The Dawoodi Bohras of the United Kingdom

The Dawoodi Bohras are a Muslim community who have lived in the United Kingdom since the 1960s. There are around one million members worldwide, including over 2,000 families in the UK. Members of the community are spread across 9 cities from Manchester to London. Despite relatively small numbers, Dawoodi Bohras all over the country play important roles in their local societies while adhering to Islamic religious practices, including reciting the Holy Quran, the five daily prayers, fasting during the month of Ramadan and supporting local and national charities.


Love of our country is a part of our faith

Throughout the world, Dawoodi Bohras are guided by their leader, the 53rd al-Dai al-Mutlaq, His Holiness Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin. He encourages his followers, including those in the UK, to always remain loyal and law-abiding citizens and wholeheartedly contribute to the society in which they live.

Breaking Fasts and Building Bonds: London Dawoodi Bohras Host Iftars

The London Dawoodi Bohra community recently had the honour of breaking their fasts alongside local and international guests. ...

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Bradford Dignitaries join local community to celebrate Leader Receiving Pakistan’s Highest Civilian Award

NHS Doctor and TV Presenter Dr Amir Khan, Naz Shah MP, and Dr Sofia Buncy MBE, Deputy Lieutenant...

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Addressing Digital Poverty and Its Impact on Society

Digital poverty – the lack of computers, smartphones, & the internet – can negatively impact a person’s access...

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Bridging Healthcare Divides: Volunteering MRI Scanning Expertise in Mongolia

Earlier this year, Haider Ali, a radiologist and member of the Manchester community of Dawoodi Bohras, travelled to...

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Burhani Life Support Courses – Empowering Community Members to Save Lives

Cardiac arrests occurring outside of medical facilities claim numerous lives each year.  Effective instruction and practice of basic...

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Dawoodi Bohras raise money for Bradford Neonatal appeal

Published in the Telegraph & Argus Written by Haleema Saheed, Community Reporter Over 150 volunteers from the Bradford...

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Raising Money for Vision Action in Sierra Leone

Insiyah is planning to travel to Sierra Leone with Vision Action - a UK charity that provides optical...

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Nottingham Bohras Receive Ashfield District Council’s “Safer Streets Award”

Volunteers from the Dawoodi Bohra community of Nottingham have undertaken a wide range of initiatives over the last...

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Our Communities

The Prophet Mohammed has taught Muslims that love for one’s country is an integral part of faith. With a focus on hard work and education, many Dawoodi Bohras run successful businesses: creating jobs, generating wealth, and contributing to the development of our nation.  With an emphasis on higher education for both men and women, the community includes many doctors, IT professionals, teachers, academics, public servants and business owners spread over most of the United Kingdom. Dawoodi Bohras are proud of the contributions they make to British society and to the diverse fabric that underpins the nation’s rich democratic values.

You are invited to contact us for more information on the Dawoodi Bohra communities of the United Kingdom and to arrange a visit to see our masjids.