Author Archives: Dawoodi Bohra UK

The role of community pharmacies in the mass COVID-19 vaccination project

Bohra giving Covid-19 vaccine to elderly man

Zulfikar Jalal, a Birmingham pharmacist, took part in a Zoom round-table meeting with the Shadow Health Secretary Jonathan Ashworth to discuss the role of community pharmacies in the mass COVID-19 vaccination project.  Throughout the pandemic Zulfikar has been going above and beyond for his local community. Two of his pharmacies were involved in a COVID-19…

Usborne books donated to Northwick Park Hospital

Little Dove's Bookshop

In June 2020, Zainab Abdeali, a member of the Dawoodi Bohra community of London started Little Dove’s Bookshop – a bookshop selling Usborne children’s books. She receives the books from Usborne and delivers them locally for free. Zainab works with both individuals and institutions like schools and nurseries to supply books to all children, no…

Graduating during uncertain times

As 2020 comes to a close, we take a moment to celebrate some of our Dawoodi Bohra graduates, who, despite the difficulties and obstacles presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, were successfully able to attain their degrees. We spoke to 12 graduates from Bradford, Leicester, London, Manchester and Nottingham and asked them about their degree, the…

Brothers participate in Shoebox Appeal for the homeless

Winter is an especially difficult time of the year for the homeless in the UK. This year, COVID-19 has exacerbated the hardships of winter, leaving the homeless struggling for both shelter and food, and ultimately survival. Three young Dawoodi Bohra boys from London: Juzer, Mohammed and Taher have participated in the Royal British Legion’s Shoebox…

Bohra pharmacy trials pioneering driverless van delivery

Kar-Go

Hounslow East Pharmacy was established in 2010 by co-owner, Taizun Hassanali a member of The Dawoodi Bohras of London.  Hounslow East Pharmacy has been chosen by the Academy of Robotics to trial a driverless delivery van, as part of a UK Research and Innovation funded trial into autonomous vehicle deliveries from pharmacies to care homes. ‘Kar-go’, the…

Ladies of London hold third cancer fundraiser

On 25 September 2020, Ladies of London held their 3rd Annual Macmillan Afternoon Chai fundraiser for Cancer Support as a Drive-Thru . Macmillan Cancer Research is a long-standing charity in the UK that provides support and care to cancer patients and survivors, whilst contributing greatly to cancer research and treatments through innovative research. Annually, Macmillan…

Covid-19 – Doctors from 3 continents share their experiences

TheDawoodiBohras.com spoke to several Bohra doctors around the world in the last week about their experiences with Covid-19. Although they face increasing difficulties they also speak of hope. A group of doctors in the UK posts a message of positivity to their whatsapp group every day. A General Practitioner in Leicester, UK The demand is slowly becoming overwhelming…

Anxiety, tears and positivity on the covid-19 frontline

(This interview took place on Saturday 28th March) When we spoke to him earlier today, Dr Huzaifa Adamali, consultant respiratory specialist at Bristol’s Southmead Hospital in the UK, was waiting his turn in the car park of his local Asda supermarket. ‘Asda has a happy hour for NHS staff between 8 and 9am,’ but he…

Bohras in Leicester celebrate the festive season with neighbours

On 19th December 2018 the Leicester Dawoodi Bohra Community invited local neighbours and friends for a festive dinner to celebrate diversity and friendship within the local community. The event was held in the new Masjid’s courtyard which gave everyone an opportunity to view the beautiful building and its grounds. The evening showcased what the community…