Category Archives: Leicester

Leicester Bohras Raise Funds for Local One Roof Charity

Under the umbrella of Project Rise – a global initiative that aims to foster a culture of empathy, awareness and generosity so that no individual is neglected, overlooked or marginalised – the Dawoodi Bohras of Leicester continued their support of local charity One Roof Leicester to provide their clients with food provisions and other essentials.

Leicester Dawoodi Bohras Find Ways To Reduce Plastic Waste Ahead Of Ramadan

The Happy Nests initiative is a global Dawoodi Bohra programme to reduce, reuse and upcycle plastic. Alefiyah Zaini, head of the Leicester Dawoodi Bohra women’s association, has championed many Happy Nests projects, encouraging the community to play its part in reducing plastic usage and turning the tide against plastic pollution. We had the pleasure of sitting down with Alefiyah to chat about what motivates her to continue championing the Happy Nests ‘Reduce Reuse Recycle’ initiative.

Leicester’s Seniors Attend Keep-Fit Classes to Stay Healthy Through Winter and Prepare for Ramadan

Physiotherapist Taher Jaffer and a group of dedicated volunteers are providing elders from the Leicester community of Dawoodi Bohras with weekly physiotherapy sessions designed to promote their physical and mental fitness, and to prepare for Ramadan. On Sunday afternoons, a group of seniors have been attending Burhani Masjid, the mosque and community centre that is…

Sourcing Sustainable Fish for Halal Markets

A cornerstone of the average Dawoodi Bohra diet is the presence of halal meat. In the UK, there is no shortage of halal poultry, lamb, and beef in mainstream grocery stores – like Asda, Tesco, and Sainsburys. However, due to the more strict requirements of fish needing to be caught in a particular way for…

Leicester Bohras Celebrate International Women’s Day

Every year, the world comes together on 8th March to celebrate the achievements of women in various facets of life. International Women’s Day is also a call to action to bring stories of empowered women to the fore. Dawoodi Bohras everywhere welcome the goal of International Women’s Day to create a world where women’s contribution…

Leicester Masjid Inauguration

On Friday 10th September 2021, His Holiness Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin inaugurated the Dawoodi Bohra Masjid in Leicester and named it Burhani Masjid. Over 1,500 Dawoodi Bohras from across the UK and abroad attended the inauguration. His Holiness resided in Leicester for two days. During his sermon,he prayed for the prosperity of the UK and for Dawoodi Bohras to continue being faithful, patriotic and conscientious members of society to the fullest.

Talented Bohra Bakers of Leicester Raise Funds for Charity

The holy month of Ramadan, the most anticipated period in the Muslim calendar, is a time for fasting between sunrise and sunset, focusing on prayer and spiritual self-reflection, and giving back to those who are less fortunate. This year, the Dawoodi Bohra community of Leicester gave back by participating in a bake sale to raise…

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…