Father-of-two Yusuf Zakir (Orange County, California) reflects on the educational, spiritual and emotional value of attending Ashara Mubaraka
Adam Masjid – the mosque that is home to the Dawoodi Bohra community of Bradford – today hosted a meeting between the Lord Mayor, Councillor Martin Love, and His Holiness Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin, the global leader of the Dawoodi Bohra faith.
Ashara Mubaraka, or the Blessed Ten, is a period of ten days at the start of the Islamic new year that is dedicated to remembering the sacrifice of the Prophet Mohammed’s grandson, Imam Husain. His commitment to the universal values of justice, truth, humanity, and liberty serve as a potent message that reverberates across generations and communities.
Around 12,500 Dawoodi Bohras from across the globe arrived in London for Ashara Mubaraka sermons which commenced from 30th July 2022.
A Dawoodi Bohra Londoner goes back down memory lane to recall the journey of how one of the Dawoodi Bohras’ first masjids in the west was built, and how it became a catalyst for the growth and progress of the Bohra community in London, ultimately leading to hosting the annual international commemoration of Ashara Mubaraka 1444 H/ 2022 AD.
In 2018, a group of friends from the Dawoodi Bohra community of London started playing badminton together at Southall Sports Centre as a fun way to socialise and help each other stay fit. As the group of friends expanded, so did the commitment, and now more than 20 London Bohras meet up to three days…
During Ramadan, the Dawoodi Bohras of Nottingham hosted a friendly visit by Ashfield Neighbourhood Police Inspector Jon Hewitt and his colleague Police Community Support Officer Simon Gizzard from Hucknall Police Station. Inspector Hewitt, who had never been to a Mosque before, and Officer Gizzard were provided with a tour of the premises and given a…
Mrs Shakir recalls talking to a relative who told her that, due to Covid-19 quarantine measures, many people were unable to work, leaving them with no income and unable to meet their basic needs. She wanted to help them. Helping others in need is an integral part of the Dawoodi Bohra faith, especially during the…
The Dawoodi Bohras of Nottingham organised a collection of essential items to be sent to Ukrainian refugees who had fled to the neighbouring countries of Poland and Hungary.
The Bohras joined forces with other volunteers from across Nottingham to deliver donated items to the City Hospital, from where they are transported by road to refugees in need. Donations included baby supplies, toiletries, medicine and first aid, clothing, bedding and food.
Under the umbrella of Project Rise – a global initiative that aims to foster a culture of empathy, awareness and generosity so that no individual is neglected, overlooked or marginalised – the Dawoodi Bohras of Leicester continued their support of local charity One Roof Leicester to provide their clients with food provisions and other essentials.
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.