Towards a more Sustainable & Waste-free Ashara Mubaraka

As technology advances, nature struggles to keep pace with the consequences of industrial progress. Sustainable living has been taken for granted and a culture of convenience, defined by the take-make-waste system has negatively impacted almost every aspect of life. This attitude, combined with an influx of waste generation in our lifestyles has heightened human and…

A dream come true moment for the Dawoodi Bohras of London, UK

Ashara Mubaraka, or the Blessed Ten, is a period of ten days at the start of the Islamic new year that is dedicated to remembering the sacrifice of the Prophet Mohammed’s grandson, Imam Husain.  His commitment to the universal values of justice, truth, humanity, and liberty serve as a potent message that reverberates across generations and communities.

Around 12,500 Dawoodi Bohras from across the globe arrived in London for Ashara Mubaraka sermons which commenced from 30th July 2022.

The Making of a Community

A Dawoodi Bohra Londoner goes back down memory lane to recall the journey of how one of the Dawoodi Bohras’ first masjids in the west was built, and how it became a catalyst for the growth and progress of the Bohra community in London, ultimately leading to hosting the annual international commemoration of Ashara Mubaraka 1444 H/ 2022 AD.

Bohra Badminton Players Keep Fit and Raise Funds for Ukraine Victims

In 2018, a group of friends from the Dawoodi Bohra community of London started playing badminton together at Southall Sports Centre as a fun way to socialise and help each other stay fit.  As the group of friends expanded, so did the commitment, and now more than 20 London Bohras meet up to three days…

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…

Supporting Those Hit Hardest by Covid-19 in India, Pakistan and Yemen

Mrs Shakir recalls talking to a relative who told her that, due to Covid-19 quarantine measures, many people were unable to work, leaving them with no income and unable to meet their basic needs.  She wanted to help them. Helping others in need is an integral part of the Dawoodi Bohra faith, especially during the…

Donating Essential Items for Refugees by Nottingham Dawoodi Bohras

The Dawoodi Bohras of Nottingham organised a collection of essential items to be sent to Ukrainian refugees who had fled to the neighbouring countries of Poland and Hungary.

The Bohras joined forces with other volunteers from across Nottingham to deliver donated items to the City Hospital, from where they are transported by road to refugees in need. Donations included baby supplies, toiletries, medicine and first aid, clothing, bedding and food.

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.