Women Inspiring Women – Paying it Forward

To commemorate Women’s History Month, the Dawoodi Bohras of Collin County hosted a virtual conference celebrating accomplished inspirational women on Friday, March 26th at 6:30pm CST.  These women shared their inspirations, their contributions, and how they are imparting their knowledge and resources to future generations. The Dawoodi Bohras strongly believe in empowering women and contributing…

Bakersfield Bohras Take Part In Children First Food Distribution

The Dawoodi Bohras of Bakersfield participated in the Children’s First food distribution drive-through event organized by Bakersfield City Councilmember Andrae Gonzales to support local Bakersfield area residents in need. Volunteers gathered at the David Nelson Pocket Park in downtown Bakersfield and made food packets with various canned fruits, vegetables and meats. The prepared food packets…

Bakersfield City Councilmembers visit Dawoodi Bohras Masjid

The Dawoodi Bohras of Bakersfield were honored to host an informal, socially distanced visit by the City of Bakersfield Councilmembers Chris Parlier, Patty Gray, and Andrae Gonzales at the local masjid on Akers Road. Due to the California State COVID-19 guidelines, attendance of Dawoodi Bohra community members was limited for everyone’s safety. Nevertheless, the Councilmembers’…

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…

Healthcare Heroes Spotlight

Dr. Amyna Husain is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Along with her expertise in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Dr. Husain is also interested in emergency planning and preparedness. She is the Director of Disaster Preparedness of the pediatric emergency department, and leads the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center emergency…

Irvine Dawoodi Bohras Collaborate with Mayor Farrah Khan on Local Initiatives

The Dawoodi Bohras of the City of Irvine, CA held a virtual meeting this week with Mayor Farrah Khan. In addition to providing an overview of their faith, community, and commitment to public service, the local community offered the Mayor their continued support, and promised to collaborate with him and with the City of Irvine…

Representative Lawrence, Najah Bazzy join Metro Detroit Women Leaders at Conference on Women Driving Inspiration

To mark Women’s History Month, the Dawoodi Bohras of Detroit hosted a virtual conference celebrating women changemakers in Metro Detroit on Tuesday, March 16.  Speakers shared what has empowered them to make an impact in their communities while overcoming challenges. The Dawoodi Bohras have always believed in empowering women, giving all Bohras equal access to…

Bohra High School Student Pushes Local Households Towards Sustainability

Efforts engage Bay Area Dawoodi Bohras in the Fremont Green Challenge Seven years ago our community launched a global initiative to plant 200,000 trees, an effort rooted in a fundamental obligation to protect, nurture and enhance our environment. Heeding the call and seeking to do my part, I joined my family and other members of…

Dawoodi Bohras of Ohio: Celebrating International Day of Women

Dawoodi Bohra women around the world have excelled in various fields, including as researchers, educators, professionals, and businesswomen. This is in large part testament to the strong encouragement for women to achieve excellence in their respective fields provided by  the Dawoodi Bohra Spiritual Leader, His Holiness Dr. Syedna Mufaddal Saifuddin. This International Women’s Day, the…

Our Roots: Advancing Human Rights and the Tradition of Serving Our Nation

By Mariyam Cementwala Foreign Service Officer at U.S. Department of State Mariyam Cementwala has been serving in the U.S. Department of State as a Foreign Service Officer for over a decade. On July 17, 2020, the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) held its 80th Annual Convention where Mariyam was called upon to deliver a…