Celebrating the Achievements of Women of the Community – The Bohras of Washington DC

Celebrating the Achievements of Women of the Community – The Bohras of Washington DC This International Women’s Day, the Dawoodi Bohras of Washington DC showcased the success – and advice – of women in the community, whom they hope will be a source of inspiration to young girls everywhere. Mariyam Kagalwala BA (Pictured above) is…

On International Women’s Day, Computer Scientist Ramla Tiewala Reflects on the Challenges of Women Pursuing Careers in Science

The Dawoodi Bohra faith instills the value of education and lifelong learning in members of the faith from a very young age.  With a focus on hard work, many Dawoodi Bohra women go on to run successful businesses, while others pursue careers in medicine, teaching, academia and public service.  To mark International Women’s Day, we…

On International Women’s Day, aerospace engineer Alifiya Arastu of Chicago tells us about succeeding in an industry in which women have traditionally been underrepresented

The Dawoodi Bohras place significant emphasis on equal access to education for males and females, as well as female empowerment. To mark International Women’s Day 2022, the Dawoodi Bohras of Chicago talked to Alifiya Arastu, an aerospace engineer at Collins Aerospace in Rockford.  Arastu discussed her background and her experiences as an engineer in a…

Congregations join forces to beautify, edify neighborhoods

Lindsay Peyton, Correspondent, Houston Chronicle By planting trees in the neighborhood, members of Lifepath Church hope something even deeper takes root. Trees not only beautify the neighborhood, says Pastor Rich Reaves, they increase green space, providing a valuable way to care for the environment. It all boils down to spreading love, Reaves said. And in…

Detroit Bohras Partner with Zaman International to Support Afghan Refugees Settling in Michigan

For more than 20 years, Zaman International’s mission has been to improve the lives of families in need through the provision of urgent assistance. This year is no different as Zaman International is one of several local agencies providing assistance to Afghan refugee families resettling in Michigan.  As a long-term partner of Zaman International, the…

Seasoned with Hope: A Recipe Book that raises Funds for Syrian and Palestinian Children

Her fundraising efforts stemmed from her travels to Palestine at the age of 14 with her family. There she saw the impoverished conditions around her, of families with small children in their arms who were begging for food and the abject poverty surrounding them. Moved by this sight, she worked with a Palestinian woman named…

Virginia Boy Scout of America Member Builds Benches For Community on World Youth Skills Day

Sibtain Hussain Quettawala is a young Scout of Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Virginia – Troop 20, who showcased his talents and community spirit on World Youth Skills Day by building benches for the Dawoodi Bohra community center in Chantilly. A skilled craftsman and carpenter, Sibtain generously devoted his time, effort, and resources to build…

Virginia Bohras Extend Thanks to Local Healthcare Heroes

As we approach two years of living with COVID-19, we offer gratitude to the army of first responders, doctors, nurses, and healthcare workers who continue to fight tirelessly through this pandemic, treating patients and saving lives at the risk of their own safety. The Dawoodi Bohras of Virginia are blessed to have a number of…