Category Archives: Covid-19

Dawoodi Bohras of Bradford see huge Covid vaccine uptake

By Mark Stanford Digital Reporter More than 97 per cent of members of the Dawoodi Bohra community of Bradford who are eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine have now received at least one shot. The Dawoodi Bohras of Bradford are Muslims who hail mainly from the Indian subcontinent and have called this city home for many years….

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…

Leicester’s Bohra Medical Experts Host Webinar on the Importance of Personal Health During Lockdown

To mark this year’s World Health Day 2021, with the theme “Building a fairer, healthier world”, the Dawoodi Bohras of Leicester hosted an informative webinar on Saturday 10th April for over 100 community members.  The goal of the webinar was to educate individuals on how to take charge of their own health during a global…

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…

Maryam Rasul of the Dawoodi Bohras of London speaks at International Women’s Day conference

As part of International Women’s Day, Maryam Rasul, a member of the London Dawoodi Bohra community, talked about her experiences as a mother, a family support worker, and setting up her own businesses in a recent event entitled ‘Discussions Across the Globe.’  This virtual platform, hosted by Build Your Business Training and Women in Business…

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…

Dawoodi Bohras of Leicester Walk Around the World for Cancer Research UK

The Dawoodi Bohra community of Leicester commemorated World Cancer Day on 4th February by organising a month long “Walk Around the World Challenge” to raise awareness of the fight against cancer and to raise money for Cancer Research UK. Setting themselves the ambitious target of collectively walking 24,901 miles – the circumference of the Earth…

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…