Category Archives: London

London Dawoodi Bohras Walk for Women’s Wellness

On 11th July, members of the Dawoodi Bohra community of London held a “Women’s Wellness Walk” to enjoy – and raise awareness of – the benefits of walking for physical and mental health.

Over 20 women made the 5-mile walk around the grounds of Holland Park and Hyde Park in central London.  Women of all ages participated, from teenagers through to ladies in their 70s.  The walk was presided over by Umaima Zainuddin, head of the local Bohra women’s association.

Young Dawoodi Bohra of London turns school project into fundraiser to fight poverty and food insecurity

For her school project, Amatullah Upriwala of the Dawoodi Bohras of London and her classmate Amani Mohamed were asked to raise money for a cause they were passionate about.  Being residents of the Borough of Ealing, they chose to fundraise for the Ealing Foodbank.

The Dawoodi Bohras of London Strive to Create a Greener and Cleaner Community

Tree Planting Last week, the Dawoodi Bohras of London held a tree planting ceremony in honour of HRH The Prince Philip.  The head of the local Bohra community, Dr Idris Zainuddin, was joined by Mayor of Ealing Cllr Munir Ahmed and Ealing Councilor Tariq Mahmood to plant a maple tree in the grounds of the…

Dawoodi Bohra children remove all plastic on local streets in West London

To mark this year’s World Environment Day, a group of enthusiastic young Dawoodi Bohra children took to their local streets in West London to remove all plastic waste, bottles, cans and scrap paper. They set out one morning and cleaned 3 roads completely in 2 hours, collecting over 150 litres of rubbish from the streets….

London Dawoodi Bohras fundraise for children’s charity Variety

On Sunday 9th May 2021, the Ladies of London, a Dawoodi Bohra women’s empowerment group, collaborated with local community bakers to raise £1,400 for children’s charity Variety. Variety provides practical help to over 1.3 million disabled children and nearly 4 million children living in poverty. Volunteer bakers contributed goodies to an “Eid Treat box”  that…

An Interview with Tasnim Pisavadi, a Dawoodi Bohra Beekeeper Based in London

On World Bee Day, the Dawoodi Bohras of the UK took time to speak to a London beekeeper, Tasnim Pisavadi. According to the World Bee Day website, bees are crucial to the environment as they help pollinate nearly 75% of the plants that produce 90% of the world’s food. However, despite their vital role in…

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…

London Dawoodi Bohras Set Local Schools “Plant Growing Challenge” to Mark Earth Day

To mark Earth Day, the Dawoodi Bohra Ladies of London – under the global Project Rise initiative – provided a gardening activity for local school children to do over the Easter Holidays. Gardening is a fun, creative way to learn about taking care of the environment and contributing to climate action through sustainable solutions- an…

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…