Author Archives: Burhanuddin Qutbi

Dawoodi Bohras Partner With Aire Rivers Trust to Clean Bradford Beck

Volunteers from the Bradford community of Dawoodi Bohras teamed up with Aire Rivers Trust to clear rubbish from Bradford Beck in Shipley.  People of all ages joined the river clean-up to remove around 1 tonne of litter and rubbish from the riverbanks and surrounding areas. Aire Rivers Trust is a volunteer-led charity that works hard…

Celebrating World Teachers’ Day in Nottingham

To mark the United Nations’ World Teachers’ Day, we spoke to Nisreen Mohamedali of the Dawoodi Bohra community of Nottingham about why she became a teacher and what the profession means to her.

Nisreen is a social science teacher, focussing on psychology and sociology. As Head of Department at Bluecoat Aspley Academy, she manages the social science teachers, helping to ensure that all students are making progress in their classes through effective teaching and learning opportunities. Nisreen is 38 and has been teaching for 12 years.

Towards a more Sustainable & Waste-free Ashara Mubaraka

As technology advances, nature struggles to keep pace with the consequences of industrial progress. Sustainable living has been taken for granted and a culture of convenience, defined by the take-make-waste system has negatively impacted almost every aspect of life. This attitude, combined with an influx of waste generation in our lifestyles has heightened human and…

A dream come true moment for the Dawoodi Bohras of London, UK

Ashara Mubaraka, or the Blessed Ten, is a period of ten days at the start of the Islamic new year that is dedicated to remembering the sacrifice of the Prophet Mohammed’s grandson, Imam Husain.  His commitment to the universal values of justice, truth, humanity, and liberty serve as a potent message that reverberates across generations and communities.

Around 12,500 Dawoodi Bohras from across the globe arrived in London for Ashara Mubaraka sermons which commenced from 30th July 2022.

The Making of a Community

A Dawoodi Bohra Londoner goes back down memory lane to recall the journey of how one of the Dawoodi Bohras’ first masjids in the west was built, and how it became a catalyst for the growth and progress of the Bohra community in London, ultimately leading to hosting the annual international commemoration of Ashara Mubaraka 1444 H/ 2022 AD.

Bohra Badminton Players Keep Fit and Raise Funds for Ukraine Victims

In 2018, a group of friends from the Dawoodi Bohra community of London started playing badminton together at Southall Sports Centre as a fun way to socialise and help each other stay fit.  As the group of friends expanded, so did the commitment, and now more than 20 London Bohras meet up to three days…

Dawoodi Bohras Host Nottingham Police at their Community Centre

During Ramadan, the Dawoodi Bohras of Nottingham hosted a friendly visit by Ashfield Neighbourhood Police Inspector Jon Hewitt and his colleague Police Community Support Officer Simon Gizzard from Hucknall Police Station. Inspector Hewitt, who had never been to a Mosque before, and Officer Gizzard were provided with a tour of the premises and given a…