Author Archives: Burhanuddin Qutbi

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 For West Yorkshire, were among several VIP guests to attend a dinner hosted by the Dawoodi Bohra community of Bradford to celebrate His Holiness Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin being honoured with “Nishan-e-Pakistan”, Pakistan’s highest civilian award. His Holiness…

Addressing Digital Poverty and Its Impact on Society

Digital poverty – the lack of computers, smartphones, & the internet – can negatively impact a person’s access to education, employment, and social services.  With today’s increasing reliance on digital platforms at school and work, those who do not have access to these technologies are at a significant disadvantage. Recognising the importance of addressing digital…

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 Mongolia to participate in a visit organised by RAD-AID to exchange knowledge on MRI scanning. Radiology – the use of imaging techniques such as X-rays, MRI scans, and ultrasounds to diagnose and treat diseases and injuries inside…

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 life support skills can unquestionably make a life-saving difference. Proficiency in cardiac compressions and the use of defibrillators are vital components of cardiopulmonary resuscitation or CPR. The Dawoodi Bohras’ Burhani Basic Life Support and First Aid team…

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 aid and services to developing countries in Africa – to help strengthen essential and basic eye care in schools, communities and vision centers. Her visit will include conducting eye tests and distributing glasses to school students, with the hope that this will improve their academic performance.

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 year to help make Hucknall a better place for everyone that lives and works there.  Those efforts have now been recognised by Ashfield District Council, who presented the Dawoodi Bohras with the inaugural “Outstanding Community Cohesion Award” at a ceremony to honour the remarkable achievements of several local organisations.

How I Memorised the Quran and What it Means to Me

Alaqmar Mufaddal Shehabi is a 19-year old currently studying at the Nairobi branch of Aljamea-tus-Saifiyah, the premier educational institute of the Dawoodi Bohra community. He hails from Manchester, where he completed his GCSEs at Bury Church of England High School. Every year, hundreds of Dawoodi Bohras around the world memorise the entire Quran under the aegis of Mahad al-Zahra,…

Bradford Bohras Volunteer for #OurCleanRiver Campaign

Project Rise volunteers from the Dawoodi Bohra community of Bradford reunited with their partners at Aire Rivers Trust for another clean-up of a local waterway.

This time, the Bohras headed to Kirkstall, Leeds to join other local volunteers in helping tidy and clear paths along the River Aire as part of the #OurCleanRiver campaign spearheaded by the Aire Rivers Trust, a volunteer-led charity that works hard to improve local rivers for wildlife and people.