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Al-Hindiya or Hindiya is a city in Iraq on the Euphrates River. Nouri al Maliki went to school there in his younger days. Al-Hindiya is located in the Kerbala Governorate.

Etymology

The name of the city literally means the city of Hindus. As per local folklore, a Mohyal leader from India fought on behalf of Imam Hussain in the battle of Karbala, more specifically in the storming of Kufa- sacrificing his seven sons in the process. According to legend, Rahab Sidh Datt (also mentioned as Rahib Sidh or Sidh Viyog Datt in some versions) was the leader of a small band of career-soldiers living near Baghdad around the time of the battle of Karbala.

The legend mentions the place where he stayed as Dair-al-Hindiya, meaning “The Indian Quarter”, which matches Al-Hindiya in existence today. The Dutts have traditionally been referred to as Hussaini Brahmins‎ for the role in promoting Hindu-Muslim unity.[1]

References

  1. ^ Reg-i-Surkh: Dut Brahman Imam Husain se Rabt o Zabt, by Mahdi Nazmi, Abu Talib Academy, New Delhi 1984, Pages 63-71.

Coordinates: 32°32′39″N 44°13′11″E / 32.54417°N 44.21972°E / 32.54417; 44.21972


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