Usborne books donated to Northwick Park Hospital

Little Dove's Bookshop

In June 2020, Zainab Abdeali, a member of the Dawoodi Bohra community of London started Little Dove’s Bookshop – a bookshop selling Usborne children’s books. She receives the books from Usborne and delivers them locally for free. Zainab works with both individuals and institutions like schools and nurseries to supply books to all children, no…

Graduating During Uncertain Times

As 2020 comes to a close, we take a moment to celebrate some of our Dawoodi Bohra graduates, who, despite the difficulties and obstacles presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, were successfully able to attain their degrees. We spoke to 12 graduates from Bradford, Leicester, London, Manchester and Nottingham and asked them about their degree, the…

The Dawoodi Bohra Community of Leicester runs Food Drive

The Dawoodi Bohra community of Leicester came together in support of Open Hands Trust. A Leicester-based charity, Open Hands run a number of initiatives including a food shop for those in need. The food shop is a free service which relies on donated food and serves individuals facing hardships in Leicester. In light of the…

Brothers participate in Shoebox Appeal for the homeless

Winter is an especially difficult time of the year for the homeless in the UK. This year, COVID-19 has exacerbated the hardships of winter, leaving the homeless struggling for both shelter and food, and ultimately survival. Three young Dawoodi Bohra boys from London: Juzer, Mohammed and Taher have participated in the Royal British Legion’s Shoebox…

Bohra pharmacy trials pioneering driverless van delivery

Kar-Go

Hounslow East Pharmacy was established in 2010 by co-owner, Taizun Hassanali a member of The Dawoodi Bohras of London.  Hounslow East Pharmacy has been chosen by the Academy of Robotics to trial a driverless delivery van, as part of a UK Research and Innovation funded trial into autonomous vehicle deliveries from pharmacies to care homes. ‘Kar-go’, the…

Ladies of London hold third cancer fundraiser

On 25 September 2020, Ladies of London held their 3rd Annual Macmillan Afternoon Chai fundraiser for Cancer Support as a Drive-Thru . Macmillan Cancer Research is a long-standing charity in the UK that provides support and care to cancer patients and survivors, whilst contributing greatly to cancer research and treatments through innovative research. Annually, Macmillan…

Covid-19 – Doctors from 3 continents share their experiences

TheDawoodiBohras.com spoke to several Bohra doctors around the world in the last week about their experiences with Covid-19. Although they face increasing difficulties they also speak of hope. A group of doctors in the UK posts a message of positivity to their whatsapp group every day. A General Practitioner in Leicester, UK The demand is slowly becoming overwhelming…

Anxiety, tears and positivity on the covid-19 frontline

(This interview took place on Saturday 28th March) When we spoke to him earlier today, Dr Huzaifa Adamali, consultant respiratory specialist at Bristol’s Southmead Hospital in the UK, was waiting his turn in the car park of his local Asda supermarket. ‘Asda has a happy hour for NHS staff between 8 and 9am,’ but he…