Category Archives: New Jersey

East Brunswick Mosque and State Assembly Support April 16 as New Jersey’s “Upcycling Day”

Inspired by the upcycling initiatives of local Dawoodi Bohras, the New Jersey Legislature introduced a bill sponsored by Assemblyman Sterley Stanley and Assemblyman James Kennedy that will establish April 16th as the annual Upcycling Day in the state’s calendar. The bill passed unanimously in the New Jersey Assembly Environment Committee this week. It now heads to the floor for a vote by the NJ State Assembly.

New Jersey Bohras “Clean the Closet” for Winter Coat Drive

In celebration of the festive spirit of giving and helping those in need, the Dawoodi Bohras of New Jersey partnered with NJ Clothing Drive and Aldersgate Outreach Community Center to hold a “Clean the Closet” clothing drive. Over the course of a week, community members were encouraged to donate new or lightly used clothing and…

East Brunswick-based Muslims promote sustainability with new project

My Central JerseyBy Cheryl MakinJuly 5, 2021 EAST BRUNSWICK – The Dawoodi Bohras of New Jersey are spearheading a range of sustainability initiatives under the banner of Project Rise. Recently, the state passed a joint legislative resolution to recognize the efforts of the Dawoodi Bohra community toward environmental responsibility and sustainability initiatives that benefit their neighbors and…

East Brunswick-based Muslims end Ramadan with mosque expansion groundbreaking

MyCentralJersey.com EAST BRUNSWICK – The Dawoodi Bohras congregation on Dunhams Corner Road marked two important events last week. On the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan, the community broke ground on a 20,200-square-foot Masjid al-Zainy complex, or mosque, extension project that includes a new smart kitchen, madrash, or school, and recreation center. The project will cost…

Dawoodi Bohra Community Continues Its Good Work During Pandemic

my central jersey Challenge of 2020 Like many faiths, this year has been a challenge for the Dawoodi Bohras. One of the holiest events in the Bohra calendar —Ashara Mubaraka—was observed at home, and not in their masjid. To comply with the pandemic restrictions, prayers and observances were online, just as they were for Ramadan and Eid…

EIGHT-YEAR-OLD TAHA HAKIMI REVIVES ASHARA TRADITION AT NEW JERSEY HOME

In 2020, Dawoodi Bohras around the world are observing Ashara Mubaraka at homes. During Ashara Mubaraka, a long-standing tradition of hydrating passerbys in the name of Imam Hussain AS is practiced in cities all around the world, especially near local community centers. During the Covid-19 pandemic, as community centers remain closed, this time honored tradition…

FRESH MEALS FOR FRONTLINERS FROM 15-YEAR OLD MUSTANSIR

Dawoodi Bohras young and old have mobilized to help those positioned at the front lines of the unprecedented crises set forth by the spread of CoVid-19. In one New Jersey Dawoodi Bohra community, 15-year-old Mustansir Attarwala has taken it upon himself to organize meals for front line workers. Mustansir Attarwala is a member of New…

4TH OF JULY CELEBRATIONS IN NEW JERSEY

Community members in New Jersey celebrated Fourth of July by attending local events, hoisting the American flag at community centers and partaking in the traditional Fourth of July barbeque. They attended the East Brunswick Fourth of July celebrations alongside local organisers, government officials, and East Brunswick residents. Members of the Dawoodi Bohra faith have always…

BOHRAS IN NJ STAND IN SOLIDARITY WITH THE COAST GUARD ON MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY

In light of the recent government shutdown and its effects on furloughed federal workers, the Bohras of New Jersey reached out to members of the United States Coast Guard Training Centre in Cape May on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. They provided medicines, infant supplements, formula, diapers and other essential items which were requested by…