Category Archives: New York

Faith-Inspired Service: New York Bohras Address Meal Gap

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Members of the Dawoodi Bohra community of New York volunteered at the River Fund, a nonprofit organization in Queens, to help package and distribute groceries to the underprivileged this holiday season as part of the community’s Project Rise initiative. The River Fund, one of the largest providers of emergency food in New York City, and…

Dawoodi Bohras Hold Tree Planting Ceremony To Honor Faith

New York Bohras Hold Tree Planting Ceremony To Honor Faith and Promote Peace and Harmony

Published in the Queens Gazette The Dawoodi Bohra community of New York hosted a Tree Planting event at its masjid complex on Springfield Boulevard, Queens, on Saturday, October 14. The event was held to mark the 80th birthday celebration of the community’s global leader, His Holiness Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin, and as a tribute to his…

New York Dawoodi Bohras Host Ramadan Iftar Dinner with NYC Council Member Nantasha Williams and NYPD’s 113th Precinct

New York Dawoodi Bohras Host Ramadan Iftar Dinner with NYC Council Member Nantasha Williams and NYPD’s 113th Precinct

The Dawoodi Bohras of New York recently organized a Ramadan iftar dinner for New York City Council Member Nantasha Williams, and representatives from New York City Police Department’s (NYPD) 113th Precinct, including Captain Meyers, Sergeant Rochener Gilot, and other officers. The event took place at the community’s new masjid complex in Springfield Boulevard, Queens, where…

New York Bohras Host Local Dignitaries At the Site of their New Masjid

During the month of Ramadan, Dawoodi Bohras all over the world come together to show compassion and generosity to those in need, while giving thanks for their many blessings. Under the umbrella of the Bohras’ global Project Rise initiative, Chicago community members donated food throughout Ramadan, continuing an annual tradition stretching back more than a decade.

Volunteering at King Manor Museum’s Community Gardening Day

Families from the Dawoodi Bohra community of New York volunteered at the recent Community Gardening Day at King Manor Museum in Queens. King Manor is an historic house museum located in Jamaica, Queens, not far from the Dawoodi Bohra masjid, or mosque, that is currently completing construction.  The museum is dedicated to preserving the legacy…

Bohra Women in New York Hold Clothes Drive for Children

Dawoodi Bohra women in New York organized a collection drive with the goal of repurposing clothes for school girls in need in India.  New York members donated their ‘ridas’ – attire worn by Dawoodi Bohra women that are usually creatively designed and decorated with embroidery, lace, or colorful prints – as well as ‘jhablas,’ which…

New York Bohra Shares His Experience of Running in the 2021 NYC Marathon

Salmaan Shikari, a member of the New York Dawoodi Bohra community, participated in his first New York City Marathon on November 7. The 26.2-mile race spanned across the five boroughs of New York City and commemorated the 50th race in the city’s history, with runners from all over the world participating in-person as well as…

Bohras In New York Contribute to Nassau County Executive Laura Curran’s Food Drive

In recognition of Hunger Action Month in September, the Dawoodi Bohra community of New York contributed to a food drive organized by the office of Nassau County Executive Laura Curran. Held in partnership with Island Harvest, a food bank that supports individuals and families on Long Island who struggle to afford to buy food, volunteers…

New York Bohra Physician Saves Referee From Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Dr. Mustafa Poonawala, a member of the Dawoodi Bohras of New York, was recently honored by the town of Oyster Bay, Long Island, for his efforts in helping save the life of a football referee who collapsed on the field during a game between East Meadow High School and Farmingdale High School. Dr. Poonawala recently…