Author Archives: Murtaza Khomosi

USA DAWOODI BOHRAS OBSERVE ASHARA MUBARAKA AT HOME

About Ashara Mubaraka At the beginning of the Islamic year during the month of Muharram, the Dawoodi Bohra community – like millions of Muslims around the world – commemorates the martyrdom of Imam Husain ibn Ali AS, the grandson of Prophet Mohammed SAW. For the Dawoodi Bohra community, this ten-day period, known as ʿAshara Mubāraka, is a…

OHIO BOHRAS CELEBRATE THE ISLAMIC NEW YEAR

This year, Ohio Bohras celebrated the mark of the Islamic New Year gathered around thāls (pictured above) – a traditional large metal tray –  to give thanks for the blessings bestowed by Allah TA. In compliance with social distancing mandates, community members in Ohio and all across the United States, celebrated at their individual homes…

East Palo Alto Mayor Visits San Jose Bohras

Mayor Regina Wallace-Jones visited the San Jose community mosque. She received a warm welcome by San Jose Bohras and the local community leader. The mayor toured the mosque and took the opportunity to learn more about the Dawoodi Bohra community. During her one hour visit, she also complimented the mosque’s architectural  beauty and provided insight…

2020 CALIFORNIA NONPROFIT OF THE YEAR: ORANGE COUNTY BOHRAS

Anjuman-e-Qutbi, the Orange County and Inland Empire chapter of the Dawoodi Bohras, has been selected as a 2020 California Nonprofit of the Year by California State Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez.  Anjuman-e-Qutbi is one of several nonprofits honored by California state senators and assemblymembers for their tremendous contributions to the communities they serve. “Bohras in Orange County,…

INDEPENDENCE DAY 2020 CELEBRATED BY DAWOODI BOHRAS NATION-WIDE

This July 4th, Dawoodi Bohra communities from across the United States found numerous ways to celebrate what it means to be American on Independence Day as they reflected on their good fortune as American citizens: The Dawoodi Bohras of Washington, DC hosted a Social Distancing Tailgate at their masjid to celebrate the 4th of July. Bohras…

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Dallas Dawoodi Bohras Help Mitigate COVID-19 Impacts

The Dawoodi Bohra community of Dallas is engaging in a number of volunteer initiatives to provide relief to those members of society that have been most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and to support local medical professionals and emergency services personnel. The Dawoodi Bohras of Dallas aspire to live up to the teachings of their…

Virginia Bohras Step Up to Reduce Impacts of COVID-19

Fairfax County Times Local humanitarian initiatives are part of the global Dawoodi Bohra relief efforts to donate food and supplies to people in need and emergency services on the front line. The Dawoodi Bohra community of Virginia, is stepping up its efforts to feed those members of society hardest hit by COVID-19, while also providing…

Businesswoman Zehra Kapasi Uplifts Farmington Hills Community with Hygiene Products

Resident of Farmington Hills, Michigan, Zehra Kapasi owns and operates Rose Best, an all-natural hygiene products startup specializing in homemade soap, lip balm, body butter, facial scrubs, and more. Kapasi has been a vendor at the local Farmington Farmers & Artisans Market for eleven years where she sells her products and provides excellent recommendations on…

TWIN CITIES PROVIDED ESSENTIAL GOODS BY MINNEAPOLIS BOHRAS

Exacerbated by recent events such as the CoVid 19 crisis, certain neighborhoods in the twin cities have become food deserts. In these areas, essential items are in critically low supply. Recognizing this need, Dawoodi Bohras of Minneapolis raised over four hundred dollars to provide essential supplies to Minneapolis Communities in collaboration with local NGO, Second…

MINNEAPOLIS BOHRAS SEW MASKS FOR HEALTHCARE WORKERS

Dawoodi Bohras in Minneapolis recognized an acute shortage of face masks for healthcare professionals who are at the forefront of addressing the CoVid 19 pandemic. To address this need, an initiative was undertaken by a local group of Minneapolis Dawoodi Bohra women to sew face masks for doctors and other healthcare workers. Around 200 hand…