Children from the Dawoodi Bohra community of Nottingham have been studying food insecurity in their city and taking practical steps to support their local Trussell Trust food bank. Maryam and Taher Adamjee are siblings and young members of the Dawoodi Bohras’ Nottingham community. Maryam said, “The head of the Dawoodi Bohras, His Holiness Syedna Mufaddal…
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.
To encourage its members to start including physical activity in their daily lives – and to bring families and friends together again – the Dawoodi Bohras of Leicester organized a community walk around the city’s beautiful Victoria Park.
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.
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.
The Dawoodi Bohras of London were privileged to welcome Her Excellency High Commissioner of India Gaitri I Kumar to their Masjid at Mohammedi Park Complex in Northolt, London, to mark the 75th Anniversary of relations between India and the UK.
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.
Over 60 people – men, women and children, young and old – from the Dawoodi Bohra community of Bradford marked World Clean-up Day by volunteering to pick up litter from local streets near to their masjid.
Joined by special guest Dr Javed Bashir, Safeguarding Consultant at Strengthening Faith Institutions, the Dawoodi Bohra volunteers cleared up over 150 kilograms of rubbish.
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.
In partnership with Watnall Road Baptist Church and their Lead Minister Rev. Simon J Robinson, the Dawoodi Bohras of Nottingham have been lending their support to a Government-sponsored Syrian refugee resettlement programme. Local Bohras have been helping recently-arrived refugees by donating clothes, food and other essentials, and then helping them to integrate into the local community and find employment.