We are the Dawoodi Bohra community of Bradford

The Dawoodi Bohra families of Bradford have lived and worked peacefully in and around Bradford since the 1970s. Our masjid – or mosque – is called Adam Masjid and is a central meeting point for over 60 families in our community.  

Who We Are

The inception of the Dawoodi Bohra community of Bradford occurred in the early 1960s when a small group of individuals came here from Rajasthan, in the North West Region of India, to build a prosperous life and provide opportunities for their children. These Bohras predominantly worked in mills specialising in creating wool and textile products. Over the years, the number of Bohra families expanded, and the first community centre was established in a humble terraced house in the 1970s.

Our Masjid

As the community grew, so did the need for a new community centre.  By the 1990s, the community expanded to 60 families, and it then became necessary to build a masjid – or mosque – to house the ever-growing community. The intentions were to create a space where the community could not only worship but also incorporate educational facilities and a communal kitchen. That goal became a reality in 2008 when the late His Holiness Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin inaugurated Adam Masjid.

Our Community

Members of the relatively small Dawoodi Bohra community in Bradford have worked hard over the years and prospered.  The word ‘Bohra’ is derived from Gujarati and denotes a trader or business person. True to their identity, a vast majority of the community have set up businesses over the years.  Many members have gone into further education and contributed their knowledge to the local community.  We are proud to have a great number of professionals within the community who contribute to society in healthcare, education, civil service, accountancy, and engineering.

The Dawoodi Bohras of Bradford strive to make a positive impact on society and the environment.  Our members are involved in projects such as supporting local food banks, contributing to local and national charities, and partnering with others to protect and enhance the natural environment.  Adam Masjid became one of the first masjids in the UK to incorporate solar power, and the community is actively involved in annual tree-planting initiatives.

Community News

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Bradford Bohras Volunteer for #OurCleanRiver Campaign

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Bradford’s Project Rise Volunteers Spread Joy for the Holidays

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Celebrating World Teachers’ Day in Bradford

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Leader of Dawoodi Bohras Hosts Audience With Bradford Lord Mayor

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