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…

Ladies of London raise funds for cancer charity

Cake Slice

On Saturday 12th October, Ladies of London hosted an ‘Afternoon Chai’ event to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. Drawing inspiration from an existing internationally recognised charity: the Macmillan Coffee Morning, this Afternoon Chai event sold both sweet and savoury items such as cakes, cookies, samosas and masala potatoes, with endless cups of spiced Indian chai….

Coffee morning fundraiser in Birmingham

Community members in Birmingham held a Coffee Morning on the 28th of September 2019 at Saifee Masjid, where women made home baked cakes, brownies and coffee for a fund raising sale. This was in support of the Macmillan Coffee Morning UK, to raise funds to support cancer patients and their families. Macmillan Nurses is an organisation…

Leaders like you – Hatim Kapacee Headteacher

Hatim Kapacee at Heald Place Primary School, Manchester

This article features Manchester primary school headteacher, Mr Hatim Kapacee who has taken Heald Place Primary, since a ‘sharp dip in achievement’ in 2017, to a rating of ‘Good’ in its latest Ofsted report.   England today, is one of the most challenging places in the world to run a school. It is at the centre…

London community hosts iftar dinner

In the spirit of harmony and unity, the Dawooodi Bohra community of London had the honour of hosting an iftār dinner during the holy month of Ramadan. More than forty guests, both public figures and local neighbours, who have played a vital role in enabling the local Bohra community to integrate and flourish, took time out from…

Ladies of London raise funds for children’s hospice with pancake feast

Super supporters Ladies of London organised a very special pancake sale last week in celebration of Ramadan and in support of their local children’s hospice charity. Maryam Rasul, a member of Ladies of London explains the importance and meaning behind Ramadan, ‘We only have what we give. These words could not be more true in…

Art in Mind event hosted by Ladies of London

On Sunday 3rd March 2019, Ladies of London hosted a charitable art exhibition to raise money for the charity MIND – for better mental health. This event, labelled Art in MIND took place in the al-Masjid al-Husainy complex in London and showcased the talent of 11 community artists. The exhibition included a stunning range of work from photography to…

Bohras in Leicester celebrate the festive season with neighbours

On 19th December 2018 the Leicester Dawoodi Bohra Community invited local neighbours and friends for a festive dinner to celebrate diversity and friendship within the local community. The event was held in the new Masjid’s courtyard which gave everyone an opportunity to view the beautiful building and its grounds. The evening showcased what the community…