Category Archives: Detroit

Detroit Bohras Hold E-Waste Drive on World Environment Day

To mark this year’s World Environment Day, the Dawoodi Bohras of Detroit partnered with Human-I-T for the second year in a row to hold an electronic waste disposal drive at their local community center, Burhani Masjid, in Farmington Hills.   Residents of Farmington Hills and the surrounding areas delivered their used electronics while learning about the…

Detroit Bohras Launch Business Growth Initiative

The Dawoodi Bohra community around the world is known for its entrepreneurial spirit and business acumen.  The Bohras of Detroit, a city known for a strong entrepreneurial ecosystem, are no different.  Although there is an existing base of business owners, this year the Detroit community committed to supporting members’ business development and growth through multiple…

Detroit Bohras Partner with Zaman International to Support Afghan Refugees Settling in Michigan

For more than 20 years, Zaman International’s mission has been to improve the lives of families in need through the provision of urgent assistance. This year is no different as Zaman International is one of several local agencies providing assistance to Afghan refugee families resettling in Michigan.  As a long-term partner of Zaman International, the…

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…