Category Archives: Los Angeles

Remembering the Pioneer Ladies of Los Angeles Jamaat

Every year geese migrate in search of fresh locations with better resources, and they do so in a V-shaped formation. The leader of the flock faces the air current head on, but the corresponding geese have it easier because they are getting the leader’s thrust, thus conserving their energy for the long journey to their…

Serving PB&J Sandwiches to the Hungry

America is hungry! To many, this statement is a shock, for no one expects the world’s wealthiest nation to have portions of its population hungry. Yet, numerous reports show that many Americans who earn near minimum wage go hungry every day. Shabbir Chandabhai of Los Angeles took the lead in organizing a sandwich-making event to…

LA Bohras Attend Online Interfaith Prayer Service to Mark MLK Day

Screenshot of the interfaith prayer service - Voices of Unity

Monday, Jan. 18th, 2020, is Martin Luther King (hereafter MLK) Remembrance holiday. An interfaith prayer service was held in honoring MLK’s life and work, which impacted and benefitted the African American community and all other minority communities. His message of justice and peace resonated with all. Temple Aliyah, a neighboring Jewish synagogue, organized an interfaith…

E-Commerce Entrepreneur Abdeali Nagarwala

The Dawoodi Bohras are renowned worldwide as successful business leaders in a diverse range of industries. Entrepreneurialism and positively contributing to local economies is highly encouraged by the community’s leader, His Holiness Dr. Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin. The term “Bohra,” in fact, traces its etymological roots to the Gujarati word vohrvu, meaning trader.  The world of…

Voting – A Fundamental Civil Duty

The Los Angeles Dawoodi Bohra Community was founded by a community of  mostly first generation immigrants. Our members come from all over the world and follow our spiritual leader’s teachings, His Holiness, Dr. Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin TUS. He urges us to remain law abiding patriotic citizens, and voting is part of being a valued and engaged…

ANNUAL LOS ANGELES FLU VACCINATION CLINIC TAKES ON NEW MEANING DURING COVID-19

The Los Angeles Dawoodi Bohras Medical Health committee, a group of volunteer health professionals, first initiated a flu vaccine clinic in September 2018. Today, we are right in the midst of a pandemic, and the flu vaccination has taken on new importance and urgency. The Los Angeles Medical Health committee includes individuals in different healthcare…

MEET MURTAZA AND INSIYA OF MKESHOOTS PHOTOGRAPHY IN WOODLAND HILLS

VoyageLA Today we’d like to introduce you to Murtaza and Insiya Ezzi. Murtaza and Insiyah, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far. (Murtaza) Photography has always been in my blood – something I was always unintentionally attracted to. When I was…

THE ARMOUR WITHIN AND WITHOUT

Dr Aamer Jamali, MD, is an interventional cardiologist in Los Angeles, chief of staff elect at West Hills Hospital and secretary of the community’s nationwide medical association SBMAA. There were 7000 confirmed Covid-19 cases and 200 deaths in LA county at the time of writing. The streets are eerily quiet, even deserted. The storefronts are shuttered. But in the…