Category Archives: Detroit

Detroit Dawoodi Bohras Mark World Food Day With 3rd Annual Drive-Thru Food Pantry

To mark World Food Day 2022, the Dawoodi Bohras of Detroit held their annual drive-thru food pantry to support local families in conjunction with community partners, C.A.R.E.S. in Farmington Hills and Farmington Public Schools. This year, the Dawoodi Bohras of Detroit acknowledged that, as food insecurity increases, it is even more important to make it…

Detroit Teachers Share What Inspires them to be Educators

To mark the United Nations’ World Teachers’ Day, we asked two esteemed teachers from the Dawoodi Bohra community of Detroit what inspired them to take up the profession and how they maintain their passion for teaching.  Hasan Khamusi (Photographed above), a long term member of the Detroit community, has been teaching students for over 37…

Weaving Community Partnerships in Oakland County

The Dawoodi Bohra community of Detroit began laying their roots in Oakland County over 50 years ago.  Since then, farmland has given way to new cities and new opportunities.  Despite this steadfast growth, the Oakland County Sheriff’s office continues to provide a variety of services and support to those residing, working, and worshiping in a…

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…