Category Archives: Social Initiatives

Burhani Life Support Courses – Empowering Community Members to Save Lives

Cardiac arrests occurring outside of medical facilities claim numerous lives each year.  Effective instruction and practice of basic life support skills can unquestionably make a life-saving difference. Proficiency in cardiac compressions and the use of defibrillators are vital components of cardiopulmonary resuscitation or CPR. The Dawoodi Bohras’ Burhani Basic Life Support and First Aid team…

Nottingham Bohras Receive Ashfield District Council’s “Safer Streets Award”

Volunteers from the Dawoodi Bohra community of Nottingham have undertaken a wide range of initiatives over the last year to help make Hucknall a better place for everyone that lives and works there.  Those efforts have now been recognised by Ashfield District Council, who presented the Dawoodi Bohras with the inaugural “Outstanding Community Cohesion Award” at a ceremony to honour the remarkable achievements of several local organisations.

Dawoodi Bohras Host Nottingham Police at their Community Centre

During Ramadan, the Dawoodi Bohras of Nottingham hosted a friendly visit by Ashfield Neighbourhood Police Inspector Jon Hewitt and his colleague Police Community Support Officer Simon Gizzard from Hucknall Police Station. Inspector Hewitt, who had never been to a Mosque before, and Officer Gizzard were provided with a tour of the premises and given a…

Dawoodi Bohras Volunteer for Queen’s Green Canopy Tree Planting in Bradford

As part of the Dawoodi Bohras’ Project Rise initiative, members of the Bradford community battled through the snow to participate in the planting of 10,000 trees for Bradford Council’s ‘Tree for Every Child’ scheme.

Bradford Dawoodi Bohras take on the ‘Bradford Step Challenge’

The Dawoodi Bohras in Bradford are keeping fit by taking up the ‘Bradford Step Challenge’. Participants are aiming to walk at least 10,000 steps a day and use a mobile phone app to incentivise members to ‘get out and walk.’ The Challenge has brought the community together and has encouraged community members to take up this physical activity together in groups.

Bradford Bohras Join Council For Mosques at 40th Anniversary Celebrations

Lord Mayor Councillor Shabbir Hussain

A delegation from the Bradford Dawoodi Bohra community attended celebrations to mark the 40th Anniversary of the Council for Mosques. The event was held to commemorate the many ways in which the Council for Mosques has brought about positive change in British society, both locally and nationally, such as campaigning for halal meals in schools and spearheading interfaith alliances.

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.

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….

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…