Category Archives: Detroit

Seeds of Change: Greening the Planet on Leader’s 80th Birthday

The Dawoodi Bohras of USA: Communities mark the 80th birthday of His Holiness Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin by planting trees in their cities. 

Bohra communities around the world are coming together to mark the 80th birthday of His Holiness Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin, leader of the Dawoodi Bohras, by planting native trees in their local cities. His Holiness Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin regularly emphasizes the importance of environmental stewardship and urges Bohras to be conscientious of their impact on the…

Championing Community and Sportsmanship

The Dawoodi Bohras of USA: Young Adults of Detroit Dawoodi Bohra Community Organize Successful Second Tri-Sports Tournament

Young Adults of the Detroit Bohra Community Organize Successful Second Tri-Sports Tournament  The young adults of the Detroit Bohras are a notable example of service, unity, and empowerment for the local community. These enthusiastic individuals, students and young professionals between the ages of 14 and 25 years old, actively participate in a diverse array of…

Dawoodi Bohras of Detroit Unite to Combat Hunger at CROP Hunger Walk

Dawoodi Bohras of Detroit Unite to Combat Hunger at CROP Hunger Walk

The Dawoodi Bohras of Detroit, in partnership with local communities, gathered on the morning of Sunday, May 7th 2023, to participate in the CROP Hunger Walk. This community-based fundraising event aimed to raise awareness about hunger, combat food insecurity and raise funds to help those in need. By taking part in the CROP Hunger Walk,…

Detroit Bohra Foster Community Engagement at Third Annual Eid Unity Dinner

Detroit Bohra Foster Community Engagement at Third Annual Eid Unity Dinner

The Dawoodi Bohras of Detroit recently hosted their third annual dinner to celebrate Eid al Fitr. Held at Burhani Masjid in Farmington Hills, the dinner brought together a diverse group of guests, including elected officials, the interfaith community, and longstanding community partners, under the theme of “Unity.” Co-chaired by Michigan State Senator Mary Cavanagh and…

Dawoodi Bohras of Detroit Lead the Way in Reducing Single-Use Plastic Waste

Dawoodi Bohras of Detroit Lead the Way in Reducing Single-Use Plastic Waste

Dawoodi Bohras around the world continue to fulfill their duty as responsible stewards of the earth by committing to environmental sustainability. One of the biggest pollutants in our natural environment is single-use plastics. The Dawoodi Bohras are addressing this issue through a range of waste initiatives, including recycling, composting, and reducing the use of plastic….

Ramadan: A Time of Spiritual Renewal and Interfaith Connections

This year, the Dawoodi Bohras of Detroit were honored to be joined by members of the Farmington Hills city council, fire department, academia, public schools, and interfaith community.

The holy month of Ramadan holds great significance for Dawoodi Bohras all over the world. During this period of thirty days, Bohras come together to observe prayers and share iftar meals (breaking the daily fast). It is also a month of spiritual reflection and contemplation focused on communal growth. Daily services commence with the recitation…

Celebrating Women’s History Month: Dawoodi Bohras of Detroit Host First Mashtal Expo

Celebrating Women’s History Month: Dawoodi Bohras of Detroit Host First Mashtal Expo

The month of March celebrates Women’s History Month, a special time focused on honoring, and uplifting women. This year, women of the Detroit Dawoodi Bohras launched their inaugural “Mashtal”, or women’s business expo on Sunday 19th March. The event brought together women in the Bohra community highlighting their talents, celebrating their successes and encouraging them…

Breaking Bread and Building Bridges in Farmington Hills

For more than a decade, the Farmington Area Interfaith Association (FAIA) has been dedicated to promoting dialogue, fellowship, and mutual respect among different faiths residing in the Farmington area community. By bringing together local houses of worship and community partners, the FAIA creates opportunities for individuals to learn about different traditions and values while fostering…

The Powerful Connection between Doctor and Patient

With almost fifty medical professionals in the Detroit Dawoodi Bohra community, we decided to mark World Cancer Day by closely examining what drives a doctor to pursue their chosen profession and the powerful effects that a doctor’s care can also have on a patient’s family.  Dr. Mustafa Boxwala is a renowned retired Hematologist-Oncologist from our…

“When we exercise together as a community, it brings us closer” – the Detroit Bohras plan a busy year of health initiatives

The Dawoodi Bohras of Detroit medical team consists of over 50 doctors, nurses, pharmacists, therapists and other medical professionals.  They work hard to organize health initiatives throughout the year that ensure the wellbeing of their patients as well as members in the community.  Two such events were held in January.