent kind of items like ivory, apes, sandalwood and peacocks.

THEKKEPURAM -southern india
Since ancient period, Kerala has been a gateway, a place where many cultures and ideas arrived and flourished.((( Active trade existed between Arabia and Kerala and the Muslims dominated the trade.))))))))) The kings of Kerala welcomed people to stay and granted them economic and religious security.((((((((( Traders from Baghdad, Yemen and Bahrain had settled in many ports of Kerala and traded in spices and wood.))))))))) By the end of the Seventh century, Islam reached the shores of Kerala through its traders. Christianity and Judaism had reached the place before Islam and enjoyed peaceful co-existence. For long, different religions spread in a non-aggressive manner. Local communities, both the lower and upper castes, took to the new ideas and converted to the new religion for various reasons.

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Decades or Centuries back, the beach front of Thekkepuram area was busy with carts and Lorries and there were hundreds of Arab sailors walking up and down. The Arab boats arrived as soon as the monsoon was over, in October, and the last left the following May, before the rain started. Some of the boats were owned by Kozhikode businessmen, but the majority belonged to Arab traders. You could see the boat owners sitting on the verandas outside the Pandikashalas (offices) of the exporters. Some of these Arabs came to Kozhikode for the whole trading season, others had settled here. They married and had families, children. Arab sailors ate and slept in the godowns (warehouses). They were away from home for a long time and they also took 'wives' here. Some of these are big traders from Kuwait, Baghdad Oman, Bahrain, Egypt and Yemen. The last Arab boat came here in 1975. Currently Thekkepurates are known for their trading and have a near monopoly in the big bazaar of Calicut. More than 20% of the Thekkepuram population is working abroad (mainly in the Middle-East) and this brings foreign currency into the state. Most of the inhabitants in Thekkepuram are Muslims.
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Mar 6, 2014
 
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Traditionally(( Yemeni Hadhrami people, as well as Omanis,( came to Beypore, Kerala, India)) along the centuries in order to build Dhows. The reasons were the availability of good timber in the forests of Kerala, the availability of good coir rope and also the presence of skilled carpenters specialized in ship building. Formerly the sheathing planks of a dhow's hull were held together by coconut rope instead of nails. Beypore Dhows are known as 'Uru' in Malayalam, the local language of Kerala.((((((Settlers from Yemen, later known as 'Baramis', are still active in Uru business in Kerala.))))))))) wikipedia beypore is southern india :)

As early as 80 BC, Alexandria became the dominant trading center for Indian spices entering the Greco-Roman world.[3] Indian ships sailed to Egypt. The thriving maritime routes of Southern Asia were not under the control of a single power,[9] but through various systems eastern spices were brought to the major spice trading ports of India such as Barbaricum, Barygaza,((((( Muziris, Korkai, Kaveripattinam, and Arikamedu. southern india)))))))))) info from wikipedia



Ancient Chera kingdom (Kerala) enjoyed a flourishing spice trade with the Arabs of coastal Yemen and Oman. By the early Christian period south India was transformed into a commercial hub linked to the West and the East through emporiums located along the coastal and inland routes. Arab traders left their shores in July, at the height of the southwestern monsoon season to the heart of the pepper country, and returned, carrying their precious cargo of many spices, with the northwest monsoons in November.

Even during the height of Roman trade, old Arab channels of trade continued to flourish thanks to the age-old alliances and agreements between the original Arab and Indian traders. Cinnamon, the spice that made fortunes for the Arab traders in earlier times, still remained an Arab monopoly. The Romans could find it only at Arab ports; the source of cinnamon in India was scrupulously guarded from them. Throughout the Kerala Coast the Romans were offered only malabathrum, the leaves of the same tree that produced the fragrant bark. Such was the loyalty between the ancient traders of the Indian Ocean.
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Trading contacts with the kingdoms of Southern Arabia resulted in the formation of the earliest Muslim communities of Kerala. When foreign traders arrived at the port of Muziris, near the capital of Chera kingdom, the reigning kings treated them with respect, and extended facilities for their settlement, and establishment of their faith in the land.
http://gulfnews.com/news/world/india/ancient-...

People here some of them talking nonsense three Sahaba are buried in southern India Tameem al Ansari , Mughira ibn Shu'ba At Thaqifi Ukkasha RA. http://english.islammessage.com/articledetail...
http://www.islamreligion.com/articles/151/
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Mar 7, 2014
 
berbers

'Imliq is the father of the Amalekites from whom came the berbers,who are children of Thamila bin Maarib bin Faaraan bin 'Amr bin 'Imliq bin Lud bin Sam(Shem) bin Nuh (Noah)PBH

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Muslims of kerala are descendants of arab traders have a look at facial features arabian and also in this video is Sayyid Muhammad Alawi Al Maliki Al Hasani RA the late grand Shaykh of Makka here what he has to say about
Sahaba in India http://www.youtube.com/watch...

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