Category Archives: Leicester

Beware the Hidden Dangers of Vaping: One Bohra Doctor’s Campaign to Educate Students

In recent years, the popularity of vaping has surged among both adults and adolescents, with many turning to electronic cigarettes as an alternative to traditional smoking.  Some even view it as a harmless pastime.  Counteracting misinformation about vaping, Dr Mulla Murtaza Salem – a consultant vascular surgeon at Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham and a…

Bohras Partner with One Roof Leicester on Ramadan Food Drive

The local Dawoodi Bohra community recently organised a food collection drive with long-term partners One Roof Leicester, a local charity that provides accommodation, support and advice to people who are homeless, destitute refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerably housed in Leicester.

UK Bohras hold fundraisers for earthquake victims in Turkey & Syria

Dawoodi Bohras communities across the UK came together over the last month to raise much-needed funds for the international earthquake relief effort. Community members in London, Leicester and Nottingham hosted local fundraisers to gather donations for the charity White Helmets, a volunteer organisation that provides support with medical evacuation, urban search and rescue, and essential service delivery.

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.