Leicester Dawoodi Bohras Find Ways To Reduce Plastic Waste Ahead Of Ramadan

The Happy Nests initiative is a global Dawoodi Bohra programme to reduce, reuse and upcycle plastic. Alefiyah Zaini, head of the Leicester Dawoodi Bohra women’s association, has championed many Happy Nests projects, encouraging the community to play its part in reducing plastic usage and turning the tide against plastic pollution. We had the pleasure of sitting down with Alefiyah to chat about what motivates her to continue championing the Happy Nests ‘Reduce Reuse Recycle’ initiative.

Leicester’s Seniors Attend Keep-Fit Classes to Stay Healthy Through Winter and Prepare for Ramadan

Physiotherapist Taher Jaffer and a group of dedicated volunteers are providing elders from the Leicester community of Dawoodi Bohras with weekly physiotherapy sessions designed to promote their physical and mental fitness, and to prepare for Ramadan. On Sunday afternoons, a group of seniors have been attending Burhani Masjid, the mosque and community centre that is…

With Milton Keynes Food Bank under pressure due to COVID19, local Dawoodi Bohras lend a hand

As part of the Dawoodi Bohras’ global Project Rise initiative – which strives to raise the living standards of poorer members of society through food, water, sanitation and education programmes, as well as protecting and enhancing the natural environment – the Bohra community of Milton Keynes visited a local food bank recently to lend a hand.

Tracy Brabin attends Bradford’s Dawoodi Bohras women event

Women from Bradford’s community of Dawoodi Bohras showcased their faith and culture in a ‘By Women, For Women’ event called ‘Our Women Our Culture.’

The event was attended by a host of leading female VIPs from the region, including Tracy Brabin, Mayor of West Yorkshire; Councillor Beverley Mullaney, Deputy Lord Mayor; Councillor Susan Hinchcliffe, Leader of Bradford Council; and Shanaz Gulzar, Chair of the Bradford 2025 bid.

Sourcing Sustainable Fish for Halal Markets

A cornerstone of the average Dawoodi Bohra diet is the presence of halal meat. In the UK, there is no shortage of halal poultry, lamb, and beef in mainstream grocery stores – like Asda, Tesco, and Sainsburys. However, due to the more strict requirements of fish needing to be caught in a particular way for…

Nottingham Bohras Celebrate Creative Women on International Women’s Day

This International Women’s Day, we celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit of the Bohra women of Nottingham who make and sell decorative bags all over the world.

TGB by Sherwood Specials is a not-for-profit business initiative run by women from the Dawoodi Bohra community of Nottingham. Women and girls from age eight to 80 volunteer their time to make beautiful gift bags that are sold all over the world, with all profits reinvested into the local community.

Leicester Bohras Celebrate International Women’s Day

Every year, the world comes together on 8th March to celebrate the achievements of women in various facets of life. International Women’s Day is also a call to action to bring stories of empowered women to the fore. Dawoodi Bohras everywhere welcome the goal of International Women’s Day to create a world where women’s contribution…

Celebrating World Book Day – how a tax accountant and mother of two followed her passion to become a published children’s author

“What do you want to be when you grow up, Jamila?” the kindergarten teacher asked.

“An author,” she replied, without hesitation.

Jamila Khambalia is a tax accountant and mother of two. She has always had a love of the English language, and enjoyed creative writing as a child. Despite ultimately choosing a very different career path, her passion to be an author continued to burn at the back of her mind.

London Bohras Step Up to Help Local Food Banks

Many people continue to struggle during the coronavirus pandemic and this was further exacerbated by Storm Eunice which impacted much of England. The compounding effect of coronavirus and unprecedented climate disruption makes food banks across the UK a primary source of relief. In an effort to raise awareness of food insecurity and support the hungry, the Dawoodi Bohras of London organised a collection of food and useful items for the Ealing and Slough food banks in the Greater London area following Storm Eunice.