Category Archives: Detroit

Bohra Combat Medic Serves in Michigan’s COVID Response Force

Mustansir Husain, a Combat Medic for the Michigan Army National Guard and a member of the Dawoodi Bohra’s Detroit community, has been serving as a member of Michigan’s COVID Response Force, helping test and vaccinate residents of his state. For almost 10 months, Mustansir has been traveling with the Michigan Army National Guard to healthcare…

Detroit Bohras Mark World Food Day With 2nd Annual Drive-Thru Food Pantry

To mark World Food Day, the Dawoodi Bohras of Detroit hosted a drive-thru food pantry for anyone faced with food insecurity in their neighborhood.  In total, the Bohras purchased and distributed 250 food packages – totalling over 6,500 lbs – to neighbors in Farmington Hills.  Each box contained over 27lbs of non-perishable items. Mariyah Saifuddin,…

Metro Detroit Bohras Organize E-Waste Drive On World Environment Day

On June 5, 2021 the Dawoodi Bohra community of Metro Detroit partnered with human-I-T to organize an electronic waste disposal drive on World Environment Day to responsibly collect electronic waste, or e-waste, for proper disposal or donation.  Donations will connect a family to technology, internet, or provide digital training while also diverting e-waste away from…

Representative Lawrence, Najah Bazzy join Metro Detroit Women Leaders at Conference on Women Driving Inspiration

To mark Women’s History Month, the Dawoodi Bohras of Detroit hosted a virtual conference celebrating women changemakers in Metro Detroit on Tuesday, March 16.  Speakers shared what has empowered them to make an impact in their communities while overcoming challenges. The Dawoodi Bohras have always believed in empowering women, giving all Bohras equal access to…

U.S. SENATOR DICK DURBIN ADDRESSES THE MIDWEST DAWOODI BOHRAS 2020 CENSUS & ELECTORAL REGISTRATION CONFERENCE

29 September 2020 The Dawoodi Bohras of the Midwest – comprising communities from Chicago, Detroit, Minneapolis and Columbus, Ohio – hosted a virtual conference this month on the importance of the 2020 Census and Voter Registration. Love of one’s country is an integral part of the Dawoodi Bohra faith.  As patriotic Americans, Bohras from across…

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…

METRO DETROIT GROUPS STEP UP TO FILL NEEDS AMID PANDEMIC

Members of the Dawoodi Bohra community helping to pack food with Todd Lipa of CARES of Farmington Hills. The Detroit News As the pandemic hits pocketbooks and cupboards across southeast Michigan, many religious and community-centered groups are stepping up: launching initiatives and giveaways as well as extending their efforts to fill gaps, boost underserved areas and support workers….

CONGRESSWOMAN LAWRENCE JOINS BOHRA INTERFAITH EID CELEBRATION IN DETROIT

The Dawoodi Bohras in Farmington Hills, Detroit, hosted a gathering of esteemed guests on Friday 7th June in celebration of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. The Dawoodi Bohra Muslims are renowned the world over for their culinary skills, and the Detroit community was delighted to have the opportunity…