Category Archives: New Jersey

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…

BOHRA COMMUNITY IN NEW YORK HOSTS MEET AND GREET EVENT WITH INDIAN DIGNITARIES

The Dawoodi Bohra community in New York and New Jersey hosted a special ‘Meet and Greet’ event with Indian dignitaries on Tuesday, 30th October, at the home of a community member on Long Island in New York. Sandeep Chakravorty, Consul General of India in New York and Shatrughna Sinha, Deputy Consul General of India in…