Category Archives: Houston

Bohras Join Keep Irving Beautiful Programme

The Dawoodi Bohras of Irving joined the city’s Keep Irving Beautiful programme by adopting a spot in South Irving which they pledged to maintain regularly. As part of the community’s Project Rise initiative across the world, members engage in various cleanup drives and partner with other organisations to promote environmental responsibility and awareness. The Keep…

Young Conservationists Participate in Houston Tree Planting Drive

On Saturday the 29th of February, 2020, school going children from the Houston Bohra community took part in a tree planting drive titled I Speak for Trees. The event was organised by a nonprofit known as The Mission Continues, which empowers veterans to continue their service, and empowers communities with veteran talent, skills and preparedness…

Neighbourhood Cleanup Programme in Houston

On Saturday the 29th of February, 2020, as part of the sustained Neighbourhood Cleanup Programme, a cleanup activity was undertaken in and around the Mohammedi Masjid complex in Houston by community members and neighbours. In 2016, the Dawoodi Bohra community in Houston partnered with the neighbouring Lifepath Church and Mustafa Masjid to start the Neighbourhood…

HOUSTON TEENS LAUNCH STARTUP TO SUPPORT COFFEE FARMERS IN YEMEN

The Daily Telescope Houston-Local brothers Hasan and Hussain Rangwala have launched Al-Zahra, an innovative coffee startup with a charitable mission at its heart. Al-Zahra was created after the brothers learned about a farming crisis while visiting Yemen a few years back. The company plans to target Yemen’s narcotic production by supporting its coffee production instead,…

MAYOR TURNER RECOGNISES COMMUNITY’S EFFORTS TO ELIMINATE WASTE

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner was welcomed by Prince Malekulashtar Shujauddin on his visit to the city’s Dawoodi Bohra masjid complex on July 22, 2019 to recognise the community’s commitment to end food waste and foster environmental sustainability initiatives. U.S. Congresswoman Sylvia Garcia and Texas State Representative Gina Calanni joined the mayor at the community’s annual…

OVER 2000 PEOPLE CELEBRATE THE TRADITION OF IFTĀR IN HOUSTON

For the past 20 years, Houstonians of all background come together to rejoice in the tradition of iftār in the fourth largest metropolis of the USA. ‘This event is organised by an untiring group of volunteers including Muslims and non-Muslims, women and men, old and young, professionals and businesspersons,’ said Muhammad Saeed Sheikh, Coordinator of the event….

BOHRAS IN HOUSTON DISTRIBUTE FOOD PACKETS TO FEDERAL EMPLOYEES AT BUSH INTERCONTINENTAL AIRPORT

Houston. A collective sigh of relief was let out Friday while unpaid federal workers were in line for free food at Bush Intercontinental Airport. The American Federation of Government Employees District 10 partnered with the Dawoodi Bohra Muslim community and Houston Airport Systems to provide hundreds of meals. A total of 300 employees were handed…

MAYOR TURNER STANDS UP FOR UNITY AT EID CELEBRATION WITH DAWOODI BOHRAS

PR Newswire. Mayor Sylvester Turner celebrated Eid al-Fitr, the festival that marks the end of Ramadan at a Dawoodi Bohra masjid (mosque) on Monday. The mayor has a warm relationship with this Muslim community that became even stronger during Hurricane Harvey, when the masjid kitchens prepared and delivered over 10,000 hot meals to the evacuees…