Author Archives: Burhanuddin Qutbi

Bradford Bohras Tackle Invasive Species on World Environment Day

On World Environment Day, volunteers from the Dawoodi Bohra Community of Bradford dedicated their time and effort to a vital environmental initiative by the River Aire in Baildon.  In a process known as “balsam bashing,” the volunteers worked tirelessly to remove invasive non-native Himalayan balsam plants from the riverbank, aiming to protect and restore the native ecosystem.

Celebrating Sustainability: Dawoodi Bohra Community of Manchester Marks World Environment Day

In celebration of World Environment Day – the United Nations day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment – the Dawoodi Bohra community of Manchester organised a highly informative and engaging event for its members to share good environmental practices. The event included a recycling workshop by Biffa, a leading integrated waste…

Running with Purpose: Yusuf Anjarwalla’s Inspiring Marathon Journey in Manchester

Yusuf Anjarwalla, an avid runner and member of the Manchester Dawoodi Bohra community, recently achieved a remarkable feat by completing the Manchester 2024 Marathon.  Yusuf’s running journey is a compelling tale of determination and dedication.  It began in 2012 when he took his first steps as a runner to raise money for The Christie NHS…

Beware the Hidden Dangers of Vaping: One Bohra Doctor’s Campaign to Educate Students

In recent years, the popularity of vaping has surged among both adults and adolescents, with many turning to electronic cigarettes as an alternative to traditional smoking.  Some even view it as a harmless pastime.  Counteracting misinformation about vaping, Dr Mulla Murtaza Salem – a consultant vascular surgeon at Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham and a…

Scaling New Heights: A Manchester Family’s Quest to Conquer Kilimanjaro for Kidney Care

Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa, recently served as the backdrop for an inspiring adventure undertaken by a father-son duo from the Manchester community of Dawoodi Bohras. Twelve-year-old Abbas Khambalia and his father Dr. Hussein Khambalia not only set out to conquer this monumental mountain but also aimed to raise over £20,000 for kidney care initiatives in Tanzania, the homeland of Dr. Khambalia’s parents.

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…