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.

Nottingham Bohras Partner with Local Baptist Church to Support Community

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.

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.

Talented Bohra Bakers of Leicester Raise Funds for Charity

The holy month of Ramadan, the most anticipated period in the Muslim calendar, is a time for fasting between sunrise and sunset, focusing on prayer and spiritual self-reflection, and giving back to those who are less fortunate. This year, the Dawoodi Bohra community of Leicester gave back by participating in a bake sale to raise…

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….

Dawoodi Bohras of Bradford see huge Covid vaccine uptake

By Mark Stanford Digital Reporter More than 97 per cent of members of the Dawoodi Bohra community of Bradford who are eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine have now received at least one shot. The Dawoodi Bohras of Bradford are Muslims who hail mainly from the Indian subcontinent and have called this city home for many years….

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…