Author Archives: Burhanuddin Qutbi

Bradford Bohras Join Council For Mosques at 40th Anniversary Celebrations

Lord Mayor Councillor Shabbir Hussain

A delegation from the Bradford Dawoodi Bohra community attended celebrations to mark the 40th Anniversary of the Council for Mosques. The event was held to commemorate the many ways in which the Council for Mosques has brought about positive change in British society, both locally and nationally, such as campaigning for halal meals in schools and spearheading interfaith alliances.

Bohra Volunteers Clear 150 Kilos of Litter from Bradford Streets on World Clean-Up Day

Over 60 people – men, women and children, young and old – from the Dawoodi Bohra community of Bradford marked World Clean-up Day by volunteering to pick up litter from local streets near to their masjid.

Joined by special guest Dr Javed Bashir, Safeguarding Consultant at Strengthening Faith Institutions, the Dawoodi Bohra volunteers cleared up over 150 kilograms of rubbish.

London Dawoodi Bohras Walk for Women’s Wellness

On 11th July, members of the Dawoodi Bohra community of London held a “Women’s Wellness Walk” to enjoy – and raise awareness of – the benefits of walking for physical and mental health.

Over 20 women made the 5-mile walk around the grounds of Holland Park and Hyde Park in central London.  Women of all ages participated, from teenagers through to ladies in their 70s.  The walk was presided over by Umaima Zainuddin, head of the local Bohra women’s association.

Nottingham Bohras Partner with Local Baptist Church to Support Community

In partnership with Watnall Road Baptist Church and their Lead Minister Rev. Simon J Robinson, the Dawoodi Bohras of Nottingham have been lending their support to a Government-sponsored Syrian refugee resettlement programme.  Local Bohras have been helping recently-arrived refugees by donating clothes, food and other essentials, and then helping them to integrate into the local community and find employment.

Young Dawoodi Bohra of London turns school project into fundraiser to fight poverty and food insecurity

For her school project, Amatullah Upriwala of the Dawoodi Bohras of London and her classmate Amani Mohamed were asked to raise money for a cause they were passionate about.  Being residents of the Borough of Ealing, they chose to fundraise for the Ealing Foodbank.

Talented Bohra Bakers of Leicester Raise Funds for Charity

The holy month of Ramadan, the most anticipated period in the Muslim calendar, is a time for fasting between sunrise and sunset, focusing on prayer and spiritual self-reflection, and giving back to those who are less fortunate. This year, the Dawoodi Bohra community of Leicester gave back by participating in a bake sale to raise…

The Dawoodi Bohras of London Strive to Create a Greener and Cleaner Community

Tree Planting Last week, the Dawoodi Bohras of London held a tree planting ceremony in honour of HRH The Prince Philip.  The head of the local Bohra community, Dr Idris Zainuddin, was joined by Mayor of Ealing Cllr Munir Ahmed and Ealing Councilor Tariq Mahmood to plant a maple tree in the grounds of the…

Dawoodi Bohra children remove all plastic on local streets in West London

To mark this year’s World Environment Day, a group of enthusiastic young Dawoodi Bohra children took to their local streets in West London to remove all plastic waste, bottles, cans and scrap paper. They set out one morning and cleaned 3 roads completely in 2 hours, collecting over 150 litres of rubbish from the streets….