Category Archives: Birmingham

Dawoodi Bohra Community in the UK Begins Safe Return to Masjids

For the Dawoodi Bohras, the holy month of Ramadan is a period of fasting, prayer and reflection. The Dawoodi Bohras’ masjids – or mosques – are the spiritual, educational and social centre of the faith at all times of the year, but particularly so during Ramadan. During Ramadan 2020, all Dawoodi Bohras spent the month…

Dawoodi Bohra NHS Heroes share their biggest challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic

Over the course of the last year, through three national lockdowns and countless hospitalisations, and with a population that grew scared of the simple act of human touch, the NHS staff have become a guiding light. These heroes have shed blood, sweat and tears for each patient, demonstrating a passion for their work, and willingness…

Birmingham Easter Egg Donation at Local School

On 31st March, members of the Dawoodi Bohra community from Birmingham visited their neighbours at Brookfields Primary School. During the visit, community members  donated more than 350 Easter eggs to support local families this Easter holiday. The members were welcomed by Headteacher Mrs S Lees, who gracefully accepted the eggs on behalf of the pupils…

Dawoodi Bohra Medics Speak on COVID-19 & the Importance of Vaccinations

Hundreds of Dawoodi Bohras from all over Europe signed in to take part in a webinar that addressed concerns regarding COVID-19 and it’s vaccination, dispelling myths and working towards 100% vaccination in all those who are eligible. The webinar also covered discussions on the impact on health (long COVID-19) and potential treatments and patients’ journey…

International Women’s Day 2021

First celebrated in 1911, 8 March marks International Women’s Day (IWD). IWD is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. This year on IWD, the Dawoodi Bohras of the UK have taken time to speak to and learn from Dawoodi Bohras across the UK of different cities, ages, and…

Celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science

The Dawoodi Bohras have always strived to empower female members by providing equal access to education and encouraging the pursuit of fulfilling careers. On International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we showcase some of the talented Dawoodi Bohra women in the UK who work in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.  Across the country,…

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…

Coffee morning fundraiser in Birmingham

Community members in Birmingham held a Coffee Morning on the 28th of September 2019 at Saifee Masjid, where women made home baked cakes, brownies and coffee for a fund raising sale. This was in support of the Macmillan Coffee Morning UK, to raise funds to support cancer patients and their families. Macmillan Nurses is an organisation…