We are the Dawoodi Bohra community of Nottingham
The Dawoodi Bohra families of Nottingham have lived and worked peacefully in and around Nottingham since the 1970s. Our community centre is called Husami Markaz and is a central meeting point for over 50 families in our community.
Who We Are
The Dawoodi Bohras of Nottingham have lived and worked peacefully in the area since the early 1970s. The community centre (or markaz) where we congregate is called Husami Markaz and is located in Hucknall. It is the central meeting point of around 50 families from across Nottinghamshire.
We are a community that focuses on hard work and education. Many of our members run successful businesses, creating wealth and jobs for the local area. We place emphasis on higher education for both men and women and our numbers include doctors, pharmacists, teachers, IT professionals, police officers and public servants, and business owners. We are proud of the contribution we make to the local community. We encourage our members to be active and engaged citizens and to lead by example.
The Dawoodi Bohras of Nottingham have strong links with the wider community. They have hosted prominent local dignitaries such as Police and Crime Commissioner Paddy Tipping, Councillor Kevin Rostance (Leader of the Conservative Group) and Reverend Simon J Robinson, Lead Minister of Watnall Road Baptist Church.
Our Community Centre
Husami Markaz is located in Hucknall. We have been gathering at this site since the early 1990s. We meet here regularly for collective worship, weddings and social events, and provide education facilities for children and adults. Husami Markaz is also the site of our community kitchen, where food is freshly prepared and distributed on a daily basis to all members.
We are committed to integrating within our community and aim to participate in meaningful ways. As part of the Dawoodi Bohras’ global Project Rise initiative, our members are regularly involved in local upliftment projects such as supporting food banks and fundraising for local and national charities. More recently, several of our members have been involved in the set-up and running of mass Covid-19 vaccination centres. We take our social responsibilities seriously and strive to give back to the community that has embraced us over the last 50 years.