The Dawoodi Bohra community of New England and Albany, New York worship at the Anjuman-E-Ezzi masjid (or mosque) in Boston, Massachusetts.
Our masjid was officially inaugurated in 2001 by the 52nd leader of the Dawoodi Bohras, the late Dr. Syedna Mohammed Burhanuddin (R.A), who laid the foundation stone at the site in Billerica, MA.
There are 135 Bohra families in New England, many of whom work in the fields of health, information technology, artificial intelligence, academia, finance, law, and business.
The Boston community of Dawoodi Bohras abides by the ethos instilled and emphasized by our beloved His Holiness Syedna Aali Qadre Mufaddal Saifuddin (TUS): “Be a contributing member of the Society you live in, be a law abiding citizen of the country you live in, strive to gain as much knowledge that society has to offer you, be environmentally conscious and love your neighbors.”
We were founding members of the Billerica Interfaith Alliance, a diverse group of religious and civic leaders. With our support, the Billerica Interfaith Alliance established the Billerica Community Pantry, a community-based organization working to provide food and other non-perishable goods to the elderly, veterans and young families. Our “just-in-time” model for food distribution has supported over 200 families. Since May 2018, we have successfully provided monthly and bimonthly food distribution events, serving between up to 200 families.
We are members of BRIDGES (Building Respect In Diverse Groups to Enhance Sensitivities). Since 2001, we have helped to bring together different government agencies, many major Islamic Centers in Boston, and the Sikh community to discuss and offer sensitivity training on some of the issues facing the Muslim and Sikh population. These issue-based meetings are held on a monthly basis at Government locations, Islamic Centers and at Gurdwaras, and have been instrumental in changing the views of communities and government agencies in recognizing the need to work together to ensure the safety of all Americans.