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…

Dawoodi Bohra Community in the UK Begins Safe Return to Masjids

For the Dawoodi Bohras, the holy month of Ramadan is a period of fasting, prayer and reflection. The Dawoodi Bohras’ masjids – or mosques – are the spiritual, educational and social centre of the faith at all times of the year, but particularly so during Ramadan. During Ramadan 2020, all Dawoodi Bohras spent the month…

Leicester’s Bohra Medical Experts Host Webinar on the Importance of Personal Health During Lockdown

To mark this year’s World Health Day 2021, with the theme “Building a fairer, healthier world”, the Dawoodi Bohras of Leicester hosted an informative webinar on Saturday 10th April for over 100 community members.  The goal of the webinar was to educate individuals on how to take charge of their own health during a global…

London Dawoodi Bohras Set Local Schools “Plant Growing Challenge” to Mark Earth Day

To mark Earth Day, the Dawoodi Bohra Ladies of London – under the global Project Rise initiative – provided a gardening activity for local school children to do over the Easter Holidays. Gardening is a fun, creative way to learn about taking care of the environment and contributing to climate action through sustainable solutions- an…

Dawoodi Bohra NHS Heroes share their biggest challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic

Over the course of the last year, through three national lockdowns and countless hospitalisations, and with a population that grew scared of the simple act of human touch, the NHS staff have become a guiding light. These heroes have shed blood, sweat and tears for each patient, demonstrating a passion for their work, and willingness…

Birmingham Easter Egg Donation at Local School

On 31st March, members of the Dawoodi Bohra community from Birmingham visited their neighbours at Brookfields Primary School. During the visit, community members  donated more than 350 Easter eggs to support local families this Easter holiday. The members were welcomed by Headteacher Mrs S Lees, who gracefully accepted the eggs on behalf of the pupils…

World Water Day 2021

Since 2017, Ilham Tayabali and her husband Aziz Tayabali, members of the Dawoodi Bohra community of London, set up the Yahya Foundation, a non profit organisation set up to help vulnerable children & communities affected by the crisis in Yemen. Over 50% of people in Yemen do not have access to clean water.  This shocking…

Maryam Rasul of the Dawoodi Bohras of London speaks at International Women’s Day conference

As part of International Women’s Day, Maryam Rasul, a member of the London Dawoodi Bohra community, talked about her experiences as a mother, a family support worker, and setting up her own businesses in a recent event entitled ‘Discussions Across the Globe.’  This virtual platform, hosted by Build Your Business Training and Women in Business…